2022 Interior Design Trends Now (We love timeless, but we’re curious!)

Ready to check out 2022 Interior Design Trends according to sources such as Architectural Digest and House Beautiful? The 2020s have been marked by the growth of interior design movements like Cottagecore and Grandmillennial, Japandi, and Organic. The implications suggest to this blogger a growing demand for vintage furniture, sustainable pieces, traditional accessories, and objects made with natural materials.

Jenni Kayne Miramar chaise in a lovely organic, natural, Pacific room. #minimalluxe #modernrustic #chaise
Miramar Chaise, Jenni Kayne

What Styles Are Hello Lovely Followers Loving?

Regardless of trends, NATURAL and UNFUSSY are still buzzwords for followers of this blog who value timeless interiors. And timeless obviously isn’t a singular look. For example, timeless traditional and timeless country decor go by a hundred different names these days to suit marketers.

Serene and neutral European country inspired breakfast nook with window seat, round dining table, and Belgian slope arm chairs - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio…in case you admire a pared down Euro country inspired look.

Whether it is farmhouse, roughluxe, shabby chic, or rustic, casual yet classic timeless style is easy to live with. I’m partial to European country influences from the UK, Scandinavia, France, and Belgium.

Jenni Kayne Brentwood Boucle chair
Brentwood Boucle Chair…in case you are drawn to cozy, nubby texture.

Here are some quotes from the poll:

“Industrial farmhouse in neutrals with lots of warm wood and texture is my vibe.” -Reed

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“Japandi – minimalist Japanese and Scandinavian. Neutral and whites, natural and beautiful.” -Fran

Jenni Kayne Miramar sofa
Miramar Sofa, Jenni Kayne – 2022 interior design trends to consider.
Miramar chaise in a lovely grey-green room with side table, orb lamp, and candle - Jenni Kayne.
Candle, Jenni Kayne

“Sophisticated cottage style or Gustavian.” -Jenn

There are a myriad of ways to live with sanctuary style whether you’re into country or urban style. If you love farmhouses in the South of France, or the minimal luxe organic beauty of California casual, a tranquil aesthetic is often achieved with a restrained color palette.

Here are some ideas to create a backdrop for a “softened refuge”:

Softened Refuge Color Collection of paint colors for 2022 by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams - come find these ideas for tranquil paint colors to soothe!
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Creating a sanctuary need not involve an addition to your home. It can be as simple as identifying a space to chill, subtracting everything from it, and then slowly adding back soft, cozy layers. If your space has become slightly cluttered this winter, don’t wait until spring to subtract…do it now!

Alpaca Basketweave Throw in oatmeal from Jenni Kayne
Alpaca Throw, Jenni Kayne

While this solid white oak (and made in the USA!) desk is more than I can afford, this image captures a pared-down, natural, organic look I’m always after:

Newport Desk by Jenni Kayne
Newport Desk, Jenni Kayne – 2022 interior design trends to keep your eye on.

You’ll find all sorts of inspiration you never even knew you needed in books by Jenni Kayne:

Jenni Kayne's book PACIFIC NATURAL on a light wood round accent table with white floral arrangement.
Pacific Natural (Rizzoli, 2019)…hello must have for your library indeed.
Funny adulting humor on Hello Lovely. #funnyquotes

The 1980s Are Very Much in 2020s Consciousness

We’re still seeing so many of the colors and geometrics popular when “Who Shot JR” was a hot topic. (I actually have four matching ochre chairs like the ones in the image below to sell on FB Marketplace this week!).

1984 living room in Architectural Digest. #1980sdesign #interiordesign

Remember all the teal, mauve, windowpane patterns, preppy style, lacquered furniture, mirrored walls, waterbeds, curvy mod furniture, and paneling?

Funky 1980s family room with lofty ceiling, wood paneling installed on diagonal, and earth tones - @jenniferthenc_realtor
@jenniferthenc_realtor…hello earthy palette indeed.

I personally had plenty of chintz, and this would have been my idea of a dreamhouse:

1980 Architectural Digest Cover (June)

I’m not mad at the bentwood dining chairs, the sofa, or the mushroomy lamp shades from 1984 (below), but those tables!

Ikea 1984 catalog cover - simply the best you can afford.

A lot of adults in their 20s and 30s seem to resonate with 1980s aesthetic. Remember bedrooms like this?

1986 Ikea Catalog cover

I haven’t a clue as to why a vase of flowers seemed appropriate on the floor where they are impossible to see from bed and precisely where pets and small children could have a heyday.

Indoor Gardens are a Top Well-Being Trend

According to House Beautiful, indoor gardens are the top wellbeing interior trend for 2022. Plants at home are suggestive of clean, fresh air (they don’t actually clear toxins from the air) and boost moods.

Tower of houseplants and a vintage boho vibe with teal walls - @lola.deor. #1980sdecor #tealwalls
@lola.decor…in case you love a statement wall alive with greenery bliss.

Another rising trend is a desire for natural materials so we’re ditching plastics and welcoming materials that aren’t manmade.

