Interior design trends that are in and out right now – summer 2022

  • Insider asked interior designers which trends were trending and which came out this season.
  • Pastels, natural materials and floral window treatments are popular.
  • Rustic designs and all-white interiors are becoming obsolete and less trendy.

Aaron Lebowski, interior designer and consultant at Julie Salonesaid this summer is all about bringing pastel colors into your space.

He said colors like pink, yellow and blue conjure up images of summer, like sunny days and pool parties.

pink sofa on white wall with round table in front

Pastel colors can add a summer vibe to a space.

Kate Diaz, interior designer and co-founder of Classy lairsaid we’ll see more natural materials in design choices this season because they ‘bring the outdoors inside’.”

“Wood, stone and leather are going to be big this summer,” Diaz said.

green sofa on white wall with natural looking rug and plant in the foreground

Wood and stone accents are going to be popular.

Flowers are no longer just a trend of the past, according to Courtney Wollersheiminterior designer of FLOOR360.

“‘Grandmillennial’ or ‘grandma chic’ is creeping into many bedroom styles as the summer season heats up because you need lots of florals and bright colors to achieve this look,” Wollersheim explained.

“It’s very trendy to recreate the comfort and cosiness of grandma’s traditional style home with vintage pieces and floral fabrics for window curtains.”

When incorporating flowers, Wollersheim recommends mixing and matching tablecloth and window curtain fabrics that belong to the same color family.

Paige Anderson, interior designer at Nitido Designtold Insider that greenery is key to sprucing up a space this summer.

Plants in a room.

Plants are a simple way to bring the outdoors in.

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Catherine Stapleslead designer at aspen and ivysays Insider, arches are a “timeless” trend that you’ll see more of this season.

“From doors and windows to mirrors and millwork, arches are a warm and whimsical way to elevate your space off the linear path,” Staples said. “I expect to see arched elements in design this summer also in furniture.”

A white walled living room with large arched windows and two sofas facing each other

Arch forms can also be found in architecture.

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“The appeal of reclaimed wood kitchen tables, dining tables, chairs, coffee tables makes sense because it brings character and texture to any room,” Wollersheim said.

But in recent years, she says, people are realizing that there’s too much salvaged wood in a space.

Wollersheim recommends keeping one of your favorite pieces and contrasting it with glass accents and plush chairs for a more holistic look.

Known for its natural-looking weathered look, the rustic interior design style is on the way out.

“It’s not that the rustic look is inherently bad, but its proliferation in homes can be overwhelming,” Lebowski said.

He said you can strike a balance by having one or two rustic elements in your home, but you might not want to overdo it.

a rustic entryway with a white door and wooden floors and a white railing

Rustic trends can be tastefully achieved in small doses.

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Shiplap, wide planks of wood commonly used as part of the modern farmhouse style, will begin to show, Staples said.

She said you’ll still see it used appropriately in coastal or vintage styles, but other trends will take their place instead.

Still, she noted, some trends — including shiplap — are cyclical and could gain popularity again.

White canvas wall with a worn white bench with books with pages facing out and two white and gray pillows on a bench

Shiplap is popular in coastal-inspired homes.


Toussaint Derby, lead designer at Havensaid the sleek, all-white interiors are going to be replaced with colorful interiors.

She told Insider that “the all-white aesthetic may have felt a little too cold and impersonal,” so she’s falling out of favor as people try to spruce up their spaces.

According to the luxury interior designer Marguerite Bravomonochromatic spaces just aren’t as inviting as other design choices.

“People are spending more time in their homes and they want a more welcoming and inviting space with the use of different materials, textures and accent colors,” Bravo said.

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