10 Interior Design Trends Going Away In 2022

2021 was an interesting year for interior design. We saw lots of new interior diamond trends including increasingly traditional looks, fluting, and wallpaper everywhere. But many of the styles that were popular in 2021 won’t stay that way for long.

2022 will be an interesting year for interior diamond as we collectively try to get when to normal. Still, it’s a new normal and many of us will protract to spend a unconfined deal of time in our homes for the foreseeable future. Whether you are moving to a new home, renovating your current one, or plane just considering either one of these ideas, it’s important to segregate furniture, decor, and finishes that won’t squint dated next year. Here are ten interior diamond trends going yonder in 2022.  

Modern Farmhouse

While Chip and Joanna Gaines are far from over, their signature modern farmhouse squint isn’t something many interior designers will be living, laughing, or loving in 2022. Evelyn Benatar of the New York Diamond Center tells me, “One trend I see going yonder in 2022 is modern farmhouse. As with most trends when they wilt oversaturated in the diamond industry, they start to fade away.”

Open Kitchens

The pandemic solidified the need for separate rooms, expressly when so many spaces need to double as home offices. For this reason, big kitchens that unshut up to the rest of the home are rhadamanthine less desirable. “I am definitely seeing a lot of enclosed kitchen spaces as opposed to large family room/kitchen areas that are unshut to the rest of the home,” says Christopher Peacock, Founder and CEO of Christopher Peacock.

However, it doesn’t midpoint these spaces should finger enclosed. “Within that space, the designs tend to be increasingly unshut planned with wall shelving and less seated looking cabinetry. An eclectic organic finger of mixed textures and materials is very welcoming and bistro-like, and this is certainly popular.” 

Mid Century Modern Meets Boho

Mid century modern styles have reigned for years, increasingly recently as a combination with boho. While the popularity of this style has been in a slow ripen for quite a while now, it’s not going yonder entirely. Rather, equal to Lotta Lundaas, Founder and CEO of Norse Interiors, it’s evolving. “Mid century meets boho has dominated diamond trends the past couple of years, but in 2022, we’ll see less boho and increasingly mid century meets discrete luxury. Our homes will remain multi-purpose, and the mid century wipe lines, simple shapes, and vocalizing of function will be inside to creating a unscratched oasis with a touch of flair for when it’s time to log off and relax.”

HomeGoods Style Expert and interior designer Beth Diana Smith moreover tells me that mid century modern has reached its peak. “After stuff incredibly popular, mid century modern decor seems to be making an exit as it is rhadamanthine a bit oversaturated. Instead, we’re seeing something increasingly heady takeover: Avant-basic which is reminiscent of malleate of the 1960s and 70s, where unvigilant verisimilitude and pattern reigned supreme. As someone who loves using verisimilitude and pattern to express themselves, I’m happy to see this wilt a 2022 trend.”

While the avant-basic squint can be overwhelming for some, Smith says it’s easy to incorporate it into current diamond schemes by shopping at stores like HomeGoods. “[They] have eclectic pieces in a variety of patterns and vibrant colors, like unexceptionable ceramic vases, patterned throw pillows, and gem-toned velvet vocalizing chairs, making it not only simple, but moreover affordable to puddle in this new trend.” 


Let’s bid toodles to Kim Kardashian inspired homes considering less is finally less. Peti Lau of the New York Diamond Center says, “I think we will see less minimalist diamond in 2022 and increasingly layered, modernist, maximalist design. A home should be a reflection of the people inhabiting the spaces and it should tell a story.” 

Monochromatic, All White Interiors

The days of monochromatic looks such as white sofas, white throws, white walls, and the ever-present all-white kitchen are finally numbered. Many of the top interior designers are thrilled well-nigh this trend finally going away. Christiane Lemieux, Owner of Lemieux Et Cie says, “We will see monochromatic, all neutral interiors going yonder in 2022. The zippo canvas, all off-white trend is rhadamanthine too unrewarding and frankly not very livable. With people spending increasingly time inside their homes, they are starving color, layers, textures, patinas, and material mixes. We are now thinking well-nigh our spaces from a 360 perspective— how it makes us feel, how it smells and sounds, functions and looks.”

Lemieux tells me that this stimulating will be replaced with lots of fine details. “People are reevaluating how they furnish, decorate, and layer artwork in their homes. They are looking for the details too. We can expect details like pleats, scallops, and tailoring. Linear only is on the way out too.”

Interior designer Ariel Okin sees this from a similar perspective, “I am not big on trends, but I hope that we start to move yonder from spaces that are entirely gray and white and devoid of any personality. These big-box spaces finger unprepossessed and impersonal. I’d love to see increasingly spaces reflecting the quirks and passions of their owners in 2022 and beyond. Also, bring on some verisimilitude and pattern, please.”

