2022 interior design trends
As we welcome a brand new year, we think, not only, about our own internal changes but also those changes outside of us too. Our homes are an extension of who we are, and with this new year comes change! Much needed change.
2022 brings interior design trends that are all about reclaiming spaces previously adapted for home working. Bringing a renewed incentive to bring the outside in and re-connect with nature, and a drive to decorate our homes more eco-consciously. 2022 is all about taking care of our homes. Our internal human home, the homes we live in, and, of course, our planetary home. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and dive into those DIY projects you’ve been longing to get done.
Here are some of the top interior design trends predicted for 2022.
Create your sleep and rest sanctuaries
Bedrooms, for many of us, have turned into multi-functional rooms. Part rest, part work, many bedrooms have been doubled up as offices. It’s time to reclaim your space! For 2022 there's a desire to create a place to truly disconnect from the world, a safe haven for us to curl up in. Your sanctuary awaits you.
Think mood lighting, soft and warm color palettes, and luxurious decor. Designing a place to improve your sleep quality is paramount. There is a pull to remove all clutter, improve storage, and simplify spaces.
50 Shades of Green
Our connection to nature has never been more important, we’ve spent prolonged time indoors for a long time. There is a need to be reunited with mother nature and this is leading us to bring the outdoors in when it comes to our interior design. We have come to appreciate the positive impacts nature can have on our mental wellbeing - greens of all shades offer an uplifting vibe and calming quality. It’s time to invite every shade of nature into your home.
Statement pieces and design ideas such as green velvet couches, sage/olive painted walls and luxurious rugs are on the rise, and the use of natural resources within the home continues to be popular among designers. Never have we been keener to get outside.
Mineral-based greens aid in bringing nature indoors and can help to enrich a space. Be mindful though, a whole green room can look a little intense. If you love the color, but you aren't sure how to incorporate it, add pops of rich jewel-toned greens to your furnishings.
A big trend to emerge is Cottagecore. This is mostly due to the high saturation of Cottagecore content shared across social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.
Cottagecore is an aesthetic that celebrates an idealized rural, country-based way of life. Drawing its inspiration from the countryside, think wildflowers, floral prints, organic textures, and woods. Cottagecore aims to create a wholesome and mindful rural vibe. If the homely smell of baking were an interior design style, Cottagecore is it.
Nothing says eco-friendly like a green roof filled to the brim with plants and vegetation. Not only is this one of the most effective ways to spice up your building’s look, it’s also a much more eco-friendly option than installing a traditional roof with asphalt shingles. Your roof will be protected and do its job just like normal, only you’ll have a beautiful, sprawling garden on top of your building instead of a boring, black roof.
2022 will see a further increase in demand for sustainable products and eco-friendly design ideas.
The use of organic materials will become prominent in 2022, with people's increased exposure to the damaging effects of pollution, waste, and overconsumption, the idea of sustainable living is more appealing than ever.
The way people purchase furniture is changing, with more people upcycling and buying used/vintage pieces now. There is less demand for brand new items. People are savoring old household items and transforming them into something new. Investing in meaningless furniture and accessories is a thing of the past.
Conscious design is where it’s at.
New homeware resale marketplace app, Narchie, has found that second-hand furniture and homeware is predicted to become a preferred resource in 2022.
2022 will see a surge in homeowners taking on DIY projects as part of creating a more mindful home. Low waste living and upcycling began to increase in popularity in 2020 with everyone being indoors with less access to new furnishings. People desire to create unique pieces, and the best way to do this is to upcycle a pre-owned piece and add your own unique flair to it.
Elevated Home Offices
While many have gone back to work, a large number of people are working from home indefinitely. This is calling for home offices to be a focal point of design in 2022.
It’s time to create offices that are functional yes, and beautiful to be in. People have been converting guest bedrooms, living rooms, garden sheds, and garages into quirky office spaces and this doesn't look like it’s ending any time soon.