Top 2022 Living Room Trends

Top 2022 Living Room Trends

Each year, new interior decorating color palettes and trends come back to the surface. They remind us of all the different beautiful styles of home design that exist and allow us to modernize classical trends in an innovative way. Looking at trends can inspire us to make a significant change in our own homes. This can help us make spaces we might have lived in for a long time fresh and exciting again.

When it comes to implementing a new design idea, renovating a kitchen or bathroom can be expensive and time-consuming. Plus, your bathroom or kitchen might not need renovation. Even still, as the new year comes, you may get the decorating bug. Updating somewhere like your living room or bedroom can be much more cost-effective and still have a high impact.

This doesn’t mean you must go out and buy all new furniture to make your living room trendy. Updating your living room can be as easy as refurbishing a lamp you already have or getting a few new accent pieces for your coffee table. A fresh coat of paint can also be your ticket for making your living room feel fresh and new for 2022! Never underestimate how a new paint color in your living room can make the whole space feel marvelous.
This list of top living room trends can help you decide how to update your living room for the new season. We’ll try and capture your mind with color inspirations you’ll be excited to include in your living room.

Exciting Color Trends for 2022

Paint Colours

According to the major paint companies, the up-and-coming colors for 2022 are pale blues and luscious greens. This means that many of the living room trends we’ll be seeing in the next year will be very natural, taking inspiration from crisp days at the park. These color palettes will make your living room a relaxing space to be in, and when paired with the right accents can bring an alluring, calming atmosphere to your home.

Harvest, golden-colored yellows will also be on-trend in 2022, along with warmed whites and creams. These colors make a grand backdrop for any living room. They will add sophistication to your living space, making make other bolder greens look more impactful. Using a warm white with green paint can also break up your space, making it appear larger than it really is. The same can be done with pale blue and warm whites. Make your home stand out by painting something unusual, like a door frame or on your baseboards, with pale blue paint while keeping most of the room white. This will add interest and make your walls the perfect canvas for any family photos or other artwork that you want to hang.
Let’s explore some living room trends that utilize these beautiful paint colors and make up the interior design ideas you can incorporate into your home.

Beautiful Living Room Trends

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In the coming year, it looks like minimalism is no longer on the minds of designers. While minimalism is timeless and classic in the right settings, designers are looking towards the “more is more” mentality and experimenting with maximalism. Maximalism encourages you to make the most out of your space, but not by keeping it as open as possible. Instead, maximalism chooses to add more and finds beauty in showing off all the amazing things you love to stare at. Show off your style by layering your room, from the floor to the walls, with beautiful items in your collection.
That’s not the only living room trend to look out for in 2022. Read on to find out about maximalism and other flashy trends you can use as inspiration in your room.

Bold and Well-Travelled

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One of the first trends we see in the season is designers highlighting a room full of unique furniture. Instead of having one statement piece, have a whole room of statement pieces. Furniture that has a bold pattern can be used as the core inspiration. The core theme of this trend is that each item you bring into the room is a beautiful object on its own. Everything you bring into your home can be an art piece, and this trend encourages you to go out and find unique pieces of furniture and art.

In practice, this doesn’t mean that you have to run out and buy a lot of expensive furniture. Go to your local antique or thrift shop and find unique pieces there. Take the furniture you already own and invest in a cloth over that has a bold pattern or texture that you love. Or even think about reupholstering.

Taking this design route also doesn’t mean your living room has to look like a rainbow exploded inside it. In fact, a monochromatic color scheme is a great way to make a room full of unique pieces of furniture cohesive. Think about basing your color scheme around one of the warm white paint colors that are becoming more popular. The different textures between the diverse items will make the room inviting, while the simple color scheme will keep the design from being overly busy.

Highlight Unique Furniture, Don’t Underestimate Refurbishing

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One of the first trends we see in the season is designers highlighting a room full of unique furniture. Instead of having one statement piece, have a whole room of statement pieces. Furniture that has a bold pattern can be used as the core inspiration. The core theme of this trend is that each item you bring into the room is a beautiful object on its own. Everything you bring into your home can be an art piece, and this trend encourages you to go out and find unique pieces of furniture and art.

