Jeremiah Brent says our homes will be 'lagom' in 2022

'Not too much, not too little'

scandinavian style living room with circular mirror, fireplace, striped rug and green armchairs - with floating shelves to the right, and a large plant
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Interior designer Jeremiah Brent says next year will see a return to lagom. Unlike hygge and niksen, this Nordic approach to life and interiors roughly translates as 'just right'.

We're always curious to see the emerging home decor trends as we reach the end of the year, and, according to Jeremiah Brent, minimalists and maximalists will be meeting in the middle in 2022 – whether it's with our couches in our living areas, our kitchen designs, or our bedrooms.

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Jeremiah Brent's 'lagom' design prediction

Jeremiah Brent is an interior designer and star of HGTV’s The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project. As you can see from his Instagram feed full of neutrals, woods and marble, his style is modern, intimate, and, we'd say, pretty lagom.

Sharing his trend predictions for 2022, Jeremiah says that people 'will gravitate towards the "lagom" lifestyle,' embracing its celebration of moderation. Good news for lovers of Scandinavian design – your space is probably well balanced already.

If your home decor is more eclectic, but you'd like to channel some Swedish moderation, seek practical, fuss-free designs – think a statement armchair, or a houseplant with plenty of space to breathe.

Interior designer Jeremiah Brent sat on a gray couch against a gray wall

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Jeremiah Brent says people will be leaning into 'functional simplicity when it comes to home design and decor.' This shift towards no-frills home decor is reflected by some recent research conducted by Yelp

Not only did this show that searches using the term “lagom” increased by 33% in just 2 months, but we're already feverishly googling 'murphy beds' that fold away, too. Space-saving furniture and multifunctional interior design ideas are key to creating a lagom environment that's clutter-free and easy to live in.

a white and black lamp on a stone side table, in a blue room, next to a wall mirror with a black rim

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Lagom is said to originate from the Viking word 'laget om.' This translates as 'fair share' - used to describe how much one should sip from a bowl of soup or mead around a fire.

So, what else can we expect in the world of interiors in 2022? Jeremiah Brent says our homes will be full of 'dusty blues and textural finishes.'

He believes we'll be incorporating more raw materials like stone into our spaces, and we'll be more likely to work with local artisans. Are you planning to update your home next year?

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.