10 Inspirational Interior Design Trends for 2022 That Will Put a Skip in Your Graphic Design Step.

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February 3, 2022
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I once read the book “Steal Like an Artist” (which I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already!), and every time I am stuck in a design funk, this section comes to mind: Diversify Your Circle. Although the author is talking about diversity in social circles (i.e. garnering inspiration from individuals not in your own line of work), this also applies to diversity in sources of design inspiration. Design inspiration is everywhere. Today, I want to look at a creative field that mirrors that of graphic design — namely, interior design in homes and commercial spaces.

Interior design trends for this year run the gamut. While some call for calming minimalistic design, others are going the complete opposite direction with over-the-top maximalism. Similarly, our clients have drastically varying design styles, and our goal is to match their needs with exactitude. I’m going to break this down into two categories: Earthly & Soft and Bold & Colorful.

Let’s get into it!

1. CURVES

Say goodbye to angular, geometric shapes!

There are a lot of curves playing out in interior design right now. Curved sofas with rounded corners. Waterfall corners on desks. Scalloped edges on rugs and coffee tables.

Translated Into Design

Soft Edges | Bold Rounded Patterns

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2. EARTHY TEXTURE & LANDSCAPE PALETTES

Lime wash, plaster, or clay textured walls. All finishes derived from nature. These colors emanate calm and peace.

Translated Into Design

Soothing Colors | Organic Feel

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3. GREEN SHADES

Pantone might have chosen “Very Peri” for their color of the year, but Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Willams, PPG and Behr all chose green as their 2022 color of the year. Warm muted tones of green: olive, sage, and eucalyptus. 

Translated Into Design

Pretty straightforward! Try incorporating these shades of green into your design.

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4. BIOPHILIC DESIGN

The top trend in the 2022 Pinterest Report was biophilic design. Biophilic design can be described as when nature is built into your house.

Translated Into Design

Outdoors Is Now Indoors | Invigorating Reaction

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5. NEWSTALGIA

Think retro furnishings meet contemporary accents. A look that is driven by the need to have the pieces in your home have character and a story to tell. 

Translated Into Design

Mix & Match Styles | Pull from the Nostalgic 

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6. VAPORWAVE

Vaporwave is the mixing of 1980s and 1990s in electronic music but also used in describing this arcade-game type of interior design. In design, it is a combination of retro elements and bright colors.

Translated Into Design

Bold Blocks of Color | Geometric Grids

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7. MAXIMALIST

This style is a combination of ALL the styles. Maximalism combines pop, historical elements, and bright colors. Also, a mix and matching of accessories from different time periods.

Translated Into Design

Bright Colors | Mix & Matched Textures & Patterns

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8. OVERSIZED EVERYTHING

Everything from overstuffed furniture to enlarged everyday items, like a giant paperclip on the wall or an oversized wall calendar. This interior design style instantly makes a space feel like a trendy art gallery.

Translated Into Design

Large Bold Text | Solid Bold Color Combinations 

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9. 3D

Three-dimensional wall art pieces can add a unique and unexpected design pop.

Translated Into Design 

3D Typographic | 3D & 2D Mashups

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10. QUIRKY

Support local artists! Interior design is using more and more unique art pieces and furniture from small artists and up-and-coming companies.

Translated Into Design

Source Unique Fonts | Use Animation  

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