The Top 6 Interior Design Trends of 2022

Mark & Diana Massey

Every new year brings exciting new trends that dictate how we exercise, eat, dress, and decorate our homes. Various styles have gone in and out of fashion, but people always seem to find a way to make history chic and seemingly new again. That’s the theme for 2022’s interior design trends. While we are seeing a revival in vintage aesthetics, there are pops of color and other design tropes that are distinctly contemporary. Keep reading for the top six interior design trends of 2022.

Rounded Shapes

Taking inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s, are rounded finishes on furniture and décor alike. This feminine and classy look brings a particular softness to a room. Gone are the days of sharp edges and angles. We want our spaces to feel cozy and welcoming, especially since most of us still spend most of our time at home. Whether it’s with your lighting or with your couch, give your space a more soothing ambiance this year.

Embracing Nature

Yes, we’re spending more time in our homes, but that doesn’t mean we miss the outdoors—quite the opposite. Designers are expecting people to bring the outdoors in. Yes, expect to see plants galore this year. The lemon and olive trees seem to have made quite an impact already as the indoor trees of the year. However, don’t just expect to get your fill from a little bit of greenery.

Expect to see many nature-inspired surfaces like stoneware, terracotta, marble, and travertine. From backsplashes to bathtubs, these materials can be used for anything. These materials offer depth, soul, and visual intrigue while simultaneously providing soothing sensations synonymous with the outdoors.

Multifunctional Spaces

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve had to learn how to carry out all our everyday functions throughout our homes. Whether it’s turning the dining room into a makeshift office, the living room into a library, or the bedroom into your cycling studio, there’s no shortage of the need for more space.

When redesigning your rooms to fit your needs, remember that you shouldn’t be thinking about how the room should look but, instead, how it feels. The goal is to create the most comfortable home that suites our personal needs rather than try and fit a mold. Spaces are becoming more unique by the day. It’s time we embrace the multifunctional room because it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.

Vintage and Sustainable Décor

Sustainability is a key feature people are trying to incorporate into their homes. But did you know that your home doesn’t have to run on solar panels for it to be sustainable? That’s right! There are other ways to be sustainable. This includes embracing vintage décor. People have been taking old pieces and upcycling them for years, but this trend has officially hit the mainstream. It’s been proven that people like a little touch of vintage in a contemporary space. It makes a look classic and ultimately timeless. You can use vintage touches to tell a story or to bring a rich sense of history into a space, all while reducing your carbon footprint. What isn’t there to like about that?

The Five Senses

Spending more time at home means we have more time to think about how we want to experience each room. Whether with scent, sound, or touch, people incorporate accents that appeal directly to the five senses. Vibrant colors bring in the eye while essential oils set the tone, and who doesn’t love a touch of velvet?

Textiles are playing a significant role in this. Whether it’s elevating some statement wallpaper or warming up the room with a velvet couch, there are countless ways that textiles can be used to create the ultimate experience for you or any guests you might be entertaining.

Minimalism To the Max

If done right, minimalism enhances the livability of a space despite not featuring more creature comforts. Minimalism and its centralizing characteristics are for you if you’re looking for space that will help focus on day-to-day needs and chores. If you want to try and pull off the ultimate minimalist’s dream, try and stick one or two primary materials for furniture and limit how much other décor you place in your space. Are you worried about your living room feeling cold? Well, don’t! You can create visual interest by introducing contrasting textures and surfaces to any room.

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