20 best interior design trends 2022 from interior design experts
Every year, professional designers and home editors (myself included) have fun predicting the design trends people will welcome into their homes. Even if a particular movement isn’t for you (a maximalist aesthetic isn’t for everyone, right?), it’s always fun to discover the color palettes, furniture choices, and other design elements that are all the rage. right now. In other words, the top interior design trends for 2022 are worth considering.
In 2021, people have focused on pieces that combine style and function – think self-cleaning bidets for a more luxurious bathroom, for example. But this year, everything from introducing the exterior to experimenting with patterns and textures to finding design inspiration from decades past is interesting.
We reached out to a group of dynamic interior designers to find out the top interior design trends they’ve come across this year as well as what to expect in the months ahead. Use their thoughtful ideas to enhance your home, whether it’s a striking kitchen or a calming bedroom, or just thinking about your dream abode. There’s fun in there too!
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“I’ve noticed people are investing in home libraries for their families. They’re starting to realize that everything doesn’t have to be on a laptop or smartphone or tablet.” — Linda Hayslett, LH. Designs
“We’re introducing more patterns into our projects and our customers are embracing it. We’re not suggesting going overboard by mixing big, bold prints or using too many prints on all fabrics, walls and rugs. Instead of that, mixing patterned wallpaper with stone, wood or brick flooring that has shape and form, like herringbone or herringbone, is a great way to play with the pattern without looking chaotic. — Maria Viola-Kuttruff, Viola Interior Design
“Textures are going to be used well outside of furniture and rugs this year. Tongue and groove planks in the ceiling add architectural interest while injecting an earthy texture. Curtains can be used to beautifully filter light and add a softness to the room. Even lighting can add texture to rooms, depending on the material used.” — Joshua Smith, Joshua Smith Inc.
“The focus on natural elements and color palettes will continue to grow in 2022. Warm beiges, browns, blues and greens will bring comfort into homes with a calming presence and a look that’s easy on the eyes. Blond wood furniture will help keep spaces light and airy.” — Lindye Galloway, Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop
Decor inspiration from the 1980s
“The 80s are calling: they want their mauve gray geometrics back in style! This layer of decades found in the vintage store wants to be able to have a coordinating fabric rug or wallcovering. — Kellie Burke, Interiors of Kellie Burke
“After more than a year of being locked indoors, there has been – and will continue to be – a focus on re-establishing our connection to the natural world through the use of biophilic design principles, which means the focus will be on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating plants and creating a visual connection with nature.” — Amanda Thompson, Aline Studio
Bold patterns and colors
“I expect to see lots of bold colors and patterns reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, and green in all shades as we continue to bring the outdoors in. I especially like the softer shades of green like than Sherwin-Williams. Evergreen Fog, as seen in my own room.” — Beth Diana Smith, Beth Diana Smith Interior Design
“In 2022, we’re seeing traditional details make a big comeback. With so much change in the world over the past few years, it’s no surprise that more and more people are looking for a sense of comfort, timelessness or even a little nostalgia in their homes. From the mix of patterns, skirted or flanged furniture, and the incorporation of antique pieces, this new year is all about honoring our roots. And we couldn’t be more happier !” — Bria Hammel, Bria Hammel Interiors
“We will see a push towards 3D art in 2022. People are looking to add whimsy, intrigue and life to flat walls as we continue to spend more time in our homes. Any art that appears directly on the wall and can be configured in different ways, is going to be very popular this year.” — Lauren Behfarin, Lauren Behfarin Design
“Sustainability has become a major issue for everyone, as it should be. everything is a must and it’s really great that so many designers are trying to learn what are the best materials to use for the long term health of our ecosystem. Luckily, there are plenty of choices!” — Robert and Cortney Novogratz for The Shade Store
“Next year will bring a deeper awareness of our spaces and the impact they have on our emotions and well-being. We will see more spaces that have personality and personal connections to interests , the pastimes and pleasures of its owner.” — Marie Cloud, Indigo Pruitt Design Studio
70s decor inspiration
“70s decor and colors are back. We’ll see more terracotta, sage and mustard colors as well as mid-century furniture hallmarks – wooden legs on cabinets and tables, teak wood tones and highly textured fabrics.” — Malka Helft, Think chic interiors
“Kids continue to drive design spaces, and homework doesn’t go away. As the world turns, people may continue to opt out of full classrooms and opt for more private spaces and create ‘mini-offices’. ‘company’ for their littlest bosses. These rooms are equipped with interactive smart boards, high-speed Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets. The homework rooms can also be reused later for corporate headquarters a student or an adult’s home office.” — Georgia Zikas
“Expect English sofas with rolled arms, wing chairs, simple dining tables based on old styles, and pieces with detail and a bit of history. For materials, we’re going to see a lot more natural materials become popular again. Marble, real wood, linen, mohair – things that are more organic and pleasant to the touch.” — Erin Gates
“People are starting to realize that they can live with less, especially after last year. People are going to start downsizing, or staying in their current homes and getting creative with how their spaces can be multi-functional. example: make your living room part office. Or office part workout rooms. — Amy Leferink, Interior prints
“White oak furniture with curves brings a feeling of freshness and undulating softness. From the curved corners of the walls and cabinets to the curved backs of the sofas, dining chairs and arched cabinets, the angular line of the furnishing softens.” — Michelle Harrison-McAllister
“The trend for 2022 is a return to sustainable style. We are seeing the effects of our buy-it-and-throw-it consumerism on our planet, and I think people will realize that developing personal, sustainable style is not is not only beautiful and unique, but good for the environment too.” — Kate Patterson, Perlmutter Freiwald
Bring in the outside
“More and more people are upgrading their outdoor living spaces, which means stylish outdoor furniture. I’m seeing more intentionally designed outdoor living spaces that don’t sacrifice style and expand the living space and family entertainment at home.” — Mimi Meacham, Marianne Louise Designs
Colorful Window Treatments
“In 2022 we are going to see a lot of colors and patterns, especially in window treatments. They play a key role in design because they are the jewels in the room and can really make an impact. whether it be draperies, shades or sheers, patterns with a burst of two to three colors will play an important role in design next year.” — Martyn Lawrence Bullard for The Shade Store
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