Interior design is constantly evolving, and 2023 is no exception. As we head into the new year, we can expect to see a shift away from the all-white minimalistic look and towards more colour and texture in the home. We're seeing a move away from matching furniture sets and towards a more eclectic mix of styles and materials. Natural materials, sustainable design, and personalisation will continue to be important trends. We're expecting to see a move towards more comfortable and cosy spaces as continue to spend more time at home, post pandemic.
Being eco-friendly is definitely still in style in 2023. We'll see more and more designers incorporating sustainable materials like bamboo and cork, as well as energy-efficient lighting and appliances. Swapping out old light bulbs for LEDs and using Energy Star rated appliances are becoming the norm. These small changes can do wonders for the environment and your energy bill.
Bringing the outdoors in will also continue to be a big trend in 2023. Biophilic design focuses on incorporating elements of nature into our living spaces. Using natural materials such as wood, concrete and stone in our home furniture, as well as adding plants and other natural elements to the design, will be key for interior design trends in 2023. Living walls and rooftop gardens are making spaces feel much more alive with the added bonus of being great for our well-being.
Less is definitely more when it comes to interior design in 2023. Minimalism is all about keeping spaces simple and uncluttered, with clean lines, neutral colours, and a focus on functionality. Think of a living room with a neutral colour palette, sleek furniture, and minimal decorative accents.
Textures and tactile materials are set to be huge in 2023. We'll see a lot of velvet, suede, wool and natural stone and wood being used in furniture and textiles, and architectural elements. Imagine a plush velvet sofa, a woolen area rug, and a brutalist concrete coffee table. Interior design perfection.
Hurray! Colour is making a comeback in 2023, with bold and rich hues being all the rage. Jewel tones such as sapphire blue and emerald green, and deep, moody colours like navy blue and forest green will be popular. Popular combinations include sapphire blue walls, emerald green accents, and deep navy blue rugs.
Technology is becoming more and more prevalent in interior design, and 2023 is no exception. Smart home technology and home automation are becoming more common, we're using smart thermostats to control the temperature of our homes and smart lighting systems to control the lighting in our spaces. This is only the beginning, with lots more smart-technology set to improve our homes in 2023.
Patterns and textures will also be big this year. Geometric and abstract patterns are particularly on trend. Think of a geometric patterned wallpaper or an abstract patterned area rug to add some visual interest to a room, or a textured wall treatment to add depth and interest to a space.
2023 will not be the year that we say goodbye to vintage and antique elements, retro furniture, fixtures and fittings are set to continue rising in popularity this year. Adding a sense of history and character to a space, we're a sucker for an antique chandelier, vintage mirror, or vintage area rug to add a unique touch to any room.
2023 is all about being eco-friendly, bringing the outdoors in, keeping it simple, playing with textures and materials, adding some colour, incorporating technology and vintage elements. These trends can be mixed and matched in all sorts of ways to create a space that's functional, comfortable, and reflective of your personal style.
Interior Design Trends for 2023: What's out?
Whilst we're in search of what's in, nothing encourages an interior design shift in our homes, quite like the realisation that our current vibe is well and truly ... OUT. Find out what we're moving on from.
As interior design evolves and new styles and trends emerge, it's important to be aware of what styles may be considered outdated or overused in the upcoming year. In 2023, some of the interior design trends that may be considered out of date include:
The all-white minimalistic look
This style was popular in the past few years, but it's becoming overused and many of us are looking for ways to add more colour and texture to our spaces. Less clinical, more chic.
Matching furniture sets
Matching furniture pieces in a room. We're looking at you, Mum. From the sofa to the end tables, this style can create a sterile and uninviting look. Mixing and matching different styles, colours and materials creates a much more interesting and dynamic space, an highlights a unique, tasteful design-flare in our homes.
Tuscan or shabby-chic style
Featuring distressed finishes, rustic elements and a lot of floral patterns, this style may be considered too old-fashioned and busy for some tastes.
Excessive use of patterns and prints
While a few well-chosen patterns can add visual interest to a space, too many patterns can make a room feel overwhelming and busy.
Overuse of distressed and reclaimed woods
These materials can add character and warmth to a space, but overusing them can make a room feel too rustic or outdated.
Industrial style overused
Industrial style, which features exposed brick, pipes and metal elements, can be a great way to add a unique look to a space, but overusing it can make it feel too cold and uninviting.
Excessive use of mid-century modern style
Characterized by clean lines, organic forms and functionality, mid-century modern style is still popular, but like all trends, it's starting to become overused and may be considered too mainstream for early interior adopters .
It's important to keep in mind that interior design is a constantly evolving field and these trends may change in the future. It's always good to keep an eye on the latest design trends, but remember, personal style and taste never goes out of fashion.