Our pick of the 2022 interior design trends to watch

Property Styling Melbourne by Pabs

As life slowly returns to normal after two tumultuous years, many homeowners are ready to refresh their living spaces and embrace the latest trends in interior design. But what exactly are the trends for 2022? And how can you bring them into your home design?

Below, we’ve rounded up five of the hottest interior design trends to watch as we kick off the new year. From vintage aesthetics to natural fibres, find out what’s hot for 2022.


Bright and playful colours

Pantone, the internationally renowned paint brand, has established the Pantone Color Institute to forecast trends and serve as experts for all things colour. It’s always interesting to find out which colours have been selected by the Pantone experts and will stand out throughout the season.

Reflected in recent spring/summer 2022 fashion shows, Pantone is anticipating an explosion of warm, fun, and familiar hues that make a splash – both on their own and when paired together. Getting acquainted with Pantone’s up-and-coming shades is an excellent way to find inspiration for an entire home remodel or a basic paint refresh.


Touches of nature

Houseplants and indoor gardening have been gaining popularity for years – and the pandemic only furthered this trend. This year, we expect to see even more homeowners and renters incorporate fresh greenery into their living space in the form of bold and exotic houseplants, such as monstera and fiddle leaf figs.

Continuing with the nature theme, we’re also predicting a big focus on natural fibres and textures in 2022. Materials like wool, linen, and bamboo are already popular choices for interior designers. This year, we think homeowners will continue to favour these natural fibres and textiles over synthetic options.


Vintage and maximalist aesthetics

For years, property stylists and homeowners have pursued simplicity in interior design – often inspired by Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method of minimalism. But lately, some people have rejected minimalist design favouring more eclectic aesthetics (like vintage or maximalist styles).

Unlike minimalist or traditional styles, vintage and maximalist aesthetics allow homeowners to showcase their personalities and passions through interior design. People are encouraged to mix and match artwork, personal mementos, and op-shop finds to create a one-of-a-kind look that includes diverse colours, patterns, and textures.


More marble

Marble has been a mainstay in kitchens and bathrooms for years – and for a good reason. In interior design, marble brings an instant touch of luxury and elegance to any home.

Recently, interior designers and property styling gurus have started to get more creative with where they use marble. These days, the material is commonly used to top various tables in the dining room, bedroom, and sitting room. We’re only expecting this to continue into 2022.


With these trends, it’s shaping up to be an exciting year in interior design. If you’d like help bringing your vision to life, reach out to Pabs today. We’re experts in home staging and property styling, with a deep understanding of design trends and local property markets.

Call us on 1800 20 10 20 or visit our website to learn more.

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