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The Biggest And Best Home Decor Trends We’re Predicting For 2022

And just like that…our final 2022 trend prediction post. I had to say it once:) This one is probably my favorite since my dream kitchen and primary suite are still a few years away (HA). So diving into my saved folders on Instagram and Pinterest, browsing other design sites and designer’s portfolios, I get to connect the trend dots to see if there are any that might work in my little abode (and in yours of course). This year might be one of the most fun years yet because of the style varieties and general playfulness. I think we can all agree that we will take playfulness and fun as much as we can in this year. To the trends!

Colorful Dining Room Tables

design by mariona espinet and román sarrió | photo by eugeni pons

I have lots of fun memories of sitting around the dinner table. You know like negotiating with my parents on how many green beans I had to eat before I could get up from the table (we usually settled on three). But despite all the happy memories, having a colorful dining table was not one of them and after looking at these photos I wish it had been.

We’ve all seen the poorly painted tables of college yesteryear but this isn’t that. This is prettier (and higher quality). Adding a brightly colored dining table to an otherwise neutral dining room keeps popping up on my feed and it feels like a breath of fresh air. It says “I’m grown up but know how to have fun still.” I think that should be everyone’s goal…unless you have zero intention of wanting to have any fun (boring).

But hey, I can appreciate being not totally ready to go full color. If that’s the case then dining tables (or a dining table as a desk) with colorful legs could be the answer. A toe (or leg) dip in the pond if you will. Oh and if you’ve ever wondered what the drummer of the Arctic Monkeys dining table looked like, it’s that super cool one on the left.

Dramatic Canopy Beds

design by beata heuman| photo by simon brown| via architectural digest

Ok, most canopy beds are pretty dramatic but what’s been coming up feels just a tad more so. Like a theatre major that also got their master’s degree. I love the one above by, you guessed it, Beata Heuman. The actual bed is just a normal bed! So to kick it up to maybe even a Ph.D. level, she created a whole (and very elegant) canopy situation from her ceiling. It makes the room look super tall, and perfectly balances a modern-traditional mix.

design by studio ashby| photo by simon upton | via architectural digest

Gimme that drama, gimme that pattern play. I love the absolute boldness of the cabana stripe and color that Sophie Ashby chose for her stepdaughter’s room. It’s so dreamy and structured yet looks a bit oversized which I think is my favorite part.

How do y’all feel about big dramatic canopy beds? Next question, did you love building indoor forts when you were little?? Same vibes.

Extra Long Ceiling Lights

OOO baby there is actually nothing I love more than a beautiful, chic, and relatively impractical design choice/trend. Welcome to the “Extra Long Ceiling Lights” portion of this design program. When I first saw these lights above, I immediately was like, “how can I get one?!” I won’t be getting one for now (I’m sure they are quite expensive) but I think if you don’t have young kids and 20/20 vision (aka no crash collisions) and you love this look – DO IT FOR ME. And hey, those might be able to be adjusted so they lift up for when people are over.

design and photo by merci merci| via remodelista

We see this a lot, right? Designers take normal decor pieces and play with the proportions. I think it’s so fun because actually reinventing the wheel is veeeery hard to do. So if you come over to my future dream home and bump into a ceiling light, sorry in advance:)

design by studio ashby| photo by simon upton | via architectural digest

Ah it’s so beautiful. Okay, onto the next.

Extra Tall Table Lamps (Or Floor Lamps On Tables)

design by dabito

Another kinda crazy idea that I like A LOT and have been seeing more and more of! Actually, when Dabito put his new Jungalow x Target floor lamp on his credenza, I immediately tried it (except I don’t have a credenza and it was a small side table). It just looks cool and super unexpected.

design and photo by kellie brown

Look how cool this lamp looks on this side table by Kellie Brown. Both this and the Jungalow lamps work at a higher height is that they both have “shades” that block any glaring light bulb action. Remember that if you want your floor lamp to reach new levels.

The lamp on the left is a classic oversized table lamp from Ferm Living that I am very into. Then the one on the right might actually be a very fun floor lamp but gives the same oversized table lamp illusion. How cool is it?!

The “It” Mirror Mirror

design by rita chan interiors | photo by gavin cater | via domino

I feel very confident with this prediction. Not only because I’ve seen it everywhere (that will be evident soon) but Emily Henderson herself loves them and bought one when we were all vintage shopping together in Long Beach last summer. Side note: Emily thought this design was Tramp Art but according to a commenter it isn’t. Does anyone know the official name?

from: emily’s bon voyage but not before a lot of vintage shopping

This is it! It’s beautiful, unique, and just the right amount of decorative. Simple but special, you know? 🙂

They clearly add the perfect amount of contrast and vintage to a wallpapered bathroom. Exhibit A and B.

