6 Interior Design Trends for 2022

November 26, 2020

Trends come and go. Some stay classic, some go out of style, and some cycle back into popularity. It can be tough to keep up with it all. Plus, there are often so many options to choose from that deciding on home decor can be overwhelming. Even if you just want to add a few items for a new look instead of making over a whole room, here are a few interior design trends for 2022 to help inspire you:

1. Warm and Cozy Elements

The past few years have seen warmth and coziness taking center stage. Hygge has truly become a classic and popular interior design, and it continues to be one of the popular interior design trends for 2022.

Whatever helps create a space that is warm, welcoming, and comfortable for you is in with this trend. This also allows for a lot of flexibility and options because it’s personal and can vary from person to person.

Some of the ways this trend is showing up are in rounded furniture with soft curves and deep seats, lush and soft textiles, nature-inspired elements and shapes, and more. Essentially, you want to create a cozy hygge room that feels like a warm hug and is one you truly enjoy spending time in.

2. Blue Hues

A range of blues tends to consistently pop up in interior design trends year after year. Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 was Classic Blue. Although 2021’s color was more of a gray, various hues of blue were on-trend in 2021. Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year, Very Peri, is a periwinkle hue that bridges the gap between blue and purple.

Because blue is a versatile color that can fit seamlessly into several color palettes and design themes, you’re bound to be able to find the perfect shade for the look you want. And, you can rest assured that some version of blue will continue to be popular throughout various interior design trends.

Blues That Match a Specific Design Theme

From darker navy to soft, baby blues and electric aqua, there are tons of options to choose from that can help you create several looks in your home. Naval tones can help you create a nautical look or something with an elegant and contemporary feel. Navy can work well as a wall color. If you don’t want to cover all of your walls, it does well as an accent wall too.

Bright Blues to Make Something Stand Out

On the other end of the spectrum is aqua, which is a bright, electric hue that is meant to stand out. Although this color could be too much on an accent wall, a few touches of this color in your decor can help items stand out and add an interesting layer to a room.

Blue Hues in Decor to Support the Overall Room Design

Blue hues can also take a more supporting role in a room’s color palette and are a great fit for decor. Curtains, throw pillows, area rugs, lampshades, art prints, etc., and even furniture, in blue hues that complement your other colors can add a touch of this interior design trend to a room without making more permanent or larger changes.

3. Natural Elements

Eco-friendly design and a focus on sustainability is a movement that continues to gain momentum and popularity. That, paired with organic and natural trends, continues to inspire interior design trends that include natural elements. Wood, metals, concrete, marble, terracotta, stone, clay, and more are all materials that tend to show up in various ways.

Wood

When it comes to natural elements, wood is a popular choice. It’s versatile in the ways you can use it and in the variety of colors, grains, etc. that are available.

From bookcases and furniture to smaller decor accents and more, there are many ways to incorporate natural wood into your custom home. For 2022, warm woods, both light and dark, take the spotlight.

Copper and Brass

Although wood or granite furnishings are a classic choice and tend to be a safe bet, this trend is bringing more materials into the spotlight like concrete, stone, copper, and brass.

Brass or copper accents can make your home decor pop. They are versatile metals that are available as sinks, pots, pans, piping, faucets, bathtubs, and even walls.

Concrete

Concrete is another versatile material that has continued to gain popularity in interior design over the past couple of years. Interior concrete walls, tables, or even furniture or floors add a natural, and sometimes industrial, look to your home. There are several ways to incorporate concrete into your custom home design and many of them can be applied to other materials as well.

4. Sustainable Materials

Along with natural elements and nature-inspired materials and shapes, another interior design trend for 2022 is a continued focus on sustainable materials. Although this can overlap with some natural elements, these sustainable materials tend to focus more on solutions for reusing plastic.

Whether it’s furniture, walls, counters, and more, bioplastics materials and repurposed materials that reuse things and have a low impact on the environment will be how you can incorporate this trend into your home.

5. Multifunctional and Convertible Furniture

Multifunctional and convertible furnishings continue to be a popular interior design trend. Not only is multifunctional furniture sensible, but it also usually ends up adding an intriguing design element to your home decor.

With more and more people spending more time at home, and working at home, it’s even more important for everything to serve a purpose and flow well. This trend focuses on compact furnishings that have the ability to adapt to different spaces and needs while maintaining style and function. These items can also be key to designing flex rooms in your custom home.

But, it’s not just about making the most of a small space, this trend is also about genius and interesting designs, which is why it’s also one of the useful and creative ideas for shared kid’s rooms. Furniture with hidden storage and convertible or expandable tables are a great example of this 2022 interior design trend.

You can easily incorporate this design trend into a room with an ottoman, couch, or bed with built-in storage or a small table with hidden compartments or drawers and the ability to expand to a larger surface as needed.

6. Statement Pieces

It seems like no matter what year it is, statement pieces are one of the popular interior design trends. The great thing about this interior design trend is that the options are practically endless. Almost anything can be a statement piece that anchors the room, draws the eye, and gives you a focal point to decorate around.

Statement pieces can be furniture in a unique shape, color, or material. Your statement piece could be a statement ceiling, a gallery wall, a set of interesting decor, and more. Statement ceilings are a great focal point that draws the eye up. Luxurious materials, like velvet, can also create a statement piece or take one to the next level. Glass can also become a statement piece, especially if it is textured glass.

Statement Ceilings

With statement ceilings, it’s common for the walls to stick to a somewhat plain and basic design to allow for the ceiling to really pop. Textured ceilings, tray ceilings, painted ceilings, and more are all included in this design trend.

You can also add a pop of color and interesting design to a standard ceiling with some paint, wallpaper, updated lighting fixtures, or even molding. The right combination of elements for your statement ceiling can make a room feel brighter, lighter, and more memorable without overwhelming your decor.

Velvet

Incorporating a touch of luxury and comfort to your home continues to be on-trend; so much so that they have become interior design trends in their own right – Luxe and Hygge. Luxe is all about adding rich, luxurious elements to your home decor while hygge is all about what you like and find comfortable.

Velvet is a material that covers both of these areas and can help make a statement piece even more impactful. Plus, velvet is the perfect material for adding some luxurious comfort to your home decor. Velvet sofas, throw blankets, pillows, and more are all ways to incorporate this trend into a room.

Textured Glass

As technology advances, so do the methods available for creating new finishes on various materials. When it comes to textured glass, this means there are even more options available and plenty of ways to use it in your home. Tempered glass showcases irregular veins, tends to have a marble-like pattern, and is a popular choice.

It’s most commonly found as a tabletop, but you can also incorporate it as a top for other surfaces. Whether a coffee table or side table, textured glass as the tabletop can make it pop as a statement piece. You can also go smaller and add just a touch of this design trend with textured glass coasters, decorative bowls, and more.

When it comes to home decor and designing a room, there are many options to choose from, but these interior design trends for 2022 can help you start to narrow it down to what inspires you most. Plus, several of them overlap with the hottest housing trends. If you’re stuck constantly redecorating your current house and it still doesn’t feel like home, it may be time to invest in a custom home.

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