Jan 12

The Best Interior Design Trends for 2022

264799248_109760418117237_7774007150100806951_nDesign @themisfithouse | Photo @kristinkarch


When House & Home Magazine asked Leanne Ford what interior design trends are “out” this year, she responded “judgement! Nothing’s out! If you love it, then enjoy it. It always come back around anyway!” and oof yes yes yes to every ounce of her response. This right here is the exact vibe I’m striving for in 2022, and how I believe one should always approach designing their home.

I’ve never really been one to dig into “trends” myself, as I tend to lean towards more classic design elements as is, however there are definitely a few things I’m seeing pop up frequently as of late – all of which I fully and wholeheartedly subscribe to. So I share this interior design trends prediction post with the caveat that as long as it makes you happy, you are doing it exactly right. Following are a few interior design trends that are doing just that for me.

PS: Check out my interior design trends post for 202120202019, 2018, 2017 & 2016. While all of them were most definitely in the spotlight that year, I still subscribe to just about all of them

[break]tiny lamps

I’ve mentioned the importance of layering your lighting a number of times in the past (most recently, here!), but it’s something that perhaps deserves its own post in its entirety. Having ample lighting sources – from wall sconces, to pots, to chandeliers, to table lamps – all in one space not only adds a luxurious look to your home, but it also provides plenty of opportunity to control the mood of the space throughout the day. I absolutely love the tiny lamp interior design trend as it provides an additional lighting layer to have some fun with. Plus, look how cute!

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo & Design: Room For Tuesday

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo & Design: Monika Hibbs 

[break]pleated, fluted, & scalloped lamp shades

While tiny lamps are having a big moment this year, so too are wall sconce, chandeliers, and, well, lamp shades in general. People are having a whole lot more fun in this arena as I’m seeing everything from pleated and fluted shades (hello 90’s throw back!) to woven and scalloped. I’m all for the playful addition this brings to a space. 

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo & Design: Caitlin Flemming

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo & Design: Studio McGee

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo: Lucy Call  | Design: W Design Collective


[break]old world charm[break]

As far as I’m concerned, while things like herringbone floors, gently curved side splashes, and beadboard walls have never gone “out of style”, there’s no denying that these old world-esque additions are hot in the design world right now, and for good reason. These subtle yet impactful design details really do help take ones home to the next level, and I love that they’re a nod to all their design predecessors, instantly infusing a space with oodles of character and charm.

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo: Rebekah Westover  | Design: W Design Collective

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo: Julie Soefer | Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo & Design: Samantha Stein Interiors

[break]unexpectedly woven

Okay so don’t get me wrong, I still love me some cane (drool!), however I feel like that interior design trend has taken a backseat as of late in exchange for it’s woven counterparts. These woven materials are showing up in unexpected ways, including vases,  lamp shades, and pendant lights. I love that they’re a great way to incorporate texture (an interior design must) and a hint of quirkiness (in the very best way). 

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo: Lauren Miller | Design: Ashley Montgomery Design

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo: Lauren Miller | Design: Ashley Montgomery Design

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo & Design: Caitlin Flemming

[break]cafe curtains[break]

I will be the first to admit that cafe curtains was the one interior design trend that I wasn’t entirely on board with when I first noticed it. But the more I see it popping up, the more I’m seriously digging it. Not only does it infuse hints of the aforementioned old worm charm we chatted about, but it also provides privacy while still letting ample light shine through. It’s form and function working hard, and I might just be a convert.  

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo: Shade Degges Photography | Design: Amber Interiors

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo & Design: Phoebe Howard

The Best Interior Design Trends of 2022Photo: Haris Kenjar | Design: Heidi Caillier Design


I’d love to know – which interior design trends for 2022 are you loving and noticing? And which are you excited to leave behind?

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  1. Sheila G says:

    Good Calls! Happy 2022!!

  2. Peg says:

    I love every single one!!!

  3. Sabrina McIntosh says:

    Hello! While I never comment, I have to on this lovely post. In general, I do not care for the trend updates for many reasons that I will not go into. That being said, I loved all your thoughts about the moments we are seeing in design that are classic ideas being reintroduced and agree, that they are the most lovely and charming details to incorporate into a home (except, I still don’t care for fluted shades. still) :)
    I enjoy your writing and thoughts! Keep up the lovely work!

  4. Linda says:

    Love each of these pictures – I like the warmth and comfy invitation to enter and enjoy the space. I’m especially happy to see NO grey. While I do have some grey in my home, I feel better when it is accompanied by tan, beige, warm white, etc. – not a room encapsulated in it.

  5. Deborah Bryan says:

    Those Studio McGee barstools! I want them!

  6. Deb says:

    Cafe curtains! Thank you!

  7. franki Parde says:

    Insightful & why…I luke that. Fluted certainly attracts dust…but, it is lovely…I luv columns. franki

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