C&G’s Guide to Home Design Trends in 2022

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What are some of the biggest interior design trends that will make their mark on our homes this year? This C&G blog delves into some of the most prominent interior design trends you can expect in 2022 to help inspire your own home decor.

Connecting with Nature

The houseplant trend we saw take off in 2021 is expected to continue, with a greater number of people beginning to embrace the biophilic design movement. Essentially, this champions the idea that a connectedness to nature promotes healthier, calmer environments for humans to live in.

At an architectural level, this means making sure there is plenty of natural light and fresh air in your home. At the interior design level, this means embracing pieces in raw timber, indoor plants, fresh flowers and foliage. Studies have found that even images of nature help bring a calm feeling to your space.

Embracing Natural Fibres

2022 will be marked by the notion of healing and rejuvenation. As a result, this will have us enhancing the comfort levels in our homes by embracing design elements that have a sense of luxury and comfort.

Linens, throws, cushions and other soft furnishings will be made from natural fibres, with an emphasis on linen, wool and silk. And with an increasing number of people becoming aware of the impact synthetic fibres can have on both the planet and our health, more people will be opting for these products.

Handmade Objects and Upcycling

With sustainability at the forefront of many people’s minds, we’ll be seeing this translate into home design. This will mean more people focus on “upcycling” objects, seeing them practice DIY to renew their pieces rather than simply throwing them away, and embracing handmade artisan pieces, that not only look beautiful but also support local.

The concept of buying once and buying well has never been stronger, with people eschewing “fast furniture” and instead opting for one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted pieces that allow them to make a considered investment in pieces that can be treasured for a lifetime.

Floor-to-Ceiling Sheer Curtains

Alongside bringing the outdoors into our homes, we’re seeing floor-to-ceiling windows becoming more commonplace. And with these, naturally, must come floor-to-ceiling curtains to guard against the heat, cold and prying eyes.

Enter the sheer curtain: a way to let in and beautifully diffuse natural light while providing privacy and a sense of hotel-like luxury within the home. Expect to see these popping up regularly in your instagram feed in 2022.

Living in the 70s

Though the 90s is currently having a moment in fashion, it’s the 70s that will be making its comeback in interior design. But this vintage theme won’t be the bold patterned wallpaper and aubergine-coloured bathroom fittings you may remember. Instead, expect pops of burnt orange, moss greens and other warm neutral tones across everything from furniture to soft furnishings.

Items to lend these pops of brightness and patterns can be found at local flea markets, antique stores and junkyards. Routinely visiting these places and keeping an eye out for 70s pieces online can help you find lots of complementary items to mix and match and provide a retro flair.

Designing Dining

The pandemic saw an incredible movement of people from restaurants and bars to their own kitchens. And now with hosting family and friends at home on everyone’s To Do lists, we can expect people to focus on creating a dining space that feels both beautiful and inviting.

There’ll likely be an investment in comfortable seating, structural dining tables, adequate lighting and beautiful, natural fibre tablecloths in terracottas and other natural hues.