Beautiful bespoke kitchen with deep blue-gray Shaker cabinets (deVOL) and white marble counters - design by @clarenceandgraves. #Englishkitchen #shakerkitchen #bespokekitchen
deVOL – Design: @clarenceandgraves…hello lovely indeed.
Funny tweet about dad on Hello Lovely. #funnytweets #dadquotes #oneoffhumor #sarcastichumor

GREEN is 2022’s Color Crush

I’m sure you have noticed that green is everywhere. In fact, AD notes,

“…shades like emerald bring a sense of tranquility and rejuvenation into any space, whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, or office. (It’s part of that ongoing process of reconnecting with nature.)”

Green plays a starring role in this Ashley Whittaker designed interior with elegant staircase, Gracie wallpaper, and arched doorway. #traditionalstyle #greeninterior
Ashley Whittaker
9 earthy green paint colors from Benjamin Moore to consider - Hello Lovely. #greenpaint #paintcolors #earthygreen
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If you’re into dark green, you’ll definitely want to peek at THIS too!

French farmhouse kitchen with cabinets painted Farrow & Ball Green Smoke - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #kitchen #farrowandball #greensmoke
Vivi et Margot – cabinets are painted Farrow & Ball Green Smoke (buy a sample HERE)

Even ceilings can be dramatic and also full of character if you’re into cocoon chic.

Moody dark green painted paneled walls and furniture in a kitchen dining area with industrial sconces and bespoke design - deVOL.
deVOL’s NY Showroom…hello character-rich cozy chic indeed!
Funny tweets and humor quotes on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnytweets #funnyquotes #humorquotes

Is 2022 About Minimalism or Maximalism?

There are widely varying responses to this question. House Beautiful (UK) reports a 535.88% increase for interest in minimalism compared with last year.

Green bedroom wall (Tarrytown Green HC-134) in a gorgeously organic and artful Seattle home - Nest on Capitol Hill. #tarrytowngreen #greenbedroom
@nestoncapitolhill

Yet Architectural Digest reports an entirely different shift:

“After being confined to our homes for so long, the sterile nature of minimalism is out! More people are pivoting hard into maximalism with weird, whimsical, and wiggly decor pieces that are bursting with unapologetically fun energy.”

Cheerful yellow gallery wall with art in Jenny Sweeney's darling boho colorful art studio.
Hello Lovely Studio

I wouldn’t be surprised if in America, we’re split right down in the middle like everything else!!!

Beautiful, whimsical black cat art with happy colors - Jenny Sweeney.
Jenny Sweeney

Think about it. Millennials love traditional style with vintage and interiors reminding them of their grandparents’ homes.

Serene and zen rustic bathroom design with freestanding tub and Japandi style - @thevenetianpantry. #bathroomdesign #japandi
@thevenetianpantry…in case you admire organic simplicity infused with soul.

You can’t really be a minimalist when you’re truly into granny’s style.

Dark green walls and art wall in living room - Come explore Dark Green Paint, Autumnal Greens & Interior Design Inspiration!

However, Gen Xers spending more time at home and looking at their spaces with fresh eyes may feel stirred to declutter and live with less.

Serene, minimal, rustic bathroom design with vessel sink and round mirror - @framacph.
@framacph…in case a monastic luxe aesthetic appeals.

What is your take on the minimal vs. maximal trend for 2022?

Vintage clawfoot tub in a serene white bath with plantation shutters - Hello Lovely Studio.
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One-off funny humor quote on Hello Lovely about life on earth. #funnyquotes #oneoffhumor #sarcasticquotes #lifequotes

Is Country Style on the Rise?

When earth shut down in 2020, a whole lot of people began working remotely from home and many moved at least temporarily, to more rural environments.

Leanne Ford designed entry and stairs in her Pittsburgh guest cottage - photo by Erin Kelly for Pittsburgh Post Gazette. #modernrustic #vintagestyle
Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette; Photo: Erin Kelly; Design: Leanne Ford

Style-maker and designer Leanne Ford left LA for country living in Pennsylvania and said this about how her collection with Crate & Barrel was born:

“…it seems like everyone either moved to the country or wanted to. I fell for this look that
feels dusty, rusty and a little glam.”

Leanne Ford designed home office area of a MCM home on Restored by the Fords (HGTV) - photo by Alexandra Ribar. #homeofficgoals #modernrustic #minimalluxe #rusticluxe #roughluxe #homeoffices
Leanne Ford…busy herringbone floors, airy built-ins, and also sculptural silhouettes to thrill.

OMG – wait til you see her laid back approach to decorating a Sears house in the country (with second floor ceilings so low, she couldn’t even stand in ’em!! Check out the tour here:

The thing is, there seems always to be a pendulum factor at work, whether it’s interior design or parenting style. It would not surprise me at all if urban style suddenly took off!

