These Interior Design Trends in 2022 Will be Huge!

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?


And, we also took a look last year for 2021 insider trends that you must see! 


So, for this year Interior Design Trends in 2022 that will be HUGE,


I found an article in House Beautiful to riff off of. (please follow along here for the original article.)


House Beautiful did an article about ten interior decorating and design trends for 2022


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!

The article is well-written; I don’t have a beef with the writing; 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 if 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?


Sherpa fabric

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.


Sherpa jacket on Etsy interior design trends for 2022

You can get these fabrics here.

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 fabric

The fabric above is available here.

Boucle is a better-known fabric constructed with a loop weave.


boucle chairs

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.


baa baaaboucle sheep chairs for dinner - interior design trends for 2022?
Yes, I fully realize that I’m nuts.


Although I adore Julia Longchamp’s design for this bedroom used in the article.


Julia Longchamps handsome bedroom - interior design trends in 2022


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!


growing myrtle topiary - loi thai tone on tone indoor 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.

Here, you can see so for yourself.


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.


Kevin Isbell - yes, too much marble

Here’s what Kevin has to say about that.

Kevin Isbel - books interior design trends in 2022

I love this one about books, too.

But, they’re all very funny and with great advice, too.


Please follow Kevin Isbell on Instagram here.


Kevin Isbell charming Nantucket bedroom - interior design trends for 2022

via Kevin Isbell’s portfolio

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.


baa baaaboucle sheep chairs - interior design trends in 2022

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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