What are the new design trends in furniture and decoration? Essential eco-sustainable solutions, new modern design, evocative settings, hyperdecorativism, home office and forest effect… Here is all the 2022 news for the interiors! The research starts from Milan Design Week, in its first edition in September, with the SuperSalone and the Fuorisalone of course, but also HOMI, il Salone degli Stili di Vita. The first look is at the new post-pandemic lifestyle How has the home environment changed? The pandemic has completely transformed our lifestyle and the home environment could not fail to suffer the direct consequences. Undoubtedly, it is no longer just a private and intimate environment but it evolves into many other functions, from a workplace to a small private gym but also a place for recreation and storytelling. Last not least, the search for contact with nature becomes possible also in the apartments thanks to the surface decorations, which are increasingly present, if not the protagonist, in the interiors. Create a naturalistic setting, rediscover the restorative nature and enhance the rooms with design: discover the catalogue of exclusive wallpapers. First among the 2022 interior design trends are therefore the home office and biophilic design, up to talking about styles and colours, in some cases Old But Gold! In fact, as we can see by retracing the journey in interior design from the 1920s to today, this year we find vintage choices, if we can call them that, or rather “new modern”… Customisation VS homologation. The continuous rediscovery of a language among the 2022 interior trends In the home, and beyond, decoration is fundamental to give a soul to spaces, to tell their own soul. We can interpret it as a reaction to the critical historical moment, to the zeroing of social relations, to the blocking of the use of new stimuli and of everything that can be considered “beautiful”. The walls and beyond, the environments in general, are looking for a new style that this time will not be unique, but rather “hybrid”. Standardisation and homologation are now a distant memory. Recovering the trend of decoration, personalisation and the marriage of different styles of furniture is the concrete answer to the desire for novelty, beauty, the affirmation of one’s identity. It is precisely in this way that by visiting the Super edition of the Salone del Mobile, the Fuorisalone and the HOMI, the 2022 furniture trends are revealed following these new patterns. From post-pandemic effects to eco-sustainable choices, discover the interior design trends where past, present and future coexist. Decoration is the protagonist of the next design year A resilient edition that will go down in history. September 2021 means rebirth and our new lifestyle is looking forward to embracing the trends in interior design. Among the major companies in the sector, decoration becomes the protagonist of new stories, creating immersive settings and arousing curiosity. From the limited edition of Lago Design we discover evocative marble atmospheres that generate an unprecedented decorative material encounter on glass. Art Edition by Sicis, on the other hand, reinterprets the Amaretto armchair designed by the architect Massimiliano Raggi, creating a dialogue with the creative works. Hyperdecorativism, the combination of finishes and surfaces between furniture elements and walls, is one of the 2022 furniture trends. And the sinuous and modern lines characterize the shapes, as we can read in the Houzz research on the 2022 News from Interior Design Companies. Colours and styles of 2022: what we will see in the trendy interiors Other interesting 2022 furnishing trends from the event conceived this year by Stefano Boeri are certainly the Back to Black, the New Modern style and the sinuous, soft and modern shapes. Black returns to homes through furnishing accessories and elements that we would never have expected a few years ago such as taps, synonymous with great personality and flexible in terms of compositional potential and suggestive colour combinations. What does New Modern mean? It is a new style that takes its cue from the past. Modern and minimal profiles combine with a Mid Century style, essential spirit and great functionality, combined with a precise and feminine taste. The passion for the characteristic elements of vintage and retro and details with an ethnic taste, the use of natural materials such as wood, this time with unpredictable and sinuous lines. The union of different stylistic proposals are combined with creativity and elegance in new furnishing elements for the trendy home. What can’t be missing from the 2022 furniture trends? The Home Office How have our post-pandemic habits changed? Surely the study corner has become indispensable. Self-employed or dependent, most of us were initially caught off guard with the sudden need to work from home. Time and needs have rewritten the home space, requiring a space designed specifically for the office function. A welcoming loggia can be recreated in any house, with more or less high sizes and in the different areas of the house. Functional furnishing elements, such as acoustic screens to isolate noise (such as bookshelves), lighting designed to facilitate the study and/or use of the computer, decorations for the worktop or walls, delicate but also stimulating and enveloping (like immersive wallpapers, real backdrops) and greenery. It is recognised that nature has a regenerative power for people and its use in interiors is absolutely a 2022 furnishing trend, and beyond. For several years now, biophilic design has taken hold and is increasingly sought after for interior design. Nature in the interiors: biophilic design and the forest effect The design, from the study of shapes to the selection of materials and finishes, is increasingly inspired by naturalistic elements. Not only that, the predisposition to real indoor green areas and the insertion of plants in the interiors is a trend that is increasingly dear to companies in the sector and interior designers. The reason is very simple… The relationship between man and nature can be considered the basis of our existence. Nature allows us to perceive space as welcoming and regenerating, its calming and restorative effect modifies the perception of the environment and consequently has a positive effect on people’s psychology, both at home and in professional spaces, increasing productivity, for example. From biophilic design studies to the pandemic: it is important to be able to experience the natural component even in the interiors of closed spaces. The forest effect can therefore be considered one of the 2022 furnishing trends, a trend that has undergone a significant acceleration in recent months. Botanical patterns and natural fabrics, organic shapes reminiscent of plants and sensory backgrounds that transport you inside a jungle or on the highest peak of a mountain with the latest generation wallpapers. The green breath cannot be missing. From green to eco-sustainability, the 2022 interior design trends have the environment at heart Have you ever heard of the professional figure of the eco-social designer? Creativity, intuition, love for the environment are the characteristics of Luca Gnizio, a multifaceted and passionate artist who created this professional figure 10 years ago, whose paternity is now internationally recognised. In fact, among the most interesting projects of the Milan Design Week we discover the value of eco-sustainability and reuse: company waste rediscovers a new soul thanks to creative recycling, like its PandemicDesign at Superstudio Maxi 2021. Waste becomes a raw material and a resource by annihilating the disposal costs and discovering hidden and current artistic interpretations. In the Milanese September edition, sustainability is the protagonist, itinerant and material but above all declined in all forms of design and beyond. Even the cuisine and taste make intriguing appearances, a real feast of the senses with food products combined with design. Starting again with resilience and innovation. 2022 and future design appointments We are called to roll up our sleeves and make innovation our new strength. The extra-ordinary edition of the Salone del Mobile was a success (as the balance of the protagonists of the Salone Maria Porro, Claudio Feltrin and Stefano Boeri says) and so for the entire international design community, the city of Milan and the entire sector. With this newfound positivity we are ready to restart and to welcome new challenges for the future. We will find the furniture trends and all the news for the sector in the next note of Italian design: from 5 to 10 April 2022. And for those who missed them, the best showrooms in the Brera district will be on display all year round, as well as other projects that can be viewed online on the various platforms.