With each new year comes an opportunity to re-think our spaces and create more comfort, style, and beauty in our homes. With that in mind, I’ve been scouting out the 2022 home decor trends and design styles to share with you.
But before we get into the top interior design trends for 2022, when it comes to decorating your home, there really are no hard and fast rules–other than doing what makes you happy and resonates with your own design style.
While I can almost always find something to love and appreciate about different design styles and perspectives, they aren’t necessarily all for me.
That said, I do think it helps to learn about the latest design styles and decorating trends, because it expands your awareness of what’s out there and opens your mind to new ideas and possibilities for your own home.
Often, just by looking at your spaces with a fresh perspective, you can play around with what you already own and create an entirely new look in your home!
What are the home decorating trends for 2022?
Several recurrent trends are appearing for interiors in 2022. Some of the most popular elements include curves and arches, the return of herringbone flooring, and bringing nature indoors through color and plants.
From the growing popularity of natural materials, to pared-back minimalist design, to more versatile spaces, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about this year, especially when it comes to decorating our homes.
Is farmhouse style out for 2022?
While modern farmhouse style is still extremely popular, in 2022 and 2023 we’ll see this style continue to evolve into a more elevated look, borrowing aspects from European farmhouse style.
With the addition of natural elements, textures, vintage pieces, and earth tones, farmhouse style is growing up into a classic, timeless aesthetic.
If a single space could encompass all the interior design trends for 2022, it would be this stylish kitchen from Studio McGee. Light and airy, incorporating natural elements like plants, warm woods, rattan (and curved barstools), this European-inspired, modern farmhouse kitchen is both timeless and on trend.
What interior design styles are trending for 2022?
In 2022 and beyond, interiors are increasingly becoming less about what’s trendy and more about personal expression.
Rather than specific trends declining, we’re starting to see the lines between different design styles blurring, and as you scroll through below, you’ll see an interesting mix of decorating styles. One example of this merging of design styles is minimalism and maximalism.
On one hand, there’s the modern or minimalist look, incorporating luxe, marble and black elements. On the other hand, there’s the maximalist look, incorporating layered textures, lots of plants, and vintage pieces.
The common thread I’m seeing with these two perspectives is the incorporation of natural, organic materials in the home.
As both of these decorating styles are on trend in 2022, feel free to find your own take on either, leading to a more personal approach to interior design and home decor.
See my post, How to Choose a Design Style that Feels Right for You, for more on this topic.
What furniture is in style for 2022?
For furniture design trends in 2022, look for curves, texture, and comfort.
You’ll see lots of curved chairs, sofas with gently sloping arms, and round poufs in velvet, linen, and nubby boucle fabrics.
In addition to natural wood tones and vintage pieces, we’ll also see a return of black accent pieces.
Marble furniture and accents will also be popular in 2022.
But, above all, comfortable seating and easy-care fabrics will take center stage.
Read on for more predictions for trends in home decor and interior styles, including kitchen design trends, furniture, living rooms, colors, and spring 2022 decor trends.
What are the Latest Trends in Home Decorating for 2022?
Trend 1: Curve appeal
In 2022, we’ll continue to see lots of rounded furniture, including curved backs on chairs, sloped arms on sofas, rounded waterfall corners on desks and consoles, drum tables and ottomans, as well as curved accent pieces.
When I think of this trend, often a boho style space comes to mind; however as you’ll see in the spaces below, curves and arches can be a stylish and elegant addition to any style of home.
Whether you love or hate this trend, curves do add instant personality to a space, as well as creating a sense of softness and femininity.
In the coming year we’ll also see lots of curved architectural elements in the home, including arched doorways, curved bar designs and curved kitchen island countertops:
Jean Stoffer Interior Design – pendant lights
Here are a few simple ways to bring this design trend to your home:
Places like Lulu and Georgia, Crate and Barrel, and Anthropologie are great sources for curved furniture and accent pieces.
Here are a few inspiration photos to give you an idea of how you could incorporate this design trend in your home:
A fabulous sitting area with cozy curved swivel chairs, from Elizabeth Lawson Design
Studio McGee – Chair – Mirror – Lamp
Salt Design Co. – here’s a similar curved sofa
But don’t feel like you have to go all out with a curved sofa or chair if you’re unsure about the curvy aesthetic. There are simpler ways to bring this design trend to your home.
