Trendy interior design styles 2022

If you plan to renovate a new house or apartment, or if you are going to update the environment that has become familiar, you are probably already looking for suitable solutions, or at least thinking about them. It is impossible not to pay attention to interior design trends when you want to make your interior a perfect one. At the same time, designers recommend starting not with furniture, decoration, or decor – but deciding on a style.

We have already repeatedly said that stylistic accuracy has ceased to be obligatory over the past two years, and a discreet mix of techniques and solutions borrowed from different directions comes to the fore. However, you need some foundation for this mix, based on which you create your dreams’ design. That is why you need to choose the so-called style base. Therefore, it’s time to talk about fashionable options for decorating your home.

Today, designers have outlined a particular division between styles that are already firmly inscribed in the design encyclopedia and have become classic. Such trends are known even to those who are not interested in interior design – these are the same classic, modern, contemporary, art deco, and minimalism. However, there are styles that either emerged relatively recently under the influence of other directions or do not enjoy stable popularity and break into the hit list of current trends from time to time.

However, this does not mean that the interior design in any of them will quickly cease to be fashionable. On the contrary, such directions allow one to fully show individuality and avoid the situation “like everyone else.” Trends for 2022 already feature at least five styles that are not too popular – but worthy of the closest attention.

Eco-style to make a statement

Closeness to nature is regarded by residents of big cities as a luxury. 2022 is the time to afford just such a “luxurious” interior. We all need relaxation, naturalness, and freshness in the coming season, and eco can fully provide all this. The most important thing is to adhere to the following principles:

  • Maximum free layout. Nature does not tolerate any restrictions and barriers – and open and combined spaces and the absence of doors will help recreate this feeling of extreme lightness on the verge of nature. If you cannot do without zoning, choose sliding glass partitions and charming Japanese folding screens;
  • Natural tones. The ideal palette for eco is the one created by nature itself. Shades of earth, sand, vegetation, and water remain a must-have for the design and decoration of such interiors;
  • Natural materials. Eco fans reject plastic and everything related to it. Wood, stone, glass, cotton, and linen create an incredibly harmonious and healthy atmosphere. Also, do not forget about living plants, used to the maximum in all rooms in a similar style;
  • An unusual approach to lighting. The more light, the better for eco. Simultaneously, for artificial lighting, the simplest lamps are used, as well as hidden lighting systems. Stylish and practical nuance – phyto lamps are especially organic in a similar setting.

A new trend for eco in 2022 is modern energy-saving technologies that create an individual microclimate. Ionizers, humidifiers, and smart home systems create a new generation of style.

Maximalism for a new sparkle

Everyone knows what minimalism is. And many people find this concept very, very attractive. However, today there are more and more owners of houses and apartments for whom the simplicity of lines and neutral tones seem boring and impersonal. Tired of one extreme, they rush to the other – this is how maximalism appeared.

From the name of this style, it is clear that it implies the idea of “a lot of things” – however, “everything” is carefully thought out and selected with taste and imagination. The main principles of maximalism are:

  • Minimum free space. Maximalism does not tolerate emptiness and allows itself to be surrounded by everything that pleases. Cushions on sofas, armchairs and floors, chairs, banquets and accent tables, mirrors combined with paintings on the walls are just some techniques to create a sense of presence;
  • Bright, saturated colors. The color rules this style – and in the most animated version. Juicy and clean tones of furniture and accessories and strong color accents against a light background make staying in such rooms a permanent holiday;
  • Creative wall decoration. Monochrome and smooth painted walls are not for maximalism. Spectacular tones, patterned wallpapers, exclusive panels, mirrors, and bas-reliefs will avoid boredom and create an exceptional rhythm;
  • Spectacular furniture. The furnishings in this style combine physical and visual hedonism. Large, bright, ornate yet plush, and incredibly comfortable armchairs, sofas, banquets, and poufs go well with carved dining tables and quirky accent glass tables;
  • Eclectic decor. There are simply no restrictions on the selection of decorative elements. Carpets, curtains, beautiful pots for plants, figurines, photo frames – the more pleasant things in your field of vision, the better!

You should be aware that you need to be extremely careful with maximalism – if you are not sure that you can avoid visual overload and “clutter,” you should invite a designer. However, if you lack brightness, various shapes, and cute gizmos in the environment, you will not regret this choice!

