WINTER 2022’s FURNITURE DESIGN TRENDS TO KNOW

A gray sofa with a wicker accent chair and two small tables in front.

THE DRIFT

The latest furniture design trends center around intentional design and a laid-back—yet luxurious—look. Here’s the drift:

  • • For a serene yet fresh look, opt for modern shades of classic neutral color for a tranquil yet fresh effect. 2022 will be all about earthy neutrals and white, gray, and brown hues.
  • • Don’t be afraid to bring the outdoors in—in the form of nature-inspired materials and outdoor furniture.
  • • When it comes to patio furniture trends, modular lounge furniture from brands like Gloster, Cane-line, and Kingsley Bate is adaptable and versatile, making it easy to find the perfect piece for any space. Add interest without skewing too busy by incorporating tone-on-tone textured pieces.
  • • Trending now: woven styles that exude laid-back luxury.

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If this year’s furniture design trends are any indication, 2022 is set to be a year of calming color palettes, laid-back luxury, earthy elements, and intentional design decisions. To begin the year with a bang, we broke down winter 2022’s most prominent patio furniture trends. Here’s everything you need to know.

Two black woven chairs with a small table in between.

BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

2022 is all about bringing the outdoors in. Among this year’s furniture design trends are organic shapes and natural (or nature-inspired) materials. What’s more, as the line between outdoors and indoors blurs, and outdoor furniture is being increasingly used inside. The luxury outdoor furniture of today is as durable as ever, with fashion-forward designs rivaling that of indoor pieces. It’s not only an ideal choice for households with children and pets but also for homeowners who entertain often or are looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

A loveseat with a table next to it and two lanterns.

THE NEW NEUTRALS

When it comes to color, 2022’s furniture design trends embrace all things natural, particularly in the form of serene, earthy neutrals. Think updated shades of classic colors—whites, grays, taupes, and browns—paired with organic shapes and tone-on-tone layers. After two tumultuous years, the furniture design trends of 2022 lend themselves to a sense of much-needed calm. “After the turbulence of the pandemic, designers and homeowners alike are gravitating towards creating a more calming effect,” says AuthenTEAK Design Associate Shae Parker.

A gray modular sectional.

MAKE IT MODULAR

Customization is arguably the future of design. Modular lounge furniture is perhaps one of this year’s most practical (yet pretty) patio furniture trends. Modular pieces from brands like Gloster, Cane-line, and Kingsley Bate are adaptable, versatile, and—best of all—stylish, making it easy to find the perfect piece for any space.

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TACTILE TEXTURES

The key to adding interest without skewing too busy? Incorporating tone-on-tone textured pieces, which pair perfectly with this year’s trending color palette of earthy neutrals. A great alternative to loud patterns, layering textured pieces—like textured fabrics, rugs, accessories, and woven furniture in subdued shades creates a dynamic sense of depth and laid-back luxury.

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EMBRACE 2022’S FURNITURE DESIGN TRENDS

The latest furniture design trends embrace intentional design and a laid-back—yet luxurious—look. Overall, “there are no rules,” says Shae Parker, Design Associate at AuthenTEAK. Above all, adapt this year’s trends to fit your personal style, whether that’s tailoring modular pieces to your space, updating a classic neutral palette with touches of texture, or bringing outdoor furniture inside.