Trends in interior design, as with fashion change on a regular basis. Whilst it helps to know what trends are out there each year, it is also important to remember that not every trend will work for your individual home – as indeed one fashion trend will not suit everyone. You may love a particular design trend, but if it does not actually complement the age or style of your home, it will look very out of place. Alle Interiors are here to help with our pick of the 2023 trends, so, you can decide if they will suit your home. In essence a well-designed home should tell your individual story and reflect your personality rather than just being ‘on-trend’.
It is essential for any good Interior Designer to attend industry events throughout the year, to stay on top of the latest trends and see what is coming up for the new season. This year so far, Alle Interiors have attended the January Furniture Show and the Spring Fair which were both held at Birmingham NEC. These shows enable us to preview which interior design trends are proving popular for 2023, and how these trends will shape how we decorate and style our clients’ homes. However, it all comes down to your personal preference and picking the trends ‘you’ love, but recognising that, if needed, you can swap them out or modernise them in the near future without it costing you a fortune. This could include paint trends, wall claddings and fixtures and fittings like lights, handles, switches and taps.
Here at Alle Interiors our word for 2023 is ‘Simplify’, and there has never been so much in the media than there is currently about decluttering and minimalizing your home to make life easier and less stressful, which we definitely agree with. Bearing this in mind we have chosen trends which are in line with how we work, but should also work for most homes. As we go into 2023, and more of us become concerned about climate change, homeowners are increasingly looking at how to repurpose materials in their house design ideas, or how they could invest in more sustainable, responsible choices.
Whether you love it or hate it, minimalism is one trend we love at Alle Interiors, but it doesn’t have to be cold and sparse. The new trend is towards more of a Japandi style, which is minimalist but also warm, inviting and using natural textures. It simplifies your home but also adds more personality than the usual minimalist or Scandinavian style.
We are all becoming more aware of the need to lead a sustainable lifestyle from driving electric cars to eating organic food and trying to consider the overall environmental impact of our purchases. With the growing popularity in second-hand clothing and furniture sites like Marketplace and Vinted, people are starting to look more at the benefits of used or antique furniture instead of choosing ‘fast furniture’ when trends change. The trend for reclaimed wood is still strong in 2023, as the natural age and markings not only look stunning, especially teamed with black steel, but also look great in a modern or traditional setting. They are a real investment piece and reclaimed wooden tables are a great way to introduce this material into the kitchen.
Cork flooring is seeing a resurgence in 2023 and it’s not only stylish, but highly insulating and sustainable, which are all high priorities for homeowners in 2023. If sustainably sourced it’s a healthy and eco-friendly alternative that is becoming more mainstream by the day. People are recognising the importance of tactile materials in their home. Being able to touch and feel natural materials is uplifting and allows us to feel connected to the natural state of these materials and their inherent qualities.
Year after year neutrals have continued to have a strong presence, as they are easy to incorporate into any design schemes from modern and contemporary, through to traditional. However, in 2023 expect to see the addition of colours that you wouldn’t normally consider neutrals, including blues and greens, tones of desert sand and sun-washed terracotta. Grey has been the colour of choice for many over the last decade, but it’s now more about warm beiges or light taupe tan when it comes to paint, carpet, upholstery, and then natural wood flooring.
Thrifted or Antique Shop Finds
As we previously mentioned, sustainability is of uttermost importance when it comes to interior design choices and it’s all about mixing old and new. You can search online or through antique shops to find authentic traditional items that blend perfectly with the new items in your home. Or if you have family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation that mean something to you, just find ways you can mix them in with more modern items. Upcycling websites and reclamation yards are also great places to find items that are statement pieces, but just need some tender loving care to bring them back to their former glory.
A rising trend in 2023 is biophilic design, which is bringing the natural world into our homes and feeling closer to nature. This can be through the use of natural materials like bamboo, cork, sisal and wood which can all add texture and character to a space.
The colour Deep Green
One colour trend for 2023 is deep green, which ties in with the biophilic design with its link to creating feelings of nature. This is a trend which has been popular since the pandemic and this beautiful rich green is a dramatic colour to update your living space and also a growing trend for kitchen cabinetry.
The colour Paprika
The colour Paprika is another interior trend we will be seeing more of in 2023. From bold statement walls to soft furnishings and accessories, a pop of Paprika colour is sure to add a warm and welcoming tone to any room. Paired with neutral fabrics and furnishings, it creates a beautiful and sophisticated palette.
Trims in soft furnishings
A trend we love for 2023 is trims on soft furnishings and our supplier James Hare has a beautiful new collection of braids and trims including brush fringes, tassel edges, cord and embroidery designs that will bring interest and texture to any of the plain fabrics in the James Hare collection. You can view the full collection here https://www.james-hare.com/collections/trims/
Curved Cuddle seating
An on-trend seating choice for 2023 is curved seating arrangements which tend to encourage conversation and bring people together. From double seaters, multi-seaters and whether they are covered in velvet fabric or crafted from leather, they can be a real talking point. If you are looking at a family space or larger kitchen, choose curve sofas or cosy cuddle chairs.
We hope this blog has been useful in highlighting some of the best interior design trends for 2023, but if there is anything Alle Interiors can help you with, please do get in touch. From redesigning a particular room in your house or helping with the overall style and feel of your home interior, we would love to advise. Also please check out www.alle-interiors.co.uk to view our products and collections and the services we offer.
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