Vintage to bring back the old values

2020 and 2021 have become a time of severe and not very pleasant changes for all of us. The more natural became the general craving for something stable and unshakable, the desire to remind oneself how it was “then, in the past.” Not surprisingly, the vintage concept, developed by American designer Patrick Willis in the 90s of the 20th century, has become so in demand.

The principles of vintage style for trendy interiors for 2022 captivate with grace and warmth, which can be achieved using the following techniques and solutions:

  • Maximum light and naturalness. Vintage does not accept anything gloomy either in decor or in covering materials – whitewashed ceilings and plastered walls, classic wallpaper, and wooden floors, perhaps with a worn effect, will provide such an essential charm of antiquity;
  • Charming muted tones. The basis for vintage interiors is soft gradations of white, beige, and cream, light green and pale pink, pale blue and pale brown;
  • Furniture “from the past”. Furniture design for vintage interiors is closer to traditional, English classics, and French Provence. However, one condition must be observed: each of the items you choose must look antique – this is ensured by scuffs, patina, and cracks on the wooden elements, as well as muted, like faded tones of furniture upholstery;
  • An abundance of textiles. Vintage is voluminous curtains with frills and carpets in pastel shades, pillows and bedspreads, chair covers, and fabric lampshades with scallops and fringes. That’s what you need for an interior in which you feel comfortable and safe. And do not forget about the small floral print: without it, a feeling of understatement can remain;
  • Lovely little things. The style’s soul is porcelain dishes and antique clocks, carved boxes and hand-made rag dolls, original candlesticks and copper figurines, cutwork napkins, and black and white photos in frames. All this will allow you to feel a strong connection with the past and demonstrate a desire for independence and creativity.

Industrial style for a raw look

The industrial style in the interior can be called the “brother” of such a popular trend today as the loft. It originated in the early 20th century and derived from the residential environment created in industrial buildings converted into apartments. However, industrial still has distinctive features that give it a harsh charm:

  • Accent on metal. Just like in a loft, metal elements are mostly in demand in an industrial-style setting. However, if the loft still gravitates more towards glass and wood, then there is much more iron, steel, tin, and aluminum – it is not for nothing that designers call industrial an illusion of the industrial past;
  • Concrete rigor. Industrial and loft share a love for rough brick and plaster. Still, the former uses concrete textures much more often – both with natural materials and imitations like large-format porcelain stoneware with this fashionable texture;
  • Almost neutral palette. In this regard, industrial is often compared with the urban style, which is characterized by large cities’ color scheme – and this is a background gray color combined with smoky white, beige, and khaki. At the same time, bright accents are not only acceptable but also warmly welcomed;
  • Flexibility in terms of furniture. Classic and minimalist sofas, armchairs, and tables easily fit into the industrial decoration – however, in the first case, you will have to abandon the pretentious and lush decor.

After reading all this, you should not consider industrial too emasculated and uncomfortable. Decor that is relevant to industrial style, including various installations, fragments of signs and billboards, graffiti, street-style lamps, and a vast number of hand-made things, will create a stylish interior with a unique personality.

Japandi for an eclectic combination

Japandi is one of the newest styles, combining the essential features of Japanese and Scandinavian design trends. The combination of laconicism and naturalness of the Scandinavian style and oriental craving for warm shades, harmony, and the absence of everything superfluous made it possible to formulate a style concept with the following principles:

  • Calm natural textures. First of all, these are wood, stone, concrete, and textiles. Minimal relief, gloss-free polish, and subtle gradations create an incredibly atmospheric space;
  • Functionality. In this regard, the Japanese style prevailed. Therefore, Japandi involves the minimum use of things, each of which is in its place and has a specific purpose;
  • Simple, precise lines and shapes. They can be straight, rounded, or angular – but without unnecessary curves, curls and zigzags;
  • Low furniture. Low chairs, poufs, sofas, armchairs, and tables open up a new facet of comfort and a fresh look at home interiors;
  • Natural palette. Discreet shades that are as close to neutral and natural as possible create a welcoming and relaxing space;
  • A minimum of decor. The combination of two minimalistic directions implies an appropriate approach to decoration. The predominance of living plants and the use of no more than 3-4 items offer individuality to the setting.

Perhaps you liked some of these styles, and they became a source of inspiration for new renovations and decoration. Do not be afraid to experiment with new styles: this way, you will be sure that your interior is unique.

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