Top Trends for Interior Designers to Consider in 2023
— 19 January 2023
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— 19 January 2023
As we move into the year, it is now the perfect time for people to start making changes to their life. New year's resolutions are something that many consider before the new year rolls around; whether that is related to fitness goals, travelling or even improving your living space. With 2022 now fully in the rearview mirror, it’s now time to look towards the new year and what the interior design top trends might look like. If you’re like us, you might already be thinking about what design styles will be trending for this year. Design consultants are already setting their sights on what might be the newest trend to blow up in 2023, so why not suggest some things for you to consider? If adding some more style to your living space is high on the agenda this year, then this list is perfect for you.
Covering house styles inspired by nature to leather furniture, here are just some of the top interior design trends we expect to make a splash in 2023!
This year, we could see interior design going green! If you’re a fan of nature and the outside environment, then this particular design could be perfect for you. Bringing natural elements at your home not only connects the outside area of your home with the inside, but it also looks incredibly impressive too. Nature-inspired design, also known as biophilic interior, isn’t just about using plants - it’s so much more than that. Biophilia refers to our desire to interact with the natural world because of the physical and mental well-being advantages that it presents.
So how exactly do you achieve a nature-inspired design in your home? First of all, it’s integral that you get the colour design right. Whilst it’s recommended that earthy colours should be your first choice, this doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment with other colours. Plants might be the obvious choice to achieve a nature-inspired design, but that’s for good reason. Whether it’s hanging plants, draping ivy or simple pot plants, the possibilities are endless. To make your home more aligned with the natural world, then it could be a good idea to invest in decor that imitates natural materials. For instance, using wood for coffee tables or using stone for your floors will go a long way in achieving this effect!
In 2023, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the popularity of multifunctional spaces grow even further. Having a space in your home that is both versatile and flexible can be extremely helpful in the day-to-day activities of your life. This trend has seen a particular rise as a result of the pandemic, where millions of us were instructed to work from home. Although working from home has its many advantages, some find it difficult to find actually find the space in their home to actually create the perfect working environment. As a result of this struggle, homeowners have had to get creative in order to create a working space that is practical and functional. For instance, it may have been a necessity to transform your living room into a space which you can also work from.
For instance, you might see convertible bedrooms become more popular this year. In this case, the bed is embedded within the wall and can be pulled out whenever required. Not only can this create more space in your home, but it also looks great too. Another idea could be to opt for a modular lounger. Sofas, whilst being extremely cosy, can take up a lot of space. A modular lounger can be pulled apart to become a footrest, end table or even a guest bed. This can be extremely useful when you have friends or family to stay over, meaning you can say goodbye to the airbed and sleeping bag!
Although leather has been used as furniture for a long time, it’s starting to see a bit of a resurgence. Both the smell and feel of leather is making this material a popular choice within the interior design industry, whether that be adding it to coffee tables, flooring or even wall coverings. So why exactly is leather making a comeback and is it here to stay? Perhaps the main benefit of using leather in interior design is its unique aesthetic. Leather is inherently unique to other materials in both its feel and smell, which has connotations of both modern and vintage aesthetics. Whilst looking completely different to other materials, it’s also relatively easy to maintain. Whether you’ve opted for a leather rug, wall covering or couch, you won’t need to worry too much about maintenance. It’s also incredibly durable, meaning that it can last for years if you maintain and take care of it. Whilst you have to worry about other materials being exposed to the sun and heat, this isn’t the case with leather. So with that in mind, expect to see leather being used for the next few years!
Previously, homes were built so that every room was distinct because of the door separating it. You cook in the kitchen, relax in the living room, and sleep in the bedroom. However, with people looking at different ways to make their homes stand out from the rest, open floor plans are increasing in popularity. Essentially, open floor plans detail the process of combining two traditional rooms and leaving out the walls to leave with you one big space. It’s not just about creating a unique living space, but open floor plans are a great way of creating more space. Incorporating both your kitchen and living area means that hosting parties and gatherings will never be the same again. It can also just make your life much easier too. For instance, if you have children then you know how difficult it can be to keep a keen eye on them at all times. Rather than having separate rooms in your house, an open floor plan means that you’re able to supervise them whilst you’re cooking or laying the table for teatime. With this in mind, house styles like this are sure to become mainstays within interior design.
When it comes to planning the exterior and interior of your home, it’s likely that you’ll need the help of an interior designer. With so many different interior design companies out there, it can be difficult to identify the best one for you. Here are just three things you should consider when selecting an interior design and architectural company;
Extensive Portfolio - One of the main things you should look at when selecting a company is their portfolio. A portfolio provides a chance for you to gain an insight into previous projects that the company has worked on, so you can gain a better understanding of the qualities of their services. If the company has an impressive portfolio with lots of examples of their work, then this makes it much easier for you to decide on what company is best for you. This also allows you to understand what sort of projects they have worked on; are they contemporary houses or are they traditional?
Experience - It might be obvious, but choosing a company that has lots of experience usually correlates with a high-quality outcome. Every interior design project is different which can throw up different obstacles and challenges, so it’s important to invest your time in a company that has the experience and knowledge to overcome any issues that may arise.
Sustainability - When looking for a company, it might also be worth seeing whether they hold strong values surrounding sustainability. In 2023, climate change is more important than ever. With this in mind, it might be a good idea to select a company that prioritises sustainability in every project that they undertake.
Known as one of the top architecture firms in the UK, Spatial Design Consultants are proud to provide bespoke, contemporary designs for family homes, apartments and commercial projects. If you’re on the hunt for an architect that has an impressive portfolio, a wealth of experience and a desire to remain sustainable, then we’re the company for you. If you’re interested in any of the interior design trends discussed in this article and would like this to be replicated in your own home, then we’re the company to turn this dream into a reality! Operating for over twenty years and covering areas such as Essex, London and Colchester, we know what it takes to leave you with a home that you can be proud of. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary house style, we’ll go above and beyond to ensure you’re left fully satisfied. To find out more about our architectural services, then please get in touch with our expert team today!