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Introducing our top 7 interior design trends for 2022

With 2021 fast drawing to a close, designers are giving their top tips on what the popular interior design trends for 2022 will be. To make sure you don’t miss out, we’ve put together a blog of the must-have trends to work into your project next year.


One of the biggest trends for 2022 is a minimalist interior, which will help to give your home a luxury feel. The trend started back during the pandemic, as many people spent time having a sort out to free up space.

The key to achieving this look is choosing a few signature pieces, rather than filling your rooms to the rafters, and selecting the right colour palette, such as soft beige and grey colours. Opting for open plan living with lots of free-flowing space will help to create a clean, minimalist look too.

When it comes to the stairs, brighten up the space by removing any old carpet to reveal natural light woods. You can also add lighting to your staircase and incorporate open riser treads into your design to help create a more spacious hallway.


Sustainability really feeds into the minimalist trend and will move toward less wasteful and more mindful purchases in 2022.

Here are some ways you can make your home more eco-friendly:

Opt for energy-efficient design that reduces the need for appliances, heating and lighting.

Stick to green finishes that minimise your ecological footprint and choose “non-toxic” paints.

Choose eco-friendly materials which are either recycled, reused or from sustainable sources. Popular options include reclaimed wood, glass and recycled metal.

2022 interior design will also see an increase in natural pieces. Elements such as cork walls or wicker plant pots, anything that is raw and organic, or closely linked to nature, will be popular.

As a key sustainable material, featuring glass in your home will grow in popularity next year. You’ll find it being heavily used in everything from vases to lighting and furniture, even as walls or dividers, helping to bring the outdoors in.

Selecting glass balustrades for your staircase will help to add the feeling of minimalistic space and choosing sustainably sourced wood is very in keeping with next year’s trend. Softwood in particular is a very renewable source, as the trees grow quickly, which makes it the perfect sustainable option.

Neutral colours

Neutral colour palettes were sought after during the pandemic, as people spent more time at home and wanted a calm, relaxing and comforting environment. Natural colours will continue to be popular in 2022, with stone greys and off-whites being perfect to showcase your raw materials. Beige, in particular, will be available in cold and warm shades and Dulux have named it as their Color of the Year 2022.

Curvy furniture designs

Curvy furniture and decor will also be popular. Tables, lamps, poufs and sofas all take on rounded edges. Even chairs and stools have a less rigid straight structure and will soften your room layout, giving a more comforting feel to a room. Curved designs will also feature in candlesticks, vases and large arch shaped wall mirrors.

If you want to take the curved theme even further, why not look at a curved staircase? With no landings, this configuration has proven popular recently with clients who love how it can follow the gentle flow of a handrail and makes an elegant addition to any style of home.

Linking interiors with nature

Continuing with 2021’s popular trend of biophilic design (the concept of bringing the outdoors indoors), 2022 interior design trends will also be closely linked with nature. Being connected to the natural environment not only brings a sense of calm, but is also great for your mental health.

It can be achieved by introducing plants to bring life into your space and increase oxygen levels within your home, but also through the colour palette you choose – green will continue to be a popular colour.

Multi-functional spaces

Open plan living and multi-functional rooms is where home living is headed. Ever since our homes started doubling up as offices and home gyms, we need more functionality from our spaces.

Zoning rooms with non-permanent room dividers, well-placed rugs and furniture layouts can help to provide separation without having enclosed dedicated spaces.

The main aim should be to create an easy-flowing space that has high functionality but also provides comfort. Having clever storage is a must, as is practical furniture, for instance multipurpose tables and daybeds.

Home office spaces

Now working from home is the norm, for many, working on the dining room table is no longer practical. In 2022 there will be a greater focus on creating a fully functional separate office space.

Sectioning a corner of a room with a feature wall, can help to separate a work zone from a ‘time to switch off' zone.

There’s a growing trend for creating stylish home offices in tight spaces. Choosing the right staircase configuration could mean you could add a desk under the stairs and get the most from your space.

Getting a fold down desk that can be easily stored will allow smaller spaces to be transformed into home offices with minimal disruption.

Now you have all the top 2022 interior design trends, speak to our expert team to get the right staircase to match, on 01962 712299 or email


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