Interior design trends for 2023 include a focus on sustainability, natural materials, and wellness. In addition to these trends, we will also see an increase in colour palettes and patterns.

Compact home office

Working from home is becoming the new norm for many people. However, not everyone has the space for a full home office. Choosing a desk with clever design features, such as a pull-out function and integral storage, allows you to create an ideal working space anywhere in the home.

Compact Home Office
Image courtesy: Andrea Davis

Natural sustainability

Natural materials like wood, stone, and bamboo are increasingly popular as interior designers seek out ways to make their homes more eco-friendly. These materials are often used in combination with other materials such as glass, steel, concrete, and ceramics. In addition to using natural materials, interior designers are also incorporating sustainable practices into their designs. Sustainable practices include reducing energy consumption by installing solar panels, recycling waste, and using renewable energy sources.

Natural
Image courtesy: Spacejoy

Monochrome

Selecting one colour for a room needn’t be boring. Curating your colour scheme creates an elegant and sophisticated space. It allows for clear direction when purchasing new items for the room, making it easy to coordinate.

Monochrome
Image courtesy: Lady Escabia

Dark & moody

Deep, dark colour schemes are increasing in popularity. Rich jewel tones in shades of blue, green or purple create a dark and moody atmosphere. Tap into the monochrome trend by choosing furnishings and fabrics in the same colour as the walls.

Dark & moody
Image courtesy: Steven Weeks

Fun colour palettes

With an emphasis on mindfulness, we are seeing a transition from neutral colour schemes to bright and fun colour palettes. Warm yellows, lively greens, bold reds and lavender hues are all a popular choice. Bright colour schemes inject energy into a room and give an instant mood-boost.

Colourful design
Image courtesy: Spacejoy

Escapism

With many of us being isolated over the last few years, we have gotten used to having our own space. Now that things are getting back to normal and we can mingle again, we find ourselves still wanting that private space to enjoy a bit of me time. Make use of conservatories, spare rooms and even cupboards to create a sanctuary that fulfils particular needs or interests. Whether it’s a music room, a place to create art or somewhere to just curl up and read a book, having a space like this can create an enormous sense of wellbeing.

Music room
Image courtesy: Taylor Hernandez

Curves & round edges

In previous years, sharp edges have defined contemporary living, however, we are now seeing a softer approach with the use of curves and rounded edges. Curved furniture gives a pleasing aesthetic and create an inviting appearance. This creates a mood-boosting effect, which is another trend we are seeing more recently.

It’s not just furniture we are seeing rounded, smooth shapes. We are also seeing it in architecture with the use of arches. This can take the form of doorways, windows, mirrors, paint effects or wallpaper.

Curved Sofa
Image courtesy: Loewe Technology

Biophilic bedrooms

Bringing the outdoors indoors has extended to all areas of the home, including the bedroom. Being surrounded by nature has a calming effect that promotes wellness, so it’s no surprise that this trend has found its way to the bedroom. Research has shown that indoor plants help to maintain humidity and produce oxygen, helping to purify the air. It’s not just real plants that we are seeing in bedrooms. We are also seeing biophilic patterns and prints.

Bedroom
Image courtesy: Julie Aagaard

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