Interior Design Trends That Are Now In and Out – Summer 2022

  • Insider asked interior designers which trends are in and out this season.
  • Pastels, natural materials and floral window treatments are popular.
  • Rustic designs and all-white interiors are becoming outdated and less trendy.

Aaron Lebowski, interior designer and consultant at Julia Salonesaid this summer is all about bringing pastels to your space.

He said that colors like pink, yellow and blue remind you of summer images, such as sunny days and pool parties.

pink sofa on white wall with round table in front of it

Pastel colors can give a room a summery atmosphere.

Kate Diaz, interior designer and co-founder of chic densaid we’ll be seeing more natural materials in design choices this season, as they “bring the outdoors in.”

“Wood, stone and leather are going to be big this summer,” Diaz said.

green sofa on white wall with natural looking rug and plant in the foreground

Wood and stone accents will become popular.

Flowers are no longer just a trend of the past, according to Courtney Wollersheiminterior designer from FLOOR360.

“’Grandmillennial’ or ‘grandma chic’ is creeping into many room styles as the summer season heats up because you need lots of flowers and bold colors to achieve this look,” explains Wollersheim.

“It’s all the rage to recreate the comfort and coziness of grandma’s house in traditional style with vintage pieces and floral fabrics for window curtains.”

When processing flowers, Wollersheim recommends mixing and matching tablecloths and curtain fabrics belonging to the same color family.

Paige Anderson, interior architect at Sharp designtold Insider that green is key to brightening up a space this summer.

Plants in a bedroom.

Plants are an easy way to bring the outdoors in.

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Catherine Stapleschief designer at Aspen & Ivytold Insider bows are a “timeless” trend you’ll be seeing more of this season.

“From doorways to windows to mirrors and millwork, arches are a warm, whimsical way to take your space off the linear path,” Staples said. “I expect to see curvaceous elements in design in furniture this summer as well.”

A living room with white walls, large arched windows and two sofas facing each other

Arch shapes can also be found in architecture.

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“The appeal of reclaimed wood kitchen tables, dining tables, chairs and coffee tables makes sense because it adds character and texture to any room,” said Wollersheim.

But in recent years, she said, people are realizing there is such a thing as too much reclaimed wood in a space.

Wollersheim recommends keeping one of your favorite pieces and contrasting it with glass accents and plush cushioned chairs for a more holistic look.

Known for its natural-looking, aged look, the rustic interior style is on the wane.

“It’s not that the rustic look is inherently bad, but its spread in homes can be overwhelming,” Lebowski said.

He said you can find balance by having one or two rustic elements in your home, but you may not want to overdo it.

a rustic entranceway with a white door and wooden floors and white railing

Rustic trends can be done tastefully in small doses.

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Shiplap, wide wood planks often used as part of the modern farmhouse style, are going to see themselves, Staples said.

She said you’ll still see it appropriately used in coastal or period styles, but other trends will take the stage instead.

Still, she noted that some trends — including shiplap — are cyclical and may regain popularity.

White ship wall with worn white sofa with books with pages facing out and two white and gray pillows on sofa

Shiplap is popular in coastal-inspired homes.


Toussaint Derby, a chief designer at Havenlysaid sleek, all-white interiors will be replaced by colorful ones.

She told Insider that “the all-white aesthetic may have felt a little too cold and impersonal,” so it’s falling out of favor when people try to redecorate their spaces.

According to luxury interior designer Margaret Bravomonochromatic spaces are just not as inviting as other design choices.

“People are spending more time in their homes and they want a more welcoming, inviting space with the use of different materials, textures and accent colors,” Bravo said.

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