Top 7 Interior Design Trends of 2022
A look at this year’s interior design trends, feat. Anouska Tamony
As we come to the end of a busy year, we reflect on what’s been popular flooring-wise and ask interior designer Anouska Tamony about this year’s noteworthy interior trends. So, what’s been on-trend 2022?
1. Multifunctional Spaces
Fuelled by the increase in home working, there’s been a noticeable movement towards creating flexible, multifunctional spaces. With open plan interiors increasingly sectioned off, homeowners are re-thinking their layouts and opting for ‘broken plan’ living. The focus is on making best use of every inch of every room, injecting personality into clearly defined zones for work and relaxation.
A mindful, innovative design approach is key in creating comfortable, clutter-free, ergonomic interiors with a sense of calm and privacy.Anouska Tamony
2. Light and Bright
Lighter wood flooring choices have remained popular this year. With enduring trends for Scandi-inspired minimalist spaces, our Alabaster collection has been well liked for a long time. And the uplifting, calming tones offered by our lighter flooring options are still proving to be crowd-pleasers.
3. Bold colours, Lively Patterns & Rich Textures
The events of the last few years have inspired a more playful approach to interior design, with an exploration of fun patterns and textures set to continue. Homeowners are really expressing their identity with their interior choices with bold colours and patterns, and luxurious textural elements.
A home feels truly homely and inviting when it embraces colour and tactility. There’s something enveloping and personal about a home that incorporates our favourite things, be it colours that evoke our favourite seasons and landscapes, or patterns that evoke favourite cultures or plants.Anouska Tamony
Parquet flooring options have remained very popular this year, especially Herringbone. Vivid botanical and nature-inspired prints are continuing their rise in popularity too.
Adding a brushed texture to our wood flooring is a great way to create texture-rich interiors. We’ve seen more and more clients opting to enhance the character of their flooring in this way.
Textures too connect us to our senses. The heightened sensuality of spaces that artfully meld colour, pattern, and texture create homes that don’t just look nice but feel nice, in every sense.Anouska Tamony
4. Greens & Copper Elements
Green has been a key colour choice for 2022. Warming up dark green décor with oak flooring and rich copper accents is a deeply luxurious choice.
5. Sustainable Design & Natural Materials
There is a continuing interior trend focussing on serene, nature-inspired spaces that create a sense of connection to nature. With mindfulness and mental health being brought into focus, there is a desire to create homes that are sanctuaries, full of calming organic elements.
Along with biophilic design, the movement toward carbon neutrality and sustainability is playing a vital part too. Eco-conscious and reclaimed natural materials are becoming important choices.
Hopefully the encouraging trend towards sustainable design and natural materials will prove an enduring movement towards greater sensitivity and consciousness of our collective impact on the environment.Anouska Tamony
We all have a responsibility to balance our desire to adapt and personalise our homes with choosing products, suppliers, and methods of manufacture that are kinder to the earth.Anouska Tamony
Wood flooring is a key material choice for bringing organic elements into the home, both for its natural aesthetic and its sustainability. Giving rustic reclaimed timber a second chance as wall cladding is also a fantastic way to achieve that close-to-nature look with minimal environmental impact.
Not only are natural materials much better for the environment, but when grown, processed, and transported in a way that minimises the use of harsh chemicals and hydrocarbons, they are healthier to our own bodies and those of our families.Anouska Tamony
6. Earthy Shades of Brown
Interiors grounded with natural warm colours, such as earthy, comforting, chocolate browns are seeing a resurgence. These rich hues could replace grey to become a versatile go-to colour choice in 2023.
7. Other Species: Alternative Flooring Choices
We’ve had a lot of interest in our alternative species, such as Ash, Elm and Douglas Fir. Whilst the traditional choice of oak is still hugely popular, more clients are exploring other wood flooring options. Each species has its own distinctive look and enable our clients to expand their creative freedom.