Interior Design Trends 2022 – what’s in and what’s out

Whether you’re a trend follower or a trendsetter when it comes to interior design, chances are you like to keep on top of what’s in and what’s out. So, we thought we’d give you a quick rundown based on what’s being spoken about in Vogue, Homes To Love, and Good Housekeeping.

Earthy colours are in, neutrals are out

According to these articles in both Vogue and Homes To Love, neutrals are most definitely out and being replaced by the colours of the earth. Think Eucalyptus and olive greens to ocre and clay browns, with even darker colours also starting to gain popularity. Then there’s the use of darker timbers for floors with American and Tasmanian Oak starting to take a back seat. But the standout trend from both of them is that “brown is the new black. Especially caramel, tan and chocolate browns combined with soft creams”.

Nature is in, artificial is out

In this article from Good Housekeeping, Amanda Thompson from Ailine Studio has predicted “a focus on regaining our connection to the natural world through the use of biophilic design principles. Meaning there will be an emphasis on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating plants and creating a visual connection with nature.” 

Which is supported in both Vogue and Homes to Love. They are all predicting that a “connection with nature is being sought through interiors with natural surfaces like stoneware, marble, terracotta, and travertine being used for bathtubs, backsplashes, furniture and decorative objects.” 

Handmade by Artisans is in, factory made is out

This is something that makes us so happy as we always strive to support local businesses. So to see that handcrafted is making its way back into people’s homes is great. It’s also the notion of buying well made, so we can move away from a throw-away society and buy things that last. Items that are mentioned in Homes to Love are 100% linen bed sheets and napery, handmade ceramics, hand-stitched quilts and more. 

Curves are in, hard lines are out

It looks like we’ll be seeing more soft, rounded shapes appearing in homewares and architectural detailing. “Curves are still as hot as ever. Especially wavy forms or the more imperfect, organic curves”. It’s a chance for us all to get creative by looking where you can add a curved wall or hide a secret door. It’s time to have a little fun and think around the box.

Feature walls are in, blanket wall coverings are out

We don’t know about you but we love a feature wall. It’s a chance to make a statement and really stamp your personality onto a room. So, you can imagine how pleased we were to hear Homes to Love saying that feature walls are most definitely in this year “Feature walls continue to provide an outlet for any type of artistic expression in interior design. Whether a bold wallpaper or hand-finished artisan surface or an applied geometric profile, choose your wall and your weapon to make a statement in colour, texture or pattern.”

Sustainability is in, unsustainable is out

As the world wakes up to what’s happening to our planet, it’s up to us to take matters into our own hands. This could be from the decisions we make in our everyday grocery shop to the materials we use in our home renovations. So to see designers starting to embrace more eco-friendly materials and make considerations in their designs is fantastic. And according to this Good Housekeeping article “ There is a lot to choose from”. 

Traditional is in, non-traditional is out

Another one that gets us excited is the return to tradition we are seeing. “Expect English roll arm sofas, wingbacks, simple dining tables based on antique styles and pieces with detail and some history.” 

So, 2022 looks like it’s going to be a traditional but bold, colourful but natural, year of design and we love it!!