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27 Home Design Trends to Expect in 2022

Gone are the days of beach homes decorated with wooden crab traps and hand-me-down furniture. Now, coastal interior design is more understated, appealing and elegant, with a mix of California cool and New England nautical. Here are the top home design trends to expect in 2022, according to the experts.


  1. White shiplap 
  2. Unpainted paneling, including unfinished oak wood paneling and horizontal cedar wood shiplap
  3. Traditional wallpaper in an unexpected color combination or patterned wallpaper
  4. Artistic glass tile backsplashes in the kitchen
White shiplap adds some texture and charm behind the telly.


  1. Modern white French oak in a herringbone pattern or wide planks
  2. Encaustic tile—colored tile laid on a wall or floor to form a pattern—in foyers, bathrooms or mudrooms
  3. Rugs and carpets in modern woven patterns and designs in colors like soft yellow and emerald green
Encaustic tile adds visual interest and a pop of color to this bathroom floor.

Decor and Furniture

  1. A “less is more” approach to furnishing
  2. A continued shift away from formal living to more multifunctional spaces
  3. Nature-inspired artwork
  4. New pieces mixed with antiques
  5. White spaces warmed with neutrals and textures
  6. Raw materials, such as natural wood elements, linens, rattan, jute, wicker, seagrass, and sea-tossed pebbles, driftwood and seashells
  7. Antique anchor pieces, especially those made of bamboo or unusual wood
  8. A continuation of the vintage trend, with secondhand pitchers, bowls and baskets used for unusual floral arrangements
  9. Hand-carved globally inspired headboards and nightstands as an alternative to upholstered headboards
  10. Bold faux trees and greenery—such as rosemary, kentia palm, fiddle fig leaf or westringia—used in an entry or unused fireplace to create a focal point
  11. Deep sofas 
Woven rugs, wicker chairs, a rustic wood table, and a seashell centerpiece all add a fresh and natural feel to this dining area.


  1. Simple color schemes that create a haven of peace and tranquility
  2. All-white rooms that mix whitewashed walls, painted shiplap cladding and blonde wood floors
  3. Large picture windows and skylights
  4. Infusing all-white kitchens with colorful small appliances, accessories, and artwork
  5. Breezy blues, from soft shades of pale sky blue to azure, indigo and cerulean to denim, which can be paired with rust, ochre or mustard come fall
  6. Neutral living rooms in taupe, magnolia and chocolate
  7. Combining light oak, soft white, caramel and dusky grey
  8. Crisp white trim
  9. Front doors in statement color and high-gloss finish, such as hues from Fine Paints of Europe
White walls and blonde wood floors reflect light and create a sense of openness while blue accessories draw the eye.


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