Or in a bathroom with the coolest pedestal sink I’ve ever seen. Also, Kennesha Poe-Buycks of Restoration House and Cassandra Lavalle of Coco Kelley put together this gallery wall with you guessed it, a VERY cute and little mirror.

via target

The final piece for this trend solidifying itself is that Studio McGee designed a modern burl wood option that is on sale now at Target. I rest my case.

Mushrooms

design by jayna maleri | photo by angela hau | via domino

Mushrooms aren’t just for babies and Gen Z (although they are loving them too). Em has loved a mushroom motif in design for a long time. They add whimsy and are super fun. That is obvious when you look at the room above. Somehow that stool is both chic and playful. The dream.

design and photo by tracey hairston

These cuties are actually a DIY by Tracey Hairston and are a much more affordable option to the ones on the market. Yes, mushroom stools can get VERY pricey.

design by studio giancarlo valle | photo by stephen kent johnson | via domino

But like I said the kiddos love them too and this is a sweet classic version (that’s also maybe a table lamp). This room is incredible in every way (also check out that canopy) but the mushroom really helps to make it feel less serious:)

Gen Z is generally killing it in the whimsy and playful category. So mushroom decor makes A LOT of sense. I guess we’ll see if they eventually trade them in for more neutral options in the future.

Castle Chic – Wrought Iron Elegance

This one is close to my heart because I have fallen hard for this trend. On my balcony, a little on the patio, and for my living I might have found the coolest $6 iron candelabra there ever was from a thrift shop in Chicago. Sorry for the tease:)

Anyway, while the trend is all things wrought iron (but simple and more on the organic side), candle holders are at the heart. Look at those beauts above!

design by post company | via colin king

This isn’t your parent’s decorative wrought iron wall sculpture (sorry mom and dad). This is the traditional yet special sculptural moment that really makes a statement. Think how much more awesome that standing candelabra would look with tall candles?!

design by jane hallworth | photo by sam frost | via architectural digest

High-end designers have really leaned into this trend. Remember this stunning piece from the home Jane Hallworth designed??

design by tali roth designs | photo by lillie thompson | via t magazine australia

Then Tali Roth has stolen my heart with those sconces and chairs. It makes the space come to life.

For furniture, the “iron wave” is super in. Everyone from Athena Calderone, to Nate and Jeremiah (no last names needed), to Nicholas Obeid, Tali Roth to only name a few. So next time you are out vintage shopping, keep those eyes sharp.

Disco Balls (But Big Ones)

design by jane hallworth | photo by sam frost | via architectural digest

When we all looked at this home tour last year we were stunned by that huge disco ball. It’s incredible. We then of course started to see more and it made us all real happy. But the trend here is the size.

design by lukas gahler | photo by lukas schaller

Sure these sizes aren’t the easiest to find (because smaller disco balls have absolutely been happening). But if you see a bigger one that’s affordable grab it! It’s going to be literally big this year. Em wanted to give her opinion on some of these trends, so here she is. Emily Henderson, everybody:

Monastery Bedding

design by transition state design | photo by olivia pierce

Nothing says “sexy” like a flat beige bedspread and yet we are all pretty into this less fluffy look. There is a level of non-fuss utilitarianism that we love visually, although I (Emily) do not want to sleep in this bed. Ever. The vibe is purposefully off-putting, not meant to be inviting and warm and for that, I’m attracted to it – like a teenage boyfriend who plays hard to get. There is a tension in the non-attraction, and we appreciate the inversion of boldness.

design by jake arnold | photo by michael clifford

It’s earthy, yet flat. Warm yet COLD. A bed I love to look at and jump on, but maybe not snuggle into. This is an obvious rejection of the triple-layered duvet fluff look of the last ten years, and we appreciate the shift visually, but I prefer comfort at all costs.

Well, fine… so pretty and simple. These feel warmer and like there is some comfort underneath these secret linen layers. I love the idea of the fluff beneath the flat.

design by studio giancarlo valle | photo by stephen kent johnson | via architectural digest

Here we go. A broken stripe (check), blue and white (check) hits of mustard (check), and moody AF (check). This room is wildly inviting even without a fluffy feather in sight. The key to this look, regardless of pattern or color, is to have it fall onto the floor and spread out like wings. It’s a lot of restrained drama.

design by ethan feirstein | photo by christian harder | via domino

One more to prove that you can have a bedspread over a comfortable duvet. It’s a ‘get the look’ and a ‘get the comfort’ that we approve of.

