Each year is accompanied by an array of new goals, feelings, and happenings. Along with that, a new year brings new trends. From the Pantone color of the year to the latest and greatest in smart technology, the world of home trends evolves with the times like everything else, sometimes drastically from one year to the next. With much for 2022 under our belts, it’s interesting to take a look at what interior design trends have been heating up this year.
This is a trend that’s been on the up-and-up for the past few years, but it's had a distinct uptick in 2022. Stainless steel tends to feature most prominently in the kitchen, usually in the form of appliances. From refrigerators to microwaves to dishwashers, stainless steel designs are modern, clean, and sleek.
This pairs well with another 2022 home trend, too—mixed metal home accessories. This one expands past just the kitchen to other living spaces as well, since mixed metal accents can come in the form of hardware like drawer pulls, and movable accessories like lamps. This design choice is a great way to make a room feel more “full” and texturized. Try mixing metals such as brass, gold, nickel, bronze, iron, pewter, and even black or brown metals. As a rule of thumb, limit yourself to mixing no more than three metal variations per room for continuity and cohesion.
Out with bold colors and in with the neutral hues derived from nature: nudes, shades of beige, and muted taupes are some of the most popular earth tones. These can be used in the textiles and furniture of your home, and/or your wall and accent colors. The reason earth tones are so popular may be that these nature-inspired tones remind individuals of a slower way of life that goes back to our roots—an antidote to our rapidly moving, always-on present.
This one is definitely a departure from past trends in this department. Whereas square, rectangular, and boxy furniture that featured straight lines had previously been in, the new preferred style features curves and smooth edges, particularly when it comes to furniture designs. This incorporates both comfort and elegance into the mix, allowing for big, puffy chairs as well as smooth fabric.
Terrazzo originated in Italy some 500 years ago, and consists of marble chippings set into cement. After the chippings are set into the cement, the surface is polished to an extremely smooth finish. This material is commonly used for flooring. Highly popular in the 1970s, it’s now back as a relevant interior design trend. Given the wide range of color options this style allows for, and its splashy but classic visual appeal, it’s no surprise this trend is on the up-and-up.
While accent walls were once center stage, in 2022 it’s all about statement ceilings. Painting a ceiling a bold hue, adding wallpaper to the top of any room, or painting a pattern like stripes on the ceiling can really tie a room together. This is becoming more and more common in dining areas, where the ceiling also features a beautiful light fixture, or in smaller rooms like powder rooms.
Playing on the modern feel that so many homeowners cherish, acrylic furniture provides the structure necessary to fully outfit a room without taking up too much real estate. These pieces are particularly great in a small room or space where you don’t want to use something too overwhelming.
Four Poster Beds
These idyllic beds are back in style for 2022. They’re available in a variety of styles, colors, and materials in order to fit the aesthetic of any bedroom. Plus, they not only look great, but they also provide a sense of security for those who rest in them.
What trends do you love or try to avoid? Let us know in the comment section, or by sharing one of your creations on our Projects pages.