Interior Design Trends in 2022 that will be huge.
Sorry, those aren’t my words.
However, I bet the headline made you curious. Right?
It’s okay if it did;
because it’s meant to.
Basically, I think it’s about human psychology.
Most of us want to fit in. As we all know, it’s pretty easy to make a whopping and expensive mistake in home decor. Plus, we don’t want to get stuck with something we’re embarrassed about. These kinds of headlines feed on our innate insecurities.
The shelter mags know this, and so, starting in the late fall of the previous year, we can find the upcoming trends for the coming new year. Remember when we did this post from Elle Decor for 50 interior design, trends 2020, in or out?
So, for this year Interior Design Trends in 2022 that will be HUGE,
House Beautiful did an article about ten interior decorating and design trends for 2022
The article was penned by:
Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, Associate Editor for House Beautiful, where she covers historic homes, entertainment, culture, and design.
I took the liberty of investigating Mary Elizabeths’ credentials by finding her Linkedin profile.
Here, we see that she’s held this associate editor position at HB since August 2021.
The article is dated November 17, 2021.
Before HB, she worked from 2017-21 as a freelance writer for Hearst and Conde Nast. Wow! She wrote over 240 articles for HB in four years.
Before that, Mary Elizabeth had a few intern positions and other writing gigs. And, for 3.5 years, between September 2013 and February 2017 (when she was of high school age), she had extensive experience as a backstage dresser for fashion week. Cool!
Oh, man. I worked as a dresser once during fashion week when I was in my 20s.
A dancing friend asked me after our ballet class if I would do it. No stranger to fast costume changes, I thought this would be easy and fun.
It was not fun; it was excruciating.
For what seemed like forever, I was the verbal punching bag for this gorgeous blond woman who towered over me. But, with my sneakers on, I was a full 5′-8″. (1/2″ shorter now) I always thought I was pretty tall and willowy– until that day when I felt quite squat and humiliated.
Sorry, but you know, I love to share stories of my youth.
However, getting back to Mary Elizabeth.
I see that she received her bachelor’s in English at Baruch College in 2019 and her Master’s in English Education from Hofstra University in 2020. Therefore, I am concluding that she’s about 23-24. And, she’s fully qualified to be an English teacher. And, I’m sure that she’s a talented writer, as well.
I have no problem with her youth. Speaking of. I’m a little obsessed with these truly baby ballerinas at the Youth Grand Prix Japan.
However, I know that some of you are interested and some, not at all. So, if you are interested, please go here. I promise that you’re going to be delighted and amazed by these insanely talented little girls!
As for Mary Elizabeth; is she qualified at this point of her life, experience, and education to write about interior design trends in 2022?
I’ll let you decide the answer to that one.
The problem for me is that Google believes that House Beautiful is an authority on residential design and decoration. Of course, they absolutely should be!
Mary Elizabeth wrote the article, and it is well-written; I don’t have a beef with her talent as a writer.
It’s the content of the article, in question. However, the interior design trends for 2022 were created by legitimate interior designers. I don’t know if they came up with the trends or someone else did.
I fully understand that what ends up in print might or might NOT be what the designer said. I’ve been misquoted so many times that now if I’m asked to submit something, I tell them that I prefer to put it in writing. And, if possible, to see a transcript of what they think I said before it goes to print.
Okay, it’s time to discuss the ten House Beautiful interior decorating and design trends in 2022
1. More Vintage Than Ever
Interior designer Sarah Hillery suggested this as a trend for 2022, and I agree with her. I’ve always loved vintage and antique pieces. That’s why one of my HOT SALES pages is devoted entirely to vintage and antiques pieces.
2. Plenty of Natural Materials
“Natural Materials” can be anything from linen, cotton, wool, gold, silver, and stone. The designer said, “Individuals are seeking a more responsible approach to design so that their living spaces “live longer” by incorporating elements that encapsulate their surroundings.”
No offense to the designer, who may or may not have said that, but that statement makes no sense to me.