In our home, a curved marble figurine, as well as a round ottoman and gently-rounded arms on our chairs, add a bit of softness to our living room:
Trend 2: Luxury – in small doses
2022 decor trends will see luxurious makeovers to some of the the least-expected spots in the home, including luxury laundry rooms, closets, kids’ bedrooms, basements–even garages!
Elevating often-ignored spaces within the home, like the powder room, home office, and entryway, will be on trend in the coming year.
M. Lahr Homes, via Home Bunch – here’s a similar light fixture
But adding a luxurious feeling to a space doesn’t have to involve an entire overhaul. You can easily find ways to add luxury touches to your home through thoughtful details such as wallpaper, picture lights, luxurious throws, and scented soaps next to kitchen and bathroom sinks.
Here are a few ideas to bring a luxe look to your spaces:
As a part of the luxury trend, we’ll also see marble elements making their way back to the design world. I happen to think you can never go wrong with adding a touch of marble to any space!
Here are a few inspiration photos to give you an idea of how you could incorporate the luxe design trend in your home in 2022:
Design Works | Photo: Ryan Garvin | chandelier
M. Lahr Homes – console cabinet – here’s another source for the cabinet
Trend 3: Restorative spaces
We all want our spaces to feel as good as they look, so in 2022 and beyond, the sensory experiences of our homes will become more important than ever.
People want to make their home feel like a retreat, so as they update their homes, they’re taking into account things like lighting, sound, and tactility, designing spaces to encourage restoration and relaxation.
You can easily create restorative spaces in your home by incorporating cozy furniture, soft throw blankets, ambient lighting, and color palettes to create the mood you’re going for.
Studio McGee – Chair – Coffee Table
Interior design trends of 2022 aren’t limited to tactile and visual considerations — in the coming year, scent will take center stage as people aromatize different areas of their home to create certain moods.
- For example, you might use peppermint or grapefruit in your home office to promote mental focus.
- In the bedroom, you might choose orange to promote sound sleep.
- In the living room, you might choose a woodsy fragrance, like cedar or spruce, to promote good vibes and feelings of sitting next to a warm fire.
- And in the bathroom, you might add a touch of lavender to your bath water to promote relaxation.
See my post, Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes to Make Your House Smell Amazing, for more ways to harness the benefits of scent in your home.
And my post, 9 Simple Ways to Design a Home That Makes You Happy, shares ideas for creating spaces in your home for creativity, meditation, and restoration.
Trend 4: Nature inspired color palettes
Color trends for 2022
Tying in with the other decor trends in this post, a landscape-inspired palette of soothing greens, timeless blues, and warm earth tones will dominate in 2022–which is wonderful, as natural color schemes have been shown to reduce stress, increase productivity and creativity, and generally make us happier.
If you saw my post on theTop Home Color Trends for 2022, you know green was at the top of almost everyone’s “Colors of the Year” list.
Although green is the “it” color for 2022, for a timeless look, I always return to blue as a color that promotes positivity and elegance in a space without being too overwhelming–or underwhelming!
Blue works well with all other hues and tones, bringing a lightness and reassuring quality to our homes that will resonate with our lifestyles in 2022 and beyond.
Jean Stoffer Interior Design – similar sofa – similar sofa
In addition to greens and blues, muted terra cotta tones will continue to appear in spaces and home products, from hard materials like natural stone, clay, and wood, as well as soft materials like linen, wool, leather, and suede.
This beautiful modern living room design is a great example of how to incorporate earth tones in your home. From Kassandra DeKoning, via The Everymom:
This beautiful kitchen, from Jean Stoffer Design, is one of my all-time favorites. I love how she incorporated earthy, terra cotta tones through the decor and vintage Turkish runner:
This beautiful living room, from Amber Interiors, incorporates nature-inspired hues, arches, plants, textures — in other words, nearly all of the 2022 decor trends in one space!
Trend 5: Plants and biophilic design
In keeping with the nature-inspired trend, our love for bringing the outdoors in will continue, but in a more sophisticated way.
Indoor trees, especially lemon trees and olive trees planted in large pots, will take center stage in the home.
