Interior Design Trends for 2022


It’s hard to believe that in less than a month, the new year will start! 2021 has flown by, and we’re hoping that 2022 brings us more renewed energy and happiness. And what better way to do that than new home interior design? 

For 2022, the home decor trends and styles lend themselves to creative, comfortable spaces while focusing on a healthy environment. So whether you plan on redesigning just one room or your entire home, here are some trending ways to transform your home in the coming year!

Neutral Colors

The trend for 2022 is “naturalness,” focusing on neutral and earthy tones. Due to the continued pandemic, people continue to spend more of their time at home. Neutral shades such as beige, gray, taupe, white, and ivory provide a calming, relaxed ambiance. These colors open up numerous design possibilities as you can use other tones for accents. However, if you want to add a dramatic flair, choose warm undertones and muted colors in the form of fabrics, paint, and decor. 


Single-use spaces are a thing of the past; today, it’s all about multi-functional and flexible spaces. Our living spaces are getting more compact, especially with people still working from home, so creating a welcoming, adaptable, and distraction-free workspace is essential. Make the most of every nook and corner with a clean design, innovative room dividers, and creative storage methods. Flexibility isn’t limited to physical space; invest in multi-functional furniture from fold-away desks to multi-purpose tables. This helps create a high-functioning yet fluid and comfortable space. 


While minimalism has always been vital to interior design, in 2022, this style will take center stage. Minimalism isn’t just about minimal use of things; it’s about minimal decor and furniture while making room for air while freeing up space. During the pandemic, people started to become minimalist by discarding non-functional and decluttering their homes – a trend expected to continue in 2022. When minimalism is done correctly, it will enhance the livability of your space. 

Natural & Organic

Spending much of the past two years indoors has made us realize how essential it is to bring natural elements of the outdoors inside. You can incorporate greenery and natural materials in your home by having an indoor herb garden or simply adding some succulents or flowering plants. However, you can also use natural materials to accent your decor, such as light wood furniture, natural stone floors, and linen bedding. By surrounding yourself with natural materials, you create a calming, more sustainable environment in your home that will be stylish throughout the year. 

Seeing Green

The color green has been trending for a couple of years, mainly due to its calming and soothing effects. Green is rooted in growth and nature, and many shades of green – especially sage – helps to destress and revitalize your space. However, using any green color palette on your furniture, walls, or accent pieces creates a refreshing but not overpowering look. So if you want to create a subtle yet dramatic atmosphere in your home, go green!

For your interior painting headquarters, look no further than your friends and experts at Stanford Painting! We have all of the trending colors you love, and that would look spectacular in your home. Need to request a quote for your next paint project? Visit our office at 2330 Old Middlefield Way # 8 in the heart of Mountain View, call us at 650-321-9302, or fill out the contact form on our website!