Of all the trends for 2023, these 5 are here to stay.
And just like that, 2022 is almost over, and we’re looking to the year ahead. It’s been a strange year with things just beginning to feel normal again, and we’re all looking for ways to feel happier and healthier.
Redecorating our home is one of the easiest ways to give us a boost and a refresh. Too often though, we can get lost in following what’s fashionable without thinking about how what's fashionable relates to us and our home. Interior design trends are vast and varied, and they don’t all stick around, so when seeking inspiration try not to lose sight of your own personal style.
If you’re thinking about giving your home a makeover, look to recognise the themes around the trends and incorporate them in a timeless way, or a way that can be easily swapped out in a few years’ time. Details such as paintwork, lighting fixtures, accessories and fittings such as handles and taps can all be easily updated when trends shift.
Convivial seating, curved wood, wavy stripes and layered lighting are just some of the predicted design elements predicted to adorn our homes in 2023. But there are 5 overriding and meaningful themes amongst them. And they’re well worth the home makeover.
So, without further ado, these are my top 5 interior design trends that are here to stay in 2023.
1. Holistic Well-being
With many of us spending more time at home these last few years, the way we see our spaces and what we need from them has changed. We’re all craving a positive outlook, and ways to improve our well-being. We want spaces that not only look good, but feel good, and actually do good too. The idea that the spaces we live in have the power to affect our mood and how we feel isn’t a new theory in interior design, but holistic well-being is finally being recognised as an essential consideration when designing homes, and it’s embraced in all of the 2023 interior design trends. Elements such as colour choice, lighting, plants and furniture arrangement all play a part in holistic interior design. As do adding elements to enhance convenience and stress-free living, and giving yourself areas of oasis to enjoy activities like dancing and crafting.
We’re all more than ever mindful of our choices and the environmental impact they have. We’re making purchases that aren’t just aesthetically pleasing but are considerate of the health of the planet too, with people increasingly asking, ‘how was this made?’ and ‘what is this made of?’. So thankfully we’re seeing this huge shift toward eco-conscious design now. And sustainable interior design is forecasted to be the number one trend (if we should call it that) for 2023. We’ll be seeing much more eco-friendly materials and natural wood finishes, organic layered textures, and the incorporation of mixed metals, stone and rocks too.
3. Celebration of craftsmanship
With a strong desire to make sustainable buying choices, we’re turning away from mass-produced and cheaply made furniture, in favour of upcycling, repurposing, antiques and investment pieces. And it isn’t just about sustainability either. Perfectly crafted handiworks and bespoke décor with specialised touches are increasingly popular. “The era of ‘bling’ is over, as we see luxury being stated in more subtle and natural ways.” Anna Starmer says, with people driven by a desire to express their individuality and style. “Influencing these trends is the move towards personalisation and self-expression and the need to voice our values through our purchases.” – Patti Carpenter.
4. Biophilic design
These last few years we’ve been obsessed with growing plants indoors. Bringing the outside in helped reconnect us to nature and gave us solace when we weren’t allowed to leave the house. And the rise in biophilic design isn’t going away anytime soon. Incorporating nature into our interiors brings peace and calmness, it’s a known fact that nature rejuvenates us, and improves our well-being, health and productivity. Though you could, you don’t need a floor-to-ceiling living wall to hit this design trend. You can incorporate biophilic design by maximising natural light, incorporating plants, using natural and organic materials and embracing curves and soft edges.
5. Joy and confidence in colour
As well as the need for a reconnection to nature and the feeling of balance and calm, Dulux predict a third inspiration for colour palettes in 2023: the need to revive our spirits with joy and play. I’m a huge fan of using colour in interior design anyway but I love that 2023 isn’t about using a particular colour to be on trend, instead it’s just all about designing with uplifting colours that make YOU feel good! Whether it’s rich saturated hues, fun pops or splashes, bold patterns, or all-out maximalism, don’t be afraid to experiment with colours that give you a mood boost every time you see them.
So there they are. My top 5 interior design trends here to stay in 2023, for a healthier planet and a healthier, happier, you.
If you’re looking to rejuvenate your home, I’d love to be of help. Send me over a message and let’s get to planning your happy space!