Top 5 Interior Design Trends For 2022

From our editor's global discoveries hunting the latest designs from Paris to New York, we’ve selected the most notable trends to usher in 2022 and ensure that this is your most stylish year yet.

Comforting Curves

“Look for curved lines to be implemented into architecture. A freedom from the feel of limitations within a rigorously structured space." — Veranda

Curvy furniture is back and better than ever with an upgrade for the modern age. Welcoming forms like sculptural seating, rounded tables, and chunky decor that feels both trendy and timeless work together to create an overall relaxed and comfortable feel within your space. Think radiused corners or curved backs on sofas, with flared arms on lounge chairs, and waterfall edges on desks and console tables, complemented by scalloped shapes found on rugs and ottomans. Also known as Neotenic design, this style is all about pieces that feature soft, comforting lines, ushering in a welcoming change to typical structure and geometric form. An interior designer favorite, the Roly Poly Armchair by Driade offers distinct neotenic style through its rounded endges and chic curves, suitable for use both indoors and out.


Neoclassical Now: Layering Old & New

“Refined classic lines of the interior are always in trend. Neoclassicism, in comparison with classical design, is more laconic, restrained and harmoniously combined with innovative approaches to creating functional housing. “ — New Decor Trends  

A trend continuing to make a resurgence with its traditional undertones and statement-making possibilities, Neoclassical interior design is imagined for practicality, well-being, and supreme beauty. A composition of luxe elements and striking nostalgic statements, this look is achieved with the layering modern classics with mid-century modern statements, flea market finds, vintage designs, and contemporary comforts to create truly unique spaces that reflect personal treasures and new heirlooms in a refined style. Classic busts, toile and chinoiserie prints, and graceful, carved detailings create a space that is brimming with elegance and sophistication. Well-loved for its timeless elegance, this style is luxurious without being ostentatious, offering a relaxed atmosphere that is at once, both refined and charming. The Peacock Armchair from Cappellini makes a stunning Neoclassical statement with its eye-catching folds and rich blue upholstery.


Sustainable Design

“The concept of choosing quality over quantity will inspire design enthusiasts to educate themselves and be more willing to wait patiently for those pieces that they can surround themselves with for decades to come. “ — Veranda

With more of a focus being put on the environment and adapting to new landscapes and consumer trends, designers and design houses are continuously re-engineering favorite pieces and styles to better meet best-in-class sustainable practices. Whether you choose a product crafted from recycled materials that would otherwise go to waste, or constructed through processes that have little to no negative impact on the environment, or something produced locally, you can feel good about not only selecting a quality design, but the positive contribution you are making towards the well-being of communities around the world. A best-seller like the Sleepytime Leather Rocker is hand-crafted in North America from FSC-certified walnut wood, wrapped in 100% vegan leather, while the construction process is Greenguard Gold Certified for meeting and exceeding the world’s most stringent chemical emissions requirements.


Rich Shades of Brown

“Chocolate browns, camels and caramels—there has been so much color and pattern, especially pastels, the last few years and I think people will be ready for a palette cleanser.” — Mark D. Sikes (Vogue Magazine)

Spending more time at home than ever before, consumers are pursuing organic forms in design and choosing more natural materials and colors to bring the notion of outdoor living and organic elegance to every room possible. With a draw being seen for the healing powers of nature in the form of both color and material, there is no surprise that shades of brown are likely to be a trend that appears in 2022 to breathe grounding elegance and eclectic depth into indoor spaces. Warm chestnuts, burnt umbers, and creamy caramel when used in tandem with natural woods, textural rattan, and chic stone, work together to create a space that is both grounded and hopeful. Contemporary options like the Around Coffee Table from Muuto, bring striking Scandinavian-inspired design mixed with high-quality materials offered in various shades of brown to match your space.


Biophilic Beauty

“People have wanted to bring their living rooms and spaces outdoors, and they will increasingly want to bring the outdoors in, taking plant parenting and biophilic design to new heights.” — Architectural Digest  

Working in sync with the use of pleasing green colors and bringing the outdoors in, we see the Biophilic design trend emerge, pushing aside the cottagecore or vintage trends that dominated in the past. The desire to cultivate various plants while also creating a sophisticated space that utilizes them as natural decor pieces is strong and sure to be seen in living rooms, kitchens, and entertainment spaces. Fruit-bearing trees and oversized plants take center stage, stored in large pots crafted from natural materials such as ceramic, jute, or even concrete. Whether re-doing an entire spare room or a simple, sunny corner of space, a modern-day conservatory takes shape through an abundant use of greenery paired with structured display shelving, curiosity cabinets, and eclectic, worldly accents. Beautiful accents like the powder-coated steel Plant Box from Ferm Living offers a sleek and contemporary spot to display plants and floral designs of all shapes and sizes.