Latest living room trends for 2022

Whether you’re considering giving your living room a decor upgrade, or maybe even giving your whole home an interior fix this year or whether you just want to add a little 2022 spice to your existing decor, this blog is for you.

Every year, professional designers and home styling guru’s get a kick out of predicting the design trends people will welcome into their homes. It's always fun to discover the colour palettes, furniture choices and other decor elements that are all the rage at the moment, but for many homes these have to blend with existing decor. 

It's not good having a much loved footstool, without considering the colours or the different types of legs on footstools, available in your plans.

In other words, the top interior design trends for 2022 are worthy considerations but think carefully about the remaining items, or colours you don't want to change.

We’ve rounded up a selection of this season's most popular and forward-thinking interior design choices, to give you the top living room trends for 2022.

What's trending

Throughout the pandemic and with subsequent changes in travel and going out costs, we have all been forced to slow down a little and spend a greater amount of time in our homes. This drives a strong human desire to really create a space that reflects both visually and affectionately what it is we are feeling.

The industry is predicting that a significant interior design trend will centre around reclaiming spaces previously adapted to home working, a renewed interest in bringing the natural world indoors and to soften what would have been functional space.  Nature themed cushions are ideal and cost effective and will satisfy the drive to purchase and decorate more consciously.

Bespoke footstools with legs leave a feeling of openness, while delivering soft comfort and warmth, so are ideal for bringing an auster working area back to life.

Our choice of colours and styling will become more confident as we experience new feelings of hope and positivity for the future, and, according to recent post pandemic research, we will find happiness and fulfilment in new home projects, and reclaiming space that we have been forced to use in other ways.

Nature's influence

Designers and home decor gurus have predicted that the 2022 look will see our connection to nature and the world around us widely reinvigorated. During the pandemic, or post pandemic, people started to run through what they missed most, after so long trapped indoors.

Many of us realised how much the power of nature has the ability to uplift and revitalise us. Colour-wise we are throwing open the doors and windows and inviting every shade of nature in for tea.'

The stunning range of nature and countryside themed cushions from Crafted Home Decor, will be popular in living rooms, bedrooms, studies and on outdoor furniture.

The home decor market is also experiencing a renaissance via a return to 70s interiors influence. Earthy tones are a key element of the growing trend towards 70s throwback designs.

More and more people are reaching for the iconic colours and shapes from this decade. We expect to see lots of low, rounded furniture such as footstools and consumers are aware that with bespoke furniture you can choose different types of legs for footstools. 

Even small spaces tucked under stairs or in living room corners can be turned into highly-functional space if you invest in bench seats along with smart storage options and the right kind of lighting.


Neutrals will be taking a bit of a back seat in 2022 as people start to experiment with colour again. However many home living trends officionardos state that the colour palette will stay very close to hues you’d find in nature. 

They predict the resurgence of paint rollers being dipped in rosy, terracotta tones, that envelop you in its cosiness. And that greens will be the new neutral.

A recent Pinterest report has seen searches from industry professionals and domestic users for green interior inspiration increase by as much as 80 per cent this year. This supports the interior design industries push to embrace a plethora of nature-inspired green tones.

We will see green and natural tones blended into our interiors through the use of plants, timber and terracotta. We might also see the use of green velvet

Sage and mineral-based greens bring nature indoors and enrich interior spaces. However, maybe a whole green room will be a little daunting, so if you love the greens but don't want to make permanent changes, why not add in elements of toned greens through your cushions, footstools and decorative items, such as vases and candlesticks.

Crafted Home Decor are embracing the green surge and are often asked about different types of legs for footstools, that will enhance and soften various shades of green. Always happy to help with advice.

With memories of being shut inside still fresh in many people's minds, there will continue to be a focus on regaining our connection to the natural world through the use of calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating the colours of nature and creating a visual connection with the great outdoors.

Softness is always a much used phrase for living room trends for 2022, and drapes, curtains, bench seating and stylish cushions are all back.