3. Black Accents
What? This is not a trend; it’s a well-known design principle. However, the room they use to represent this principle, In my opinion, is still falling short of the mark. And, now I know why. Living Spaces is a website that produces “instant rooms.”
What Living Spaces is to interior design is the same as Sanka is to real coffee, or Tang is to real orange juice.
Do they even make Sanka and Tang any longer? ;]
4. Natural Lighting
LOL – I can’t believe they let this one go to print—no further comment.
5. Textured Fabrics
Okay. Everything has “texture.” However, they’re mentioning sherpa and boucle. What are they?
Above is sherpa fabric. I know. It looks like an old bathmat that one is about ready to throw in the trash. ha, I believe it can be made out of synthetic or wool.
Here, a model is wearing a jacket made from sherpa fabric. It looks like something you would buy at Anthro. By the way, I’ve lived here for nearly a year, and Anthro is an 8-minute walk from my home. Well, I finally went in today. The store looks very lovely.
Boucle is a better-known fabric constructed with a loop weave.
Above are some boucle-covered barrel chairs. I dunno. I guess they’re okay, but it sort of feels like I would be dining with a small flock of sheep.
Yes, I fully realize that I’m nuts.
Although I adore Julia Longchamp’s design for this bedroom used in the article.
I think the textures are lovely in this handsome bedroom. Please follow Julia’s beautiful Instagram account here.
6. Versatile Spaces
Well, of course. However, I don’t see how that’s a trend. It’s a matter of space, and it’s an issue whether there’s a pandemic going on or not.
7. Mixing Dark And Earthy Tones
The only thing is, the quote from the designer is: “For 2022, I am feeling a shift from dark and moody to rich and deep.” I guess I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around the difference. I looked up the design firm, and they have been in business for five years. Their work is innovative, yes. However, I don’t seem much that’s dark and moody or rich and deep.
However, I’ve been loving dark, rich, moody rooms.
8. Living Room Bars
No, not a ballet barre. The other kind of bar.
Sure. The Pandemic made them popular so that folks could stay tanked without having to go very far.
Here’s what I say: Put the booze in the furthest cabinet AWAY from the living room and super high up so that at least folks can get a little exercise. Although, perhaps not so high up that they might fall from whatever they’re standing on to reach the bottle(s).
9. More Houseplants!
Gorgeous boxwood topiaries by Loi Thai. Oh, I miss his blog. But, you can follow him on Instagram. Actually, you probably already are. I don’t understand how one human can possess so much talent.
You know I wrote about houseplants for cleaner air a while back, and I was thinking of updating it. Well, shame on me because I did some research and learned that the idea of purifying the air with houseplants is
total crap absolutely not true.
It’s another one of those things where a writer read some information and then, like a game of telephone, changed its meaning slightly and so on…
And, before you know it, everyone, including me, is in on the erroneous information. I mean, it sounds like it could work. After all, plants give off fresh oxygen. But, not enough to make a significant amount of difference in the air quality in our homes.
Of course, by all means, get houseplants. They’re beautiful and, for many people, therapeutic in other ways, like my Joe, who’s my best friend, confidant, and shrink all in one.
The Final Interior Design Trend for 2022 is:
10. Plenty of Marble
Well, marble has been used for centuries. I wouldn’t call it a trend. However, this is calling to mind my super-nice, screamingly funny, and insanely talented interior designer-friend, Kevin Isbell. I had the pleasure of going on a design tour with him in 2016. If you don’t follow him on Instagram, I highly recommend you do.
Every so often, he posts these hilarious videos.
One of my favorites is where he talks about marble. The designer in the article says that you can’t have too much marble.
But, they’re all very funny and with great advice, too.
Kevin’s interiors are always colorful and full of whimsy to a greater or lesser degree. I love how he takes chances but never falls off the cliff.
I know; it’s the same every year. They talk about trends that aren’t trends. Or, they talk about trends that maybe won’t stand the test of time.
Please pin this pin about Interior Design Trends in 2022 to Pinterest for reference.
But, the posts and articles about interior design trends are still very popular.
I guess that’s why we write about them. :]
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