9 design trends you’ll see everywhere in 2022, according to Chairish

With over 600,000 pieces on its site at any one time, online vintage marketplace Chairish knows a thing or two about changing home decor trends and can anticipate what its buyers will be looking for in the new year. And with its 2022 forecast recently released, the company is ready to share its forecast. “This report showcases home décor styles and items that our merchandisers and data analysts have identified as being in increasing demand,” says Noel Fahden, vice president of merchandising for the company.

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By focusing on richly detailed surfaces, plush textiles, heirloom accents and whimsical artwork, this year’s report reflects the shift to the home lifestyle born during the pandemic. Designers today prioritize the comfort and personal style of customers: homes must not only accommodate a number of different functions, but also provide a sense of escape from the troubles of the outside world.

Still, some of their predictions may sound familiar, with eves from decades past – hello, tortoiseshell and nostalgic flowers! – making a comeback. (These decorative trends are all based on second-hand goods, after all.) Still, there are lessons for today’s designers: “So many interior design and decorating trends start with vintage and antiques,” says Fahden. “Often what may seem like a new aesthetic to some is actually a classic or iconic style that reappears after about 20 years.”

Here’s what the pros at Chairish predict.

big tour

A lobby designed by Solís Betancourt features a 2nd-century bust on an 18th-century Italian marble painted chest.

Scott Frances

In centuries past, a coming-of-age ritual for aristocratic European men was a continental tour, filled with educational tours of ancient ruins and Renaissance masterpieces. The sketches and purchases made along the way served as fodder for later youth endeavors (and sustained a contemporary zeal for antiquities and neoclassicism). While the grand tour may be a thing of the past, its legacy lives on in interior design. Introducing a historic, heritage, antique or vintage piece can quickly change the mood of a room, infusing it with depth and focal point, which is perhaps why this trend has lasting appeal. in 2022.

Michelangelo’s David indoor and outdoor planter

contemporary surrealism

Rolf Snoeren’s Amsterdam living room is a shining example of today’s craving for surreal interiors.

Photo: Kasia Gatkowska

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