Interior Design Trends 2022 | Popular Decorating Ideas for the Home

    Decor trends come onto the scene quickly, but they don’t last forever. These 29 popular interior design styles are hot in 2022!  Try using your favorites to keep your home in style this year.

    29 Popular Decorating & Interior Styles For 2022

    Ready to see which decorating trends will be popular in 2022? Let’s dive into the decorating ideas for the home you’re about to see everywhere!

    1. Dark Trim Paint Colors

    Dark trim in mud room (source)

    If you love a contrasting trim color, you’re in luck: dark trim is hot right now. White walls are extremely popular, and it’s making dark baseboards, dark wainscoting, and dark doors gain serious momentum!

    Even though this is a new trend for 2022, it’s also a classic design idea that can look stunning in all types of styles. Grays, beiges, and creamy mushroom colors seem to be the go-to choice when it comes to jumping in on this recent decorating idea for your home.

    2. Sleek Modern Fireplaces

    Sleek modern fireplace (source)

    Fireplaces have always been ‘in’ and have remained popular over the decades, but in 2022 we’re going to see modern fireplace designs everywhere. Many designers are opting for the sleek look.

    Modern fireplaces pair exceptionally well with small rustic details and pops of greenery to keep the space looking lived in and cozy. If you’re looking to enhance a modern space with a bit of rustic beauty, this trend is for you.

    Modern painted fireplace (source)

    Want to update an older fireplace style to give it a modern look? Try painting it in a bold, rich color like the olive green fireplace in the photo above.

    Related: Best Green Paint Colors For Interiors

    3. Bold Wallpaper & Wall Murals

    Floral Wallpaper (source)

    This is an old trend that seems to be making a comeback. Wallpaper enjoyed great popularity in previous decades, but rapidly lost public appeal in the early 2000’s. Now, in 2022, I’ve been seeing it everywhere – from bedrooms and bathrooms to entryways and backsplashes. The wallpaper decor trend is in full swing.

    Looking for a high quality wallpaper option? I love all of the different designs offered by Ever Wallpaper – they have so many beautiful prints to choose from.

    Whether you’re looking for a pretty wallpaper option (above) or an awe-inspiring mural (below), the options are endless.

    Wall Mural Wallpaper (source)

    Ever Wallpaper even offers customization for any of their prints. Want to change colors, add or remove an object or create a whole new wallpaper? Their designers can help you create a unique wallpaper just for you. So cool!

    Ever Wallpaper also makes installation super easy by including an Installation Guide with every purchase. Many of the reviewers say they even hung their wallpaper without a second pair of hands! I’m officially impressed.

    Adding wallpaper to your space is a fun way to transform the look of your room as well as add texture & interest to a room. So level-up one (or two) walls in your home with a pretty wallpaper like these savvy designs from Ever Wallpaper.

    4. Two-toned Cabinets

    Wood island and white cabinets (source)

    Kitchen islands have been a home decor staple for awhile now. They add extra cabinet space, seating, and are a great way to add functionality to an otherwise wasted space in a larger kitchen.

    For 2022, the recent evolution of the kitchen island will continue with an extra design element and fun paint color. That’s right – try mixing it up and choose a different finish and/or color for your island from the rest of the kitchen cabinets.

    I love the look of the wood island opposite the creamy white cabinets in the photo above.

    Tip: when choosing different colors or finishes for your kitchen island, be sure to keep the design looking cohesive by using the same countertops as the rest of the kitchen.

    Want my A-to-Z blueprint on how to design a room that’s beautiful and stylish?

    5. Arch Detail

    Arch detail between two rooms (source)

    Arches in your home design are somehow both bold and subtle, creating a unique design element in the space. This trend is making a statement for both interior and exterior design.

    Whether you incorporate the arch trend in the structural design of your home (above) or create a less permanent arch through furniture, paint, or mirrors (below) – it’s an excellent way to add some fun detail to your space.

    Painted arch wall statement (source)

    6. Cane Furniture

    Cane decorative cabinet (source)

    The cane furniture decor trend is in full swing this year. And I have to say, while it’s been popping up for a while, I’m still just as obsessed. What about you?

    It’s a beautiful material and a smidge boho (there’s just something about that natural material & intricate design that we’re drawn to). The cane decor trend is making an appearance on chairs, side tables, and even headboards.

    7. Layered Rugs

    living room with layered rugs
    Layered rugs in living room (source)

    Layering rugs is a popular trend for 2022, and it’s no surprise why. Layering rugs is great way to double the texture and depth in your space. Not to mention it just looks and feels so cozy.

    Plus, layering rugs can actually be a budget-friendly option compared to one larger rug. Here’s why: oversized rugs can be super expensive! However, if you opt for a smaller version of your dream rug, you can easily layer it atop a more reasonably priced rug for an affordable option that achieves a similar look.

