2022 interiors trends at the exciting Focus/22 preview

2022 interiors trends exhibition

2022 interiors trends were heavily on display at Design Centre Chelsea’s Focus/22 preview, which was full of A/W highlights. So we went along to beautiful Chelsea Harbour, where the Thames was serene and calm in the sunlight, to catch up on the latest textiles and interiors pieces from top designers. Here’s a rundown of all the trends we spotted. Ready? Let’s go!


Firstly, we loved the fabrics in black, white and grey with a splash of gold. Always classic and clearly big in 2022 interiors trends, monochrome was ubiquitous at the highlights preview. So have a browse of the following pieces – we reckon you’ll enjoy them.

2022 interiors trends monochrome
Stylish monochrome fabric, Zimmer & Rohde.
monochrome fabrics
Monochrome textiles from Lelievre Paris, Juliet Travers, Casamance, Schumacher and Zimmer & Rohde.
monochrome textiles
Ultra-chic fabrics and paint swatches from Morris & Co, Casamance, Altfield London, Schumacher and Zimmer & Rohde.
more monochrome fabrics
Soft monochrome textiles from Altfield London, Christian Lee at Stroheim, Romo, Schumacher and Zimmer & Rohde.
2022 interiors trends brass lamp
Ribbed monochrome tiles from Via Arkadia.
The official release from the Focus/22 preview, which showcased the monochrome trend and also featured products our photos didn’t capture.
Brass and bronze accessories

Secondly, brass and bronze pieces made an appearance in this edit of 2022 interiors trends. Wonderfully luxe and opulent, they brightened up the exhibition and provided a touch of glamour.

Farnham brass anglepoise desk lamp from Vaughan.
2022 interiors trends brass candle holders
Set of two antique brass Kenton candle holders from Arteriors.
2022 interiors trends brass handles
Polished brass door knobs from The Nanz Company.
antique bronze tables
These antique bronze Fillo round tables by Alexander Lamont complemented the brass pieces.
Floral prints and animal motifs

Thirdly, a playful aesthetic emerged from the samples, with animal prints vying with florals for our attention. Neutrals and pastels were the dominant tones, then followed by darks and brights.

2022 interiors trends floral fabrics and animal motifs
Textiles in adorable animal motifs (top right) and floral prints.
2022 interiors trends floral fabrics
More florals from GP & J Baker, Altfield London and Zimmer & Rohde.
The official release from the Focus/22 preview, showing lots of playful patterns and also materials we didn’t photograph. Bonus!

In at number 4, the ‘Coastal grandmother’ trend was in evidence, with large swathes of fabric in muted and cornflower blue and mid-navy tones. Again, florals were present in abundance.

2022 interiors trends coastal and cottagecore
Cornflower blue florals from Tissus d’Helene, Colefax and Fowler, Juliet Travers, Schumacher and James Hare.
The official release from Focus/22 about this colourway, featuring beautiful blue floral prints.
Glorious green

As we know, sage is all the rage in 2022 interiors trends – and here it was coupled with olive, forest and more muted dark green shades. Florals and checked prints met other less common patterns.

Textiles from Schumacher, Casamance and Altfield London.
Then there was this striking green print from McLaurin & Piercy.
Orange tones and more florals

Florals have really made a resurgence this year in 2022 interiors trends, with so many of the fabrics sporting nature-inspired prints. There were several orange-toned pieces, many with bold print, while others were more subtle.

Orange fabrics from Altfield London, Schumacher, Colefax and Fowler and more.
Then the salmon Tacchini Julep chair from Tollgard gave a nod to two 2022 interiors trends – being both orange and curved – while the modernist terracotta vase planter from Plant Drop sat to its left.
This official release from Focus/22 highlighted the intricate needlework on many of the fabrics.
Bright colours

Cheery shades in all hues of the rainbow brightened up the display – mostly bold prints but a few less exhibitionist patterns. There were circles, stripes, checks and florals, the latter huge in 2022 interiors trends, while for us the Chintamani fabric from Stroheim took centre stage.

Prints from Altfield London, Casamance and more.
But we loved this gorgeous brightly-coloured Chintamani fabric from Christian Lee at Stroheim most of all.
The Chintamani fabric featured in the official Focus/22 release for this trend, along with many other bright textiles.
And lastly, neutrals

Lastly, neutrals and muted shades were everywhere at Focus, so we think they’ll lead in 2022 interiors trends for A/W, along with monochrome.

Textiles from Miles de Lange, Zimmer & Rohde, Casamance and Pierre Frey.
Then there was this array of subtle beige, grey, white and gold tones from Lelievre Paris, George Spencer Designs, Juliet Travers, Zimmer & Rohde and GP & J Baker.

So there you have it: eight new 2022 interiors trends from the Focus/22 preview. There are bold prints and bright colours for every maximalist, while muted tones, monochrome and neutrals will appeal to any minimalists out there.

But if you can’t get enough of new trends, why not browse our round-up from Clerkenwell Design Week?

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