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2022 Interior Design Trends According to Interior Designers

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Here are the top 2022 design trends you should know about—according to interior designers.

Staying up to date on interior design trends can be a fun way to mix up your decor and ramp up your style, but what are the biggest 2022 design trends? We talked to the experts—interior designers—and asked them what trends we should know about this year.

While 10 years ago the answer to “what’s trending” may have included millennial pink, ombre accessories and chevron patterns, today, the interior design industry looks very different. Trends come and go—and then come back again—and while some designers embrace the trends, others firmly believe that choosing timeless designs is key.

But which interior design trends will be the most prevalent this year? We asked six respected interior designers to share their thoughts on the 2022 design trends, and here’s what they had to say:

SARA BARNEY | BANDD/DESIGN

SARA BARNEY | BANDD/DESIGN

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Natural, Understated Spaces

“You can expect to see smooth surfaces, warm tones and monochromatic colors in 2022. More clean lines and natural stones will be used together to create drama but with room to breathe.”

Wet Rooms

“More people are choosing to go for walk-in showers and wet rooms over baths. It’s easy to maintain and a great way to maximize floor space. The idea is that it keeps the moisture and the heat in a separate space for a more enjoyable experience.”

SARA BARNEY | BANDD/DESIGN

Photo Credit: Molly Culver

Minimalist Lighting

“Right now we’re really loving minimalist styles like the rope light fixture from Luke Lamp Company that we used in our Kips Bay Dallas Show House space. It’s like having a very functional work of art in the room.”

BETH DOTOLO & CAROLINE GENTRY | PULP DESIGN STUDIOS

Photo Credit: Cody Ulrich

BETH DOTOLO & CAROLINE GENTRY | PULP DESIGN STUDIOS

Photo Credit: Cody Ulrich

Soft Brass Lamps

“When these pieces are lit, the glow from the brass offers so much warmth to a room, which is especially key in winter months or in the evening. Natural materials are also an important trend for us.”

BRIAN BROWN | BRIAN BROWN STUDIO

 

High Contrast Marble

“An Instagram success, I figured it would have its time on social media and be done. But nope, I had a client request it very recently. And more Instagram kitchens are popping up with the very veiny, busy marble.”

BRIAN BROWN | BRIAN BROWN STUDIO

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BRIAN BROWN | BRIAN BROWN STUDIO

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Brass Hardware

“I don’t dislike brass hardware. I just didn’t think it would still be going strong 10 years after I first specified it for one of my projects when I started my firm.”

Wide Plank White Oak Floors

“Very beautiful, but it has been done over and over and over again. It’s been around for years now, but people can’t seem to get enough of it. I feel like in 10 years when you go into someone’s house you’d say to yourself, ‘oh, they must have done this 10 years ago.’ I have nothing against them, but I do feel like they’ve been overused.”

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VANESSA DELEON | VANESSA DELEON ASSOCIATES

Lighting

“The hottest 2022 design trends are the creative designs in lighting. No offense, but it’s no longer your mother’s crystal chandelier. Today, we are seeing a lot of artistic creativity in the lighting world. A great example of that is my own Venus chandelier for Allegri. You no longer need to stare at the artwork hanging from your wall, you now have a conversation piece hanging from the ceiling.”

Debossed Veining in Quartz

“A good example of this is the new Cambria Inverness line. The sculpted veins form a natural streak of lightning. If you look close enough into it you can see a subtle shimmer come through like a bolt of lightning.”

VANESSA DELEON | VANESSA DELEON ASSOCIATES

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MEGAN MOLTEN | MEGAN MOLTEN

 

MEGAN MOLTEN | MEGAN MOLTEN

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Texture

“The number one trend we saw at the past furniture market was texture—on everything! Furnishings, rugs, walls, mirrors, lights—you name it. Think nubby bouclé fabrics and plaster finished lighting. Chunky woven mirrors and thick woven wallpapers with patterns—all so fun and adds so much character and depth to a home. We are a big believer in layering different textures in a space, it gives it that collected luxe look that we all love. Also long gone are the days of an all white kitchen—home-clients want color.”

Color

“Blues and greens are the most popular colors for us, as we are in a coastal town, but I’m so impressed with the willingness of clients to take a little bit of risk here and go outside of their all-white comfort zone.”

MEGAN MOLTEN | MEGAN MOLTEN

Photo Credit: Margaret Wright

ALEX ALONSO | MR ALEX TATE

 

ALEX ALONSO | MR ALEX TATE

Photo Credit: Juan Pablo Castro

Less Open Plan / More Defined Spaces

“With ‘work from home’ still on the mind of many, I’m hearing from clients that they prefer more defined spaces in the home rather than completely open spaces, which have been so in-demand over the last 10+ years. People still want bright and airy, but that no longer means a large, multi-function room with lots of windows.

Clients are curious as to ways we can achieve more distinction and function so that the spaces can be used differently throughout the day. We’ve found ourselves working on creating drapery walls and using room dividers more strategically to break up open concept floor plans. We’re finding semi-permanent ways that don’t require lots of structural/architectural work to achieve this goal.”

Pattern

“We are finding that clients increasingly are looking for spaces that are more textured and layered and playful with patterns. They may still prefer a cleaner palette, but are eager to explore tonal, pattern on pattern approaches. Whereas an eclectic mix of color and pattern isn’t for everyone, we’re seeing quite a bit of interest in people taking more chances with mixing and matching patterns and textures to create a more custom space that feels curated.”

ALEX ALONSO | MR ALEX TATE

Photo Credit: Juan Pablo Castro

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