    A great way to layer rugs is to use a large jute rug + a smaller patterned rug. 

    G E T T H E L O O K

    For tips on decorating with jute, check out the article I wrote titled ‘Jute Rugs – My Honest Review’ where I share everything you need to know before buying a jute rug.

    8. Woven Wall Hangings

    a woven wall hanging as wall decor
    Boho bedroom with wall hanging (source)

    Woven wall hangings are a huge home decor hit this year. Using a woven wall hanging is an easy way to bring a touch of texture and detail to an otherwise boring wall. Try using a wall hanging to create a feature that your eyes are immediately drawn to. Then you can design the rest of the room decor around the woven hanging.

    Wall hangings come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. So get creative! Chose a hanging that matches your design style, and fits in with the rest of your home decor. Plus, they’re super affordable. There are tons of woven wall hangings available on Amazon for less than $20!

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    If you aren’t sure exactly sure what your design style is, checkout the fun quiz I created – What’s Your Decorating Personality? The quiz helps you discover how your decorating personality and design style go together. It also gives you ideas on how to bring them to life in your home.

    9. Geometric & Abstract Backsplashes

    geometric backsplash in a kitchen
    Geometric backsplash in kitchen (source)

    When it comes to kitchen backsplash designs, there’s tons of options available – everything from subway tile, to mosaics, to stacked stone, and so many more!

    Although many of these options look amazing, only one backsplash made the 2022 home decor trends list – Geometric & Abstract backsplashes. Kitchens featuring geometric pattern backsplashes are in this year! The abstract geometric backsplash above was installed by Construction2style during their recent kitchen renovation.

    The geometric shapes trend is not limited to kitchens. It’s also popular for area rugs, framed artwork, and even wallpaper.

    We chose to install a white hexagonal tile backsplash in our most recent kitchen renovation. To see how the white hex tile backsplash turned out, read the full kitchen makeover reveal blog post here.

    10. Basket Walls

    baskets hanging on the wall as decor
    Basket wall in bedroom (source)

    Basket walls are trending big time. Don’t believe me? Trying searching for ‘basket wall’ on Pinterest or Instagram. You’ll be scrolling for hours!

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    Installing a basket wall collage is an easy, affordable way to spruce up a blank wall. With so many basket colors and designs available, you’re sure to find the perfect style for your home.  The basket well trend is popular with traditional, boho, rustic and coastal styles.

    11. Unique Ceiling Designs

    great room with a shiplap ceiling
    Painted shiplap ceiling detail with wood beams (source)

    Architects and interior designers are paying more attention to detail in 2022, especially when it comes to ceilings. Long gone are the days when a basic sheetrock ceiling was good enough, or worse yet – a popcorn ceiling. *gasp*

    Expect to see more vaulted ceilings, shiplap, exposed wood beams, tray ceilings, and other unique architectural ceiling designs when you look up in the years to come.

    12. Mix & Match Furniture

    non matching furniture in a living room
    Mixed furniture styles in living room (source)

    Ditching matchy furniture sets in favor of individual pieces is becoming more popular this year. It takes a little extra effort to curate individual furniture pieces that work with your design goals, but it’s worth it! The end result can be a stunning reflection of your unique style.

    Pairing multiple designs and finishes of furniture can create a sophisticated feel in a living room, great room, or sitting room – even if you aren’t splurging on ultra expensive furniture.

    If you’ve been considering new furniture pieces in your home, checkout my post Article Sven Leather Sofa Review where I share all the pros & cons, and show how the leather has held up after 2 years of real-world use. 

    13. Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces

    an indoor-outdoor great room
    Open air concept in living room (source)

    This beautiful home in Bozeman, MT showcases why indoor-outdoor living spaces are trending. The great room features massive windows that let in tons of natural light. When the glass wall is opened to the back patio, it give the whole space a fresh open-air feel.

    Indoor-outdoor living spaces create a seamless transition between the inside and  the outside. This design feature makes makes homes with indoor-outdoor living spaces well suited for entertaining and hosting – especially hosting larger crowds that would not otherwise fit.

    14. Curtains & Drapes

    white curtains in a bedroom
    Pretty curtain detail in bedroom (source)

    This year – blinds are out, and curtains are in. Floor to ceiling curtains have an elegant, polished look that makes windows appear larger, and rooms feel cozier. In addition, curtains add texture and depth to a room.

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    Cheap vinyl blinds with long cords were the builder-grade standard for years. As a result, there’s TONS of homeowners that are itching to get rid of these eyesores. In 2022, more people than ever are ditching their basic white vinyl blinds in favor of curtains.

    Curtains are a functional way to decorate a home. You get style, and shade!

