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7 Top Trends in Luxury Interior Design You Need to Know in 2022

Top trends in luxury interior design in 2022 to know before you start a new home project, including sustainability and the color green.

What are the latest top trends in interior design, color and home décor for 2022?  Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 7 top trends in luxury interior design in 2022 to know before you start a new home or kitchen renovation project, including sustainability, activity rooms and the color green.

What are the top trends in interior design, color and home décor for 2022?

In 2020, our homes became multi-functional headquarters. Overnight, we needed it to house a school, office, gym, theater, and professional grade kitchen and bakery.

Top trends in luxury interior design in 2022 to know before you start a new home project, including sustainability and the color green.

Top trends in luxury interior design in 2022 to know before you start a new home project, including sustainability and the color green.

Two years later, we are still adjusting to our new reality — not only renovating our homes to be more efficient, but to be as enjoyable as possible. As we start the new year, we’re looking at the latest in home trends as a reflection of our collective priorities and what is helping us feel warm, safe and refreshed in our most intimate surroundings.

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Culled from experts in the field and industry publications, here are 7 top trends in luxury interior design in 2022 to know before you start a new home project or renovation, including sustainability, activity rooms and the color green.

Top trends in luxury interior design in 2022 to know before you start a new home project, including sustainability and the color green.

Top trends in luxury interior design in 2022 to know before you start a new home project, including sustainability and the color green.

7 top trends in luxury interior design in 2022

1. Go green

Although Pantone created a purplish-blue hue called Very Peri for their Color of the Year, nearly every major paint brand chose a shade of green. Muted, evocative shades like Evergreen Fog (Sherwin-Williams), October Mist (Benjamin Moore), Breezeway (Behr), Guacamole (Glidden) and the list goes on. The overwhelming consensus is rare but understandable. Clearly, Mother Nature and the concept of “bringing the outdoors in” is top of mind as we have come to appreciate its soothing powers more than ever.

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2. Go greener

Green isn’t just a color trend — but a concept too. For many Americans, it was the first time dealing with supply chain issues. Materials that we took for granted and that used to be readily available were suddenly scarce bringing sustainability concerns even closer to home.

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This year, designers like Sara Hillery and Jean Lin expect more people to shop vintage and appreciate upcycled finds which are not only a greener choice, but fill a home with personality and uniqueness. Houzz predicts that average homeowners will adopt sustainable building practices. Think high-performance windows and solar panels to help reduce energy use or planting native trees and grasses for water-efficient landscapes that also attract pleasing wildlife.

3. Home office goals

The landscape of work has been irrevocably changed. The makeshift office we set-up during the first months of the pandemic is in need of an upgrade. Out of all the rooms in the house, this might be the greatest return on investment. This well-designed office can boost concentration, motivation, and productivity. Devin Shaffer, lead interior designer at Decorilla Online Interior Design told Architectural Digest, that they have clients transforming “custom office spaces with built-ins and high-tech solutions such as smart boards, projectors, and wet bars.”

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4. Custom activity rooms

In 2021, Houzz searches for a home theater increased 190%, home gym climbed 156% and “art studio” leapt 875%. And it’s not just for hobbies. Gemma Riberti, head of interiors at WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors Creating adds that “2022 will also see the rise of the “side-hustle bedroom,” emphasizing entrepreneurial endeavors like a film set for shooting TikTok videos, shipment facilities or fashion design studio. If a home reflects one’s style, this room takes it one step further as a “personal brand.”

5. Sitting pretty

Say goodbye to the safe and boring couch. People are taking more risks with color and pattern, and investing in designs that make them feel good predicts Erin Gates, New England-based interior designer behind the popular blog, Elements of Style. Think rich jewel tone velvets to retro florals to bold color-blocking.

Alternatively, you could play with geometry. Kristin Bartone of Bartone Interiors says, “Nearly every manufacturer, from ultra-high-end down to more budget-friendly vendors, incorporated soft lines, arcs, and curves in all of their furniture.”

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6. Outdoor living rooms

Backyard patios used to be an afterthought but they’re finally getting the attention they deserve. People are now seeking to maximize their living space. Coupled with the fact that there have been major advances in outdoor materials in recent years which allows those with discriminating tastes to find durable outdoor sofas, tables, rugs, and chairs without compromising style.

Add in a kitchen, outdoor fireplace or firepit, TV, speakers and suddenly you have a new living and entertaining space.

7. Biophilia Wallpaper

Bio…what? Dear reader, I had to look it up too. It’s just a fancy way of referring to something that is nature-inspired. It is a big theme this year. Prints featuring flora and fauna will be very popular in 2022. Anything goes whether it’s nostalgic ditsy prints from heritage brands like Little Greene to Graham & Brown and Cole & Son, who are all using archival patterns from literally hundreds of years ago. Or consider more modern and unexpected interpretations that include motifs like gemstones, fossils, and even insects.

But it’s not all about the print being nature-inspired. Sustainability will be important too as homeowners seek out wallpaper printed on recycled paper or use water based dyes that have low to no VOCs.

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There you have it — the top 7 trends for making your home sweet home in 2022!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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