Feature: The Top Spring/Summer Interior Trends for 2022
With the first flicker of sunshine and warmth comes a world of interior inspiration sure to spark our imaginations and have our homes looking show-stopping in no time. With searches for “homeware” up by 200% according to Google Trends data in the past 30 days alone and #springdecor currently receiving 108.2M views on TikTok, it’s clear that the desire to reinvent our homes in the new season is very much alive.
Spring’s interior design trends for 2022 focus heavily on a calming palette of green, bringing nature’s beauty indoors and incorporating sustainability and wellbeing into interior design wherever possible. In fact, Pinterest’s 2022 Pinterest Predicts report reveals biophilic design to be one of the most dominant interior trends of the year, in addition to curved furniture which is also set to be a game-changer this spring/ summer, offering playful silhouettes that add a dose of tranquillity and comfort to the room.
The time to increase our connectivity with nature and all the goodness it brings has arrived. According to Pinterest, trending searches on the platform include “biophilic architecture” (+150%) and “biophilic design bedroom” (+100%). One of the most in-demand spring interior trends for 2022, biophilic design encapsulates nature’s natural beauty with natural light, calming colour schemes and naturally, more stunning house plants than you can shake a stick at.
Designed to enhance productivity in addition to physical, emotional and intellectual wellbeing, this timeless interior trend is the perfect way to introduce serenity into the home. Science dictates that exposure to greenery such as houseplants is even known to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress, which is ever-more important in the post-pandemic landscape.
Comfort should always go hand in hand with style when it comes to interior design. If you’re looking for spring decorating ideas to elevate the look of your living area, bedroom or office space, introducing curved furniture is a simple way to create an ultra-relaxed and up to date style. From luxurious curved couches to contemporary rounded side tables and kitchen islands, this look offers stylish yet cosy silhouettes that help to set the home apart. Pinterest predicts that the trend will surge in popularity throughout spring/summer 2022, with baby boomers, Gen X and millennials driving searches such as “round pool decking ideas” (+170%), “curved bar design” (+140%) and “curved sofa living room” (x3).
Since the pandemic affected an acceleration in demand for calming living spaces, soft, neutral wall colours have been on everyone’s radar, and this is not about to change as green prevails as the colour of choice for spring/summer 2022. According to colour psychology, green is symbolic of harmony, tranquillity and peace and also can stimulate positive cognitive outcomes including memory, problem-solving and optimistic thinking, making it the perfect shade to enhance the home. Demand for green tones in the home, from deeper olive tones to soft sage and mint tones, is still on the rise; searches for “sage green wallpaper” have increased by 90% in the last 30 days according to Google Trends.
Architecture with texture and intricacy is another key spring interior design trend that instantly injects a sense of decadence and uniqueness into the home. With striking focal points from decorative plaster to panelling and textured tiling, this stunning style can be incorporated into the bathroom, kitchen or living area to add new dimensions and depth. Undoubtedly with the rise of Netflix shows Bridgerton and The Crown, one of the most popular ways to add texture to the home is panelling.
For those looking to recapture the regency-core glamour of these series in the home without having to hire professional decorators, Harris’ four-step DIY Wall Panelling guide is your one-stop to success, incorporating all you need to complete the job at home and save money.
According to Instagram, there are currently 262k posts attached to #sustainablehome, 93.8k with #sustainabledecor and a staggering 4.1m posts associated with #upcycling, indicating that the global consensus to reduce emissions and combat the climate crisis is also integrated into interior design. Eco-friendly design encompasses quality, hard-wearing furniture and materials such as reclaimed wood and recycled metal to aid waste reduction and better protect the planet. Reclaimed wood gives living spaces a rustic homely feel, whilst recycled metal helps to recreate the desirable industrial style in any living area or bedroom.
Brighter days are on the way and 2022 promises to be a year filled with new beginnings, which for many of us will be reflected in the redesign of our most beloved living areas. With the rise of biophilic, eco-friendly design, this year’s spring/summer trends force us to make more considered decisions when it comes to our home interiors. They prompt us to repurpose furniture as opposed to replacing, craft rooms that support mental wellbeing and connect with nature in simple, attainable ways that bring warmth and tranquillity to the everyday.