Are These Interior Trends Still Popular Now?

While I don’t pay much attention to trends for my own decorating, plenty of folks do. And for good reason. When it is time to sell your home, it’s good to know. And it’s also just interesting to note what is popular since interior design trends tend to reflect other cultural shifts. We looked at what Architectural Digest and House Beautiful predicted for last year, so let’s see if they hold.

Black and white luxurious Atlanta (Tuxedo Rd) kitchen. #blackandwhitekitchen

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Styles Hello Lovely Followers Still PIN

Regardless of trends, NATURAL and UNFUSSY looks continue to be pinned by followers of this blog and my Pinterest feed.

Jenni Kayne Miramar sofa
Miramar Sofa, Jenni Kayne – 2022 interior design trends to consider.

Since timeless is still a favorite here, can we call it a trend? Hahahaha.

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.

Casual interpretations of timeless style are especially favored.

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

Whether you call it country, modern country, or modern European country, or rustic elegance, it’s highly livable.

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

Jenni Kayne’s California cool, natural, laid back luxe is a great example of casual elegance. (And it’s also an example of ‘buy once, cry once’ since you’ll pay a pretty penny for quality that will keep serving you well for years.

Miramar chaise in a lovely grey-green room with side table, orb lamp, and candle - Jenni Kayne.
Candle, Jenni Kayne

And howwwwww! So many ways to create a calm, sanctuary feel at home whether your jam is city or country. If you love farmhouses in the South of France, or the minimal luxe organic beauty of California casual, a tranquil aesthetic sometimes begins simply with a quiet color palette.

Do these colors from the past year still speak to you?

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!
Pin me and find the names of these paint colors HERE.

Because I think they are still resonating with folks who are comforted by soft earth tones. Paint is such a relatively easy way to change the mood so a space feels more like a refuge.

Black and white living room with abstract painting in a luxurious Atlanta 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 became cluttered during the holidays, don’t wait for spring to subtract…enjoy the benefits now!

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

While this solid white oak (and made in the USA!) desk costs 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

Are the 1980s Still Surfacing in Design?

While 80s influences still seem common, it seems to me that the 90s and Y2K have surged in popularity in recent months.

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

Anyone else recall all the teal, mauve, windowpane patterns, preppy style, lacquered furniture, mirrored walls, waterbeds, curvy mod furniture, and paneling from the Reagan years? Let’s walk down memory lane for a moment…

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

While I’m not mad at bentwood dining chairs, the sofa, or mushroomy lamp shades from 1984 (below), those rigid straight lines of the sofa and Ikea Lack tables seem so harsh. Folks need soft edges and curves in the 2020s!

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

Remember bedrooms like this?

1986 Ikea Catalog cover

Are Houseplants & Indoor Gardens Still Trending?

Last year, House Beautiful declared indoor gardens to be the top wellbeing interior trend, and it certainly seemed accurate.

Sunny room lined in limestone at Patina Farm filled with potted plants - design by Brooke Giannetti. #patinafarm #gardendecor #europeancountry #frenchfarmhouse #agedpots
Patina Farm – Velvet and Linen

There are new businesses everywhere specializing in providing and caring for plants in offices and workplaces.

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.

I have more plants than ever, and while they are suggestive of clean, fresh air, they don’t actually clear toxins from the air as much as uplift spirits.

The trend of demanding more sustainability is going strong. We are all ditching plastic and welcoming natural, non-toxic materials that are not 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

Did GREEN Turn Out to Be as Much of a Color Crush as Expected?

Green probably soared even higher than anyone expected, and I’m sure you have seen it everywhere. AD noted,

“…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 a serene kinda 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)

We definitely saw a lot of folks painting walls, trim, and ceiling a singular shade.

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

Was the Past Year Colored With Minimalism or Maximalism?

It depends on who you ask and where you look, but because of economic woes and other factors, minimalism seemed on the rise. It may depend somewhat on where you live. Last year, House Beautiful (UK) reported a 535.88% increase in minimalism searches.

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 reported a different perspective:

“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.
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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 appear to love traditional style with vintage and nostalgia.

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.

And for those interested in their grandparents’ style, it is hard to really be a minimalist.

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

GenXers like me seem to like a more spare look, rotating items rather than seeing everything from inside the storage cabinets.

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 the 2020s?

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 Modern Farmhouse Style Waning?

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.

In case you haven’t yet peeked at her laid back approach to decorating a Sears house in the country (with second floor ceilings so low, she couldn’t even stand up, see the tour here:

The thing is, while we may not see the term “modern farmhouse” in 2023 as often as past years, marketers are clever. There will be new terms to describe the style! What we used to call “modern country” in the 90s became “farmhouse” and then “modern farmhouse.” Ya know?

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

And let’s face it, it’s those spaces that don’t fall easily into one category that are interesting and full of character.

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

Has Vintage Style Stayed Hot?

Indeed. We’re all concerned about the earth, waste, sustainability, and landfills. Thrifting is as cool as ever, and shopping FB Marketplace is hugely popular. 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 remains hot right now. NOSTALGIA. Times are hard, and a lot of people long for the past and not so distant past (as in pre-pandemic).

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

Are Books Cooler Than Ever?

It feels like they are. Maybe because it is old school and an antidote to techie overload. It also just feels more civilized than iPhone scrolling.

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

My fingers are still crossed that book collections will not become a passing trend or a status symbol in the 2020s…we need libraries to remain open!

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

Thanks for listening to these opinions, and I’d love you to add yours. Have you jumped on any bandwagons in the past year? Seeing any emerging trends for 2023?

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing