These days, we’re all influenced by social media, and why shouldn’t we be? While we used to keep on top of trends with fashion and lifestyle magazines, these days we can predict what everyone will be wearing, buying and loving using social media alone.
From cutesy cottagecore to the twisted candles that had everyone softening wax in hot water, TikTok provides a fun mix of DIY, pretty aesthetics and home renovation tips.
If you’re a total trendsetter who loves being ahead of the game rather than jumping on the bandwagon as it speeds ahead, we’re here to talk you through all the home decor trends that we think are going to be a hit in 2022, including popular colours, design aesthetics and more.
Colour trends for 2022
While a year of lockdown-forced walks (and Dakota Johnson’s kitchen cabinets in that one video) had us all reaching for sage greens in 2020, our experts predict that while those nature-inspired hues will continue into 2022, we’ll also be reaching for some brighter, more fun colours.
Red has been flying under the radar the past few years, but 2022 might be the year for a comeback with a cool toned version. Think raspberry, cranberry hues with a slightly pink or purple undertone. This bold choice would look great as a statement wall or use in your accessories to add warmth and splashes of colour.
It looks as though the reign of grey might finally be over, as it seems we’ll be replacing our colder grey tones for slightly warmer and more earthy shades such as mushroom, beige, taupe and even grey-greens. If you’ve been inspired by Mrs Hinch-style greys in the past but fancy changing it up a little, now might be the time to move on to more warmer tones.
Think lime greens and cool-toned yellows – this colour trend will be great for both creating beautiful statement walls and accenting more neutral colour schemes. An effortless way to inject energy into a space, this fun and mood-boosting colour trend is one we’re looking forward to seeing in 2022.
Decor design trends for 2022
Now that we’ve discussed colours, we can move on to design trends that we think might be popping up throughout 2022. While both maximalism and minimalism reared their cluttered and sparse (respectively) heads in 2021, there are some interesting concepts we think may end up on our design radar for 2022.
Vintage themes and antique accents
With design making its ever steady way back in time, space is always made for old trends to resurface. We’ve seen the return of bold prints and psychedelic aesthetics in fashion, so why would interior design be any different?
In 2022, we’re predicting the continued rise of 70s trends and styles. Expect the recurring appearance of statement pieces, particularly when it comes to lighting. Not only does an interesting lamp or fixture illuminate the rest of your decor beautifully, but it becomes a prominent feature itself, taking up space, adding colour and creating depth within your home.
Reinventing your space
Over the last couple of years, as we’ve spent more time inside, we’ve all tried to maximise the space available in our homes – kitchen tables became office desks, bedroom floors became yoga studios. We’re expecting to see a lot more of this next year, with lots of us realising the full potential that our space has.
There is plenty of inspirational content to be found online of people making the most of their spaces, but looking for dual-purpose pieces will help achieve this, as will investing in smart storage solutions, and having a general focus on functionality. It’s about time we kept ease in mind while decorating our homes.
Curves continue to dominate
From Art Deco shells to the 70s chunky and colourful designs, curves have been a staple in decor. In 2020 we fell in love with curves again and it looks like this trend is here to stay. Now’s the time to embrace curves with rounded corners and opt for soft-edged furniture.
Home decor creators to follow on TikTok
TikTok is a great way to find tips, tricks and the latest emerging trends but it can often be difficult to find what you’re looking for. If you want to avoid hours of endless scrolling through catchy dances and the latest gadget videos, take a look at our favourite decor accounts.
Soph and Ad are the perfect creators if your thing is neutral styling and versatility. We love their ‘What I ordered vs What I got’ videos for managing expectations and realising the potential of products and spaces.
If you’re just starting out on your home renovation journey, this one’s for you. Annika and Rachel are great to follow if you’re looking for helpful tips and tricks on how to renovate your space with no prior experience.
Lifestyle Interiors are known in the TikTok interior design community for posting styling videos and providing inspiration that will help you make every corner of your home beautiful.
Providing their followers with seamless transitions and aspirational home transformations, this family in SW London are worth a follow if you’re in the market for lighthearted content as well as interior design tips.
You can count on Steph to provide the most aesthetic of room tours. From pastel pinks to luscious greens, with a healthy dose of sunrise coffee pouring, OhSoRented is our go-to for the perfect lesson on colour coordination and good-vibes-only decor.
Whether you’re a seasoned renovator or you’re just starting out, HouseNumberThree is there to provide you with gorgeous renovation glow-ups and styling videos, making use of 2021 trends such as neutral colour palettes and layered textures.
For the interior design TikToker, Amy provides everything and more. From home renovation before and afters and useful DIY guidance, to unboxing videos and seasonal styling, this account is a must-follow for anyone interested in home decor.
As an experienced painter and decorator, Joanne is the best source for honest and transparent decorating tips that we’ve come across. Make sure to follow Joanne if you’re in the market for professional insights into the real world of interior design, delivered with a good bit of that timeless Geordie charm.
There you have it, all the decor trends we think may be inspired by TikTok, and where we think you’ll find them. What do you think we might see online in the upcoming year? To keep on top of upcoming design trends, head over to our Instagram, and be sure to tag #OakFurnitureland in your recreations.