The past two years have taught us so much about what we want our living spaces to look and feel like. Prior to March 2020, many of us were lucky if we got to spend a few hours at home in the evenings or on the weekends. But admittedly, COVID gave us the opportunity to transform our living spaces for the better. This year’s interior design trends are representative of just that – a newfound appreciation for the spaces we spend our time in.
1. Sculptural lighting
Etsy’s 2021 trend report revealed a 27 percent increase in sculptural lighting – think fixtures with antique finishes, frosted glass, and industrial metal accents. These lighting fixtures add personality and character to a space and are a unique way to add something unexpected.
Get the look – Utopia Large Linear Pendant from Stoffer Home
2. Going Green
This one is for you plant mamas! For a lot of people, #plantlife became a way to get outdoors amid lockdowns and isolation. Not only are green tones trending in 2022, but all things wellness are taking over our spaces. Frens, plant walls, and even inside gardens are all trending. This look combines living greenery with natural tones and decor for boho-chic vibes.
Get the look – Park Armchair from Edloe Finch
It makes sense that Newstalgia is trending in 2022. After all, as millennials flex their buying power, they are reminiscing about their younger days. Newstalgia is all about mixing retro furnishings and decor with contemporary accents and updated tech. The idea is to get back to those “good ol’ days” from our past which gives us that warm and fuzzy feeling. This trend is all about mixing modern touches and retro design. Think marble countertops with an antique mirror, or playing your favorite “vinyl” on a Bluetooth-compatible record player.
Get the look – Shannon Eddings Interiors
4. Stone and Clay
Just like the “going green” trend, the return to nature is showing up as a continuation of 2021’s organic modern decor. Organic textures from stone, fired clay, and unfinished wood are becoming popular. These design elements can help turn even the most modern design into softer spaces.
Get the look – Wall Hanging from By Pelcia
5. Riding the curves
As we soften up our living spaces, curves are showing up and showing out! Curves are showing up everywhere – freeform sofas, DIY painted arches, and even kitchen cabinetry. Curves create softer lines and more comforting spaces which is exactly what we need after the past two years!
Get the look – DIY Painted Arch from Sweet Bungalow