Home-Decor Trends That Will Be Popular in 2022, According to Designers

Home-Decor Trends That Will Be Popular in 2022, According to Designers

Neutral furniture pieces will get a modern twist in 2022.

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Neutrals will get a new meaning in 2022.

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Alessandra Wood, the vice president of style for the interior designer Modsy, told Insider that people are turning toward alternatives to traditional neutrals in furniture.

“We’re seeing customers ditching white, cream, and ivory sofas and upholstered pieces for richer, earthy neutrals such as camel, taupe, cognac, rust, and sage,” she said.

She said these warmer colors can help people “create more cozy spaces that can really be lived in.”

Many people will be turning to color to warm up their homes in the new year.

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Homes will have more color.

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“I have had so many requests for color in my clients’ proposals for 2022,” said Maggie Griffin, the founder and lead designer of Maggie Griffin Design.

She’s anticipating people will embrace “bright, happy, citrus colors like a pop of true green, cheerful yellow, or punchy orange” to brighten their rooms.

Caron Woolsey, the founder and principal designer of CW Interiors, is also anticipating people will embrace color.

“Colored glass and unusually shaped tiles, such as scalloped, pentagonal, and triangular, will be popular in 2022,” she said.

American antiques could find their way into many people’s homes in the coming year.

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Antique furniture is becoming more and more popular.

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Wood expects antiques to replace modern furniture in the coming year.

“For the past few years, I’ve been saying that we’re seeing a revival of antiques,” she said. “In 2022, I think we’ll see early American antiques start to take center stage.”

She added that she thinks the Americana Met Gala theme will influence this trend as well, with people filling their homes with staples like dark woods and Old World-looking patina pieces.

People will also embrace textured furniture.

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Texture gives furniture a dynamic look.

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“Furniture pieces covered in textured, cozy fabrics that are super soft and aesthetically pleasing” are becoming popular, said Andi Morse, the founder and principal designer of Morse Design.

People are also turning to furniture made with performance fabrics, which are materials that are easy to clean and practical, Morse said.

Elevated home offices aren’t going away any time soon.

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Home offices will still be a priority.


“Home offices will still be a priority in 2022 as many people are continuing to work from home — a trend that is here to stay,” Morse said.

Indeed, a Gallup poll found that as of April 2021, 72{d4d1dfc03659490934346f23c59135b993ced5bc8cc26281e129c43fe68630c9} of full-time workers in white-collar jobs are still working from home, making nice home offices a must.

“Making them beautiful yet functional is key,” Morse added of home offices.

People will start blending minimalism with other decor styles in their spaces in 2022.

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Minimalism is evolving.

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Rather than sticking to a totally minimalist aesthetic, Wood said, people will mix the style with more dynamic elements.

“Strict minimalism is waning these days in favor of pieces that are minimal, yet rustic,” she said. “This style of furniture will continue to allow the space to be clutter-free without feeling like a space station.”