In practice, this doesn’t mean that you must buy a lot of expensive furniture. Go to your local antique or thrift shop and find unique pieces there. Take furniture you already own and invest in a cloth cover that has a bold pattern or texture that you love. Or even think about reupholstering.

Taking this design route also doesn’t mean your living room has to look like a rainbow exploded inside it. In fact, a monochromatic color scheme is a great way to make a room full of unique pieces of furniture cohesive. Think about basing your color scheme around one of the warm white paint colors that are becoming more popular. The different textures between the diverse items will make the room inviting, while the simple color scheme will keep the design from being overly busy.

Bring in a Rustic Flare and Incorporate the Outdoors

After being cooped up inside for so long, it might be good to start bringing the outdoors inside. Think about adding furniture made of a variety of woods to your room. Using a few different colors and species of wood will create visual interest and keep the room from feeling match-y.

Picking one of the trending green paint colors will bring in a natural feel, as will using a wallpaper that has a natural motif. There’s no need to cover the whole room in wallpaper if you’re not interested in that style. Make an accent wall with a detailed wallpaper or leaf pattern, or create an interesting optical illusion by setting the wallpaper in a wood frame or on a canvas stretcher to make some unique art.

This can be done in easy ways, like adding some houseplants to your room, but if you’re not looking to take care of indoor plants and don’t like the look of artificial plants, there are still ways to make your living room feel more natural.

One way to add some natural wood grain to your room is by installing wall paneling. While you may think “wall paneling” and immediately be reminded of your grandmother’s basement from the ‘70s, all wall panels are not equal. Many companies are offering modern wall panels that can bring a rustic flair to your living room. Wide panels, thin panels, dark wood, teak, horizontal vs vertical… there are a lot of options on the market.
To keep the design modern, consider putting wall paneling on all but one wall, and leaving the other wall simply painted. This can keep the paneling from engulfing a room. Also, consider painting the room a trendy green and only use wall paneling on half of a wall or around a corner. This will be unusual and visually interesting.

Keeping It Calm

While maximalism is in this season, this doesn’t mean that your design must be incredibly busy. This season there is also an emphasis on calm colours and soft fabric textures. Using the trending green and blue paint colours, think about how you can make your living room a tranquil place. Softer and warmer paint shades are coming into fashion, even while cool colour palettes remain dominant. By utilizing these colours and concepts, you can make your room more comfortable.

Instead, you could choose to use blue as the major colour in your room. Adding white accents can bring both tranquillity and add sophistication to a room. Greys can also offer this same atmosphere. Think about painting your walls a neutral gray when you want to play off of brightly coloured furniture. This can keep the colours from being overwhelming and will make your room feel more spacious.

On the other hand, you may want to think about mixing the use of paint and wallpaper to liven up your living room instead. Pairing a patterned or textured wallpaper with a room that mostly utilizes a neutral paint color already will make for a great accent feature. Filling the room with complimentary furniture will help tie the design together.

Seamlessly Mixing Your Work and Living Spaces

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been doing more work at home. But your home likely wasn’t designed with this dual-purpose function in mind. If you’re thinking about changing up your living room (which may have also become your impromptu office), you should make sure that your space will be as comfortable to work in as it will be to kick back and watch your favourite streaming service in.

This includes thinking about light fixtures. You should also make sure that you have a comfortable desk and chair that won’t interrupt your living room design idea. Either that or incorporate some of that sophisticated work environment styles into your design idea.

Greens, creams, and dark colours like brown are all great colour ideas for your living workspace. These colours aren’t distracting and are also comfortable. Using lots of dark wood in a room can make it feel professional, while also making a rich environment to relax in.

Simple and beautiful styles may be best suited for these spaces. Think about using dark wainscoting with green wall paint to create a classic elegant style that will also be on trend for the coming years.

Picking the Right Look for Your Home

When it comes down to it, interior decorating ideas like these living room trends come and go. What matters is that you love the space that you’ll be using every day. If you want to liven up a place you’ve been living in a long time, or if you’re looking to personalize a home you’ve just bought, think about how these painting trends can help you get the right start.

Before dedicating yourself to a concept, be sure to test out the color on your walls to ensure that you love the color and finish before you paint your whole room. Depending on the size of the space you want to paint, be prepared to not use the space for a few days while the paint is applied and dries. After that, enjoy your living room with a new paint color that you’ll love for years to come!

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