Since indoor plants clean the air, create a calming effect, and promote wellbeing, it’s no wonder that plant parenting, propagation, biophilic design, vertical plant walls, and indoor gardens are more popular than ever for 2022.
Miniature greenhouses and contemporary conservatories are another look that will be trending in the coming year, whether that involves adding a plant-filled spot in a sunny corner of your home, or simply creating a garden-inspired space with patterned wallpaper.
Trend 6: Textured fabrics
Bring on the textured fabrics! Maybe it’s because we’ve all spent so much time at home lately, but cozy fabrics like velvet, boucle, and sherpa are continuing to trend for 2022.
Soft fabrics not only feel amazing but look chic and luxurious. And, as you know, I’m a big fan of velvet, but I’m just now venturing into the world of boucle.
At first, I wasn’t a fan; however, the nubby look is starting to grow on me! And with places like Target and TJ Maxx offering an assortment of boucle pillows and throws, this is a trend that’s not only chic but budget-friendly!
Here are a few ways to bring the textured look to your home in 2022:
We’ll also see more fringe in 2022–especially on furniture pieces, like ottomans.
Studio McGee, via McGee & Co. – velvet fringed ottomans
Trend 7: Natural materials
In keeping with the trend of bringing the outdoors inside, in 2022, we’ll see a focus on natural materials like burl, rattan, cane, leather, jute, wicker, ceramics, and woven lighting, furniture, and decor.
There are few natural elements in a home more important than flooring, and in 2022, we’ll also see a return of one of the most timeless floor pattern styles: herringbone floors.
To successfully pull off a large-scale herringbone pattern, stick to neutral colors in the surrounding area so the design can shine.
If you love the look of herringbone, but aren’t quite ready to redo your floors, here’s a beautiful way to incorporate this trend in your kitchen:
Jean Stoffer Interior Design
Trend 8: Minimalist spaces
For the last few years, designers have promoted minimalism as a way to create a calming aesthetic in the home, and this trend is now resonating more than ever.
Minimalism can enhance the livability of a space by reducing visual clutter and highlighting the main purpose of a room, making it easier to relax and focus.
See my post, How to Declutter Your Home: Simple Step-by-Step Tips, for more ways to embrace a more minimalist look in your home.
Trend 9: Vintage finds
Another 2022 decor trend carrying over from 2021 is the popularity of one-of-a-kind vintage finds.Between supply chain issues and a greater focus on the environment, vintage furniture and décor will be an important trend in the coming year.
Moreover, vintage finds add unique personality and interest to a space while demonstrating a love and respect for the past. Think beautiful woods, warm tones and textures, and curated rooms filled with character.
I love the incorporation of a vintage dresser in this beautiful bedroom. Along with the woven light fixture and wood beams, this lovely vintage piece adds a touch of texture to offset all the soft finishes in this space. From Janette Mallory Interiors:
If you’d like to add more vintage pieces to your home, here are a few places to find one-of-a-kind vintage and antique textiles, art, rugs, furniture, and decorative accents for your home:
Etsy – my favorite source for vintage Turkish runners for the kitchen
Trend 10: Multi-functional spaces
In 2022 we’ll continue to see versatility in the home, where spaces will be multi-functional, adapting to different activities and purposes.
An abundance of natural light, as well as a sizeable table and plenty of seating, make this beautiful dining space perfect for the demands of working, learning, and dining at home:
Light and Dwell – light fixture – table – chairs – rug
Trend 11: Black accent pieces
No matter what decorating style you embrace, every space can benefit from a touch of black decor or paint. Black accent pieces and hardware are a great way to add some depth and contrast, especially when you’re choosing light, neutral colors for the main elements of your space.
For 2022 design styles, I also see a lot of black and gray coming into play with natural elements and earth tones.
House Seven Design – pendant lights
Swapping out existing hardware on nightstands, consoles, and kitchen or bathroom cabinets for black handles will add interest and depth to a space.
Trend 12: Pampered pets
In 2022 and 2023, people will design their homes with their pets in mind, from luxury dog rooms to cat homes.
Our pets are part of our families, so creating specific spaces that are just for them makes sense, and I think we’ll see more of this pet-centric trend in the future.
