Cozy, comfortable, colorful and sustainable are the living room trends for 2022. After spending so much time at home over the past two years, homeowners are embracing comfort and designing their spaces that way.
When you are looking to relax and unwind, your living room is the place you want to be.
Your furniture and space should inspire that mood and invite relaxation. So, out with the stiff, stuffy and formal, and in with the soft, cozy and cushy.
Look to these living room design trends in 2022 to update your space and create a relaxing vibe.
Gone are the sharp angles and sleek lines of modernism. In are poufy chairs and curved sofas—furniture that feels like it’s giving you a hug when you sink into it.
Soft lines and plush textures are gentle and easy on the eyes and inspire comfort and relaxation—exactly the atmosphere you want to create in your most lived-in space.
Look for organically shaped pieces in tabletops and seating to add a sculptural element to the room.
And the curves don’t have to be limited to furniture. Retro-style arches in doorways, bookshelves, cabinets, and cubbies soften some of the angles in a room and add a more relaxed vibe to your space.
Moody Hues & Jewel Tones
Neutrals might be the safe bet, but the color is making a coming back.
Subdued, nature-inspired hues—along with brighter, bolder jewel tones—are showing up on walls, accents and furnishings.
For walls, earthy greens like “Evergreen Fog,” Sherwin-Williams 2022 Color of the Year, and Benjamin Moore’s “October Mist” are popular choices. Earth tones are also calming and promote a healing and restorative atmosphere.
Moody colors are also in, with rich espresso and aubergine favored over traditional taupe, beige, and cream.
If you are not ready to commit that much color to an entire room, try some on an accent wall to add warmth and personality.
Thinking about selling your home and want to keep your walls neutral but still want to add a statement-making splash of boldness?
Add pops of color with your decor accents in playful hues like cobalt or Panetone’s “Very Peri,” a juicy crush of purple and violet that gives mischievous, carefree, and creative vibes.
Textures & Patterns
Textured fabrics and bold patterns—like herringbone-patterned flooring—are trending this year
Textiles that are fuzzy or nubby are very on-trend right now, as they bring warmth and coziness to a room. Look for tufted chairs and shapely sofas in fabrics that evoke comfort.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match and play with patterns—instead of going for all matchy-matchy with your designs and fabrics.
Take care not to overdo it though, as too many contrasting styles and textures can feel chaotic and overwhelming.
Vintage & Sustainable
Whether it’s repurposing, upcycling, or buying vintage, sustainability is in, and it’s more than a trend.
We’ve all become more conscious of our impact on the environment and how environmentally-friendly our purchases are. Vintage finds, repurposed pieces and unique designs made from recycled materials are not only easy on the environment, but they can also be easy on the wallet too. With so many designers exploring sustainable options, the good news is, you have plenty of options to discover!
If you are thinking of remodeling, you can also look for sustainable materials to create a healthier space. But you might want to get a free home appraisal before undertaking any major renovations.
Now that you know the hottest living room trends of 2022, you can outfit your space with style without sacrificing the planet or your budget.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.