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Top 2022 Interior Design Trends

top 2022 interior design trends

Many of the top 2022 interior design trends are directly related to lifestyle changes over the past couple of years because of the global pandemic. With so many people spending more time at home, being happy and positively energized by our home’s environment became increasingly important. Having a private space to work from home and multifunctional rooms to make the best use of the available space moved up on the list of important home features as well.

Biophilic Design

biophilic design

A recent 2022 design trends article from Good Housekeeping includes a quote from Amanda Thompson of Aline Studio in New York about incorporating the use of biophilic design principles in home design.

“After over a year of being shut inside, there has been — and will continue to be — a focus on regaining our connection to the natural world through the use of biophilic design principles, meaning there will be an emphasis on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating plants and creating a visual connection with nature.” — Amanda Thompson, Aline Studio

Epcon Communities embodied elements of the concept of biophilic home design when we developed our Courtyard Collection of homes. We designed each one with a private garden courtyard at the heart of the home, so that the people living here could enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors any time of year.

Multifunctional Rooms

flex-space room for home office

Most of us have at least one room in our home or apartment that serves double-duty, and then some. Whether it’s setting up an office or exercise equipment in a spare bedroom or using part of the dining room or kitchen for projects, we try to get the most out of the space we have.

One of the design trends expected in 2022 is incorporating flex space in homes through design choices such as furniture that folds away or pieces that can easily transform for double-duty. Creative storage solutions can keep rooms more organized and useful.

Imagine having a space in your home that can be used as a guest suite when needed but also serve as a home office, movie or game room, music room, library, hobby studio, workout room, meditation space or whatever you need.

Most Epcon Communities’ floorplans come with an option for a second-floor bonus suite which can be used as a multifunctional flex space so homeowners can personalize their homes to fit their lifestyle and get the most out of their new home. Some of the floorplans come with additional flex-space rooms such as a four-season room with plenty of large windows on both exterior walls or a den that’s perfect for a home office.

Upscale Entertaining Spaces

upscale outdoor living space

After two years of minimizing gatherings and dinner parties, most of us are ready to get back to having our friends and family over and entertaining again. Intentionally designed outdoor living spaces, and upscale living and dining rooms are among the top 2022 interior design trends forecasted.

The importance of outdoor living space is affecting how we use our homes. Some of the benefits include increasing the usable area of your home, making entertaining easier, as well as potentially increasing the value of your home. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), there are health benefits to spending time outdoors which makes it an even more valuable investment.

Private Spaces

sitting room for private space

While open-concept floorplans are still wildly popular in 2022, some people are setting up private areas in their homes to create a quiet space for a home office or just to sit and read.

A simple way to create a peaceful, private space in your home is with an owner’s suite sitting room. Having a private spot to sit and enjoy reading with your morning tea or coffee is a great way to recharge and enjoy life. Even a small sitting room will make your bedroom look and feel more spacious.

Furnishing the room with comfortable chairs, a love seat or chaise lounge, and a small table will make the space useful and inviting for a peaceful, relaxing time in your favorite spot.

More Top 2022 Design Trends

Some additional 2022 design trends predicted include Newstalgia, nature-inspired colors, smart homes and sustainability, curved furnishings, colorful window treatments, soft earth tones, warm wood tones and sculptured lighting.

Pantone’s 2022 Color of The Year

The Pantone 2022 color of the year was recently named “Very Peri”. A bold blue color with a violet-red undertone.


Epcon Communities

Take advantage of some of the top 2022 interior design trends when building a new home with Epcon Communities. Most of our popular floorplans incorporate biophilic home design which features a private courtyard. The home wraps around this outdoor living space, providing a private area for relaxing, gardening, dining or entertaining. New home options include a second-floor guest suite, an owner’s suite sitting room and an owner’s bath walk-in spa shower.

Don’t forget the importance of community when buying a new home. Having resort-style amenities within walking distance and neighbors with shared interests you can gather with at the grand clubhouse for activities and events makes life more enjoyable.

We build in locations around the country, and new communities are always on the horizon. Our low-maintenance lifestyle frees up time to enjoy the activities and people that make your life more complete. Contact us to find out how an active adult lifestyle can help you live your best life through retirement!