    15. Poufs / Ottomans

    pouf styled in a bedroom
    Natural woven material pouf (source)

    This versatile home accessory doesn’t take up much space, and it’s very stylish. A poof can be used as extra seating and it’s a great way to add texture to a room.

    There are many pouf / ottomans to choose from in various sizes, shapes, and materials. This makes utilizing a pouf a splendid option for any design style.

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    For more on poufs, checkout the article I wrote featuring an Article Hira Wool Pouf where I share all the details about the pouf, and the 3 ways to we use it to maximize space in our small living room.

    16. Off-White Paint Colors

    a living room painted with an off-white color
    Off white walls in living room (source)

    The walls of this attractive living room are painted with Benjamin Moore ‘Simply White’ (OC-117), and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore ‘Super White’ (OC-152). Using a true white ceiling creates contrast and brings out the warmer tones of the off-white walls.

    For the last last several years, white paints have been taking over interior design. But for 2022, popular paint colors are shifting towards warmer off-whites.

    For more information on true white, and off-white paint colors, checkout the article I wrote titled ‘White Paint Color Guide’ where I share all the top colors.

    Tip: test out a few of your favorite paint colors using Peel-and-Stick Paint Samples from Samplize. These 12″ x 12″ samples use real paint and make it so easy to test out different paint colors in your home.


    17. Exposed Pipe Shower Fixtures

    exposed pipes in a shower
    Exposed pipe shower fixtures in walk-in shower (source)

    Why hide plumbing in the wall when it can look this good? Exposed plumbing in a shower is the perfect design touch for many styles such as: traditional, farmhouse, modern, and industrial.

    A conventional shower has all its pipes and valves concealed inside the wall. Only a knob, and the showerhead are visible. While this clean and simple look can be appealing, moving the plumbing outside of the wall can instantly take a boring shower, and make it interesting.

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    Exposed pipe shower systems are often made from copper or brass, but you can also get other finishes like brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, or chrome.

    18. Greenery & Houseplants

    greenery as decor in a sitting room
    House plants galore in bright living room (source)

    Decorating with greenery and house plants is an easy way to add visual interest to a room. And, natural plants fit right in with most design styles.

    Whether it’s real or faux, adding a few houseplants to your space can liven up a room and keep it from looking stale. It doesn’t have to be too fancy – think wreaths, potted plants or even dried stems poking out of a vintage glass bottle.

    Boho plant inspo (source)

    Bring the outdoors in! That’s my #1 recommendation in the article I wrote titled Summer Decor Trends You Should Keep All Year Long where I outline the best decor for holding onto those relaxed summer vibes.

    Don’t have a green thumb? I’m right there with ya! Here’s some of my favorite artificial plants that look like the real thing:

    19. Copper Accents

    copper accents in a kitchen
    Hammered copper farmhouse style sink (source)

    If you’re wondering why copper accents are trending in 2022, just take a look at this breathtaking hammered copper farmhouse sink by Sinkology – it should clear things up for you!

    Copper accents pop nicely against off-white walls (#16 on this list), butcher block countertops (#28 on this list) as well as many of the other 2022 decor trends.

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    Other stylish copper accent ideas include: kitchen & bathroom faucets, cabinet hardware pulls, decorative bowls, and candlesticks.

    20. Minimalism

    a minimalist bedroom
    Minimalist bedroom layout (source)

    The minimalist style is trending in 2022, and for good reason. Checkout this bedroom! Some people see minimalism as cold and uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be. The style can be clean, simple, and elegant.

    The most common home decor issues that I see people struggle with are – over decorating and clutter. You don’t have to go full-on minimal, but keep this in mind when styling your home: a little decor goes a long way. Stuffing a room full of furniture and decor is not mandatory. Try to use less and keep your decorating simple.

    For more ideas on decluttering, and to learn about my system to get rid of all the things you don’t use or need, checkout the article I wrote titled: How To Declutter Your Home For Good.

    21. Woven Baskets

    woven basket in a living room
    Woven basket with blanket in living room (source)

    Woven baskets are one of the most versatile decor pieces, so it’s no surprise they made their way onto this year’s list of top decorating trends. Ranging in all shapes and sizes, not to mention tons of different textures and designs, baskets are a great way to add some cozy texture to a space.

    Toss in some extra throw pillows and blankets for a cute storage idea, or tuck your favorite houseplant inside to instantly create a pretty planter.

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    You can find my top woven basket picks in the article I wrote: 26 of the Cutest Bins & Baskets On Amazon.

    22. Shiplap & Accent Walls

    master bedroom wood accent wall
    Rustic shiplap accent wall (source)

    Shiplap and accent walls continue to be all the rage in 2022. The shiplap trend, popularized by Joanna Gains, has been going strong for several years and it’s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

    Shiplap and other accent walls come in all different colors and finishes – from dark black paint, to white shiplap, and everything in between.  An accent wall is the perfect style update for a boring room.

