5+ Living Room Design Trends for 2022

A new year brings with it many new or renewed interior design trends and styles to explore! The homes at Nature’s Edge provide homeowners with the opportunity and the canvas to personalize each room’s décor to become their own cozy living space for their family to enjoy for years to come.

As one of the focal points of your home, the style of the living room often radiates throughout the home, so it’s important the design and décor fit your taste and needs. If you’re planning on updating your décor this year, or just looking for ideas for your future dream house, take a look at some of our style predictions for 2022.

Always in Style

Remember: the best style is the one that YOU love! While trends come and go, there are some key trends that we predict will last long into the future or will come back into fashion.

Multi-Use Spaces

Multi-Use Spaces Idea for your New Peterborough Home

To make the most of the ever-trendy and highly desirable open concept living room, many homeowners opt for multi-use furniture to create a versatile space. Decorative wall partitions can help establish defined spaces in open concept rooms by artfully hiding a desk or easily separating a kitchen and sitting area, while maintaining an open an airy feel.


Arches Idea for your New Peterborough Home

From traditional to mid century to contemporary—arches have stood the test of time. Consider adding one to your home in the form of either a brick-and-mortar piece a la ancient Rome, or by painting one on your wall directly a la Memphis Group.

Smart Homes

Smart Homes Idea for your New Peterborough Home

Smart Home technology is great for home monitoring, but also a fantastic way to add to your quality of life by reimagining the way your home works. From lights with bluetooth capabilities to virtual assistants and beyond, incorporating smart tech into your home is easy, efficient, and extremely useful. With a newly built home, like the ones at Nature’s Edge, you can consider smart tech from the beginning of your journey! Talk to our team during your décor appointment to learn more.

Colours of the Year

The easiest way to refresh your living room or any space in your home is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Look to the professionals for a few colour ideas to try out this year.


Behr Colour Idea for your New Home

Introducing Breezeway (MQ3-21), Behr’s 2022 colour of the year. From Behr, “Breezeway evokes feelings of coolness and peace while representing a desire to move forward and discover newfound passions.” This colour is inspired by crisp sea glass and perfect for any room—but best in bright spaces.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore for your New Peterborough Home

Welcome October Mist (CC-550), the Benjamin Moore colour of the year for 2022. From Benjamin Moore, “Evoking the silver-green stem of a flower, October Mist creates a canvas for other colours—and your imagination—to blossom.” This tranquil shade of sage green is perfect for creating a living room that will relax you as soon as you walk into it.


Pantone for your New Peterborough Home

Get to know Pantone’s newest colour, Very Peri (17-3938). Created especially for 2022, you’re sure to start seeing this colour everywhere. From Pantone, “Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”

2022 Styles to Try

French Farmhouse

French Farmhouse for your New Peterborough Home

French Farmhouse is a homey, cozy take on a traditional style. Using warm pastels, natural materials, and a touch of brass, elements of this style can be incorporated into modern living rooms of all sizes.

Colours: beige, cream, pastels, natural browns

Motifs: barn board, elegant brass light fixtures, stone elements, kitsch

Trend: Thrifting

Trend: Thrifting for your New Peterborough Home

In 2022, you’ll see more people thrifting home goods, showing a strong trend towards sustainable living. Check out shops in Peterborough like the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to find a previously loved item that will add character to your home sustainably.

Post Modern

Post Modern for your New Peterborough Home

The 80s are back in fashion! The antithesis of Mid Century Modern (which has been in for a few years now), Post Modern Interior Design is a great choice for homeowners looking to make their living room an art piece on its own.

Colours: black, white, terrazzo, brass, stone

Motifs: bold colour combinations, daring furniture, the Memphis Group-esque patterns

Trend: Plaster/Limewash/Antique Textures

Trend: Plaster/Limewash/Antique Textures

Post-Modernism is about removing the shackles of normality—so why just paint your walls? To be on trend in 2022, paint your living room with a limewash version of your favourite colour to add a simple touch of whimsy to any wall.


Japandi for your New Peterborough Home

You may have seen Japandi elements creep into your Pinterest feed in the last few years. A combination of Scandinavian interior design with a classic Japanese ethos, Japandi is all about calm, tranquil homes with an eco-friendly aesthetic.

Colours: honey browns, muted greys, rich creams

Motifs: wood and natural elements, handcrafted furniture

Trend: Natural Statement Pieces

Trend: Natural Statement Pieces

Natural elements are always in style. From marble countertops to driftwood and glass coffee tables, stone, wood, and other natural elements are beautiful and long-lasting. Natural statement pieces are a perfect fit for a Japandi style living room.

Art Deco

Art Deco for your New Peterborough Home

Whether you want to experiment with wallpaper for your living room or have been eyeing a green velvet sofa, both can work in an art deco living room! A natural evolution from the more luxurious, chrome-based tendencies of the past few years, Art Deco interior design combines bold colours with eyepopping patterns to create a distinctly timeless look.

Colours: greens, blues, gold, brass, fuchsia

Motifs: symmetry, bold colours, extravagant light fixtures

Trend: Arches/Curves

Trend: Arches/Curves

From the curved back of an armchair to scalloped patterned wallpaper to the curvy mirrors taking over social media, curves are in! Is this the year you finally install an arch in your home?

Warm Minimalism

Warm Minimalism for your New Peterborough Home

Before 2022, minimalism was marked by clean lines, cool greys, and structural furniture in muted tones. We predict that 2022 will see a warmer form of minimalism come to the forefront of interior design that includes bold furniture—in classic minimalist colours.

Colours: beige, white, cream, warm browns

Motifs: simple design, structural furniture,

Trend: Structural Furniture

Trend: Structural Furniture

In 2022, interior design will shift towards structural furniture that is art itself. Find pieces of furniture to put into your warm minimalist style living room that inspire you with their use of colour and shape.

Design Ideas for your New Peterborough Home

Whether you’re looking to change up your living room or just enjoy watching trends come and go, 2022 will see some incredible interior design trends for all to enjoy. If you like bold design, try going Post Modern or Art Deco—but if you prefer a cozy living room, you can always experiment with Japandi, Warm Minimalism or French Farmhouse. At Nature’s Edge, we’re looking forward to helping our future homeowners find their perfect home to express their family’s life and style.

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