Interior design trends for 2022

As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to get ready for what 2022 has in store for the world of interior design. In 2021 we saw a shift towards the natural; embracing greens, earthy colours, woven materials, dried grass and cottagecore.

Read on to find out what you can expect from the 2022 interior design trends, so that you can stay ahead of the curve.

A love for all things retro

We have already seen a shift towards retro, 70s styling, particularly with the rise of maximalism in recent years. In 2022, it’ll be all about embracing 70s colours, fabrics and silhouettes. Whether you’re a lover of minimalist or maximalist styling, you’ll be looking to adapt retro elements to your scheme.

Add in pops of sunflower yellows, avocado greens and cerulean to your decor, plaster the walls with geometric or floral patterns, and get lost in texture with velvet, rattan and fringe. And don’t forget the mid-century modern furniture pieces!

Parquet dressing table @happyathome_13

A hunger for multifunctional spaces

In 2020 and 2021 we’ve seen a need to transform our homes into multifunctional spaces, creating offices, home gyms, and more. This isn’t set to change any time soon. We’re bringing back open plan living in 2022, but with a focus on creating areas in your existing space. Whether that be to house a desk, or simply zoning off the dining space in an open plan living room or kitchen, look into partitioning to create privacy in an otherwise open space.

Brooklyn dining set @inside.no.57

Going green

The beautifully restorative colour of nature, it’s unsurprising that green always takes its place at the top of the interior design trends of the year. Using multiple shades of green will become popular this year, as well as indoor jungle living with lots of houseplants. The trend doesn’t stop here, with huge emphasis on using organic materials and sustainability in your decor.

Parquet double bed @houseofjackandboo

Embracing new minimalism

In 2022, interior trends are leaning towards the restorative, wellbeing characteristics of design. Minimalism plays a huge part in this, creating zen spaces, free of clutter and unnecessary pieces. Capitalise on this trend in your home, creating free space and an airy atmosphere in your home with clean lines and simplicity.

Malvern four-seater sofa @51stinthemanor

Getting luxurious with upholstered headboards

A new age upholstered headboard should be at the top of your shopping list this year! Harking back to the grand bedrooms of the 17th century, an upholstered headboard adds elegance and opulence to bedroom styling. Opt for plush velvet to combine with the 70s vogue, and choose a pop of colour, like midnight blue for extra grandeur in your bedroom.

Regency upholstered bed @eclectichunkydoryhome

Welcoming basic colours

Despite the popularity of the bright and bold colourful home trend, 2022 welcomes basic colours back into the home. We’ll see a rise in love for the neutrals, both on the brown-beige spectrum, as well as the monochromatic. Blue will also take on new influence this year, on the soothing, airy end of the scale. Dulux have nominated Bright Skies as their colour of the year, echoing the desire for freshness, clean lines and a restorative atmosphere in the home.

Dulux Colour of the Year – Bright Skies

Rounded shapes

The desire for cosiness still remains in 2022, taking new form in the love of rounded shapes. Create softness in an otherwise minimalist design with curved edges in your furnishings and accessories. Creating this contrast adds depth and texture to your home, with rounded silhouettes inviting relaxation and comfort, and clean lines promoting clarity and release.

Opal sofa

You should now be ready to start incorporating these trends into your home decor! Keep your eyes peeled for more trends to be announced… but in the meantime, show us how you embrace these trends in your home, using #OakFurnitureland over on Instagram.