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We’re Calling It… These Will Be the Biggest Home Décor Trends in 2022

Words by Sacha Strebe.

While we’re not huge followers of trends (or rules for that matter), we can agree that there are certain shifts and new directions in design that inspire us all to transform and alter our spaces. This year we were drawn to organic materials like travertine, terracotta, and plaster to mimic the natural environment at home and this will continue to be one of the biggest home décor trends for 2022, too. With more time spent indoors, we’re all craving that connection to Mother Nature in a bid to restore and heal from the inside out—and provide a welcome respite from the chaos outside our four walls! 

Intrigued to see what other big interior trends will take shape next year? Well, keep reading to hear from Athena Calderone, Jake Arnold, Breegan Jane, and the founders of Studio/Lifestyle and Transition State Design.

Adrian Gaut
Adrian Gaut
Nicole Franzen for Live Beautiful
Nicole Franzen for Live Beautiful

Coming Up Roses

Neutrals will take a bit of a back seat in 2022 as people start to experiment with color again but the palette will stay very close to hues you’d find in nature. We predict paint rollers will be dipped in rosy, terracotta tones swathing rooms from wall to ceiling for a complete monochromatic moment that envelops you in its coziness. Dial-up the comfort factor with velvet furniture in the same tone to create a truly tranquil environment (aka the perfect spot to snuggle and snooze!). Who wouldn’t want to design a room that feels like a warm hug? 

Nicole Franzen
Nicole Franzen
We’re Calling It… These Will Be the Biggest Home Décor Trends in 2022

The New Organic

With more time spent indoors than ever before, we’re all seeking to strengthen our connection with nature. This has simultaneously inspired a resurgence in natural surfaces—think stoneware, terracotta, marble, and travertine being used across the board from backsplashes to bathtubs, furniture, and decorative objects. The raw, porous, imperfect nature of these organic materials adds depth, soul, and visual intrigue while also mimicking the calming, restorative ambiance of the outdoors. This lure back to nature has also sparked an interest in large trees at home from the elegant black olive to Southern magnolias.  

Adrian Gaut
Adrian Gaut
We’re Calling It… These Will Be the Biggest Home Décor Trends in 2022

Tactile Trance

Whenever I can use vintage, I will. From a design standpoint, vintage is the protagonist of every room—it has the power to influence the storytelling and direction. Their patina brings a touchable texture and warmth to every space, not to mention a sacred sentimentality. But aside from their decorative propensity, these rare antiquities are stylishly sustainable. By repurposing the old, the damaged, the jagged into something new, we’re reducing our footprint while bringing a rich sense of history and spirit into a space. This enchantment with vintage will continue to evolve in 2022 as people continue to educate themselves on design history and the great furniture and architects of our past.

Brittany Zwickl and Shannon Wollack, co-founders of Studio/Lifestyle also agree with this vintage resurgence—what is old is new again. “With shortages in supply chains and a pressing emphasis on the environment, sourcing vintage is certainly salient in today’s world of design,” they add. “Not to mention you can find unique details that aren’t necessarily present in today’s new designs.”

We’re Calling It… These Will Be the Biggest Home Décor Trends in 2022

Masculine Art Deco

Stylist and designer, Colin King is predicting a shift toward silver-toned metals like stainless, pewter, aluminum, and nickel. “Warmer woods and rich chocolate browns, in both upholstery and wall colors,” he notes. “And incorporating texture in new nuanced details. I’ve also been really drawn towards the texture and effect of cast glass.”  

 

Nicole Franzen
Nicole Franzen

Print Persuasion

For interior designer and co-founder of The Expert, Jake Arnold it’s all about a maximalist approach with print and pattern in 2022. “I predict more jacquard and textured prints to come into the mix,” he explains. “Minimalism is out, and anything is on the table. People are craving more depth, richness, materiality to their furnishings. Think piping, trim details, and fringe!” 

Period Mix 

When we asked the co-founders of Transition State Design—Kelli Riley, Lauren Schneider, and Jenna Rochon—they predict we’ll start seeing a stylish period mashup in interiors. “High-end designers across the board are starting to become more involved in the storytelling of how they style and source their work, interpreting sophisticated concepts to a broader audience,” they tell us. “Just like fashion, more people are embracing how to mix and extract different genres of design to truly represent themselves and create their own personalized aesthetic.” We like it!

Victoria Hely - Hutchinson
Victoria Hely - Hutchinson

BUT DON’t STRESS… Neutrals Are Here to Stay!

Despite the introduction of bold colors and prints, interior designer, Breegan Jane says our beloved neutrals will remain but with prints and texture that resembles nature. Yes, we’ll still have fun with bold and bright colors to insert personality into a space but with more time spent indoors lately, Jane says we’re all yearning for the healing and soothing qualities of the great outdoors. “I think we’ll see these neutral hues in interesting patterns with lots of great texture to add visual interest,” she forecasts. “We will also see more natural elements enhanced with metallic accents in ways that feel luxurious. Stone, gorgeous woods, and rattans are wonderful examples of that. Textured neutrals embody those calming and grounding characteristics that make a house feel even more like a home.” We couldn’t agree more. 

 

 

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