Medium (And Reddish) Toned Wood

design by lizée-hugot | via sight unseen

After years of light Scandinavian woods, we are delighted that there is a shift towards not only darker but even redder toned woods. I think like anything there is a saturation point and while white oak and the likes fit certain houses so well (mine, my brother’s, the mountain house) this shift broadens the options and just allows for deeper tones in the home, should you crave it.

design by nicholas obeid

While the straight-up mid-century retro look is not having a moment, we are seeing a return of the more orange teak like the cabinet above. There is a bold warmth to it that can help offset light tones (like the floor). And there is a rebelliousness that says ‘I’m still into mid-century’, which we stand behind.

We love all good quality wood (preferred less shiny) so it’s nice to see more red and warm tones gracing our internets.

While the years of White Oak and Ash aren’t over, we are excited to see more wood grains joining the table (wink).

Mini Shelf Gallery Wall

This is a case of the power of repetition. Are you a gallery wall or an art installation? Either way, it’s elevating or giving a lot of attention to the object that it holds up and we like this intentional eye grab. It adds far more dimension than a gallery wall, but still with a looseness that allows for creative freedom.

design by akose enebeli | photo by tolulope sanusi | via architectural digest

There is something really simple, but powerful about doing the same object on the same shelf over and over and over, or hell odd objects on different shelves. I suppose the boldness of drilling into your walls so many times makes us feel uncomfortable in a really good way. Respect.

Tonal Wall To Wall Carpet And Upholstered Furniture

design by paris forino | photo by nils timm | via architectural digest

Curtains are matching your carpet again, but this time we have a new player – the furniture. We love this tonal look of the wall-to-wall going now up the bed and onto the bedding. It’s soothing and strong. We don’t mind it at all over here.

Both of these are such incredible examples of restraint that also requires some boldness (wall to wall carpet). I LOVE this look and will absolutely employ it in the farmhouse. It makes the room look bigger, your eye is stopped less on the ground and instead raised up high towards the real focal point – the wallpaper.

design by hugh-jones mackintosh

YES. This tonal blue and chartreuse look is magically soothing. The floor melds into the bed and invites you in. It’s not dissimilar to the mountain house kitchen where the wood flooring was the same as the cabinetry, creating a seamless horizontal then vertical look. I’m VERY into this and want to do this in our bedroom.

design by studio db | photo by matthew williams

SOLD (on this idea). How soothing is this combination of fabrics in that incredible green color? Jess found this image, but I want it to inspire our family media room (but with a more comfortable sofa). It’s like a uniform for your house – done so very well.

So there they are! What do you think? Inspired? Rolling your eyes? 🙂 Let’s chat!

Love you, mean it.

Opening Image Credit: Design by Studio Giancarlo Valle | Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson | via Architectural Digest

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Mary Robideaux
3 months ago

I’ve been shedding stuff for a few years now and finally replaced my bed skirt/ duvet cover with lots of pillows look with a flat bedspread. I am so happy with this change. I feel serene when I see it.

K
3 months ago

I suspect I’m #basic (using that term probably proves it), so trends often look over-the-top or just random to me. I did have a good chuckle at the transition from large disco balls to monastery bedding though!

K
3 months ago
Reply to  K

Still laughing. “For the monk that has everything!” “Scribes at Studio 54!”

🥰 Rusty
3 months ago
Reply to  K

Bahahaha!!!🤣🤣🤣

L
3 months ago

Just wanted to point out that the mirrors referenced are definitely not “tramp art”…it is a style, not a shape. Tramp art forms were heavily carved or notched from unassuming everyday items like cigar boxes & crates and typically have intricate geometric designs. All of the examples shown appear to be wooden faux bamboo mirrors.

Katie
3 months ago
Reply to  L

I second this. Here’s an example of a tramp art box. Lots of dimension and geometry, often carved from found/scrap wood. It was an American folk art style beginning in the late 19th and through the Great Depression.

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Kj
3 months ago
Reply to  L

Thisnis a tramp art mirror https://www.etsy.com/listing/572381950/rare-unusual-american-tramp-art-single. Inthink the pictured ones are faux bamboo.