Up and Coming Design Trends for 2023:
I couldn’t fit all the 2022 design styles and home decor trends in one post, so here are a few more trends that will continue to grow in popularity well into 2023:
- Coastal Grandmother. This popular home and lifestyle trend emerged in 2022 and is continuing to gain traction in the interior design world. Incorporating a mix of modern coastal style and Nancy Meyers inspired interiors, the coastal grandma aesthetic is all about a relaxed, elevated lifestyle anyone can embrace-even if they don’t live near the coast (and aren’t a grandmother!). In this home decor trend, you’ll see plenty of easy-care white slipcovered furniture, colors of the sea and sand, and natural and organic elements–all of which speak to a relaxed, more intentional way of living and decorating. See my post, What is Coastal Grandmother Style? (and why I love it), for more on this decorating trend.
- Outdoor Living. Homeowners are turning their outdoor areas and patios into mini vacation destinations for spring and summer 2023 outdoor living, as evidenced by the popularity of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, swimming pools, and raised-bed gardening. See my post, Beautiful Patio Ideas for Relaxed Outdoor Living, for more ideas for your outdoor spaces.
- Creative Solutions for Working from Home. Including nooks, closets, and flexible lighting and storage solutions. See my post, Beautiful & Stylish Home Office Ideas, for more inspiration.
- Luxury Bedrooms. More than ever, our bedrooms are becoming a refuge from the outside world, with things like luxurious bedding, a comfy mattress, a space to relax, do yoga or meditate, and a quiet place to work. See my post, Modern Bedroom Design Ideas for a Dreamy Master Suite, for more ideas for creating a calming and luxurious bedroom.
I hope you enjoyed this post! The great thing about the majority of these home trends is that they’re here to stay, which means we’ll be able to enjoy them well into 2023 and beyond.
For a look at fall design trends, see my post, Fall 2022 Home Decor Trends and Design Styles. And you can find the popular spring home decor and interior design trends in my post, Spring Home Decor Trends: What’s New for 2022.
And, for 2023 decorating trends, see my new post, 2023 Home Decor Trends and Design Styles You Will Love.
Wishing you much love, health, beauty, and joy in 2022 and beyond. xo Jane
get the look:
Looking for more design and decorating ideas? Here are a few favorite related posts from the blog:
2023 Home Decor Trends and Design Styles You Will Love
How to Add a Touch of Nancy Meyers Style to Your Kitchen and Home
Restoration Hardware Style: How to Get the RH Look for Less
Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas for Your Home
Modern Kitchen Pendant Lighting Ideas You Will Love
Beautiful and Affordable Turkish Oushak Runners for the Kitchen
Inspiring Kitchen Design Ideas for Your Next Renovation
50 Beautiful Modern Bathroom Design Ideas You Will Love
A Simple Guide to Mixing Metals in the Bathroom
The New Studio McGee Target Collection
How to Install Decorative Wall Molding: An Easy Weekend DIY Project
Colors of the Year + Top Home Color Trends for 2023
Designer Spotlight: Pure Salt Interiors
How to Choose a Design Style that Feels Right for You
Modern Bedroom Design Ideas for a Dreamy Master Suite
50 Modern Living Rooms filled with Inspiration
This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click a link and purchase something, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more info, please read my full disclosure here.
20222022 color trends2022 decor2022 decor trends2022 decorating trends2022 design trends2022 spring design trends2022 trends20232023 decor2023 decor trends2023 design trendscoastal decorcoastal grandmacoastal grandmothercoastal stylecurved decordecor ideasdecor trendsdecorating ideasdecorating styledecorating trendsdesign stylesdesign trendsfall decorating trendsfall design trendsfall home decor trendsfall home trendsfall home trends 2022fall interior design trends 2022fall trendshamptonshome bloghome decor ideashome decor trendshome decor trends 2022home decor trends 2023how to choose a design stylejane at homejane at home modern coastalluxurymodern coastalmodern coastal stylenancy meyersspring 2022 decor trendsspring 2022 decorating trendsspring 2022 home decor trendsspring decor trends 2022spring home decor trends 2022summer 2022 home decor trendssummer decor trends 2022summer decorating trends 2022summer home decor trends 2022