Interior Design Trends For This Year
The interior design trends for 2022 are wide-ranging and diverse. There are new colors, textures, and materials, but the most important thing is that there are new moods. Because, when we blink into the sunlight after the last two years, the way we desire to spend our lives has changed gradually. How we want to spend time in our homes has altered, as has the purpose of our homes, and this has influenced every decor decision we make.
“How people desire to decorate has lately evolved,” says Lee Broom, an interior designer. “For starters, we all want a more positive view, and one way to do that is to train your brain to think more favorably, which you can accomplish by surrounding yourself with things that make you happy.” Take a look at what we’ve been up to during the past year or so. We’ve been experimenting while stuck at home, sharpening culinary talents or learning how to create cocktails, and – strangely – growing more connected to a select few via regular Zoom chats. Now it’s about taking that into the real world, and, as in the 1970s, there’s a big push toward home entertaining and creating venues to host people and have good times. Cocktail cabinets that swivel and revolve, furniture that encourages people to sit together and socialize, and everything else that’s a little bit playful, elegant, and theatrical.”
Tara Bernerd, an interior designer, thinks that there is a general trend toward elegance, but it is a more relaxed version than ever before. “While a sense of luxury is still vital, don’t we now all want something that is more approachable?” Tara explains. “In which you can go about barefoot and not be concerned?” People still want their spaces to feel large, so although we might pump up the volume in the living room with some genuine wow design, we’ll build a trendy media room with less formal, more edgy, and more comfy materials and textures. This perfectly reflects what’s going on in general, as individuals are discovering that they can look just as sophisticated without a tie, and ladies have mostly abandoned their heels in favor of sneakers.”
This desire has filtered out and been expressed in a variety of ways, but we believe the following guides 4 homeowners interior design trends will be the most popular in 2022.
1. Minerals from the night sky
A magical new material trend is on the horizon, and it’s full of galaxy-inspired finishes. From this vanity unit to premium table tops, dark blue veined with white and pastel blue streaks is showing up everywhere. Marazzi’s show-stopping vanity unit in a ‘Sodalite Blu’ shade is a feat of engineering that will make anyone jump out of their beds in the morning. The ‘Collection Grande Marble’ from the ceramic brand imitates the intricate characteristics and veinings of marble using 6mm porcelain, giving the majestic impression of massive slabs while being lightweight.
Poliform’s Ilda side table is the epitome of the rustic-luxe trend, with a deep blue Lapislazzuli marble top and an artfully crafted bronzed metal base. Although it’s marketed as a coffee table, don’t you think its jewelled navy shade would make the ideal bedroom nightcap?
2.Traditional Trompe L’oeil
Trompe l’oeil, which literally means “deceive the eye,” is a centuries-old artistic method or conceit that is part demonstration of an artist’s skill and half delight for the observer. It adds a touch of unexpected comedy to the home, a talking point that will delight both you and your visitors, and it fits in beautifully with contemporary living room trends.
Bonaldo’s New Perspective Mirror, pictured above, plays with depth and perspective, creating the appearance of a room beyond the mirror while leaving room for the viewer’s imagination. The lines that embellish it are created freehand on the reflective surface and naively re-create a different environment than the one mirrored.
3. The Arches
We suspected that arches were just around the horizon when we designed the Arch tile series for Bert and May earlier this year. And it appears that we were correct. The smooth curves of arched doors are easing the sharp edges that have multiplied for so long in additions and renovations.
“Arches, which harken back to Roman times, suddenly feel quite current,” explains Livingetc editor Pip Rich. “I’m looking forward to using Bert and May’s Livingetc tiles in my own bathroom remodel in 2022, as they add grandeur while being approachable.” In an environment with curved edges, you can’t help but relax.”
If you’re decorating, use it as a pattern, or use it as a form for windows and doors if you’re remodeling.
4. Concrete that is colored
Concrete comes into play in today’s bathroom ideas, which are all about adding personality while maintaining a monastic sense of spa-like tranquillity. It’s the ideal material for this room because of the vibrant colors it now offers, as well as the texture and depth it brings.
Colored concrete, in general, is having a renaissance. It’s become the design world’s favorite material, appearing in kitchens, on the exteriors of expansions, and on flooring. It appeals to architect Ben Allen because of its durability. “Because the pigment flows all the way through, the marks don’t show up if it chips,” he explains.
5. Flooring made with cork
Cork flooring is back, and it’s better than ever. Forget those 1970s implications of orange cork tiles; cork flooring is back, and it’s better than ever. It’s actually one of the primary flooring trends for 2022, available in a range of tints, because of its eco credentials and simplicity of procuring it sustainably.
Cork’s natural thermal qualities make it an excellent heat insulator and a considerably less expensive option to underfloor heating. As a result, its environmental points don’t stop being gathered just because of how it’s created. ‘It means less energy use and lower electricity bills,’ explains Silvi Stoyanova, a consultant for Bricoflor, a flooring firm.
7. Checked patterns in Technicolor
Check has returned, and this time it’s in technicolor. The famous design that never goes out of style now appears to have gotten a celebratory makeover, with brighter tones and a glossier finish.