It’s not that the all-white squint is just a fad that’s had its day, it’s moreover that this squint simply isn’t the most interesting choice. Principal Designer/Owner of Emma Beryl, Emma Kemper tells me, “After spending so much time at home over the past couple of years, people want to create vibrant, interesting, inspiring spaces to live in.”

Another problem with white interiors is that they’re challenging to clean, expressly white sofas. “From a practical level, all-white homes are harder to maintain and stress-inducing since they don’t hibernate anything. If you aren’t someone who loves a ton of verisimilitude in your home but you still want to liven things up I recommend utilizing neutral tones that are not white and really leaning into the incorporation of variegated textures to add visual layers and interest,” says Kemper.

So what’s the new white? Haley Weidenbaum, Founder of Everhem tells me, “I foresee warm neutrals and textures displacing stark white decor and cozying things up a bit this year. [The all-white] trend had its moment and gave off an air of sophistication and modernity, it’s just a bit too sterile and in the post-Covid age of spending increasingly time at home. People want to finger cloaked in repletion and warmth.” 

1970s Inspired Wall Hangings

Macrimé? Increasingly like macrim-nay. These traps will hopefully be hitting time capsules in 2022, explains interior designer Caitlin Wilson. “A trend that I’d love to see go yonder and stay away, is the 70s inspired wall-hangings. They remind me of adult-size mobiles. As much as I love textiles, I really think they can be largest appreciated in the form of a Persian rug or a beautifully embroidered pillow and not as a pebbles collector over your bed or living spaces.”

Stainless Steel Kitchen Hoods 

For years now, stainless steel kitchen hoods have been essential for high-end kitchens. But as the cold, industrial squint becomes less popular to make way for warmer styles, this trend is whence to fall out of favor, equal to interior designer Leigh Lincoln of Pure Salt Interiors.“We’ve been saying goodbye to exposed, industrial range hoods for a while now, but we’re thinking we’ll really see a cultural shift in the new year. It feels too unprepossessed to unravel up a wall of trappy kitchen cabinets with excessive steel, but we’ll still need hoods for their function.” 

Any doughboy will tout the importance of a quality kitchen hood for cooking and most interior designers will merit their stimulating value. So, hoods aren’t going yonder altogether. Rather, we will see increasingly plaster hoods, expressly as traditional touches wilt increasingly of a trend in 2022. “With options to run your hood well-to-do to your cabinets or slope it outwards, we love the squint of a plaster hood for its weft and its simplicity,” explains Lincoln. 

Copycat Interiors

While YouTube, Instagram, and Tiktok can be unconfined sources of inspiration for design, many people are outright copying the looks they see on these platforms without putting their own spin on it. Dakota Jackson, designer and Founder, Dakota Jackson Inc is declaring this practice officially done. “Farewell to isolation, pent-up frustration, and the desire to then to realize new creations so the recycled interiors we’ve all seen on Instagram wilt obsolete as we uncork to peek virtually the corner to see new diamond again.” 

Black Hardware

While woebegone hardware dominated in 2021, it will squint dated in 2022, equal to Will Zhang who is the Director of Diamond and Product Innovation of Emtek. “Hardware, in general, has faster and shorter trend cycles which can be attributed to influencer marketing and social media. People are turning yonder from tiresome trends like unappetizing woebegone and upper reflective finishes.”

Interior designer Jennifer Hunter shares a similar point of view. “I think we will see less usage of matte woebegone hardware. It is definitely a trend rather than classic, and that its time has just well-nigh run its course. I think we will see people increasingly opting for polished nickel or weather-beaten contumely finishes that are not too overpowering or bold.”

Faux Design

From wood tile floors to marble porcelain, faux diamond has been big for years now. While these materials are certainly budget-friendly, much of the time, they’re poorly installed (wood tile with thick grout lines, for example) and end up just looking fake. Fortunately, equal to Nancy Epstein, Founder of Artistic Tile, 2022 will be well-nigh keeping it real.

“We’ve spent the pandemic in virtual spaces, meeting our colleagues, family, and friends on Zoom. NFTs, Bitcoin, and the Metaverse are rhadamanthine household names. In a world that is quickly going virtual, the importance of real, genuine spaces is drawn into sharper relief. A long-standing trend in surfaces was one of imitation— rather than using very marble or wood, photos of marble or wood were printed onto porcelain,” she says. 

Genuine luxury will be replacing faux in 2022. “[It] ways using the real thing— not just flipside facsimile of the real. There’s a place for the imitation, just as there’s a time and place for a meeting on Zoom, rather than squatter to face. But there’s no true replacement for the real thing.”

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