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    Top 9 Interior Design Trends 2022

    Top 9 Interior Design Trends 2022

    This guide is part of our Overstock Stylist Commentary series, home design tips written by industry experts.

     

    by Amber Dunford
    Style Director

    Hello! I’m Amber and I’m the Style Director here at Overstock. My background is in interior design and I have a master’s degree in psychology. I love combining these two areas of study to show how homes can provide a sense of emotional well-being. In addition to designing beautiful spaces for Overstock, I teach Design Psychology at Salt Lake Community College. My favorite spaces use natural color palettes, imperfect shapes, and unique pieces that have a story.

     

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    Green Everywhere

    green trend

    Green is the new color trend in interior design, one we associate with growth. We’re so enveloped in tech these days — smarter homes, more integrated devices. As a response, we’re using green to evoke feelings of renewal and life. It helps us feel connected with nature, especially amid climate change and a pandemic. Earthy green interiors remind us of nature’s perseverance.

     

    Green is also a cooler color, allowing us to de-stress from such world events. A calm, soothing green incorporated through furniture, plants, and decor is restorative. According to top trends in home design, expect to see warm shades like olive and richer jewel tones. This variation will help revitalize monochromatic interiors.

     

    Learn How to Style an Earthy Color Palette with tips and examples from an Overstock stylist.

    2

    Health & Wellness

    health and wellness trend

    Upcoming trends in home decor indicate a cultural focus on mental health. We’re asking more from our homes given the last two years spent in them. Everyone has learned to love their home, wanting to make it more special and unique. Interior design and psychology are now working together to promote respite and well-being. As part of this new home trend, it’s more important to have a private sanctuary. Think cream tones and simple furniture designs. We’re also seeing stone and greenery in bathrooms for a comforting spa environment.

     

    Read more home design tips for mental wellness in How to Be Mindful When Decorating Your Home.

    3

    Continued Work From Home Spaces

    work from home

    Remote work is now a reality! With the advent of Zoom and more work done at home, we have a need for nicer office furniture. No more makeshift desks. We’re talking true, dedicated workplaces that feel like a part of the home. Recent interior design trends show that employees are bringing in upholstered seating, bookshelves, proper lighting, and temperature control. This means office spaces that can shut down at the end of the day instead of a temporary hub. Multi-purpose spaces have also lead to a macro trend of one wider room that can do it all.

     

    Get home office tips in our guide to Working From Home Effectively.

    4

    Greek Ancient Style

    greek modernism

    The latest home decor trends indicate that people are looking to add more character to their homes, which can be accomplished easily through aged pieces. The Greek modernism aesthetic may not be something you choose to design an entire space with, but a few blocky shapes or marble materials here and there can add an unexpected playful touch to your home. You might bring in the Greek key pattern through a rug or sculptural lighting. Or if an eclectic look is more your style, bring in some busts to enhance this Hellenistic look.

    5

    Structured Simplicity

    structured simplicity

    This new decorating trend is for anyone who lives by the motto “everything in its place.” You won’t find a lot of unnecessary adornment in these space, but more so an attention to just the right amount of structure and balance. Clean lines and geometry through furniture shapes, artwork, and even room composition remain hallmarks of this current home trend.

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    Formal Chandeliers

    chandeliers

    One of the hottest trends in home decor is contemporary classicism and it’s being expressed through chandeliers. No longer reserved for grand open spaces, chandeliers are making their way into small spaces in big ways. Why sacrifice drama just because you’re working in a small room? Similar to a rug at the base of your grouping, chandeliers offer that psychological anchor to the upper half of your space and can help to define zones, especially in a multifunctional space.

     

    Ready to shop? Learn How to Choose a Chandelier.

    7

    1930’s Decor

    art deco trend

    Glam is returning as the gold jazz Hollywood days make their way back to interior design. Art Deco patterns are fun and playful, which is something people are all craving after such a long haul of being cut off from connections with family and friends. We’ll see this interior design trend show up in wallpaper patterns and textiles, but especially in tiles. Unique shapes and bold color combinations are iconic design elements from this period.

     

    Intrigued by this trend? Learn What to Look for When Buying Art Deco Furniture.

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    Organic Modernism

    organic modernism

    This keeps coming back to every trend forecast each year and season. Just like “Japandi,” it was a little more obscure but is now part of mainstream terms being used by designers and novice DYI’ers. Botanical-inspired interiors communicate the perseverance of nature and, at the same time, the indoor-outdoor interior design trend. It also fits that interior designers are embracing wabi sabi, an aesthetic all about beauty in imperfection, which we find in nature. On-trend home decor uses environmentally-friendly materials such as reclaimed wood, cork, bamboo, jute, glass, recycled plastic, and metal.

     

    For more on botanical-inspired spaces, check out our full guide to this home trend: Biophilic Design.

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    Textured Wall Decor

    textured wall decor

    With the revival of 70’s decor, fabric and textural wall hangings are making a comeback. For those who want the added interest of textured walls, but are perhaps renting or unable to devote the time it takes to plastering your walls, these elements offer a stylish alternative. This latest wall design trend still gives you the movement and interest you’re after. Artwork that has some 3D aspects to it are also a solution here. Think paint that looks as though it were troweled on vs. painted with a brush.