Interior Design Trends 2022

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the interior trends of 2022; what’s in, what’s out, what’s to come. The bottom line is that although interior trends do not dictate your style, they do however, influence how you could keep a space up-to-date. Not to mention, they are a great inspiration source when you are facing a design dilemma. That’s why it is always worthwhile to take a moment or two and look into the interior design trends 2022.

A brown toned contemporary Scandi warm minimal sitting space with a brown modular sofa and a black curvy coffee table: Podia. Image: fermLIVING.
Via: fermLIVING. A serene warm minimalist sitting space featuring a black, curvy Podia table.


Or a new take on maximalism…? No matter how you look at it, minimalism nowadays is not the same as it was in the 1960’s, 1970’s or a decade ago for that matter. It’s no longer about the art of abstraction in visual arts or living with the bare essentials in interior design.

It is about showcasing a sense of identity.

Instead, as of lately, minimalism is far more pluralistic, more colorful, textured and approachable than ever before. The twist in this kind of minimalism with a maximalist tendency is mindfulness and sustainability. Warm minimalism now, with its lagom mindset, continuous call for declutter, and slow design kind of approach, is highly focused on aesthetics and more than less times on versatility and flexibility. It is about showcasing a sense of identity.

A contemporary Scandi setting with splashes of color featuring among other things the Quilton 3 seater in grey. Image: HAY.
Via HAY. A contemporary Scandi setting with splashes of color featuring among other things the Quilton 3 seater in grey.

As such, mid-century furniture craze lingers on and Japandi style is gaining more momentum. Meanwhile, there has been a rise in demand for art installations, raw materials, bold accents and thoughtful additions that breathe new life into a space, i.e. drapery, backsplash etc.

A black dining table in a brown toned dining room setting, inspired by the Japandi interior design trend. Image: Cult Furniture.
Via Cult Furniture. A dining room setting inspired by the Japandi interior design trend.


Well designed spaces that emphasize the traits of the owner have always been IN. Especially now. Therefore, spaces with a big dose of personality and mindfulness as their founding inspiration block are the next big interior design trend to look out for. So what is mindful interior design?

A Scandi chic space featuring a bookcase, a daybed, a minimal floor lamp and a plant by the window - some of the mindful decor elements required. Image: Muuto.
Via Muuto. Mindful interior design promotes awareness, allows meditation and enhances the living experience.

Mindful design is an approach that purposely allows the user to feel and be present in a space. It promotes awareness and a sense of harmony with the surroundings by limiting physical and visual divisions yet, preserving an impactful composition. Thus, more thought goes into the design decisions in order to achieve an experience that advocates a sense of calm and serenity.

Specifically, mindful design requires more natural light, organic hues, engagement of all senses, a good lighting scheme, greenery, placement of furniture to promote good flow and finally, decluttered aesthetically pleasing rooms. If done “correctly” the benefits of mindful design range from improved sleep quality to better quality of life as a whole.


Curves are scorching hot right now. Curvy sofas, curvy armchairs, curvy table lamps, …curvy everything. Anything with an organic appeal like a good curve is in, as they soften the look in any space and lend a sense of comfort. They are also totally aligned with the mindful design concept and as such they are the protagonists of the warm minimalism movement. Proof that this trend grows in popularity are the fluted curvy shapes that are coming on strong.

A Scandi warm minimalist vignette featuring a round side table with a curvy table lamp. Image: fermLIVING.
Via: fermLIVING. A curvy table lamp like the Travertine lamp featured here may be an addition to consider.


As many home revamps have become about home decor related dilemmas and less about structural changes, biophyllic design continues to thrive. It is here to stay as a macro trend; especially since plants instantly create a feel good factor, without breaking the bank. The motto is simple: ‘Let the outdoors in‘ to reconnect with mother nature. In essence, the trend flourishes from the introduction of one baby plant at a time to a flower arrangement, adoption of nature’s color palette, or flower print upholstery and plant prints on bathroom tiles. It is all about going green.

A moody opulent bathroom with an oversized curvy mirror, two black washbasins and a free standing towel rack. Image: Maison Valentina.
Via Maison Valentina. Wall paneling is not meant only as a single accent wall. Instead, let it through the entire house, including your bathroom.
A sage green metal cabinet against dark green wood paneling with a flower arrangement atop. Image: Mustard.
Via: Mustard. Can’t go wrong with green in your life.


