• Natural light-toned wood is popular right now as it benefits both dark and light living spaces.
  • Traditional furniture and antique cabinet sets make a huge statement in 2022.
  • 3D art has been trending online with more people invested in creating pop-out effects on their living room walls.

Furniture is one of the most important aspects of any home. It can make or break the design and overall aesthetic of your home. And with furniture, trends come and go. People are looking for new interior hacks and affordable ways around the current cost of living in the UK, so what can you expect in the furniture world for 2022?

We’ve listed the top furniture trends of 2022. Showcasing materials, colours and textures, to affordable trends and outside garden furniture to jump on this year.


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One of the biggest furniture trends for 2022 is going to be upcycling. This is where you take an old piece of furniture and give it new life with a few simple tweaks.

A great way to upcycle furniture is to add new handles. You can find handles in all sorts of styles, from vintage to modern. This is a great way to change the look of a piece of furniture without spending a lot of money.

As the old saying goes, "necessity is the mother of invention." This is certainly true when it comes to furniture. People have been upcycling for centuries because they need furniture and don't always have the money to buy it. And with the general cost of living and the cost of furniture rising, this trend is only going to become more popular.

If you're looking to save money, your best bet is to buy used furniture or upcycle the furniture you already have. There are a number of great furniture pieces out there that just need a little TLC to look their best. And with creativity, you can upcycle furniture into something unique and stylish.

Mix & Match

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Another big furniture trend for this year is mixing and matching different styles. Gone are the days of having a perfectly coordinated living room set. Instead, people are now mixing and matching different furniture pieces to create a unique look. This can be anything from pairing a traditional sofa with a modern coffee table to mixing different woods and metals. The possibilities are endless.

Natural Materials

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One of the biggest furniture trends for 2022 is using natural materials. This includes materials like wood, metal and stone. This trend is being driven by a desire for furniture that is more environmentally friendly and sustainable, this eco-conscious drive has been massively impacted by Gen Z, as we know are the most environmentally conscious of all the generations, as they begin to make their appearance on the home buying and decorating scene.

Rattan furniture is a huge trend for 2022, it’s the perfect eclectic mix of old and modern as well as incorporating everything we love from the natural materials trend.

Big & Bold

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This trend is all about making a statement with your furniture. This can be anything from a large piece of furniture that dominates the room to a bold and colourful piece that really stands out. This trend is perfect for people who want their furniture to be a focal point in their home. Making this come to life has also been driven by a desire for furniture and living spaces that are more unique and make a statement.

This trend is huge for kitchens right now with a lot of people deciding to go for a bolder look through the use of colour. Navy blues and dark forest greens are people’s choice of colour right now and we are seeing a lot of designs based on these two main colour schemes. Finishing off dark cabinets or dressers with a gold or bronze handle really packs a punch and is something we are seeing a lot of in the interior design community. You don’t just have to stop at accessorising with handles though, a lot of companies now also offer bronze or gold effect kitchen taps which really finish off the room.

Texture, Texture, Texture

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A huge trend for 2022 is using textured pieces throughout your home, even better using a mix and match of different materials and fabrics. Depending on which kind of materials you use in your home ultimately gives a different feel. Adding tousled and fuzzy textures, for example, fur rugs and velvet cushions instantly warms any room, adds interest and creates a cosy atmosphere. Using cool and smooth materials, such as vinyl, plastics and mirrors create a more sleek and modern feel.

Bright Colours & Patterns  

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Another interior hit online has seen bright colours and obscure patterns, bringing an almost 60s and 70s vibe into living rooms, also study rooms and home offices. People have devoted their time to creating their ideal home office set-ups, and there have been many creative home workstations which have spiralled into bright colours being an ongoing trend.

Outdoor Furniture

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Outdoor furniture is designed to be used in a variety of outdoor settings such as patios, decks, gardens, and pool sides. The summer of 2020 taught us all to love our gardens so a lot of people have spent time and money making theirs the perfect space. Nothing quite beats enjoying the summer sunshine in the comfort of your own garden so investing in the right pieces of furniture is definitely a great investment to make. There are many different types of outdoor furniture available on the market today, including chairs, tables, benches, lounges, and more.

If you're looking to add some new furniture to your outdoor space, one popular option is furniture with built-in storage. This can be anything from a coffee table with a shelf for books to a bench with hidden compartments for cushions and throws. Another big trend is furniture that doubles as art. This could be a sculpture-like chair or an intricately designed table.

June 27, 2022 — Alex Walker