Our Editors’ Favourite Trendy Design Traits for 2022


2022 is formally right here, and whereas we should still be relationship paperwork with 2021 for the subsequent few weeks (or months) a brand new class of recent design traits has arrived to remind us that point is actually shifting forwards and we’re not caught in a 2020 loop, even when it does really feel that manner generally. From jewel tones and checker print to pure textures and craft, there’s no scarcity of design traits to play with this yr – but when you end up not sure about the place to begin, the Design Milk editors are sharing their high design traits for 2022 together with fashionable decor picks to experiment with at dwelling!

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“With on a regular basis spent indoors these previous few years, it’s no shock that biophilic design – a design idea centered on bringing nature indoors – is trending for 2022. Whereas biophilic design has been frequent inside structure for years, we’ll be seeing extra dwelling furnishings and decor objects sprout (no pun meant) up across the idea this yr, which implies everybody can expertise the restorative advantages of mom nature at dwelling. Experiment with oblique pure components by incorporating pure shapes, supplies, and textures into your area, or carry the greenery in with planters and vases. This self-watering planter by Greenery Limitless means that you can do exactly that with minimal fuss – its water reservoir retains crops hydrated at their very own tempo for weeks – and it has a contemporary aesthetic that’ll complement any decor fashion”
– Alexa Morales // Commerce Editor


modern maximalism design trend for 2022

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“Minimalism all the time appears to be on pattern however in latest instances maximalism has been rising to the highest. Maybe it’s as a result of we’ve all been caught inside our properties throughout this endless pandemic and we’re craving one thing extra – daring colours, repeating patterns, geometric shapes, and so forth. – something to make our eyes dance round and be completely happy as we keep inside and stare at our identical 4 partitions. This Optical Motion Throw Blanket from DittoHouse is the proper instance with its juxtaposing diagonal traces in 4 colours that create an optical phantasm. It’d be a brilliant, daring, and tremendous enjoyable addition to any couch!”
– Caroline Williamson // Editorial Director


oversized everything design trend for 2022

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“Outsized every part has been gaining momentum lately, and I couldn’t love the pattern extra! After the previous few years we’ve skilled, and now being in the midst of winter, all of it simply feels very comforting and lighthearted. Two issues I believe most of us wouldn’t thoughts having a bit extra of in our lives. Other than what could appear to be the apparent selections of overstuffed and exaggerated furnishings, there are additionally another delicate methods to carry the pattern into your area. Just a few concepts that come to thoughts are Cloudnola’s Screw Up Hook Set and Bendo’s CLIP Wall Hook – each perfect for protecting winter coats off of the ground and common muddle so as whereas making a strong visible assertion. I additionally want to say a private favourite: Poketo’s Spectrum Wall Planner. I’m somebody who writes every part down and must see forward weeks at a time, and the easy graphic design of this huge calendar makes an outsized, helpful impression.”
– Kelly Beal // Senior Editor


wavy curved design 2022 design trends

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“The wavy + curved pattern is de facto having a second proper now, and it doesn’t appear to be going wherever. Arched doorways, chairs with curved backrests, squiggle candlesticks, rounded sofas, concrete tiles with wavy designs, arched headboards for beds – there is no such thing as a scarcity of waves and curves within the design world! I personally love this pattern and hope to see completely different iterations of it within the new yr. Possibly an arched doggie door or a wavy bench of some kind? If you happen to’re trying to incorporate this pattern, you possibly can go huge with a DIY arched doorway (it’s potential, I’ve seen it on @dwellaware!) or make an ornamental assertion with the nice and cozy wave on the Blish Rug by Carret Design”
– Vy Yang // Life-style Editor


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colorblocking 2022 design trend

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“The artwork of colour blocking – pairing daring, strong shades for a graphic and fashionable design aesthetic – will thrive this yr, and happily for design lovers in all places, the limitless spectrum of colour presents numerous alternatives to play with the pattern. Small equipment like this toilet bathe curtain, accent items like this Heymat rug, or a bit of wall artwork like this Tom Pigeon print, are all nice methods to begin. My private favourite? Jillian Rene Decor’s Monochromatic Shade Block Pillow Covers. I like the minimal design of those covers, and the vary of eye-catching colour choices ensures there might be a hue for you. Plus, pillow covers provide the freedom to strive the pattern on completely different areas of your house with ease – rotate the identical cushion out of your mattress to your sofa, and to an accent chair each time the temper strikes!”
– Alexa Morales // Commerce Editor


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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida along with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime artwork and design fanatic, Alexa’s first stops in any new metropolis are the artwork museums. When she’s not writing about her favourite DM store picks, she may be buried in a guide, binging actuality television or adventuring round her metropolis along with her associate and pup.