Interior Design Trends 2022

Nature and natural materials. Interior Designer, Rebecca Wall highlights some of the Interior Design Trends we can expect in 2022. 

Looking ahead to interior trends for 2022, there’s a major nod to nature and natural materials.

From vertical gardens to outdoor areas that seamlessly integrate with the indoors, along with colour palettes brought in from the outside environment, nature and natural materials are having their moment.

Our homes have always been our sanctuaries, but that is apparent now more than ever before, due to the global pandemic and the more time we are spending at home. For some of us, home is now not only where we sleep and relax, but also our workplace, school and gym, therefore we want our homes to make us feel calm, rested, relaxed and happy.

Trending colours

Trending colours for 2022 include neutrals, blues and most notably greens.  When it comes to greens, forest and moss tones will be a highlight.

My favourites from the Dulux 2022 colour forecast range of Flourish, Restore and Wonder include, Benang SG5D7, Kenepuru NZ10F7, Natural Flora S18C8, Ferry S37A8, Edvard S29B6 and Equatorial Forest A245.

Dulux Paint Range 2022


Home Office Trends

Image of a timber desk with shelving
Image Credit: Kyle & Kara

With more and more people working from home, incorporating a home office space is now a necessity.

Even if you don’t have a separate room for an office, you can create a nook with a desk, chair and shelving in an empty corner of a dining or living space or perhaps under a staircase.

Don’t forget lighting.







Natural Elements

Living with greenery inside the home, makes us feel closer to our natural environment, think:

  • potted plants on shelves, desks, tables, in baskets,
  • indoor / outdoor living incorporating vertical gardens
  • herb gardens and potted vegetables


Bringing nature indoors purifies the air and also looks aesthetically pleasing.  

Other natural elements include, wood, stone, marble and glass, ceramics, linen, cotton, organic shapes, materials and colours inspired by nature.

Image of a kitchen with an indoor outdoor garden
Image Credit: Hiroyuki Oki via Architectural Digest


Japandi Style

Image of a table and bench seat with olive tree and other greenery
Image via: my_atmosphera

Japandi style is a blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design principals.

Think simplistic, modern, Zen and functional.

Fused with traditional natural elements and earth tones.

Incorporating lots of texture and zero clutter.

The use of natural fabrics, functional pieces, sustainable materials completes this look.







Image of a white bench seat with white cushions and single plant in a white pot
Image credit: Maree Howe for Real Living Magazine

Due to the pandemic and most of us spending a lot more time at home, it has given us the opportunity to realise exactly what we really do need and want in our homes, and what is unnecessary.

A lot of us have had extra time on our hands to cull the clutter and go for a more minimalistic approach.

Minimalism is accentuating the attractive architectural elements of a space by keeping the space simple, utilising clean lines and open spaces – a “less is more” approach, incorporating only what is essential.


Kitchens too will be more minimal in 2022, with appliances concealed, soft close and push doors and drawers eliminating decorative handles for a cleaner and more streamlined look.




About Rebecca Wall, Bayri & Kiki Interiors

Interior Designer Rebecca WallGuest Blogger, Interior Designer, Rebecca Wall is a graduate of the Interior Design Institute with qualifications in Interior Design, Home Staging and Property Styling and is a member of numerous industry associations.

Rebecca was drawn to interiors and design from a young age always changing things around and scouring all sorts of places for new and interesting pieces.  

She runs BAYRI & KIKI INTERIORS on the Bellarine Peninsula, a residential Interior design, decorating and home staging and property styling service.



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The information contained in this article has been prepared by our guest blogger and does not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, position, advice or endorsement of ICM Geelong, it’s members and sponsors.


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