Interior Design Trends 2022

Interior Design Trends 2022

February '21


If you’re renovating your home, getting the little details right can really elevate the overall aesthetic of your home and help create a space you love. When you put together a mood board, it is always important to consider finishing touches and accessories.

Just like the right tapware, choosing the perfect door handles can help you achieve a harmonious theme, as well as a stunning, updated look that reflects your individuality and personal flair.

In 2022, as we continue to upgrade our indoor and outdoor spaces, it’s time to open up to a new world of style possibilities in door and access solutions.


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Consider you look


Because we’re spending more time at home, we crave an environment that is imbued with a relaxed, luxurious, or holiday feel. After all, this is the place where we will gather with family or friends, read, nap and play.

Moroccan, Hamptons, and Boho styling are all likely to continue to trend and door and tapware can be selected to complement other key design pieces. With its rich colours and textures, and signature Beni Ourain rugs, brass details vibe perfectly with the Moroccan look.

The Avant Alba Passage Leverset and Gainsborough’s 730 Series flush pull handles in satin brass are just two door hardware options that sync beautifully with this trend. Team them with brass, wall-mounted spouts, shower heads and robe hooks in your bathroom, and finish with Moroccan tiles for kitchen or bathroom flooring and splashbacks.

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The Hamptons look, with its effortless glamour, calls for a mix of timeless and relaxed palettes, including whites and neutrals and soothing coastal blues.

Think sophisticated summer residence, with generously-sized furniture, chic accessories and plump cushions for lazing around in luxury.

To enhance this style with your door furnishings, gold-toned finished and classic door lever styles such as Gainsborough’s Carla and Florence are an inspired choice. For tapware, opt for ornate, curvaceous sink sets and showerware. 



The Boho look, a fusion of new and old styling with an abundance of plants, natural textures and patterns, is still a strong favourite with those who favour a more eclectic ambience.

The simple and geometric door lever styles of Lianna and Amelia levers and the subtle curve design of Aurora lock and lever sets are ideal for door hardware.

Tapware should be pared back, preferably in a brushed metal finish, and teamed with materials like sisal or hemp in lidded baskets that store towels and laundry. 








Create a standout feature

Sleek, black appliances, from dishwashers to fridges and accessories, including door furnishings and tapware, are definitely having more than a design moment.

It’s a confident look that can transform an entire space and match in with pretty much anything, including Hampton-style spaces.

Black door handles and accessories make a bold, modern statement and Avant Alba’s long straight lines and elegant thin profile easily bridge traditional and modern styles.

Gainsborough’s QuickFix™ technology makes handles easy to install – you’ll find everything you need in the box – so it’s simple to update your look from the first impression of the entryway to small accents of style in any room.

Matt black tapware can also be used to achieve a contemporary theme for your kitchen or bathroom design and works well with natural materials such as timber and stone.




Go germ-free


As we go forward into a post-pandemic world, expect to see more copper-rich brass finishes that eliminate bacteria in a matter of hours without the need for disinfectant.

For those who want to optimise at-home wellness as well as style, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found the Covid-19 virus is no longer infectious on the surface of copper after four hours.

Rivera and Sierra door levers in aged brushed copper are the ideal choice for health-conscious renovators who want a sophisticated look.

Many of Gainsborough’s door handles are also easy with minimal handling, or with an armful of groceries, as well as to maintain in a pristine condition. Our friendly experts are always available to help with door handle selections that make life happier, healthier and more stylish.

Brass tapware looks striking in any bathroom and meshes well with most design styles, from vintage to modern. 





Because we’re spending more time at home, we crave an environment that is imbued with a relaxed, luxurious, or holiday feel. After all, this is the place where we will gather with family or friends, read, nap and play.





Prioritise privacy


For everyone who wants to feel that home is a safe place, a Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™ in a sleek, matt black finish, will set the style from your front doorstep.

Simple to install and program, it features a concealed PIN code pad that delivers convenience and peace of mind.

Enabled with a Wi-Fi Bridge and Door Sensor (sold separately), it will allow you to operate your door from anywhere in the world, know when your family have arrived home, receive notifications if your door is ajar, and even manage users.

Another entrance hardware favourite, Aurora Lever Locksets, feature a stylish, non-handed lever design that can be locked or unlocked with a turn-button from the inside or a key from the outside.

Matching passage and privacy internal leversets are also available so that you can coordinate your look to the last detail. 



No matter what look you are going for, choosing the right door furnishings gives professional polish to your interior.

At Gainsborough, we believe that door hardware shouldn’t be an afterthought. Our handles and locks embody the latest trends and offer superior functionality and security.

To discover how you can add the perfect finishing touch to your home, click here.