1. Improving the Outdoors. Continuing the trend started during Covid, more than half home renovation projects include upgrades to outdoor areas, according to the 2022 U.S. Houzz & Home Study. And in Arizona and other areas experiencing drought conditions, many homeowners are looking for ways to use less water by employing xeric landscaping ideas. 2. Statement Lighting. Light fixtures can add style and personality to a room. Large fixtures and chandeliers can help define spaces in an open plan and can bring high ceilings down to a more comfortable scale. Oversize lantern-style lighting feature slim but substantial profiles that help fill a space without obstructing sight lines. 3. Mid-century Modern Returns. The mid-century modern design philosophy is back in style. Kitchens, bedrooms and exteriors are target areas. A kitchen with flat-front walnut lower cabinets and glossy white flat-front upper cabinets is a good example of the look. Similarly fashionable is the Japandi style, a blend of a clean-lined Japanese modern style with a light wood-and-white minimalist Scandinavian look.