With its natural jute texture, vibrant checks, and contemporary take on humorous design, Tate and Darby’s new pink and green checkered jute runner, above, checks all our boxes. It’s excellent for breathing life into your narrow hallway ideas. “I was ecstatic to see checks resurface as a prominent trend since I adore them,” says Joa Studholme of Farrow and Ball. “Start on the floor and work your way up the side of a bathtub.” “Take a chance!”
8. Bows with illustrations
Keeping with the festive spirit, bows are here to make you feel like you’re receiving gifts all year. Is there anything more delightful than the prospect of unwrapping something adorned with ribbon and a large bow? The pink, green, and blue screen printed ‘bow cushions’ and ‘unraveling ribbons’ wallpaper by CommonRoom play on the idea of gift-wrapping and add a sense of anticipation to any area. The ‘Candy Bow Italian Linen Placemats’ in blue, designed by Rebeca Udall in conjunction with illustrator Isla Simpson, are a stylish complement to dinner tables all year.
9. Lightweight table lights
Let’s face it, the shelf labeled “USB lamp” at the electronics store has never held much appeal. Fortunately, preferences and technology have progressed from gimmicky, often uninspired rechargeable lighting solutions to an exciting arena of fashionable must-have new portable lamp designs by our favorite brands, reinvigorating lighting trends for 2022.
“With no connections to snag on, it’s no surprise cordless lamps are becoming more popular,” adds Pooky CEO Rohan Black. “Perched on a kitchen shelf as a work of art, positioned in the bathroom to create a moody members club vibe, fashioned as part of a dining table spread, or moved out to your patio as the evenings draw in, portable lamps provide that much-needed all-round versatility with our modern ways of living.”
Band of luxury Italian furniture Ethimo has added a rechargeable table lamp to their Gaia lighting collection, which you can see below. The combination of teak bases and colorful linen shades creates an unexpectedly rustic contrast to the modern technology associated with portable lighting.
10. Themes with a travel theme
Taking a vacation around the world sounds like a dream come true. Thankfully, the current Gitane Collection from wallcovering specialists Arte has just the thing. Tibetan tigers, palms, Zimbabwean woven baskets, and gorgeous Italian flower fields are just a few of the bold themes available. However, it’s this opulent Emperador design, which features a bustling royal setting and lush palms, that gives us the most travel inspiration.
“These patterns tap into the need for escape, a little far-away-ism, that we’re all feeling,” Pip Rich adds. “What’s interesting about these bright designs is that they’re expanding beyond cloakroom concepts – which have long been a safe haven for adventurous prints – and into the main parts of the home.”
11. Ceramics made with red soil
Red clay adds a startling variation to the more usually observed white pottery, thanks to its innate warmth. Often, red or ‘brown’ ceramics are linked with coarser pottery, but this new wave of earthy vases and pieces has a refinement to them, as well as an entirely current artistic edge, that makes them avant-garde. Look for subtle bending lines, an unglazed finish, and an appealing handcrafted raw honesty, all of which would work well in your living room design.
12. Wood that is wavy
Look for the modern interpretation of the most basic of materials, kinked and bent, as a unique yet charming interior design trend for 2022. It’s the start of a new era. It’s time to say goodbye to straight-edged wooden furniture and embrace the more fluid curvalicious form. “The 1970’s impact we’ve seen on fashion runways recently has obviously translated into the interior world, and we are very much inclined to see curves and colors coming back into our homes imminently,” says Max Depret, director of homeware at Mauvais Garcon. Look for supplementary pieces like trinket trays, vases, pillow cases, and our wavy mirror to add that je ne sais quoi to your house!”
13. Exterior glazed tiles (nineteen)
Glazed external tiles provide an eye-catching cladding alternative for modern house addition ideas by injecting a vivid burst of color that contrasts with classic brickwork. This fashionable finish also has a number of practical advantages: it’s long-lasting, low-maintenance, and has a service life of more than 150 years.
‘Glazed exteriors are unexpected and joyous,’ says Melissa Beasley, director of Beasley Dickson Architects. ‘They meet the demand for ornamental facades by allowing for a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, and personalized exterior.’
14. Glassware in the Gothic style
Cocktail hour is being rocked, not stirred, by a new perspective on what glassware to use. Smoked vases have been designed by everyone from Tom Dixon to Waterford Crystal, and they feel tough but elegant, mature yet contemporary.
This is in line with the cocktail trend mentioned by Lee Broom at the top of the page, which is to entertain guests in style.
15. Furniture that envelops you
Cool cocooning has been gaining traction in home décor trends for a while and is expected to increase substantially in 2022. Right now, squishy sofa trends, curving designs, and cuddly fabrics are all the rage.
“For some time now, there has been a movement in what people are seeking for – more ‘homely’ comfort chairs with deep cushions and more curves in general – a place to lay down as much as to sit,” explains James Mair, Founder of Viaduct.
“Comfort, cocooning, and creating one’s own world is a fundamental motif, whether it’s La Dolce Vita for the Italians or hygge for the Danes.”