The Interior Design Trends That Will Be Everywhere in 2022
From curved furniture to ’70s-inspired paint colors, you’ll be tempted to try all of these decorating ideas.
As the year winds down, there’s nothing more fun for us home editors than asking our favorite interior designers to predict the home design trends that we can expect to see in the months ahead. When it came to home decor in 2021, it was all about blending style and practicality as we all continued to spend more time in our homes — upgrades like self-cleaning bidets made bathrooms feel more luxurious while rooms filled with geometric accents gave us something interesting to look at each day.
But what’s ahead in 2022? We checked in with some of the most talented designers in the business to uncover the top interior design trends for the year ahead. From new color palettes to unique furniture choices, if your new year’s resolution is to give your home a serious makeover, this is the perfect place to get inspired.1- Biophilic Design
“After over a year of being shut inside, there has been — and will continue to be — a focus on regaining our connection to the natural world through the use of biophilic design principles, meaning there will be an emphasis on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating plants and creating a visual connection with nature.”
“Sustainability has become a major issue for everyone, as it should. Looking into the sustainability of everything is a must and it is really excellent that so many designers are trying to learn what the best materials are to use for the long-term health of our eco-system. Luckily, there is a lot to choose from!”.
“Next year will bring about a deeper awareness of our spaces and the impact they have on our emotions and wellbeing. We will see more spaces that have personality and personal ties to interests, hobbies and pleasures of its owner.”
1970s Decor Inspiration.
“Seventies decor and colors are back. We will be seeing more terracotta, sage and mustard colors as well as mid-century furniture trademarks — peg legs on cabinets and tables, teak wood tones and highly textured fabrics.”
“Children continue to drive design spaces and homework is not going away. As the world turns, people may continue to opt out of full classroom settings and opt in for more private spaces and create ‘mini corporate offices’ for their smallest bosses. These rooms are equipped with interactive smart boards, high-speed Wi-Fi and plenty of plug-in outlets. Homework rooms can also be repurposed later for a college student’s startup headquarters or an adult’s home office.”
A Return to Tradition
“Expect English roll arm sofas, wingbacks, simple dining tables based on antique styles and pieces with detail and some history. For materials, we’re going to see a lot more natural materials become popular again. Marble, real wood, linens, mohair — things that feel more organic and nice to the touch.”
“People are starting to understand that they can live with less, especially after the past year. People will start to downsize, or stay in their current homes and become creative with how their spaces can be multifunctional.
For example: having your living room be part office. Or office-workout rooms.”
“Furnishings of white oak with curves bring a fresh and soft wavy feeling. From curved corners within walls and cabinets to curved backs of sofas, dining chairs and arched cabinets, the angular line of furnishing is softening.”
“The trend for 2022 is a return to lasting style. We are seeing the effects of our ‘buy it and throw it away’ consumerism on our planet, and I think people will realize that developing a personal, lasting style is not only beautiful and unique, but good for the environment as well.”
Bringing the Outdoors In.
“More people are enhancing their outdoor living spaces, which mean stylish outdoor furniture. I see more intentionally-designed outdoor living spaces that don’t sacrifice on style and expand the families’ living and entertaining space in the home.”
Colorful Window Treatments
“In 2022, we’re going to see a lot of color and patterns, especially within window treatments. They play a key role within design because they are the jewelry of the room and can really make an impact. Whether it is drapery, shades or sheers, patterns with a burst of two to three colors will play a strong role in design next year.”
Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri
Pantone recently named “Very Peri” as its 2022 Color of the Year. A bold blue with a violet-red undertone, you can expect to see the shade show up in everything from furniture to decor.
“Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”