Modern Soho Loft Largesse by Timothy Haynes & Kevin Roberts in NEW YORK INTERIORS by Simon Upton. #newyorklofts #modernloft #interiordesign
Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts designed loft in NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton
New York Interiors (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton - book cover. #newyorkinteriors
NEW YORK INTERIORS (Vendome, 2021) by Simon Upton
Funny cake quote on Hello Lovely: I was told there;d be cake. #cakequotes #foodquotes #funnyquotes

Passion for Vintage Style is Soaring

We’re worried about waste and sustainability and landfills so folks are thrifting and shopping FB Marketplace for vintage more than ever. My friend Jenny mixes vintage with whimsy so well:

Turquoise wall in a charming Grandmillennial living room with vintage painting of white cat - Jenny Sweeney design on Hello Lovely. #grandmillennial #livingroom
Design: Jenny Sweeney

But there’s another reason vintage is so hot right now. NOSTALGIA. With the uncertainties of the present and challenging times, we long for the past.

And there are a million ways to interpret vintage style!

ART PRINT Pink Staffordshire Dogs on Blue
Staffordshire Dogs Art Print – PinkLionDog on Etsy

I’m a huge fan of how Tracie of My Petite Maison lives beautifully with vintage pieces.

Nordic French all white bedroom with vintage iron bed and antiques is a lesson in quiet serenity - @mypetitemaison. #frenchnordic #whitebedroom #Swedishstyle #bedroomdecor
My Petite Maison

Books Are Cool Again

I mean. We knew this would happen, didn’t we? There is nothing like turning real pages. It is old fashioned and the perfect antidote to techie overload if you ask me.

Spring green vintage books, alarm clock, and vintage treasures in a vignette by Le Cultivateur. #vintagestyle #green #vintagebooks #springgreen
Le Cultivateur

My fingers are crossed that book collections will not just be a passing trend or a status symbol in the 2020s…I miss the library so much!

John O'Donohue encouraging inspirational quote about the soul. #soulquotes #inspirationalquote #encouragementquotes

Please please please leave a comment and let me know if there’s anybody out there still READING blogs!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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12 Comments

  1. Carol
    January 31, 2022 / 9:50 am

    I read your posts every single day. I love everything about your style. Never stop blogging! Hugs to you, friend.

    • Michele
      Author
      January 31, 2022 / 10:38 am

      Thanks so much for your loyal support and for reading with such tenderness – I appreciate it. 🙂

  2. Lauralee
    January 31, 2022 / 11:09 am

    One of my favorite parts of my day is checking in on you! It is like a visit from an old friend. 🙂 When I aam making a paint color decision or some other design decision, I always think, “Wonder what Michelle would think?” Thank you for your sweet presence! (Pray for your health and your Mom’s.)

    • Michele
      Author
      January 31, 2022 / 12:31 pm

      Awwwww – thank you! We ARE old friends, aren’t we? I’m grateful to have such lovely company here. I’ll have lots of paint color posts to share this year with the new house. There are always so many new things to learn about paint – it’s surprising even to me! xox

  3. Barb
    January 31, 2022 / 11:24 am

    Michele, I look forward to your writing every day, knowing that there will be grace, positivity and peace waiting for me. Blessings to you and your family. You are lovely!

    • Michele
      Author
      January 31, 2022 / 12:28 pm

      I’m so lucky to have you here – thank you for journeying with me as a friend. Peace to you right where you are. 🙂

  4. Patti Ferguson
    January 31, 2022 / 5:52 pm

    Your beautiful spirit shines through your blog; I read it everyday and I am inspired in my home, in my work, in my relationships. Many thanks and please, keep it going!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 1, 2022 / 4:25 pm

      Awwww, thank you, Patti. How can I not keep it going with friends as dear as you? xox

  5. Karen
    January 31, 2022 / 7:53 pm

    What a fun post! I especially loved the video of Leanne Ford, she’s adorable. I grew up in an old farm house that looked similar to a Sears House. My parents covered the cracked plaster and lathe walls with paneling and covered the fir floors with carpeting. So updated they thought but in reality it was the most economical way to go. I haven’t had the pleasure of touring it but I’ve heard that the new owners have updated it nicely. It did have so much potential!

    • Michele
      Author
      February 1, 2022 / 4:24 pm

      How interesting! Our first home had plaster walls which had layers and layers of different wallpaper, and we added our own layer! 🙂 We also covered some of the poor condition hardwood with carpet, but today, I would live with its imperfection. That old house was torn down for a multimillion dollar mansion to be built so there’s that! I love Leanne Ford’s laid back attitude – thanks for watching and visiting me. 🙂

  6. Marilyn Soto
    February 2, 2022 / 5:45 am

    Still reading blogs- especially yours. Its like a gift that’s just so easy and relaxing and thought provoking . If I we’re to wrap it up I would finish it off with a bow that’s quiet and gentle .

    • Michele
      Author
      February 2, 2022 / 6:40 pm

      Yay!!!! I’m so lucky to have you and hope to keep delivering the lovely with tenderness and some unexpected wonder too. Peace to you, friend. xox

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