2022 Design Trends | DOBI

2022 Design Trends

Goodbye open floor plans!

2022 is quickly approaching and we are breaking down the interior design that industry experts predict will dominate in the new year.

Green Living 

93 percent of interior designers say they expect to see more green, sustainable living with an emphasis on plant-filled environments and cool green hue-painted interiors. These establish a calming atmosphere and connection to nature, and with more people working from home post-pandemic, studies have shown that plants in your home can help reduce stress levels, improve concentration, and also improve your home’s air quality. Check out local Birmingham shop, Stem and Stone or Northern Fern, based locally in Michigan to stock up on a wide variety of houseplants for your home! 

Reclaimed Materials

Roughly 97 percent of designers said sustainable materials will reign supreme in 2022, from the 1stDibs survey, which asked over 750 designers. In the last two years, with more people at home, the focus has been on what consumers could purchase immediately. Going into the new year, expect to see a focus on furnishings that are timelessly chic and functional. Reclaimed wood and stone will be popular elements in both architecture and interior design over the next year. 

Earthy Textures

On that note, we are going to see more finishes derived from earthy textures such as clay, bronze, plaster, and leather. Think custom fireplaces with a plaster or stucco finish, or leather accent pieces. Their popularity is rising from their functional use, while also being incredibly durable for years. This will also transition to outdoor furnishings as well. Porcelinen, a Detroit Based ceramic company, has plenty of custom ceramic pieces that are right on trend for next year. 

A Touch of Vintage 

The appreciation for vintage and unique pieces has piqued interest for consumers next year. Many are seeking out vintage, antique, or handcrafted pieces for their homes. Check out some of our favorite local Michigan designers from the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, here

Rounded Details 

We can expect to see an increase in curvy elements throughout the home, from sofas with softened corners, to arched windows and doorways, curves are here to stay. Hop on this trend by incorporating structural details such as waterfall corners on consoles, countertops, desks, and bed frames. Drum tables and rounded area rugs, also nod to this trend and are less permanent.

According to the 2022 Pinterest Prediction report, there is a “140-percent increase in searches for “curved bar design” and a 170-percent jump for “round pool decking ideas”. 

What you won’t see in 2022? 

Say goodbye to the formerly popular open floor plans, as many homeowners or potential buyers are looking for multifunctional spaces, especially with the influx of people working from home. With the increase of people at home, comfortable and plush seating is here to stay, while structured sofas and furniture are out.

Other fad trends, made popular by social media, including neon signs, cane seating and black interiors are also on their way out. 

Which trends are your favorite? Will you be incorporating any of these trends into your home? Tag us on social media @wearedobi so we can check it out! Happy decorating!