Sheri
3 months ago
Reply to  Kj

The small black one is tramp art. I know because I own it and it looks EXACTLY like that box above but you can’t see the detail in the shot they chose. Just to give them some grace. 🙂

Sarah
3 months ago
Reply to  L

There are a ton of these mirrors on Etsy right now. Search for French bamboo mirror. As a lover of all things faux bamboo, I’ve had my eye on these for a while and just made the purchase!

Maxine Becker
3 months ago

This is my favorite kind of post! I’m looking for inspiration not execution.

🥰 Rusty
3 months ago

I. Like. Colour. 🤗 My dining table is an antique, scrubbed-look, wooden number. Buuut, I have 6 very colourful chairs – 2 chartreuse, two green, two blue. It lifts the energy and playfulness…and conversation! Not so much into canopies bc dust catchers. My bed’s very high off the floor (made of recycled 140 year old ship wood) and gives me sleeping in grandma’s bed vibes …fun! Plus, thd room is only small, but looks bigger coz you can see all the way under the bed. Those “tramp” mirrors are fabulous! I could find a placd for at least 3. Why are they called that???? Anyone know? Wrought iron is slways ‘in’ for me, as is wicker/woven/texture. At first I was , like, “Ugh! Wall-to-wall-carpet”, but with the seamlessness of the bedspreads, it kinda works. Kinda relaaaaxing. But, again…dust catchers. Aaah…wood of all tones is my jam! In fact my nearly 100 yr old floors are thick planks of Jarrah, a reddidh-toned native, now protected, wood from Western Australia. I treasure them. Floors in really old houses here, do not have sub-floors. It’s foundations built of limestone blocks or brick, with thick plank hardwood floors. My planks run from the front… Read more »

Roberta Davis
3 months ago

Not impressed with any of this!

Lane
3 months ago

I love many of these. Now the question is, where can I get those wrought iron chairs at a reasonable price? I love the small shelves on the right too. But these days I’m trying to make peace that I’ll never afford things like that.

Sheri
3 months ago

I’m just over here freaking out, because I OWN that mirror from Restoration House and Coco Kelley’s amazing pop up! Seeing it here on my favorite blog on a random Thursday is just !!! And I can confirm that mine is ‘actual’ Tramp Art – heavily carved, not uniform etc. It’s chefs kiss. You made my day!!

Bex
3 months ago

I get that Schoolhouse photo (with the green walls + reddish wood floating drawer/shelf as an ad ALL OF THE TIME and it is so annoying because the photo makes me want the beautiful tapestry but that’s not what is for sale by the company (it’s the light fixture) and is vintage. It’s a well designed, beautiful photo, but every time I see it, I just lust over the tapestry.

Brit
3 months ago

The carpet-bed thing looks pretty fabulous, but it doesn’t seem easily assimilated or anything near “timeless.” Kind of kitschy. Also, carpet is expensive and kind of gross. A lot of people insist on the warmth, but rugs are so much more practical. Personally, I could see this matchy, dramatic look as more appealing in a boutique hotel than a home.

Lindsay
3 months ago

Loved the post! And wow, Caitlin’s post from a few months ago about the Blue and Red color combo trend really predicted the future! Amazing how many rooms in your current post have incorporated that combination–I really like the turqoise and soft red/rust, or sea blue and cherry, or even a dark aqua and orange, so glad to see it! (Just not a 1980’s primary color blue and red together please 🙂

Julie S
3 months ago

A lot of these are “neh” for me but I’ve had the monastery flat bedspread going on for a few years now. My pillows are 2 stacked flat each side and not covered by the spread, but basically that’s the vibe! Love it. Calm indeed, and my bed is VERY comfy to be in. Personally I feel smothered by large fluffy duvets pulled up to my chin and prefer thinner, lightweight covers.

Jennifer
3 months ago
Reply to  Julie S

I second this! I’ve noticed the amazing Sarah Sherman Samuel does a lot of “monsters bedding”. For those of us in hot climates like Arizona, I’m thrilled to ditch the duvet for a thin linen drapery bedspread. Comfortable doesn’t always mean fluffy.

3 months ago

If there’s an item I like on the blog, I will click the link and go to the website; then I check out the reviews from customers. The Target mirror has only a 2.8 star rating. Crikes. I’ve often wondered if you check the reviews before you share the product?

Elissa Farrow Savos
3 months ago
Reply to  Diane

I did the same thing! And thought the same thing! Probably best not to recommend an item with terrible reviews.

