Home decor trends are always changing, but when it comes to 2022—a new year on the tails of some pretty challenging times—one phrase rings true for everything from home design to our daily lives: things will be perfectly imperfect.

After a particularly challenging
year, this trend is a reminder
for both our spaces and
ourselves—we don’t have to
have it all together all the time.

Here are the perfectly
imperfect 2022 home decor
trends designers are most
excited about.

Neutral & Natural
Shades

Here’s the thing, neutral and
natural colors never go out of
style. But we’re expecting to
see even more of these
shades in the 2022.

We will see more residential
designs sticking to these classics. Think gray, beige, white, and brown with warm or rich undertones as wall paint colors. Natural earth colors are also trending as people desire for Zen-like feeling at home, so we’ll see more green shades.

After a year or so of living and working at home, we’re more inclined to create a peaceful environment. This naturally lends itself to neutral tones.

Whether it is furniture itself or decorative elements, nature-inspired colors and textures will become more prevalent; such as blues, greens, rich/deep reds, and grounded earth tones, as well as organic, natural shapes that add interest.

Greens, Pinks and Lavender Accents
On the other hand, there's still room for color.
2022 is all about greens
and lilacs, pinks—in a way
you’ve never seen them
before. Think, jewel-toned
greens and rooted,
terracotta pinks.
Considering color
psychology
and human behavioral
needs as we shift to
endemic living, it all
makes sense—these hues
of green are soothing and
signal safety to the brain,
while the deep pinks in
muted palettes radiates
warmth and comfort—all
meeting the basic needs
we are starving for post-
pandemic. Pantone's color
of the year for 2022 is 17-3938 Very Peri.

Curved Furniture
Curved furniture, according to the experts, it’s the latest trend taking over furniture as we head into 2022.

The curved furniture trend took off this past year, reviving a timeless mid-century trend that dates back to the '60s and '70s. We don’t see it going away anytime soon, and in fact, we think more people will begin leaning into the idea of curvy pieces—whether it be with mirrors, kitchen islands, or statement furniture such as barrel back chairs.

Sustainable Material
Eco-friendly materials will be more popular than ever. People are seeing the advantages of integrating energy-efficient products in their spaces as a way to reduce heating and lighting needs.

Especially now, there is even more of a focus on sustainability—in furniture, in products, in lighting, and in how we design our spaces.

Materials that are reclaimed, recycled, and ethically sourced will gain more attention through the years. Especially as the younger generations who have been heavily involved in the sustainability movement begin to buy and renovate homes for themselves.

Luxurious Textiles
To balance the neutral and warm tones in rooms, the trend of adding textiles will help to a more elegant feel.


Interior Decor Trends for 2022

In addition to warm colors, beautiful textiles will be a staple in adding in color, texture, and depth. Although monochromatic white designs are not out of style, we are seeing a draw for those warmer, rich colors that textiles bring into a space.This can be done simply with layering    
                                 different fabrics (on a bed,
                                 for example), or using
                                 different materials as
                                 accents.

                                 Our favorite way to
                                 embrace this trend is with
                                 natural elements like linen
                                 in earth tones, or
                                    with fabric patterns that
                                    offer pops of rich color
                                on a neutral background.
                                Don’t be surprised to see
                                some of your grandma’s
                                favorites prints and
                                fabrics coming back, such
                                as velvet (oh, the feel!)


                               Vintage Comeback
                               Your grandparents'        
fabrics aren’t the only item coming back in 2022.
According to experts, vintage furniture is shifting to fully ‘in’ this new year.

Vintage pieces of furniture will make a comeback as the design world begins to look toward more sustainable options to decorate a home. Sustainable and ethical retailers that provide higher quality products will allow us to keep our furniture for longer and will stay in good shape, which is ultimately more financially responsible and mindful of the environment
.


Functional Space
One of the 2022 home decor trends designers are most excited about is the focus on multi-functional—spaces, furniture, rooms,
and items.

Multi-functional spaces are always hot and are most likely here to stay. Being at home for            
                           months  on end, allowed many
                           people (especially those who
                           love design) to realize how they
                           use each space in their home
                           and the better functions they
                           could be introducing in a single
                           room.

                           Many people—homeowners
                                 and designers alike—are
                                 reconsidering how spaces
                                 are
designed and what it
                           really means to be multi
                           functional.

                          What's changing in home design
                          is a more balanced approach to
                          remodeling and expanding to
                           meet your family’s needs.
                           Last year it was carving out
home offices and home study areas. This year, while that is still important, it's more of a bigger picture consideration of how we can make our homes more of an oasis where we WANT to spend more time there, even if we don't NEED to as much these days.

In addition to the idea of multi-functional comes the focus on statement pieces and furniture that serves more than one purpose—especially if you rent or live in a smaller space.

Japandi Style
One of the more prevalent design trends of 2022 is Japandi design.

Japandi is a Scandinavian-Japanese mix for interior design. It is very minimalist and brings a lot of natural elements into a space with muted palettes, natural lights, plants, and clean simple lines.

DIY Creations as Accents
Our homes are not only the spaces in which we live, but they also speak about who we are and what we love. As such, one of the bigger design trends expected for 2022 is what the craft store, Michaels calls, ‘Mindful Making.’

In 2022 we expect to see new and experienced Makers alike continue to practice mindful making, the idea of using arts and crafts to relax and find calm. We’ll see them applying what they learned last year and expanding creatively into new materials and aspirational themes. We’ll have more sustainable ways of crafting, and to use making to connect with loved ones in new and meaningful ways.