What will be popular this year

  • I am the founder of DBF interiors – I’ve been following interior design trends that I think will be important in 2022.
  • As many are spending even more time at home, we should use outdoor spaces and offices.
  • People are also starting to add more fun colors and quirky pieces to their homes.

As founder and interior designer at DBF interiors, I am always on the lookout for the next big decoration trends.

Many of us are still home-based, which turns our living spaces into multi-functional headquarters.

I have a hunch that design trends for 2022 will include functionality, accessibility and comfort – with a touch of style and substance, of course.

Read on to discover some of this year’s top interior design trends.

Millennial decor is still popular at home

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Wallpaper is a big feature of the design trend.

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In 2021, the increasingly popular grandmillennial trend has gained momentum.

We expect to see this fashion ramp up this year – millennials can’t get enough of the old-school maximalist trend that includes ruffles, chintz, tassels and toile wallpaper.

The grand-millénaire movement also allows for the exploration of style and nostalgia.

We’re seeing an increase in pet-friendly furniture

Pet-centric decorating is all the rage this year.

Most people consider their pets part of their family. The “Barkitecture” design trend gives pets something cozy to relax in that stays consistent with your existing decor.

People are starting to get more creative with their work-from-home solutions

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Home offices are pretty much unavoidable these days.

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This year, we can expect our kitchens and spacious walk-in closets to continue to double as makeshift offices.

Many open kitchens will continue to accommodate alternative workspaces with smart shelving, space-saving features and maximized nooks. I predict an insurrection of kitchen nooks as comfortable work-from-home options.

Large walk-in closets can also be an alternative to working in the living room.

But if you’re lucky enough to have more extra space in your home, it’s time to seriously consider converting that spare bedroom into a home office.

I predict an increase in meditation corners

You can turn just about any corner of your home into a serene corner of meditation.

They’re perfect for winding down after a long day at work or for some alone time before interacting with your partner in the morning.

To create a cozy sanctuary in the corner of a room, I recommend incorporating comforting yet uplifting decorative elements such as soft floor cushions, exciting artwork, a small side table or bench and a colorful rug. If you can find a nook near a window, even better.

It’s time to take advantage of your porch and patio spaces for optimal relaxation

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Even a small porch can become an oasis.

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When we’re all confined to our homes, having a space to get some fresh air is a real luxury.

Even if your porch or patio is small, there are ways to turn it into a space where you can work, relax, or read.

Fun and warm colors will bring some life to homes this year

Color can really impact the mood of a space, whether it comes from the walls, furniture, or decor.

I predict that warmer colors such as deep reds, yellows and oranges will be widely displayed in living spaces this year to make them more comfortable.

This year is going to be big for statement furniture and decorative pieces

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Bold artwork and decor give your space more personality.

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Now more than ever, people are bringing their personality to their living spaces by choosing furniture and decor that showcases their sense of style.

Think eye-catching sofas and coffee tables and delicately crafted decor pieces.

More people are ccreate dedicated private spaces in their homes

Being quarantined at home with roommates or family members for the past two years has taught us the importance of privacy.

Creating a dedicated private space at home can help you and the people you live with find time for quiet time.

Meditation

nooks, floating art walls, hanging curtains, etc. can create that sense of intimacy and peace.

Crowded furniture arrangements are overshadowed by open floor plans

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Furniture with open and rounded shapes is in fashion.

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Inadequate spatial layouts combined with bulky and bulky furniture can make your living room feel cluttered.

This year, we’re focusing on essential yet unique pieces of furniture that speak to your style while maintaining an openness feng shui floor plan which leaves room to breathe.