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The biggest interior design trends to look out for in 2022

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WordsMegan Lambert


A lot has changed over the last couple of years. Changes to our lives that seemed temporary: the home office, the need for outdoor space, a yearning for simple living (not to mention a newfound appreciation for DIY) have become long-lasting. During the pandemic, we were forced to rethink how we used our space. Naturally, this has had a massive impact on our decor choices. That's why we're taking a look at the biggest interior trends to look out for in 2022.

2022 interior design trend: homes as emotional spaces

Often overlooked is our emotional connection to our homes. Over the last couple of years, that emotional connection has only strengthened as our homes have become our literal safe haven. 

As our Color Consultant Charlotte puts it, "Now more than ever, our homes are a place where we want to feel sheltered, protected and supported". So how does this translate into interior design trends? Well, would-be decorators are paying greater attention to how color psychology affects our emotions, and we're seeing lots of gentle, nurturing colour choices.  Warming pinks are like a hug in a paint tin, whilst beiges create an earthy, grounding effect. For the full low down, take a look at our 2022 color trend predictions

Now more than ever, our homes are a place where we want to feel sheltered, protected and supported.

Charlotte - Colour consultant
Lick colour palette of Beige 02, Pink 02, Pink 01, Beige 04, White 05 and Red 03 paint

2022 interior design trend: healthy homes

More than just maintaining our physical wellbeing, having a healthy home is about preserving our mental wellbeing too. It’s time to create a sanctuary within your home by instilling a bit of that spa-like zen, evoking the senses, and sorting out your feng shui. Things like incorporating house plants to help us feel closer to nature, carving out zones in our home for meditation, hit classes or yoga, and decorating with gentle paint colors, are all predicted to stay relevant next year and beyond. Essential oil diffusers in scents like bergamot, ylang-ylang or lavender can alleviate anxiety, whilst the child in us feels a sense of security surrounded by soft, tactile, swaddling blankets or throws.