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6 Décor Trends That Will Rule 2022 (And Beyond)

The Expert Team
a living room filled with lots of furniture

Design by Jake Arnold.

Photo by Michael P. H. Clifford and Michael Stavaridis.

What does a post-pandemic home look like? That was the burning question on the minds of everyone attending Salone del Mobile this June—the first one after a two-year hiatus.

Some of the trends spotted at the Fashion Week of design this spring are timeless in nature: rattan, stripes, comfort. All things our Experts—Jake Arnold, Giancarlo Valle, Mark D. Sikes to only name a few—have been perfecting for decades.

Jessica Romm Perez, our very own VP of partnerships and Domino’s editor-at-large, was in attendance in Milan—as always, scouting for exciting, fresh collections and of course, seeking out what’s new and what’s next. Hint: it was all about big comfort, bold statements, and an appreciation for artistry. Here are her top predictions for what’s coming:

a living room with a couch and a painting on the wall
two chairs and a table in a garden

Courtesy of Casa Tosca. Photo by Max Pescio.

Photo by Jessica Romm Perez.

Comfort Rules

Cassina, Arflex, and B&B Italia all introduced pillowy chairs and sofas, confirming that comfort is, in fact, here to stay. These new low-to-the-ground seats welcomed comfort and lounging in chic fresh styles.

Exaggerated Stripes

A good stripe will always be timeless, but this year’s interpretation is bigger, bolder, and more colorful—not your average ticking pattern. Casa Tosca, Dedar, and Pierre Frey all debuted thick stripes in shades of blue, black, white, and yellow.

a wicker basket sitting on top of a white chair
a couple of lights that are on a wall

Photo by Lee Young Soon.

Courtesy of Ladies & Gentlemen. Photo by Jonathan Hökklo.

Rattan Plus

Rattan (and all things woven) isn’t going anywhere: Loewe showed a collection of handcrafted baskets honoring the beauty of handiwork, and the influence of the fabulous Gabriella Crespi and her modernist creations was felt everywhere from Nilufar Gallery to Cabana. Bonacina took the trend a step further by expanding the breadth of what’s possible with rattan-lookalikes such as bamboo in their outdoor collection.

Paper Lanterns

On the heels of oversized Noguchi lanterns becoming the focal point of so many rooms, design studios are thinking up fresh takes on paper lanterns. Perhaps most notably, Ladies and Gentlemen presented a collection of geometrical lights made up of textile panels delicately draped over an elemental wooded framework casting a soft glow.

a room with a round table and chairs
a living room with a couch and a colorful wall

Photo Courtesy of Arper.

Design by Piero Lissoni.

Next-Gen Home Office

If the pandemic taught us one thing, it’s that we all need to upgrade our WFH setup. Arper stepped up to the task with ergonomic and functional home office furniture in the chicest palette—no sad gray cubicles here.

Color Theory

Exquisite colored glass furniture and installations were showcased at Hermès and Glas Italia. While the tendency toward more colorful interiors has leaned more traditional recently, this is proof these modern interpretations can work in a variety of settings, even contemporary and minimalist ones.

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