2022 is well underway—and House Beautiful is always ready to prepare you for all of the interior design trends that we'll be seeing in the coming months. We've covered kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms, and now, we're focusing on something a little more specific: wallpaper.
During a panel at the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show earlier this month, Jen Gracie of Gracie Studio revealed some shocking insight about wallpaper trends: While 90% of Gracie Studio's order requests used to be for dining rooms, but now, 40% are for powder rooms and bathrooms alone. Needless to say, this trend is likely going to stick (no pun intended!) around for quite some time—and we have plenty of other wallpaper trends on our list, below.
As Alexa Hampton stated at the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show, “everyone wants a jewel box powder room.” And that, of course, means enlisting the dreamiest of wallpapers to swath your powder room walls in!
As for the wallpaper itself, Michael Clarke, founder of Pulled, believes green will be the color of the year, with a focus on jungle-like depictions that are undeniably tropical and leafy.
“Wallpaper or wallcoverings can completely transform a space and make your imagination go wild," says designer Rudolph Diesel. "In our little black book, we seem to always go to one supplier: Arte International, which creates the most sensational wallcoverings which are bold, beautiful, striking and delightful quality."
One example is the Cameo range, which Diesel describes as a "divine luxe textured wallcovering" that "will turn any bedroom or living room into a five-star experience." He also cites the Oxydised metal sheets (from Stellar) as a potential favorite in 2022.
Designer George Bond is also predicting an uptick in textured walls next year. "2022 will bring increased experimentation with different textures, such as silk/raw silk and brocade to give walls an extra dimension, drama and opulence," he says.
And if these materials sound overwhelming, fear not: "Although silk is traditionally difficult to work with, proper backing (with a moisture resistance barrier) and stain protection can be applied easily and provided these are done professionally, should ensure sustain the quality and durability of the fabric," Bond says. "Nothing says style and luxury as much as a 100% silk covering on your walls!"
“In line with creating a calm space, we’ll likely see earthy tones in all aspects of the bedroom," predicts Jonathan Warren of Time4Sleep. "This is something that we’ve seen reflected in recent customer purchasing decisions, with beds in greys, whites and oak seemingly popular, marking the centrepiece of our bedroom as peaceful and inviting."
“If you’re looking to use patterns and prints in your home, first opt for classic tonal colorways to allow longevity," advises Heather Hacket of Christy. "Then partner up with patterns such as geometrics, dashes or florals to personalize your space and spark creativity.”
“Botanical, landscape or floral motifs are a big trend for interiors in 2022," says designer Katharine Pooley. "In referencing the beauty of the natural world, they create a relaxing and timelessly elegant atmosphere. I particularly like to use botanical or landscape themed wallpaper in bedrooms and living rooms, as they create a soft and intimate ambience. A textured feature wall is often requested in tandem with a smart statement staircase.”
"One trend we have seen across the board and that we expect to continue, is clients’ confidence and willingness to be more playful with design," says designer Rosie Ward of Ward & Co. "As a result of spending more time at home, our clients are more on board with adventurous patterns, texture and bold colour, or play with scale and form. Great fun can be had by pairing an eye-catching wallpaper from the likes of Timorous Beasties or Cole & Son."