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5 Hottest Interior Design Trends of 2022

Amid various lockdowns at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners turned their month-long boredom into creative home extension or interior design projects. Now that the world is transitioning to the “new normal,” the trends follow suit. This year’s hottest interior design trends symbolise the resilience, growth and innovation most of us have experienced in the last two years.

Here are some of the hottest and most incredible design trends of 2022:

The ‘Newstalgia’ Look

Newstalgia’ is a trendy look that blends vintage and retro pieces with modern finishes and top-of-the-line technology. Think pairing your grandmother’s antique 

oakwood side table with your contemporary bed frame complete with USB ports.

The nostalgic vibes have helped many of us cling to the beauty of the past. That’s especially true when we’re all facing the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Translated to a home design trend, the ‘newstalgia’ look appears incredibly stunning in most modern homes. It is a new design trend that is likely here to stay. 

The Hellenistic Revival

Have you watched American actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s celebrity home tour on Architectural Digest? Her dining room is the epitome of the Hellenistic revival. This home design trend pays homage to ancient & beautiful Greek motifs. Think of bust statutes, Aphrodite imagery and gold, black, blue and white colour palettes. Dreamy murals and ancient motifs have also made a comeback this 2022.

The Pops of Colour Are Back

Say goodbye to greys and neutrals because pops of colour are back! It all comes down to how you pair them, though. Dark jewel tones and pastel colours can help set a moody and uplifting tone. Rich shades can create backdrops with deep tones, while bright accents lighten the room’s vibe. The comeback of colours is similar to the vibrancy of The Roaring 20s in the US, a period after a gruelling war. As the world comes out of the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, people will likely remember what it means to be joyful—and it’ll be apparent in how they design their homes. 

Going Green Is Still Trendy 

Of all the colours coming back to interior design trends, it’s green that dominates. During the height of the pandemic, people clung to bits and pieces that reminded them of the outdoors. That led to the popularity of indoor plants, ferns, plant ceilings and more. This 2022, going green remains popular. The design trend combines living greenery and decorative tones to create open, airy spaces. Want to follow this trend but can’t grow a lot of house plants? You can turn to framed art prints of botanical illustrations instead. They’re green with pops of other colours that will remind you of the beauty of the outdoors, making the tightest spaces feel airy. 

Cool, Sculptural Lighting 

Want a simple way to add character and eccentricity to your living area or bedroom? Go for sculptural lighting. Your options include spider pendant lighting, abstract sconces and more! Like the ‘Newstalgia’ look, sculptural lighting takes cues from the past, including the 20th-century movements like Bauhaus & Art Deco. When it comes to interior design trends, clinging to the bits & pieces of the past is a good move.

We’re just halfway through 2022, but these five interior design trends have been dominating. Who’s excited to witness more trends materialise in the coming months? 

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Aaron Reimann

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