Whether you’re contemplating selling your home, or just looking to give your space a refreshing facelift, the beginning of a new year is a great time to start thinking about making some interior upgrades. According to designers and home experts, 2023 is the year to bring the outdoors in and to make a statement with bold colours, among other trends.
Here are five top interior design trends for 2023 to consider this year:
Plant parents will adore 2023’s obsession with bringing the natural world indoors.
Biophilic interiors, which started gaining popularity in 2022, focus on bringing the outdoors inside to promote calmness and relaxation while reducing anxiety. You can achieve a biophilic-inspired space by introducing natural materials into your home such as wood, rattan, cork, stone, bamboo and clay.
Biophilic design calls for natural light, so opt for blinds in lieu of heavy curtains and leave window views unobstructed. Incorporate natural elements into your home too by adding water features, wood-burning fireplaces and plants.
Soft arches, round furniture and curvaious accessories will be a staple in 2023 home design.
Modern interiors have long been defined by sharp edges and lines, but are softening up as curves rise in popularity. Taking cues from biophilic design, modern curves reflect imperfect and organic shapes found in nature, adding a touch of softness and comfort to any room.
You can incorporate curves into your home by installing domed light fixtures, adding a round rug to your floor or investing in an ionic curved “conversation” sofa for your living space.
Neutral hues are taking a backseat in 2023.
Browns, magentas and terracotta colours are expected to surge in popularity this year, bringing warm, welcoming and earth tones into homes. If you aren’t up to the challenge of repainting your walls, there are many ways to embrace trendy colours. You can swap out your existing couch cushions or covers for a new colour, hang unique artwork or invest in smaller, colourful accent furniture pieces.
Marble will continue to be the material of choice for many bathrooms and kitchens in 2023, but this material will take on a more vibrant feel.
Breaking away from typical shades of white, 2023 will use marble as a statement piece, embracing rich colours, prominent veining and high contrast. Harness the power of bold stones to create a focal point in your home this year, whether it’s an eye-catching kitchen backsplash or a showstopping centre island. Calacatta or Arabescato marbles can be found in various shades and patterns, and can offer a punch of red, blue or green to the room of your choice.
Old is new again
Whether you call it a return to the classics or a nostalgic longing for the past, many homes will incorporate traditional designs this year.
Intricate moulding, millwork and vintage furniture will find their way into interiors as homeowners experiment with mixing old and new décor in 2023. Traditionalism will also appear in the structure of the home, as the popularity of open-concept layouts fade and separate dining rooms and enclosed kitchens make a return.
Hop on the trend by adding thrifted finds, heirlooms and trinkets to any room to add unique character and a vintage vibe to your space.