15 big interior design trends of 2022

Photograph by Amanda Anderson; Interior designer: Marie Cloud

As the year draws to a close, there’s nothing more fun for us editors than asking our favorite interior designers to predict what interior design trends we can. we expect to see in the coming months. When it came to interior design in 2021, it was all about blending style and function as we all continued to spend more time in our homes – upgrades like self-cleaning bidets have made bathrooms more luxurious while rooms filled with geometric accents gave us something interesting to look at every day.

But what awaits us in 2022? We sat down with some of the most talented designers in the industry to find out the top interior design trends for the year ahead. From new color palettes to unique furniture choices, if your New Year’s resolution is to give your home a makeover, this is the place to get inspired.


Biophilic design

“After more than a year of being locked indoors, there has been – and will continue to be – a focus on re-establishing our connection to the natural world through the use of biophilic design principles, meaning the focus will be on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating plants and creating a visual connection to nature.” — Amanda Thompson, Aline Studio


Bold patterns and colors

“I expect to see lots of bold colors and patterns reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, and green in all shades as we continue to bring the outdoors in. I especially like the softer shades of green like Evergreen by Sherwin Williams. Fog, as seen in my own room.” — Beth Diana Smith, Beth Diana Smith Interior Design


Traditional details

“In 2022, we’re seeing traditional details make a big comeback. With so much change in the world over the past few years, it’s no surprise that more and more people are looking for a sense of comfort, timelessness or even a little nostalgia in their homes. From the mix of patterns, skirted or flanged furniture, and the incorporation of antique pieces, this new year is all about honoring our roots. And we couldn’t be more happier !” — Bria Hammel, Bria Hammel Interiors


3D art

“We will see a push towards 3D art in 2022. People are looking to add whimsy, intrigue and life to flat walls as we continue to spend more time in our homes. Any art that appears directly on the wall and can be configured in different ways, is going to be very popular this year.” — Lauren Behfarin, Lauren Behfarin Design



“Sustainability has become a major issue for everyone, as it should be. all is a must and it’s really great that so many designers are trying to learn what are the best materials to use for the long term health of our ecosystem. Luckily, there are plenty of choices!” — Robert and Cortney Novogratz for The Shade Store


Conscious spaces

“Next year will bring a deeper awareness of our spaces and the impact they have on our emotions and well-being. We will see more spaces that have personality and personal connections to interests , the pastimes and pleasures of its owner.” — Marie Cloud, Indigo Pruitt Design Studio


70s decor inspiration

“70s decor and colors are back. We’ll see more terracotta, sage and mustard colors as well as mid-century furniture hallmarks – wooden legs on cabinets and tables, teak wood tones and highly textured fabrics.” — Malka Helft, Think chic interiors


homework rooms

“Kids continue to drive design spaces, and homework doesn’t go away. As the world turns, people can continue to opt out of full classrooms and opt for more private spaces and create ‘mini-offices’. ‘company’ for their littlest bosses. These rooms are equipped with interactive smart boards, high-speed Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets. The homework rooms can also be reused later for corporate headquarters a student or an adult’s home office.” — Georgia Zikas


A return to tradition

“Expect English sofas with rolled arms, wing chairs, simple dining tables based on old styles, and pieces with detail and a bit of history. For materials, we’re going to see a lot more natural materials become popular again. Marble, real wood, linen, mohair – things that are more organic and pleasant to the touch.” — Erin Gates


Multifunctional spaces

“People are starting to realize that they can live with less, especially after last year. People are going to start downsizing, or staying in their current homes and getting creative with how their spaces can be multi-functional. example: make your living room part office. Or office part workout rooms. — Amy Leferink, Interior prints


curved furniture

“White oak furniture with curves brings a feeling of freshness and undulating softness. From the curved corners of the walls and cabinets to the curved backs of the sofas, dining chairs and arched cabinets, the angular line of the furnishing softens.” — Michelle Harrison-McAllister


Lasting style

“The trend for 2022 is a return to sustainable style. We are seeing the effects of our buy-it-and-throw-it consumerism on our planet, and I think people will realize that developing personal, sustainable style is not is not only beautiful and unique, but good for the environment too.” — Kate Patterson, Perlmutter Freiwald


Bring in the outside

“More and more people are upgrading their outdoor living spaces, which means stylish outdoor furniture. I’m seeing more intentionally designed outdoor living spaces that don’t sacrifice style and expand the living space and family entertainment at home.” — Mimi Meacham, Marianne Louise Designs


Colorful Window Treatments

“In 2022 we are going to see a lot of colors and patterns, especially in window treatments. They play a key role in design because they are the jewels in the room and can really make an impact. whether it be draperies, shades or sheers, patterns with a burst of two to three colors will play an important role in design next year.” — Martyn Lawrence Bullard for The Shade Store


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