If you follow interior design trends, then you would know about terrazzo’s spotlight moment a few years back. Well now, in 2022, I can safely say that terrazzo is out. Instead, wood has taken over; not just as a sustainable flooring option but in furniture, kitchen cabinetry, home decor, accessories and anything home related really. Teak tones seem to have the biggest appeal, while oak seems to be the next big runner up. Walnut and birch follow next. And in case you don’t want more wood, but want that organic natural warmth, then you’ll be glad to know that rattan is still very much in!

A corner home office with a large window in the background and the Feve desk in walnut. Scandi chic at its best. Image: fermLIVING.
Via: fermLIVING. The Feve desk in walnut grounds this home office in that corner of the room.

Having said that, wood paneling, a once beloved home trend, has picked up its momentum again. However, not everyone is eligible for this. Of course, nothing like the real thing – wood paneling adds depth and texture and takes any room from blunt to ‘AHA!’ Still, if you can’t make it, then fake it (if you must) with a beautiful wallpaper featuring wood paneling. How about that?!

'If you can't make it, then fake it!" A lifestyle shot of a light grey sofa in front of a dark green paneling wallpaper. Image: Wallsauce.
Via Wallsauce. Dark green paneling wallpaper.


For the past five years, I’ have been analyzing interior trends to some depth; texture was always one of them. However, this year if there’s one trend you may want to adopt from these interior design trends 2022, then it’s got to be texture. This year it’s all about texture overload, in layer after layer for a tactile user engagement. For the record as a side note, this is one trend that works beautifully in monochromatic design schemes. Moreover, this trend paves the way to a more maximalist design approach that is bound to make a loud comeback.

A lifestyle shot of several decor pieces including a table lamp, with a strong texture to them. Image: fermLIVING.
Via: fermLIVING.

…if there’s one trend you may want to adopt from these interior design trends 2022, then it’s got to be texture

A Scandi minimal styled headboard with paneling, the Rime pendant light and a round side table. Image: Muuto.
Via: Muuto. The Rime pendant light making a contrast against a fair wooden panel.


Neutrals are here to stay (as if they ever left). Chic chocolate hues, beige tones, green shades, mustard and terracotta splashes make up this year’s earthy nature inspired color palette. Veri Peri might be Pantone’s color of the year, but green has taken over the interiors world, with brown and beige colors picking up some serious steam. The concept is to keep things neutral, but interesting, colorful and bold in a subtle way.

Kitchens and powder rooms are the first to get darker and moodier. All the more green and blue kitchens are turning up. The rest of the rooms will follow as the interior design trends pendulum swings towards maximalism. And in case you are wondering about grey, then it is not real hot now, but if you like it then go for it; it is still a neutral color.

A contemporary sitting room with a green sofa, a green Ribbon Rug, and large windows lending view to a snowy landscape. Image:
Via: Designed by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia, the Ribbon Rugs are a contemporary take on Scandinavian styling.

Make your home about you, because home matters.


Whether you gravitate towards minimalism or maximalism, home decorating has the potential to make you feel good. Sure, you may need more square footage, or want that stunning pendant light, you have been swooning over, from that bookmarked Instagram photo. Double kitchen islands maybe a thing today, and many designers are including it in their interior design trends 2022 list. But do you really need to have more than one kitchen island? Isn’t it more mindful to invest in long-lasting, durable materials in every room, that will perform better in the long run?

At the end of day, true style is about reflecting all that defines you. So take the time to breathe, to exist, to distill the best of you in order to curate a collection about you, that makes you feel good. Invest in warmth, coziness and timeless pieces. Make your home about you, because home matters.

  • I can’t say I follow the interior design trends but I definitely love wood which happens to be this year’s trend so I am really happy about that! I have wood everywhere in my house and I think it gives any space the warmth that is needed. Definitely one of the best materials one can use!

    • You are absolutely right. That’s why wood is a material that all designers and home lovers turn to and use in various ways time after time, since eternity. It lends so much character and warmth as you well pointed out. xx

  • Love the trends! Especially warm minimalism. Personally, I am getting a little tired of wall panelling. It looks great in period properties but when every single room has a (faux) room panel (like on Instagram) it can be a little too much, don’t you think? I would never get rid of original wall paneling though 🙂 Xx

    • Totally agree with you. Faux panelling can’t be like the real thing. That’s why everyone should consider all options for adding depth and texture before resorting to anything that’s faux. xx

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