The current study aims to analyse and explore Chinese interior design research publications from 2012 to 2022 by conducting a PRISMA-based systematic review. Specifically, four phrases were developed by mixing and matching the keywords applied to extract articles (journals and conference papers) from Scopus, Web of Science (WoS) and Google Scholar. The included studies were from China or produced by Chinese authors before being published or presented in English between 2012 and 2022 to address topics regarding Chinese interior space elements or design strategies. Resultantly, 35 qualitative studies were included in the review upon carefully filtering irrelevant topics, with the majority being experimental case studies and the remaining being review or conceptual articles. Most reviewed studies were published within the past five years, which mainly focused on the integration of traditional elements and regional approaches in modern interior design. The study also revealed several themes, including emotional design, the “New Chinese Style”, and the usage of technological innovations (virtual and augmented reality). Summarily, the findings produced significant implications and future research directions for the current topic.