It’s pretty easy to find information on the biggest decor trends of the moment; a quick Google search or a scroll through Instagram will give you literally instant, up-to-date results. But finding the latest wall art trends? That’s a different story. Yes, sometimes they’re included in designer predictions, or you may be able to deduce a few from the Cool People you follow on social media. In general, though, the vastness and exclusivity of the art industry makes this tricky. Yet with the explosion of interest in interiors, chances are, you want to know what’s *hot* and happening right now when it comes to your walls. Which is why TZR turned to art and design experts in the know to get their well-informed predictions for you.
But first, it’s worth noting that trends in art don’t follow the same breakneck schedule as other industries — another reason you may have trouble identifying them in the first place. “Since art is personal and meaningful in different ways to its owners, art trends have more longevity than fashion trends,” Alix Greenberg, founder and CEO of ArtSugar, tells TZR in an email. Rather than constantly changing, they simply tend to evolve. “Sometimes these trends take shape in different ways as time goes on.”
That said, there are still plenty of wall art trends that Greenberg and other experts say are emerging for 2022. And as with the rest of the up-and-coming decor trends, they point to our altered circumstances and changing world — a need for calm, joy, and travel are recurring themes throughout them all. Here, what’s ahead.
Unsurprisingly, people are looking toward joyful pieces for 2022. “I’m seeing a greater focus on uplifting sayings and graphic letters in large format — people can express themselves and their emotions through these pieces,” says Greenberg. “Works depicting happy people, nostalgic desserts, animals, and other uplifting subjects are must-haves right now.” She recommends checking out artists Matt Crump, Humberto Cruz, or Dara Piken for pieces that will bring a smile to your face.