10 interior design trends to look out for in 2023
With self-care and sustainability at the forefront of our consciousness, we are being challenged to make interior choices that not only consider aesthetics, but also the health of our mind and our planet. Just as our 2023 colour palette is all about encouraging you to slow down and be more mindful of your surroundings, the trends we are seeing in the design world nod to an increased desire for stability, connection, and healing. From a focus on sustainable materials to a lean towards waves and curves over linear decor, these are our top interior design trends to look out for in 2023.
1. Sustainable materials
We are seeing a positive shift in the interiors industry towards slow and circular design. What does this mean? Well, instead of creating products fast and cheap out of materials that can’t be recycled (and inevitably end up in landfills), designers are adopting a sustainable, “made to be remade” approach. This involves designing everything from furniture to lighting out of sustainable materials that have a longer life cycle and lower carbon footprint.
There are plenty of sustainable materials to choose from when it comes to decorating your home. But it’s cork & aluminium that we predict will become increasingly popular in households in 2023 and beyond - not only for their eco-credentials, but also for their aesthetic appeal. Tash, our Director of Interior Design, explains why;
“You’ll notice that the natural colours found in sustainable materials are very grounding. Just like our 2023 colour palette, these hues have the ability to physically ground you and give you a sense of stability - something we are going to be craving in 2023.
From coffee tables to lamp bases, cork is being used in a variety of creative ways in the home. Unlike its polished counterparts, cork feels approachable and relaxed. Its rugged bark appearance will add texture to your space, whilst its earthy brown tones will bring warmth and cosiness to your colour scheme. And thanks to its insulating properties, it can also be used to create both energy-saving and stylish wall panels, as you can see below.
Entirely different aesthetically, aluminum boasts some equally impressive sustainable attributes, namely that it can be recycled infinitely to produce the same product. For minimalist lovers, aluminum will add a sleek, shiny, contemporary twist to your home, and will fit right in when used in an industrial-style kitchen. When incorporating it into your decor, Tash recommends "mixing the aluminum with warmer tones, such as those found in wood and cork, to ensure your space doesn't look sterile".
A desire for a sense of permanence and groundedness has also inspired more and more people to use enduring materials in their homes. We predict marble to be a popular material in 2023 thanks to its organic yet elegant appearance, natural colour palette, and grounding presence. As Charlotte Cropper explains, "marble is not only beautiful and functional, but it also acts like a piece of artwork. Being a natural stone, each piece is unique and has a story to tell". Its very nature—weighty, solid, and earthy—makes it a dependable material, giving us a feeling of physical security when we are around it, whilst also creating a focal design feature in your home.