Keeping Up With 2022 Interior Design Trends

Hardwood flooring interior design trend for 2022.

Interior design trends change all the time. What’s hot now might be out next year. But, one element has a place in every era’s design trend: natural wood

Natural materials like wood always find their place in home designs. They have a classic, timeless look that fits with any home decor change. In fact, biophilic designs have become increasingly popular with homeowners over the course of the past several years, combining natural materials with modern design. 

Putting natural wood flooring throughout your mid-century modern home is an example of an easy way to achieve this biophilic effect. Let’s take a look at some of 2022’s interior design trends that (we think) stand out from the rest!

Today’s Interior Design Trends

For the last couple of years, there’s been an increase in minimalism. Homeowners spend more time in their homes, so they want their living space to be as comfortable as possible. This change paved the way for home trends that are primarily focused on natural materials and earth tones

The minimalist mindset uses soft, neutral paint color trends (for both furniture and hardwoods) and staple pieces with classic style. This way, home decor can change as home design trends evolve.

The previous wave of open floor plans utilizes multifunctional spaces, but that means less variety in home design from room to room. This makes neutral, classic staples even more important. With a classic hardwood floor or crown moulding, you can adjust your home decor throughout the different spaces while maintaining a cohesive design. 

Podcast Interview With Design and Decor Specialists

Jessica Smith, principal owner/buyer at Sheely’s Furniture, recently stopped by Studio 3B to discuss interior design trends in 2022. 

Similar to Baird Brothers, Sheely’s multiple locations offer an endless variety of options that fit any current home design trend: sofas, mattresses, light fixtures, washers, dryers, appliances, countertop microwaves, and more (including outdoor furniture that caters toward the increased focus on outdoor living).

Hear what Jessica has to say about what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to styling your home!

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Color Palettes and Furniture Home Decor Trends

Room with neutral paint colors and bold accent patterns.

You may think that neutral color palettes and classic natural materials can get boring, but it’s just the opposite! With hardwood flooring and furniture that never goes out of style, you can make small adjustments throughout your home to fit with the trend of the new year.

Are bold colors the new black? Head over to Sherwin Williams and get a can of the color of the year. Paint one accent wall and you’re “hip.” Don’t want to paint? A shiplap wall is easy to install and adds a unique, high-end design to any room.

Check out our video on DIY shiplap installation to see how easy this type of project is to tackle!

Home Design & Sofas

As with paint colors and flooring, it is increasingly popular to invest in timeless, neutral furniture pieces. This type of home design makes it easy to keep up with current trends without redecorating every year. Like the look of bold patterns? No need to pay for new upholstery; just buy new throw pillows for your sofa! (Plus, you can always switch out a coffee table to keep up with trends without needing to replace all your furniture.)

Easy, trendy updates extend beyond the living room, too! Modernize your dining room without picking up a paintbrush by incorporating a new dining table. Or, paint the cabinetry in your kitchen and add sleek, new hardware to upgrade to today’s style. (Green is the new blue, by the way!)

The Pandemic’s Effect on Home Decor and Living Spaces

Home office space with natural lighting and design elements.

For the past year or so, the COVID-19 pandemic has majorly impacted the home improvement industry. Homeowners used their time at home to redesign and makeover their spaces in order to accommodate changing needs. For many, this meant building a new home office to work remotely. 

Natural Materials = More Than Just Sustainability

Adding hardwoods throughout your workspace can be more beneficial than just wowing your coworkers in a video call. In fact, putting natural materials in your home actually improves your well-being (quite literally impacting things like blood pressure, heart rate and more). 

In addition to making you feel better, natural wood products do better for the environment, too – none of those nasty chemicals (like formaldehyde, which can be found in a variety of manufactured products). Plus, natural wood products continue to store the carbon that the tree consumed while standing, making it a better environmental choice from the get-go!

There are plenty of ways to incorporate hardwoods into your space, from adding wood flooring and interior doors to installing crown moulding, shiplap or shelving. So, what are you waiting for? Ditch that chemical-filled vinyl flooring and say goodbye to boring corners of the room. Hello new accent wall with crown moulding and open shelving!

Assess your space, and take note of the areas that can benefit from some natural elements: even simple natural decor pieces, like stones and house plants. Then, get to work!

High-End Fine Hardwoods for Any Design Style

No matter what the current trend is, fine hardwoods are part of it!

Hardwood flooring never goes out of style, and it’s definitely a major component of 2022’s interior design trends. At Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, you’ll find all the high-end hardwoods to fit this year and beyond. Reach out to one of our representatives to discuss your ideas and see what products will work best for your space(s)!