9 Furniture & Interior Design Trends to Expect in 2022

If the past two years were any indication, our homes and our surroundings play a significant role in our mood, and the way we go about with our day. The way in which we spend our time in our homes has also changed: think restaurant, gym, office, dinner party venue, movie theatre, spa – and therefore, has changed the way we make decisions about home furnishings and decor. Ideally, surrounding yourself with things you love, and that bring joy or happiness, is the best way to go about incorporating new trends, and honing in on your own design style.

With the shift toward more home entertaining, furniture trends are echoing the needs of hosts, with more playful, soft looking upholstery designs, and versatile bar cabinet pieces that serve as functional, yet unique storage pieces when not in use.

Interior design trends shape how we decorate and style our homes, and we sure could all use an interior refresh for brighter times ahead. From colors to textures, accessories to building materials, we’re diving into some of the most popular furniture and interior design trends for 2022.

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Organic sophistication

Organic colours, materials, textures and shapes still reign supreme in 2022, but with a sophisticated twist. The feeling of quality and luxury still proves to be important among design enthusiasts, but so does comfortable, approachable living. This can be done by investing in your key pieces for your space, ensuring your sofa will last for decades to come, but using a durable, cozy fabric that you’re not terrified to use. Incorporating a mix of wood, stone, and natural fibres is the key to nailing this trend.

a punch of retro

Retro colours and shapes are back and better than ever. The iconic shades of burnt orange, deep blues, moss greens, and various shades of brown are showing up in more of our designers’ projects, and for good reason. Clients are mixing and matching colours and materials for an eclectic look, with earthy, vintage finds scattered throughout their spaces.Calming, neutral colour palettes are gaining popularity again in modern, minimal designs, as people continue to seek comfort and familiarity in their surroundings. For 2022, we’re seeing warmer, taupe and organic brown tones, as opposed to cooler greys or stark whites. These colours work best in rooms we spend the most time in: living rooms and bedrooms. The good news with this palette is that adding colour isn’t difficult. Simply switch out your throw pillows or rug to add a pop of colour for the season, and you’re set!

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wavy wood & coocooning upholstery

We saw it in 2021, and we’ll continue to see round shapes and wavy lines this year as well. Think smooth edges, rounded feet, boomerang shapes, and soft, plush-looking upholstery. Soft, rounded edges are calming, and some of the newer silhouettes act like a warm hug after a long day, putting our minds to rest where they need it the most.

Necessary neutrals

Calming, neutral colour palettes are gaining popularity again in modern, minimal designs, as people continue to seek comfort and familiarity in their surroundings. For 2022, we’re seeing warmer, taupe and organic brown tones, as opposed to cooler greys or stark whites. These colours work best in rooms we spend the most time in: living rooms and bedrooms. The good news with this palette is that adding colour isn’t difficult. Simply switch out your throw pillows or rug to add a pop of colour for the season, and you’re set!

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modern parisian

It’s no secret that traditional elements are making a comeback in interior design. Case in point: the modern Parisian aesthetic. We’re now seeing more formal, European-inspired living rooms, featuring crown moldings, wall mouldings, elegant chandeliers, intricately carved mirrors, and a touch of elegance. When paired with more inviting, curved furniture silhouettes, the spaces simply shine.

bold check patterns

Bold patterns are back - in a big way. Unlike their minimalist counterparts, people that thrive off of colour and drama are incorporating contrasting checkered rugs, bold checkered tile floors, and patterned accessories that pack a punch. Vibrant accessories and bold furniture choices easily add life to a space, especially if done right by the colour wheel.

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portable table lamps

Dainty, yet impactful vignettes are having a moment. Usually included in the vignette? A small table lamp, to add character, light, and interest to a space. Designers are incorporating these secret weapons into the most unexpected places. Think bookshelves, kitchen counters, bar carts, bathrooms and mantles. It’s amazing what a little bit of light can do to make a vignette sing!

inspiring live-work spaces

We all have gotten quite used to the live-work situation. But now that we’re in it for the long-haul, are you really happy with your office space? Or did you rush to find whatever desk you could, and called it a day? To make the most of your productivity (and your happiness), it’s best to create a space that’s functional, yet inspiring to you, to ensure you enjoy working day after day in your space. A living-room-meets-workspace is best executed with smart storage to hide clutter, and a paint colour that feels smart yet sophisticated, to ensure it doesn’t take away from the calibre of your existing space.

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Maximalism

Although some prefer the minimal route when it comes to furnishing a space, maximalism is just as in-style, which is all about layering the room with design elements that work in harmony with each other. This can be done with dramatic wallpaper or artwork, layered rugs, or a curated collection of meaningful home decor objects that speak to your design style. Nailing this trend doesn’t mean you have to have it all – that will just result in visual clutter. Everything should still have a designated space, with the purpose of adding personality to the room, and bringing you joy.

From check patterns to organic materials, wavy wood and Parisian influence, here are some of our favourite pieces to incorporate these trends into your home for 2022!

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