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.
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!
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Photo & Design: Monika Hibbs
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.
Photo & Design: Caitlin Flemming
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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.
Photo & Design: Samantha Stein Interiors
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).
Photo & Design: Caitlin Flemming
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.
Photo & Design: Phoebe Howard
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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