Architectural Digest recently published an article outlining the top five interior design trends of 2022 so far. Similar to the years 2020 and 2021, the common theme has increasingly become less about following trends and more about personal expression and comfort. The lines between different styles have blurred, which has allowed consumers to find their own personal take on interiors.
After emerging from two years of the pandemic, it seems as though we are clinging to familiarity now more than ever. “Our homes have become refugees and their interiors are all about feeling calm, seeking comfort, and loving color.”
We can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store!
Here is a recap of the top five decorating trends that have emerged thus far in 2022:
Consumers’ love affair with soothing greens, grays, and Earth tones continue, but it’s not necessarily a simple case of aesthetic preferences. Neuroaesthetics, an innovative area of scientific study, has found a proven correlation between mental health and beauty in both natural and designed spaces. Savvy designers are embracing the call to create rooms that feel connected to the outdoors in the color of walls, furniture, and accessories.
The design movement toward biophilia has evolved beyond the inclusion of plants in decor, and into the furniture itself through natural materials like rattan, wood, and stone. More textures, more textiles, more print, and color, with an important focus on timelessness.
One thing’s clear about the future of interiors: they need to feel as good as they look. Consumers are paying much more attention to the sensory experiences of their homes - tactility, composition, and sensory stimulation are influencing people’s choices for interior products.
Comfort Above All
Since 2020, many of us are still not ready for sharp edges in our interiors. Plush, tufted, and luxuriously upholstered furniture pieces and accessories are trending and proving that you can be both stylish and cozy at home.
These days, it’s commonplace to embrace a mix, but this year’s deft integration of design with art is pushing interiors to a new level of sophistication. Using layered media to create elevated moments or vignettes in the home can make a space feel purposeful. A sense of adventure imbues today’s interiors, where we are not afraid to mix avant-garde contemporary works with vintage pieces and art.