Postcard from the future. In this kitchen with vertical wall linings, textured, natural stone and handmade furniture combining in a snapshot of the home trends coming in 2022 | Photography: Nick Glimenakis

Five Interior Design Trends You Need to Know About in 2022

With 2022 just around the corner, now’s the time to get ahead of the trends that will be sweeping the interior design industry.

For many, the last couple of years has transformed the space of our homes from a place of rest and recuperation into a homestead for work, fitness and entertainment as well.

This meant a very reactive approach to interior design in 2020 and 2021. Next year homeowners are likely to become more proactive and thoughtful when returning their homes to relaxing sanctuaries with comfort as the leading theme.

Here’s a look at what you can expect to see gracing the home in 2022.

Colours of the Earth

The overall dominating colour palette for interior design next year is likely to be green-based. Pair this with floral patterns and sitting alongside the natural materials, it represents an increased desire to be connected to nature. Image sharing site, Pinterest has apparently reported searches for green interior inspiration increased by 80 per cent this year. 

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux explained to House Beautiful ‘After so long trapped indoors we have come to appreciate the power of nature to uplift and revitalise us. Colour-wise we are throwing open the doors and windows and inviting every shade of nature in for tea’. People are also turning to natural patterns such as floral motifs and to bring joy into the home.

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Source: Southern Living

Natural Fibers

As many people have, at times, been held back from venturing outside over the past few years, in 2022 we’re likely to see homeowners looking to bring nature indoors. This means enhancing comfort levels with nurturing natural fibres, textured walls, flora- and fauna-patterned fabrics, earthy colours and plants. Interior designer Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio, says rugs made from natural fibres like wool or silk will be valued more.

Source: Insider

Textured Surfaces

Designer Julia Longchamps says “velvets, sherpa, and boucles are the ‘it’ fabrics for 2022”. It’s likely a result of people creating cosy settings at home – feel-good, nourishing fabrics that are both comfortable and stylish will be taking centre stage. Longchamps continued, “Cozy fabrics not only feel amazing but look chic and luxurious. We’ll also see fringe taking a front seat next year on furniture, especially sofas and ottomans.”

Source: House Beautiful

Black Accents

For the smaller touches and finer details around the home, experts predict black to be the primary colour of choice. Interior designer Autumn Stankovsky at Floor360 told Insider “The colour to watch in 2022 for all home accents is black. We’ll see black window frames, trim, doors, cabinet hardware, faucets, and door frames”.

While the dark colour is sleek and modern-looking, it also makes details stand out and adds depth to minimalist spaces. Channa Alvarez, the interior designer at Living Spaces, says ‘Black accents such as lamps will really help to accentuate an area… even swapping out for black handles will add a pop of contrast to a space’.

Black accents
Source: Insider

Sustainability

With the continued rise of sustainability in the fashion industry, it’s highly likely we’ll see the design industry follow suit. An overarching theme across all 2022 design trends, sustainability will be at the front of homeowners minds with energy-saving spaces, eco-friendly or recycled materials and reusable or refurbished furniture.

Soft-linens and natural fabrics will reign supreme especially as homeowners look for more sustainable options. Studio RODA founder Rodrigo Albir explained to House Beautiful that “Living room design trends are mirroring the revolution against fast fashion, now aiming for longevity and timelessness”.

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