29th April 2022

10 Interior Design Trends Not Going Away

By Darlings Of Chelsea


Whether you’re moving house or giving a tired room a makeover, research into interior design styles can provide real inspiration and help point you in a direction you didn’t even realise existed at first! Some home décor trends come and go, making a big impact for a while before losing momentum, and other design styles have real staying power – if you’re not sure what has stood the test of time, here are 10 interior design trends that are not going away in 2022.

1.  Woven and Rattan Furniture

A 2021 interior design trend that has continued to pick up pace and become a real mainstay in 2022 is sustainable furniture, particularly woven and rattan furniture. The use of natural, sustainable materials, which bring real warmth and character to a space and have a certain timeless appeal has seen this furniture become the choice for many, both indoors and out. Our Starling chair, which has been made with sustainable teak and has a rattan back, is the perfect accent chair and ideal for garden rooms and conservatories.

2.  Going Green

In alignment with sustainable furniture is the ever-growing trend of the biophilic design. From the introduction of house plants to the use of the colour green in your interior, the biophilic design brings elements of the outdoors in and has made a real impact in recent years.

3.    Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been a trend that has had its ups and downs but in the past few years it has proved a force to be reckoned with, and its popularity it set to continue through 2022 and beyond. Wallpaper can bring a real vibrancy to your interior and with people staying at home much more than they used to, adding character to your space can make a real difference.

4.  Bold Colours

Colour trends can change with the seasons but in 2021 and 2022, bold colours have really moved into the limelight. Used in the right space and with the right amount of natural light, a bold colour can really make your furniture and accessories pop. And it’s not just about your walls – consider that bold colour being used in your furniture to create a real focal point in your space.

5.  Making the Most of Space

Spending time at home these last few years has really seen people evaluate how to make the most of their space. And in both 2021 and 2022, there has been a real shift back towards entertaining at home, with the likes of cocktail cabinets, drinks trolleys and bar areas becoming a popular choice.

6.  Dark Wood

The use of natural shades and tones continues to be a major player in the world of interiors and in 2022, dark wood has certainly moved up the rankings. Paired with light furniture, it creates a warm, inviting aesthetic.

7.  Arches

Taking inspiration from Ancient Greek and Roman design, arches have become an interior design trend in 2022, with soft curves offering the perfect contrast to hardened edges. To find out more about different interior design trends, read our blog here.

8.  Traditionally Inspired Interiors

With #cottagecore hitting the mainstream in 2021, traditionally inspired interiors have come to the forefront once more but with a slightly more subtle approach. There is a real emphasis on layers, creating a warm, cosy space, as well as a blend of old with new. Curves are in, evoking a sense of nostalgia but with a more contemporary look and feel to them.

9.  The Joy of Cocooning

An interior design trend that has picked up real momentum in the last few years is that sense of cocooning when at home. Deep sofas which you really sink into, curved shapes and soft fabrics all give you that feeling of being cocooned from the outside world. And who wouldn’t want that?!

10.  The Colour of 2022

It’s been a colour that has been on-trend for the past few years but in 2022, decorating with mustard has really made great strides to take the top spot. It can bring a real energy into dark spaces, it brings a hint of the Mediterranean into our home and it works with multiple shades, both on the neutral and bolder spectrum. From mustard sofas to mustard kitchen cabinets or mustard accessories, bring some sunshine into your home!