    If you’re interested in adding an accent wall in your home, I’ve written a tutorial – How To Build A Shiplap Wood Accent Wall. The tutorial has tons of pictures, and step-by-step instructions. It details the exact steps we used to install this accent wall in our master bedroom.

    23. Not-White Cabinets

    a kitchen with grey cabinets
    Dark gray kitchen cabinets (source)

    Clean white cabinets have dominated all the popular Pinterest boards for years, but this trend is starting to falling out of grace with interior designers, and homeowners.

    In 2022, more builders and remodelers are opting for darker and earthy tone cabinet finishes. Natural finishes like wood colors, and neutral paints like grey and beige are gaining popularity as well.

    24. Throw Pillows

    throw pillows on a bed as decor
    Mixed throw pillows in bedroom (source)

    Throw pillows are the ultimate interior design tool. This trend isn’t new for 2022, not by a long shot. Rather, it’s a style that’s been running strong for several years. I don’t foresee this trend slowing down anytime soon.

    A few carefully selected throw pillows can take a room from meh to wow! And, they’re so easy to swap out for seasonal decorating.

    If you have a brown couch, check the article I wrote titled 10 Pillow Combinations For A Brown Couch.

    When it’s time to change up your throw pillows, instead of buying entirely new pillows, you can just swap out the covers! This makes throw pillows a budget friendly option! Checkout all my favorite throw pillows Amazon.

    25. Leather Furniture

    a living room with a leather sectional
    Leather sectional in modern rustic living room (source)

    Leather furniture has always been a staple of interior design due to its timeless beauty, and natural durability.  My three favorite materials for decorating are: wood, stone and leather.

    This group of three materials are classics, and they never go out of style. All three have looked great in homes for literally thousands of years. That shouldn’t be changing any time soon.

    26. Home Offices

    home office with large windows and simple decor
    Two person home office inspo (source)

    More people than ever are working from home, especially these days. This recent surge in people working from home is making home offices prettier and trendier than ever.

    Checkout the light and bright home office above. Who wouldn’t want to work from home with a workspace like that? Home offices can be designed and decorated to inspire creativity and motivation.

    Pretty home office inspo (source)

    Breaking away from a boring cubicle can help you enjoy your work, and become more productive. With their recent rise in popularity, home offices earned a spot on the 2022 home decor trends list!

    27. Gallery Walls

    gallery wall in a living room
    Gallery wall ideas (source)

    The gallery wall trend isn’t going anywhere – and why would it? There are so many different ways to create a gallery wall and they look good with pretty much any design style!

    The key to creating an eye-catching gallery wall is to choose pieces of interest that are cohesive when grouped together.

    Mixing up the size, colors, and textures of art in your gallery wall can really add interest to the space. Try choosing frames that go well together without being exactly the same. You can even choose art that isn’t framed at all, or stand alone pieces like canvases, clocks, and mirrors.

    For more popular wall decor ideas, check out Wall Decor Ideas | Creative Ways To Decorate Any Wall.

    28. Butcher Block Countertops

    kitchen island butcher block countertops
    Butcher block kitchen island (source)

    Butcher block counter tops have risen and fallen in trendiness over the past several decades. Recently, they’ve been on the rise in popularity – especially for kitchen islands. The naturally warm wood color of butcher a block counter top can make a kitchen feel more welcoming.

    One of the major drawbacks of butcher block is their ongoing requirement for maintenance, and the susceptibility to stains, and waters damage. However, these issues can be minimized with high quality wood sealants.

    29. Open Shelving

    wood open shelving with decor
    Open shelving decor ideas (source)

    Not only is open shelving a convenient way to access everyday items, but it also creates an easy space to showcase some favorite decor items.

    I love that open shelving can be both stylish and functional! In addition, it can make an area feel more open compared to standard enclosed kitchen cabinets.

    Open shelving first became popular in the kitchen, but the trend has now expanded throughout the home.  You can decorate with open shelves in almost any room – think bedroom, living room, home office, and even bathrooms!

    For tips on styling open shelving, checkout this article that I wrote about shelf styling. The article shares advice on achieving perfectly styled shelves, every time.

    Future Home Decorating Trends

    I expect to see many of these home decor trends return for 2023. I’m excited to see what new styles will be popular next year. I’m sure there will be plenty of interesting new trends!

    Is there any other home decor trends that you thought should have made the list? Let me know in the comments below.

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    Bedroom Decorating Trends 2022

    If you liked these home decor trends and want to see some more, check out my list of Bedroom Decorating Trends for 2022 – there’s tons of ideas that you’re sure to love!