Donna
3 months ago

Love this inspiration post! We’re moving into a new build home this Spring and while we will take much of what we own with us, this gives me some ideas of different ways to use our decor (so it doesn’t look like a new build). Particularly love the canopy without posts, how the warm reddish midcentury wood works as a accent with lighter wood floors and decor, the low hanging sculptural pendants and tall table lamps, even the carpet and upholstery match. For several reasons, we had to put carpet in one of the bedrooms (we plan to redo floor later), but now I see how I can make it look fresh and intentional until then. Good job Jess!

A request:
I am amazed at how fresh and cohesive everything looks with such a mishmash of styles in the same room. I know that these images are by professionals who know how to do this, but would love a post on “how to tips”, so that your room doesn’t look like a thrift shop! Thanks!

Cortney
3 months ago

As a theatre major with an MFA in theatre, I will now be using a canopy bed metaphor as often as possible to describe my background 😂

Eva
3 months ago

mushrooms are the new succulents

RachieT
3 months ago

I absolutely love the trend posts! Admittedly, once something goes full mainstream, I usually get tired of seeing it everywhere. For me, timeless is more important but with quirk. That doesn’t mean I don’t love seeing these roundups; it’s fun and fascinating. One thing I can’t help but notice is the drab, dark, or 70s color palette. All of these “dusty” muted colors or dark walls… I’m over it. Or maybe it’s just that it’s winter with its low light and cold days, making me sway toward the whimsical and eclectic. I think they photograph beautifully; it’s just too serious and sombre right now, especially when dialed back to the monastic look. Beautiful but so cold! Maybe if I lived in SoCal. Anyway, great examples here. Loving the colored legs on the dining tables!

Christa
3 months ago

I like all the calm ones. Wrought iron, monastery beds LOL.
All the squiggly lines and pattern mixes are not for me. I need clean lines and harmony. And think of all the dusting!!!

LouAnn
3 months ago

Fabric pooling on the floor stresses me out, whether it’s curtains or bedding or those models who walk around with their pants completely covering their shoes and the fabric touching the filthy floor. #issues

Mae C
3 months ago

Monks and Mushrooms, man! The latter is uber true for my gen z denizens.

Maryanne
3 months ago

I have seen those mirrors in Paris flea markets for years. I think they’d be called faux bois or faux bamboo. I have a wonderful coat rack that matches.

Renee
3 months ago

So interesting! And so much of it reminds me of the seventies! The wall-to-wall carpet and upholstered furniture, the disco balls, the painted tables, the muted colors, tall lamps, mushrooms, and wrought iron. Wow, so interesting how design goes in cycles! Thanks for the great post!

Anne Kusilek
3 months ago

So glad to see warm woods are coming back. We chose cherry lowers for our kitchen renovation this year, left unstained with four coats of satin varnish. It seemed like a risky move when the recent trend for wood cabinetry has been white oak or walnut for most designers but we love the variety of grain in natural cherry and even tho they’ve only been installed for a month they are already aging to a warm, reddish tone. My primary metal in the kitchen is black including wrought iron hooks hand-forged by my son–now I need him to make some candlesticks for my mantel, too! While I’m not fan of the austere monastic look, I was intrigued to see the old-school method of folding the bedspread over the pillows, proving that if you wait long enough everything comes back into fashion. And finally, the faux bamboo mirrors were popular in the late-1800s/early-1900s when Oriental, Egyptian and Moorish styles were all the rage.

Dawn Neditch
3 months ago

These seem extremely trendy and I’m afraid in a year (if not sooner) you’ll be ditching them for the next new trend. Go to a consignment/antique store and find something you can repurpose.

Kristina eckert
3 months ago

What’s so uncomfortable about the camaleonda sectional? Too deep?

kiki
3 months ago

Does anyone know the source for the two white paper lamps flanking the bed in the moody blue bedroom? I’d love to know…

Karen
3 months ago

MONASTERY BEDDING!! I downsized my home – and so my bed – from a King to a double (Irish sizes) but not my bedding. I’m loving the fact that it’s incredibly cosy on colder nights as I hate a tucked-in flat sheet, but I’ve tripped over the extra material at the corners SOOOO many times!! Keep your wits about you if you want to try this look!! 🤣

Amanda
3 months ago

The number of images I pinned from this post was HIGH. Thanks!

Anitra
3 months ago

love this post! Regarding the mirrors…I’ve always known the frames with intersecting corners to be Adirondack frames. 🤷‍♀️ Tramp art would be made by layering small pieces or chips of wood creating patterns with varying levels of depth. 

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