The top 20 trends in sitting rooms for 2022, including open-plan rather than’snug.

Three-piece suites with drinks trolleys are no longer in fashion. They have been replaced by real wood flooring and wall mounted TVs.

Wall-mounted TVs and wood flooring will be the top two trends in 2022 for sitting rooms.

Three-piece suites, drinks trolleys, and inspirational wall quotes no longer feature in the nation’s most stylish living rooms – and have been replaced by corner sofas, sustainable furniture, and smart tech.

A survey of 2,000 adults has identified what Brits think are the top 20 sitting room trends of 2022 – which include real wood flooring, log burners, statement rugs, luxury candles, and potted plants.

Brits also voted for “snug”Style living room to look old-fashioned. I prefer an open-plan space.

And while 44% of Brits feel their living room is on trend, many are keen to continue updating their space – with a new sofa, flooring, and a lick of paint among the most desired modifications they’d like to make.

The study into the living room trends of the nation was commissioned by Sky Glass, the new streaming TV service from Sky, which has been designed to reflect people’s home entertainment needs.

It also uncovered the nation’s living room priorities – including creating a relaxing space, and a place to curl up and watch a film.

And the perfect TV set-up must be free from common frustrations, such as messy wiring, lack of plug sockets – and pet hair.

Sky has used the findings of the study to create a 3D render showing what a typical living room in Britain today. This transforms into an inspirational space, based on current trends and what people desire most from their living spaces.

Interior design guru Sophie Robinson said: “We’re spending a lot more time in our living rooms than ever before, and this study shows many people need their space to be multi-functional – somewhere they can work from, relax in, and also do their home workouts.

“However, you don’t need to have a complete makeover to update your sitting room to make it more practical and stylish.

“Small changes with colourful accessories, streamlined tech, and hidden storage can make a big difference.”

It was also revealed that many respondents were adding more affordable touches in their living rooms.

A quarter (24%) have spent £200 or less upgrading their sitting rooms over the past two years, on items including new pictures, plants, and adding pops of colour through cushions and vases.

When it comes to finding the interior design inspiration to do so, adults are most likely to turn to the homes of family and friends – followed by browsing through the shops, and watching interior design TV programmes.

However, social media is also a big part of the equation. Only half of respondents found inspiration from platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok.

Decor like footrests or drinks trolleys is now passé



Nearly 31% of respondents (31%) said their living rooms lack a trend-led vibe because they prefer a more traditional style.

OnePoll surveyed five percent of respondents to find that they don’t agree with their spouse on style.

While grey and white remain popular choices for living spaces, high-impact shades like dark green and navy are on the rise.

24 percent of people, however, prefer to be safe and have beige- or cream-colored themes in their sitting rooms.

The living room is also an important part of home tech. Nearly half of Brits (46%) have at least four tech products in their front rooms.

The top trend is smart speakers, closely followed by the wall-mounted TV.

Anthony Davies, Sky’s group designer director, also added: “We don’t believe people should have to compromise on style when it comes to their technology.

“When we were creating Sky Glass, our goal was to combine beautiful design with cutting-edge technology and incredible entertainment.”


  1. Smart speakers (63%)
  2. Sustainable furniture (61%)
  3. 60 % Real wood flooring
  4. Television on the wall (60%)
  5. Living room open plan (57%)
  6. Luxury candles (57%)
  7. Throws (53%)
  8. Potted plants (52%).
  9. Log burner (51%)
  10. Blinds (51%).
  11. Table lamps (50%)
  12. Fireplace (50%)
  13. Photo frames of families (48%)
  14. Statement rug (48%)
  15. Corner sofas (47%)
  16. Wall prints (46%)
  17. Large mirror on the wall (45%).
  18. Floating shelves (43%).
  19. Curtains (43%)
  20. Shutters (42%)


  1. Doilies (64%).
  2. Velvet furniture (53%)
  3. Shaggy carpets (52%)
  4. Beanbags (52%).
  5. Drinks trolley (51%)
  6. Gas fires (51%).
  7. Wallpaper with floral print (50%)
  8. Display cabinets (49%)
  9. Neon sign (49%)
  10. Wood panelling (48%)
  11. Nest of tables (48%).
  12. Mirrored furniture (48%).
  13. Chandeliers (47%)
  14. Fejkas (46%)
  15. Sideboard (45%).
  16. Inspirational quotes (45%)
  17. Pouffe/footrest (42%)
  18. Coloured glasses (42%)
  19. Three-piece suites (40%)
  20. Chaise longue (40%)

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