As we venture into the new year, interior design experts are predicting the top trends set to dominate the upcoming months. As we often see, real-world landscapes and circumstances are set to have a defining influence; the need to distinguish working space from living space, alongside the increasing importance of sustainable options, will play an important part in the trends we can expect to see in 2022. Here, we’ll break down our best predictions for what you’ll see the most of in interior design this year
Colours And Patterns
Set colours and shades can not only set a precedent for a year’s trends but can also define a generation; think the terracotta shades of the 1960s or millennial pink. 2022 is no different, and you can expect to see the repetition of a few key colours and patterns throughout the year.
When we try to predict a year’s prominent colours, it is always worth turning to Pantone. At the start of every year, they choose a colour that summarises the mood, experiences, and upcoming challenges of the year ahead.
This year, Pantone selected PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a periwinkle blue with violet-red undertones. It is described as displaying ‘a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.’ As such, you can expect to see periwinkle shades in rooms designed to foster creativity, such as kitchens, studios, and studies.
Back To Nature
Reflective of how much time we’ve spent inside our homes in the last few years, the revival of green interiors shows no sign of slowing down as decorators attempt to reconnect with nature. Where previous years have seen a boost in lighter shades like sage and fern, 2022 will bring an influx of richer forest shades to tie inside spaces together with the outside world. You can expect to see rich green kitchens and living rooms as we attempt to realign ourselves with the serenity of nature in the spaces we spend the most time in.
This year, you can expect to see arches and archways featuring prominently in both decor and design, from arch-shaped murals and wall tiles to arched windows and doors. Harking back to the classic Roman design, the style is taking on an almost contemporary feel and is adaptable to whatever size project you’re undertaking, be it a painted wall mural or a brand new doorway.
Curtains And Blinds
Accessories And Furnishings
Lighting fixtures are also making a return as decor in their own right; lamps, ceiling lights, and spotlights will become more extravagant as they begin to serve as furnishing beyond their base function. Play around with textures, colours, and styles to add a unique touch to your space.
Calm neutrals and soft textures will be big this year, and any textures will serve to maximise comfort. Cotton, wool, and velvet will feature prominently to signify a space of luxury and relaxation, while creams and chocolate browns will soothe the mind away from stimulating primary colours.
There will also be a move towards simplifying the bedroom and returning it to its primary function of a place to rest. Be prepared to say goodbye to clutter and distractions in favour of a simplistic environment designed to foster peaceful sleep. The biggest bedroom investments this year are likely to be bedding, cushions, pillows, and mood lighting, to refine the ambience of your sleep sanctuary.
Which interior design trend will you bring into your home this year?