Since the world was resurrected from the terrors of 2020, everything as we knew it has been catapulted into an advanced age. With this has come a wave of new and re-emerging interior trends.
The minimal and clean look has been prominent in interiors over the last couple of years. We’ve been partial to the wave of neutral tones and comforting shapes, trying to combat the chaos of the times with a sense of calm. However, people want to embrace the world as much as possible and discover their personal style. This is mirrored in the forecast for 2023 interior trends…
We are entering an era of vibrancy. Bold, playful tones leaning on the warmer side of the colour wheel are predicted to skyrocket in popularity in 2023. As people are becoming more adventurous with their colour choices, design experts have explained the need for vibrancy is encouraged by our desire for creative expression. More people are discovering that our surroundings influence our mental health and many are expressing their creativity in their homes to enhance their feelings of joyfulness and well-being.
We are understanding more about how to mix different colours and shapes to create a space that is personal and unique. Andrea Magno, colour marketing director at Benjamin Moore further notes that there may be no better way to refresh a home than embracing incorporating a more vibrant palette.
Our relationship to the things we own goes far beyond utility and aesthetics. As well as being useful, our possessions represent our extended selves. They provide a sense of past and tell us who we are, where we have come from and perhaps where we are going.
When done correctly, sentimental objects can create a great focal point for a room and act as an ‘anchor’ to your sense of self. In the era of self-exploration this could be the next big trend in 2023.
However, there’s a fine line between sentimentality and creating clutter. Apply the Kon Mari method and choose a couple of sentimental objects that help you feel centred. As you start to address some of your more difficult sentimental items, start by reminding yourself that mementos are not memories. We can still honour our past while letting go of excess.
We have noticed a new trend towards the ostentatious. Professional and amateur designers alike seem to be favouring colourful, cracked marble with interesting swirls and unique veining—the more imperfect, the better.
It could be a classic countertop or punchy green malachite coasters. Either way, it's clear that stone finishes are major statement makers. Whether selecting Calacatta, Carrara, Travertine, Arabescato, or Onyx, the use of this beautiful stone is certainly not a new trend. Despite this, it is a great way to take your interior to the next level and has been stylish for centuries... so you can’t go wrong.
Do you know what interior trend you’ll try out for 2023? We still have a wonderful range of homes available in Croydon, Bermondsey, Walton On Thames, Watford and Croydon. All homes offer the perfect setting to explore your personal interior style, so book a viewing with us to help envision your dream home in person.