New interior trends to shop now the decorations are down
Add these 2022 homeware trends to your Pinterest moodboard…
Packing away the Christmas decorations for another year can leave our homes looking a tad sparse come January. To mark a brand new year, full of fresh starts and uplifting optimism, we like to give our spaces a little renewed energy with some interior TLC. There’s no denying the mood-boosting power a new vase full of fresh flowers, or a trending detailed item, can have on our spaces.
Last year called for many parts of our homes to become multifunctional, as we spent more time indoors than ever. 2021’s trends saw us mixing interior styling with a side of practicality as we embraced fold-away desks and made dining rooms double up as classrooms. Items that brought the outside world in repeatedly sold out – we invested in quality home cookware to help bring the restaurant to us, and even added cocktail trolleys to recreate a bustling bar at home.
Since it seems we’ll be spending more time working from home in 2022, the space we spend so many hours occupying needs to feel comfortable and cosy. Whilst redecorating completely can be a chore, adding updates with small accessories and even one newly-purchased piece of furniture can transform a whole room from drab to fab, warm and inviting.
In 2022, interior stylists are embracing a blend of old and new; think sleek artwork, contemporary mirrors and lighting paired with vintage details, mid-century furniture and retro-inspired wares. Biophilic design is the trending word on insider’s lips – so get ready to embrace nature with not only plants and greenery-inspired items, but natural materials and naturally lit rooms, too. Trends aside – Biophilic elements are said to up our general wellbeing, bringing the calm and zen of the outside in.
Accompanying this, we’ll see a surge in items that are mood-boosting for the individual homeowner, often tied to his or her hobbies – with time dedicated to enjoying a retro-look radio in the kitchen, kicking back with a chic coffee table book or lighting that luxe candle rather than ‘saving for best’.
In terms of the time periods to look to for the latest inspiration, the ‘70s still rule in ‘22. You’ll be seeing mid-century furniture, teak and mango woods, rattan and bamboo, curved furniture and rich wallpaper murals all over Instagram this year. 2022 will also bring a focus on the little luxuries within the home: from organised noticeboards and chic storage in a utility room, to often neglected spaces like hallways and landings.
Colour trends vary in 2022; there’s something for everyone, though a variety of terracottas and mustards help continue the ‘70s trend’s reign. The nod to Biophilia throughout interiors, from paint to furniture, means green is still god and it’s going nowhere soon, (good news if you’ve just repainted). That being said, Pantone has named the lilac hue Very Peri as 2022’s official Colour of the Year, so expect to see dashes of the shade show up in accessories and furniture come spring. And just as ‘dopamine dressing’ (aka dressing in fun, kitschy motifs and prints to raise the mood) has ruled in the fashion sphere, interiors are now getting the same treatment. Expect funky pattern checks, kitschy florals and swirls to adorn textiles this year and beyond. After all, we could all do with a little mood-boost at the moment.
Finally, sustainability remains at the forefront of any new purchase. Natural materials like marble, real wood, linens and mohair are favoured, as is shopping vintage and local.
To give your rooms a little New Year love, we’ve scoured the shops to find the hottest, trending interiors items available to snap up now. Take this as your cue to bring your homeware into the year 2022.