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Gift Guide: Interior Design Trends for 2022

These are the trends in living that we’re seeing for the upcoming year—and we’ve got the items you need to shop, stat!

I can hardly believe it myself, but yes: the calendar is telling the truth. We’ve only a few days left in December, with the new year not far away. As we prepare our lists of resolutions and prepare for a fresh start and a new beginning, we wonder: What does the next year have in store for us when it comes to interior design trends? 

Pantone, for instance, just recently introduced the Color of the Year for 2022: Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle, so expect more of that hue to show up everywhere you go.

Whether you’re shopping for a loved one who recently just moved into their dream home or you’re looking to purchase something for your own space, we’ve got the trends—and the recs!—right here. 

These are the interior designer trends for the upcoming year

Sustainability is in. According to Hussain Kamal, Associate Vice President + Creative Director of Wimberly Interiors, Los Angeles, sustainability isn’t going anywhere: “As sustainability remains at the forefront of everyone’s minds, locally made and sourced finishes and furnishings will become an even greater priority – not only lowering carbon footprint, but celebrating and authentically integrating the immediate surroundings.”

Sebastian Accent Chair

  • Sebastian Accent Chair

So is minimalist design. “For 2022, I think we are going to see more of a minimalistic design approach – not only in interior design but all aspects of design,” says John Paul Pederson, Senior Associate + Senior Designer of Wimberly Interiors, London. “We have all been “virtual” for so long now, clients are wanting to touch things again – focusing on the texture of a fabric, a drawer detail, even a façade.”

Clear 1L Watering Can

  • Clear 1L Watering Can

Light wood is back. Oz Ekviriyakul, Associate Vice President + Creative Director of Wimberly Interiors, Los Angeles, says: “Light wood is back, popping up in everything from flooring to furniture, accent walls, and cabinetry. Black is also, well, the new black, where we will observe lines and classic elements contrasted with strong combinations of textures.”

KALLAX Shelf Unit

  • KALLAX Shelf Unit

It’s in to look (like you’re) outside. “Under the hospitality umbrella of lodging, entertaining, dining, fitness and spa,” says Erin Nichols, Senior Associate + Senior Designer of Wimberly Interiors, Los Angeles, “I see interior environments replicating to the exteriors. Think living rooms and gathering spaces outdoors, under the sky, where people can see and breathe in the natural surroundings.”

Stargazer Toddler Bed

  • Stargazer Toddler Bed

Art Deco? Yes! According to German Mendoza, Senior Associate + Senior Designer of Wimberly Interiors, London, “nature will continue to inspire, along with Art Deco influence coming through in lighting, wall covering patterns, colours, and furniture.”

Oxford Black Small Storage Desk

  • Oxford Black Small Storage Desk

Lead photos from Frankie's General StoreIkea, and Crate & Barrel