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Published on 26th January 2022

Design trends: Interior styles for 2022

Happy 2022! The beginning of the year is always a time for resolutions, so if you’re planning on updating your home interiors, this article’s for you.

We’ll see more bold colours, textures and patterns around our homes with trends inspired by the 1960s and 70s. If that isn’t your style, read on. Calming, neutral interiors with connections to nature and the outdoors will also continue to be popular.

Interior designers are also predicting the return of traditional features and furniture, and with climate change on everyone’s mind, sustainability will be a recurring theme.

Five predicted trends

1. 1960s and 70s décor

Think vintage mid-century furniture and modern designs inspired by this style; bold fabrics (perhaps a touch of velvet?); statement lighting; and a paint palette from terracotta and shades of brown to sage and mustard.

2. Calming interiors

Clean, neutral spaces and natural lighting are an option if you don’t wish to head back in time. This look will be complemented by lots of green plants for greater wellbeing, and connections to outdoor living spaces. Sophisticated outdoor furniture will continue to be in huge demand. Order soon.

3. Traditional features and furnishings

Styles will include the use of tactile, natural materials (such as wood, marble, plaster and linens), with homes featuring mixed-pattern and floral fabrics, antique pieces, and classics such as roll-arm chairs and wingback sofas. Softer furniture with curved, rounded and sculptured designs will also be in fashion.

4. Sustainability

Interior designers will increasingly focus on the sustainability of materials used in home products, as well as ethical choices. Vintage, pre-loved, reclaimed and upcycled items are all positive ways to go.

5. 2022’s colour: ‘Very Peri’

Picked and named by Pantone, ‘Very Peri’ (or Pantone 17-3938 for the technical experts) is a bold blue with a purple-red tint, evocative of ‘new modernity’. It’s described by the leading colour expert as ‘a versatile shade that animates our creative spirit … suited to an array of different materials, textures and finishes, providing a pop of colour, whether introduced through a painted wall, accent furniture or home décor, or acting as an intriguing and eye-catching accent in a pattern.’

It’s certainly different and gets our team’s thumbs up, but shades of green are also very much in. As is mixing up everything in a room, so you can’t go wrong with your interior design plans this year.

Good luck and have fun decorating!

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