In recent years, the growing use of technology and social media has allowed us to quickly and easily learn about international trends and styles in decoration and interior design . That is why below, we will show you the main design trends and to decorate in this 2022.
You will see a series of concepts that we have compiled to make it easier for you to stay up to date.
- Style and Design of spaces
- Modern rustic
- Vintage style
- Wabi Sabi
- Dark woods
- Warm natural materials
- Brown leather
- Industrial style metals
- Terracotta tiles
- Smaller tiles
- Artistic or botanical wallpaper
- Ornaments and accessories
- Ethnic ornaments
- Metallic details
- Upholstered headboards
- Botanical prints
- Marble effect
- Large geometric prints
- Interior decoration painting and colors
- 90% white 10% colored
- Yellow mustard
- Lilacs and purples
- Red, burgundy and watermelon
- Dark green and bluish
- Lemon yellow
- Apricot orange
- Interior decoration: living rooms
- Interior decoration: kitchens
Style and Design of spaces
By 2022, there is a heightened interest in all living things, emphasizing the connection between humans and nature. Natural and organic materials, such as wooden floors, stone, daylight and plant life, remind us of the outdoors and bring us the outdoors and nature.
Japandi interior design is a mix of Nordic and Japanese style. Simply put, Japandi is a hybrid trend. It takes the modern flair of Scandinavian design and combines it with the timeless elegance of Japanese aesthetics to create a style that brings together the best of both worlds.
Some of the hallmarks of industrial home design include exposed brick walls, metal shelving, wood, and industrial materials like plumbing pipes.
Rooms designed in the Scandinavian style as we recognize it today tend to boast white walls to emphasize light, a heavy neutral color palette with pops of color, natural textures like wood and stone.
An eclectic look is created that emphasizes nature: recycled items, handmade items, crafts, built with natural materials, or finished in natural tones.
Although it is a style that has been used for many years, it will continue this year.
It is about highlighting the beauty of the old and worn.
A good way to learn about trends in interior design is through the proposals of the Milan Furniture Fair and the main decoration houses in the world. We will show you below, the most notorious that has been seen for 2022.
The furniture is leaning towards darker colors. We are moving away from pale, bleached woods that were hugely popular thanks to the Scandinavian trend of the last few years. This year, darker wood tones bring a revival of retro glamor and provide a new take on modern luxury.
What do you think of the recent reappearance of terrazzo in interiors? The terrazzo trend started last year, to explode this year in both design, graphics and architecture, and is likely to last.
Warm natural materials
Natural materials such as wood, clay or wicker will replace the cold marble, which has been very popular in recent years. The natural texture of cane or rattan will also be widely used to add interest to rooms.
This is more of a perennial trend as bronze or cognac colored leather never go out of style. However, this year it will be seen more than usual, since many furniture brands are using this material.
Industrial style metals
Although metallic tones will always be used a lot, and as we have said, more specifically bronze, little by little, we are seeing more and more industrial-looking metals, such as black steel or burnished metals. Brass, polished nickel and silver are making a comeback.
Warm materials on the floors and walls like terracotta tiles will replace today’s cool materials in white or neutral tones. Unlike the 1980s, they will have a natural matte finish, and will be used for flooring and wall cladding, as well as fireplaces.
Cork is a material that brings warmth and texture to spaces, and is also ideal for isolating noise in our homes. It can be used in the manufacture of furniture, but also in wall cladding.
For years, we have seen the proliferation of large tiles for cladding bathrooms and kitchens, but we will see that current trends will tend to reduce the size of their surface.
Artistic or botanical wallpaper
Wallpaper that looks like works of art, such as watercolor brush strokes or large painted flowers, as well as creating a striking look in rooms, will also be one of the trends. It is about reproducing a work of art on a large scale.
Ornaments and accessories
Travel always influences interior trends, and this year is no exception. For example, John Lewis’ new Fusion collection draws inspiration from the beautiful colors and patterns seen in the cities and palaces of Rajasthan.
Texture is very important this season. The furniture provides a natural feel made by hand with materials such as rattan and wicker, two widely used materials. Textiles play a playful role in many embellishments, such as edge appliqués and other details, all irresistible to the touch.
The addition of luxurious metallic touches is not new, but the big difference this year is the tone of the metallic finish. Less copper and rose gold will be used, and more bronze. Bronze tones are the most sophisticated and organic metallic color palette.
The pineapple is back as the fashionable motif to decorate the home. Last year, the cactus print surpassed the pineapple in popularity, but it seems this year things have changed. Although the cactus is certainly still in use, it is behind the pineapple.
Currently, the market is dominated by wooden headboards, but in 2022, upholstered headboards will prevail. They have been a classic element to decorate luxurious rooms, but their use has become popular in recent years and will have a boom in the years to come.
Floral and botanical prints are always in style. This season they’re seen on a small scale, like they’re plucked from an artist’s sketchbook or a plant collector’s manual.
The rich shades of green look stunning paired with the dark furniture and charcoal and navy walls that are so trendy for home decor right now. Large scale leaves, large insects, wildlife and exotic birds are used.
From lamps and bedding to wallpaper, this season will see a marble effect finish for all home accessories. Marble print cushions can add an interesting touch to pale color schemes.
Large geometric prints
They will be used both in curtains, bedding, cushions.
Interior decoration painting and colors
Gray may still be the neutral choice for many interiors, but this year the color will be bolder. More daring colors are seen, both on the walls and on the furniture, especially in the sofa collections. Temperament interiors are more popular than ever, with colors like purple, navy blue and striking emerald green all key colors for 2022.
90% white 10% colored
It is decorated on a white base, but is complemented by invigorating colors. The look is fresh, bold and youthful.
Different shades of pink are being applied in different decorative objects.
Lilacs and purples
Red, burgundy and watermelon
These colors are being used a lot as a decoration accent.
Dark green and bluish
The dark shades of green will become one of the most used color notes in interior decorations this year. It is a perfect color to create an accent in rooms where whites and neutral colors predominate, as well as beige and brown. It is a color that also adds a lot of depth to interior spaces.
The cobalt blue color has always been a classic in interior decoration, and this year will see a special boom.
A very organic and muted palette will also be used, with very feminine lines, many soft curves, giving an image of serenity.
Interior decoration: living rooms
The shapes are both geometric and organic. Within the geometric designs you can see stripes, for example, and within the organic shapes, many curved armchairs and hand-painted watercolor wallpapers.
Interior decoration: kitchens
Granite is still the material of choice for kitchens, however the look is now decidedly more understated. Green and brown marble have also been seen. Marble countertops are thinner, some proposals even hide the edges, since it is placed behind the cabinets.
Kitchen islands have always been popular, for their practicality and efficient use of space. Instead of a breakfast bar with stools, full islands are coming into use, offering drawers, a sink, and plenty of amenities.
Another proposal is the all black kitchen, which offers a contemporary and sophisticated look, especially when mixed with indoor plants. Black was used on metal, painted wood, and stone, even on the sink.
The movement towards white, black and gray color continues in the bathroom, not only through tiles, but also sinks and bathtubs.