If you want to refresh your style for 2023, we’ve rounded up five of this year’s top trends that you can incorporate into your home.
While 2022 was all about shades of green, curved furniture and cottage-inspired homes, interior design experts predict this year will see more pattern, bold colour, and the return of the all-white kitchen.
1 Sustainable living
Sustainability continues to be big in interior design, with more and more people looking for ways to reuse and recycle. Search antique stores, flea markets or home clearance sales to find unique pieces that can be upcycled and repurposed and, when it comes to materials, think linen, cork, natural wood and stone, bamboo and rattan.
2 All-white kitchens
Yes, greens and blues are still incredibly popular in the kitchen, but the all-white kitchen is also making a comeback. It works particularly well in small spaces where it gives the feeling of more space, making a smaller room feel lighter and brighter.
3 Decorative borders
Borders are back – on doors, curtains and even floors. While wallpaper borders feature bold patterns and modernised period patterns, a stylish curtain trim will add a flash of something extra to the plainest window dressing. And you needn’t keep a border lying horizontally along a wall – why not run a wallpaper border around woodwork, or paint one on the edge of a wooden floor to break up a space.
Making waves this year are... well – waves! Bold wavy stripes will be big in 2023, so use them in wallpaper, paint and textiles to create a striking statement. Experts say waves bring feelings of calm and relaxation, while offering a contemporary take on the simple stripe.
5 Oversized lamps and layered lighting
Use a statement lamp or overhead pendant light to bring drama to a space, and add extra ambience with wall lights, standard or table lamps. Layering lighting brings warmth and cosiness to a space and is an easy way to change the feel of a room by choosing structural shapes and beautiful colours.