7 Key Interior Design Trends in 2022

7 Key Interior Design Trends in 2022

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Are you looking for some innovative interior design trends to implement in your home in 2022? This year is expected to bring some of the most lovable trends we have seen so far. Nothing can stop you from sparkling your personal space from choosing the right colors to making your home sustainable and utilizing your DIY skills.

7 Emerging Interior Design Trends

Although the choice of interior design for your home depends entirely on your personal needs and preferences, there are some trends that can help you design your rooms in the best possible way. Without further ado, let us take a look at our 7 most popular interior styles that will conquer 2022:

1. Earthy and Bold Colors

Starting with colors, we can safely say that bold and earthy patterns will be among the most popular this year. In fact, if you are a fan of vibrant and bold colors, 2022 is the best year to design your home.

From the purple Pantone color of the year, ‘Very Peri’, to more daring choices like the unique red and brown combination of the maroon HEX color code, nothing will be left out. This year you can use a variety of bold colors and combinations, both for small details (such as window frames, columns, etc.) and for the design of entire rooms.

Accordingly, when it comes to earthy colors, brown, terracotta, navy blue and gray will dominate for good reason. The beginning of 2022 indicates a turn towards designs inspired by nature. Let’s dive deeper into this.

2. Nature Inspired, Biophilic Designs

The need for biophilic interiors has increased since the pandemic began. The reason is simple: if you stick to the patterns and colors of biophilic design, you can make your home's interior shine as well as positively influence your mood.

In a few words, biophilic design helps people satisfy their need to be close to nature through appropriate interior design. All you need to do for this is to opt for nature-inspired designs. This touches many aspects of your home's interior design, from colors and furniture to plants, ventilation and natural lighting.

Likewise, not only can you transform your backyard into a natural paradise, but you can also start incorporating natural patterns and features into your home's interior design.

In other words, 2022 is the year we are called to create a calming environment for ourselves and our families. As mentioned earlier, earthy colors are one way to achieve this. Apart from that, you can opt for wood textures and furniture, and make sure your rooms have adequate lighting and ventilation.

3. Home Offices

The same is true for home offices. In fact, recent research shows that, in the U.S., about 25% of jobs are expected to be remote by the end of 2022. So if you are working from home, it is reasonable to look for the best home office furnishing trends.

Setting up an ideal home office that is both functional and healthy is now easier than ever. There are a few variables to consider when designing your home office:

  • Color: A home office needs to be a calming and stress-free space without distractions. Be sure to use neutral colors such as light blues, greens, and yellows. Bright colors can cause tension.
  • Patterns and textures: Add as few decorative elements as possible. On the contrary, you can opt for items like plants, wallpaper and shelves. By using items like these, you'll not only save space on your desk, but also in the office.
  • Equipment and furniture: Try to place only the necessary equipment and furniture in your workspace. In this way you can reduce the volume of free space and won’t tire your eyes.
  • Location and size: Look for the most quiet room in your house. Ideally, choose a room with windows for natural light and fresh air. Also, it would be good if you can place the desk near the windows.

4. Minimalism and Mindful Spaces

Minimalism has been one of the most popular themes in interior design for years. In 2022, you will be able to add personality to your interiors while creating extra space. So now is the perfect time to combine functionality and personality.

Let us say you have a hobby or interest that you enjoy on a daily basis. What better way to show that interest than in the interior design of your home?

Do not forget that being aware of your spaces and designing them with details that highlight your personality is the best way to create a happy home.

5. High Tech Interior Designs

Although most interior design trends in 2022 are more reminiscent of traditional textures and patterns, we live in a high-tech world. It can be a challenge to find a balance between traditional colors and furniture and smart home furnishings.

Gadgets that improve the safety, entertainment and temperature in our homes cannot and should not be avoided. Smart screens, locks and cameras, wireless light bulbs and command centers are just a few examples of the high-tech products you can incorporate into your interior design.

We know that a modern home offers more comfort. Fortunately, most of the devices mentioned above are ultimately discreet (in terms of colors and size) and can be combined with any type of interior style.

6. Furniture with Rounded Edges

Another interesting trend that emerged in 2021 and will continue in 2022 is curved furniture. People love furniture with rounded edges for a simple reason: such pieces are forgiving, romantic and minimalist at the same time.

Rounded furniture can be considered a traditional interior style and has been really popular from time to time. Another advantage of furniture with rounded edges is that it creates more space for natural light.

From C-shaped sofas to tables and chairs with rounded edges, this trend is the best way to add a romantic touch to your living room and dining area.

7. Sustainability: DIY and Upcycling

Last but definitely not least, we have DIY and upcycling. Sustainability is an important topic that affects everyone. And fortunately, interior design trends have been moving in the right direction in recent years.

Being mindful of our ecosystem when decorating our homes is definitely a smart and necessary approach.

DIY and upcycling projects are the best way to go about it. All you need to do to create a mindful home is to get inspired. Whether you are an experienced DIYer or just starting out, there's no need to worry.

You can find numerous tutorials, tips and tricks online that will allow you to transform old furniture into personalized masterpieces. From building unique desks for your home office to crafting furniture from wooden pallets, there's nothing you can not build yourself in 2022.

Bottom Line

Even though there are more interior design trends out there, the seven above have proven to be the most dominant for 2022. But no matter which trend you go for, remember that the ultimate goal is for your home to become an accurate reflection of your personality.

This is the first step to creating comfortable personal spaces that suit your needs and preferences. In any case, decorating your home should always be a fun project. So, be positive and let the interior design process begin!

Courtney Rehman

Part of the expertEasy editorial team, Courtney is from South Africa.

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