Looking for the latest interior design trends? Here’s what’s home design trends and what design trends are out for 2022!
Design trends come and design trends go. While I will always be a big believer in timeless home design, there is something to be said for adding in trends.
And, if we’re being honest, what is considered “timeless” is often colored by current and past trends.
Whether you are designing a new home, renovating your current home, or just want to make some small tweaks to your space, it’s always good to be on top of the latest home decor trends!
What are the decorating trends for 2022?
Decorating with natural materials
Natural materials have been trending for a while now, and expect that trend to go strong into 2022.
A lot of the natural materials are in the form of very light, raw-looking wood. Additionally, look for furniture featuring bamboo and rattan.
This trend is also reflected with tons of leafy green house plants and lush foliage – indoors and out.
Think light, bright, and earthy when pulling these natural materials!
Retro 70’s vibes
70’s vibes are here to stay in 2022. Think warm colors – blush pink, mustard yellow, avocado green.
Look for more mid-century style furniture with sleek lines and angled legs.
The 70s also had a lot of small scale patterns like bold florals, which are trending in a big way with grand millennial and cottage core style.
Multifunctional rooms and furniture
As people are working from home, doing home school, and in general staying home a lot more [yes, still!] rooms need to serve multiple purposes to keep everything going in your home.
While open layouts have been all the rage for over a decade, they have led to the main floors of many homes feeling like one big room. If you need it to serve multiple purposes, congratulations – you have a multifunction room!
Maybe you need to add a desk to your living room, a home schooling space to your guest bedroom, or a workout area to your main bedroom. Expect to see a lot of multifunctional spaces!
Furniture-wise, you may see a lot of pieces with hidden storage, modular chairs and sofas, and things like coffee tables that raise up to be dining tables. These creative pieces are perfect for small space living!
Minimalism done right
Prepare to see a lot of minimalism in the coming year. But, if done right, it won’t feel cold.
That’s because sleek furniture and pared back accessories will be paired with warm colors and natural materials.
These elements will make more bare spaces still feel cozy and inviting and not at all sterile or cold.
Curves, arches, and round edges will continue to be a trend in 2022.
Look for a lot of furniture – like chairs – with rounded arms and backs. Expect furniture with arched tops like cabinets and beds.
Also look out for a lot of rounded detailing such as wall molding, cabinet fronts, and prints and patterns with round patterns.
All these earth tones lend themselves really well to luxe fabrics. Velvet will have a big moment in 2022, as well as corduroy and other thick, lush fabrics.
You can upholster a whole chair or sofa with them, but it’s easier to just use these materials for accent pieces like throw pillows and blankets!
Smart homes are no longer just for the rich. Technology and furniture that’s multipurpose as well as AI will be bing in 2022 and into the future.
Expect more brands to have their own apps and also look for opportunities to add smart bulbs and plugs to many items around your home.
Finally, expect all new appliances to be “smart” and programable from your phone going forward! I for one can’t wait for appliances I can cut on from afar!
Light colored flooring
Flooring-wise, light toned woods are here to stay. Dark woods and gray woods are definitely on the way out. Look for light, natural warm toned woods.
Paint the unexpected
A look that you are going to see a lot of places is white walls with accents painted the bold color. Maybe it’s trim work, doors, or stairway railings.
This leads to an unexpected look that is really unique and interesting to the eye!
As far as fixtures go, gold tones are still having a moment. Look for metal with a matte or flat finish. This could be brushed brass, matte bronze, or champagne gold tones.
Use these colors for knobs, pulls, light fixtures, and little decor touches throughout your space.
Watch out for a lot of bright neons – hot pink, bright turquoise – and electric purple. 90’s vibes aren’t for everyone, but pair them with light up neon signs, graffiti style prints, and cozy seating and you have a Gen Zer’s dream room.
What design trends are out for 2022?
Here are trends that have gone out of style. If they are in your home, it’s totally fine. Only if you want to stay cutting edge and trendy does it really matter!
Cool, gray tones
Gray has been on the way out for a while, but it’s really looking dated now. Gray colors, especially cool grays, are no longer on trend.
Dark wood tones are definitely out of style. Dark floors especially. There’s been a big shift in recent years to light, bright, natural looking wood tones.
All white kitchens
This is going to be controversial but I think that all white kitchens are out! Sure, white is sterile, but with a big move towards natural material, pair one or two white materials – like cabinets or countertops – with some earth tones – like the backsplash or wall color.
Stainless steel appliances
Stainless steel is not on trend, but it will remain mainstream for a long time. It’s going to take a lot to shift the general public away from them!
In high end homes, most appliances are wrapped to look like cabinets themselves and blend into the kitchen.
Personally, every time I go to Home Depot I drool over their matte black appliance selection. They also have matte white pieces that are truly stunning!
What is the most popular wall color for 2022?
White walls will continue to be the neutral go-to in 2022. Look for a white with a bit of warmth to it to keep it from being cold or sterile.
Tans, beiges, and warm neutrals will also be a hit and will play well with the natural elements that are on trend.
Keeping in line with nature, expect to see lots of shades of green, from a light sage to a deep almost black emerald. Green on green on green!
When adding an accent – maybe an accent wall or painting your fireplace – black is going to be really big. It’s dark, it’s bold, it’s moody, and it’s whats up.
What home design trends are you seeing for the year?!