As we look ahead to 2023, a number of alternative interior design trends are emerging. One of the most popular trends that is expected to continue its rise this year is the use of natural materials in interior design schemes. Wood, stone, marble, metal, rattan and bamboo are all becoming increasingly popular as they add texture and character to a space while also providing functionality and sustainability. Earthy tones such as muted shades of blues, greens, beiges and browns remain on trend too; these colours allow for a calming atmosphere in any room while still remaining stylish. Another trend that is set to become even more popular is industrial-style decorating. This style combines elements from traditional industrial furnishing with modern materials and decor to create a unique, yet stylish look. With its focus on natural elements such as exposed brickwork, metal accents and industrial lighting, this style can be used to create a modern space with an urban edge.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT TO EXPECT FROM 2023
WORKPLACE WITH FLAIR
The workplace, whether at home or in an office, has been redefined. Yet only now do these spaces see highly individualised designs. The office may include elements that make work more comfortable. From furniture design to layout to indoor turf, the workspace gets a happy makeover to increase its use and employee productivity. And if you’re working from home, this means setting up the interior to your precise needs.
FOCUS ON WELLNESS
In recent years, wellness has become an increasingly sizzling topic. Self-care is one of the keys to improving wellbeing. But an environment geared to facilitate healthy living can make a huge difference too. In fact, wellness design can set the tone for slowing down and practising mindfulness. In turn, we can function at our best. So, expect to see innovation foster beautifully healthy spaces in months to come.
As green design grows, interiors are moving away from colours that feel too artificial. Hues are becoming gentler and easier on the eye. As a result, interiors flow seamlessly from and to their outer surroundings. Interior design trends of 2023 and years to come will certainly see many more outdoor-indoor blends. If you’re feeling adventurous, try incorporating eclectic furniture pieces or vintage-inspired finds for an edgy look. This gives you an opportunity to have fun with design while still remaining true to your overall style.
For some of us, we found ourselves ‘rewilded’ during the pandemic, discovering a newfound appreciation of nature. This appreciation could, in part, be what has led to the trend of relying heavily on earthy tones in design. Think of the soothing greens of ocean, the duck-egg blue of summer skies, and the tan and wood of earth and trees. Rattan furniture, terracotta tiles, green velvet, dried grasses and natural wood with a pronounced grain – these are all set to be interior design trends that will impact the homes of many in 2023.
PLANTS UPON PLANTS
It’s safe to say that houseplants have been popular for a while now – since the 19th century, even. Homes filled with potted plants can be found in cities and rural areas alike, but in 2023, things are looking to only grow (quite literally!). We’re beginning to see the rise of the indoor tree – and not just small succulents or flowers. Lemon and olive trees will make statements in living rooms and conservatories. Following on from those earthy tones, the introduction of more plants makes sense. But plant design will extend beyond the pots, with flowery wallpaper (think William Morris), huge dried flower bouquets and plant-inspired patterns hitting the scene.
Arcs and rounded shapes have been making their way into interiors for a while now. So we can expect more curvaceous interior design this year. While there’s plenty of room for clean, straight lines (like in the ever-popular Scandinavian design), curves are making a comeback. We’re talking about rounded corners on furniture and curved or flared backs on sofas and chairs. As for the style of these pieces of furniture, we’re looking at designs that are both familiar and refreshing. Homes will be filled with a mix of 80s’ deco, Victorian elegance and mid-century statement pieces. Say hello to oblong mirrors, architectural details and mushroom lighting. Cabinets, sideboards and nightstands also have a curvier outlook for the future.
When it comes to 2023 home decor trends, organic, handmade and local are best. What this means for aesthetics is more unique and inimitable pieces. That means more rough stone, more marble, more exposed rugged brick. It all comes back to nature, in essence!
This year’s interior design is all about the sensory experience of a home, about movement and light. We’ll be getting cosy and luxurious with sherpa, velvets, pleats, fringes and more. While we’re not quite at the point of textured wallpaper and ceilings just yet – at least not in the traditional sense – we will see movement in many of the materials being used, both in building and decorating.
Don’t forget, our professional, friendly advisers are on hand to support you and can help you explore all of your options.