What will be fashionable in interior design in 2023 and what does the tree have to do with it? Let’s try to predict and understand the intricacies and nuances of our article.
Let’s start with the fact that the topic is rather ambiguous – fashion is a relative concept, and experts’ opinions about the trends of the next year differ – sometimes globally, sometimes in small things. And there is a lot of room for creativity: new stylistic solutions, and new materials. In order not to guess about the coffee grounds, we will highlight all the most basic and show examples.
Fashion trends in interiors 2023
Interior design is influenced by what society cares about. These are the processes of globalization, climate change, concern for the environment, the possibility of a remote work schedule, and an active and changeable environment around life. Therefore, the main task solved in the process of creating a dream design is to find the ideal solution for the realization of a harmonious and comfortable space in accordance with the realities.
The cornerstones of 2023 are minimalism, naturalness, and functionality. Rationalism, natural shades, or bright accents in decoration and furniture also play an important role. But that’s not all. Therefore, we highlight the most important trends in 2023.
Far from new, but every year the trend is gaining more and more popularity. It involves the use of wood, stone, metal, glass, and natural fabrics. Plastic and synthetics are out of use. Preference is given to materials from pure raw materials, and manufacturers with their own environmentally friendly production. The trend demonstrates concern for oneself and the environment.
In some ways, the concept of minimalism is supported by asceticism and neatness in design. Now the processes of streamlining and denial of hoarding are popular, which flows into a desire to limit oneself to vital furnishings in interiors. Modern design should not be “overloaded”.
It is also worth noting that “cold” minimalism with gray and metallic shades is going out of fashion, giving way to soft minimalism with an abundance of light, warm, and muted shades.
Given the fashion for minimalism, where there should be nothing superfluous, the principle of rationalism comes into force. Each element and piece of furniture should be thought out and functional. Modularity is also important here, for example, in the form of cabinet furniture built into the walls. We can say that workspaces and storage areas are hidden from view, helping to cope with visual chaos from small details. Another trend of 2023 is home offices, functional spaces designed for working moments.
With the development of technology, equipping the interiors of houses and apartments with “smart” details has become a matter of comfort. The elements of a “smart home” may include various types of protection for electrical appliances, sockets, remote control of light (for example, from smartphones) and temperature in rooms, voice assistants, smart items, for example, furniture with built-in wireless charging, sofas that remember anatomical features, and much more.
5. Natural and tactile
The trend for sustainability continues with the trend for naturalness. It lies in natural materials, and in certain color schemes. Also in fashion designs, tactility will play an important role: natural roughness, haze, cold metal, or wood warmth. Contrast, bold combinations, heterogeneity of texture – all this will help create a unique interior.
The focus on the end user is becoming increasingly important. It would seem that this is a simple truth that must be fulfilled a priori. But this was not always the case because of the clear stylistic framework, where sometimes something necessary was abandoned for the sake of beauty. Now, thanks to the possibility of combining styles, focusing on comfort and functionality, and a variety of materials, and pieces of furniture, there are practically no limits to imagination. There is a solution for any wish, and everything will be appropriate and organic.
This is in terms of general trends. If we talk about the nuances, then we can consider the following:
“Warm” minimalism implies an appropriate color palette. White color, warm and neutral shades (beige, light gray) are the basis. Around it, pastel shades and halftones of any color are overgrown. Keeping in mind the trend towards naturalness, color solutions are diluted with natural colors (brown, earthy, green, blue, terracotta). Bright accents also have a place to be, exactly the same as black paint to create a “graphic” effect.
Completely bright or dark designs (with elements of neon, with acid posters) are just beginning their journey in interiors, so it can be considered as a trend, but not yet as a fundamental trend.
Naturalness is in fashion, which means natural materials or their close imitations. Wood, stone, marble, porcelain stoneware, glass, and natural fabrics (wool, cotton, etc.) will be used with increasing intensity.
Natural light is undeniably important in modern interiors. Large windows, light, translucent curtains – all this allows you to bring a feeling of lightness and airiness to the rooms. But big windows are not the story for everyone. Therefore, artificial light sources are also important. Of the features: the delimitation of light zones, the abundance of highlights (not only functional but also decorative, such as the effect of floating furniture), a variety of types of light sources – side light is a priority (floor lamps, wall lamps), chandeliers and ceiling lights are becoming less important lamps.
Interesting fashion solutions are the techniques of combining incongruous furniture (in fact, combined within the overall design, just from different styles), the use of organic forms, smooth lines, asymmetries, filling the interior with personal items (books, paintings, decor with its own history, but in a limited quantity), consideration of the possibility of introducing antique (including vintage, antique) things and pieces of furniture into the design.
Zoning with the help of partitions and niches, a kind of isolation of premises, and the creation of personal secret nooks and crannies are the trend of 2023. How will it be implemented? Lots of options. The main goal is to create visual boundaries without cluttering up the space with walls. Such solutions make the interiors more comfortable and individual.
Fashionable interior in 2023 – what is it like?
If you delve into style decisions, then here too there are some peculiarities. Eclecticism is strengthening its positions more and more, i.e. a combination of various style solutions, a combination of historical trends, and new non-standard visions. Elements of hi-tech, and minimalism are organically mixed with classic, baroque, and rural styles. This is the main trend and in accordance with it fashionable style will develop in future seasons.
Among the popular stylistic solutions are the following:
A mixture of warm natural Japanese and cold ascetic Scandinavian styles. It is a laconic and minimalist design with cozy and flowing elements. We wrote more about japandi in this article.
This style is dominated by bold shapes and colors, the emphasis is on playing with volumes. Curved arches, rounded furniture, a combination of maximalism and minimalism, bold color solutions, modernist curves, and shapes – all this makes the interiors unique and unusual.
The style has common features with minimalism and modernity and focuses on full functionality. Every detail of the interior and every piece of furniture should be comfortable and practical, and easily accessible in space. Standard forms, straight lines, zoning, and geometry are the main features of the style.
- Smart minimalism
Laconic designs with a lot of high-tech solutions are smart minimalism. The focus here is on comfort, visual noise-free space, convenience, and functionality. Sometimes minimalism seems too cold and strict, in this case, the use of textured elements, such as wood, stone, metal, and glass, helps a lot.
The loft style, Provence, and Scandi in their purest form are gradually dropping out of the trends. But this is all conditional, anyway, the best design is the one that you like and suits you, the one in which you are cozy and comfortable, where you feel at home.
And what about the tree?
Wood fits into the concepts of environmental friendliness, naturalness (including in terms of color), tactility (due to the warm texture of the material), and rationality. With it, you can create various design solutions: rich color, naturalness, and variability in use in decoration – all this makes the material unique and versatile at the same time.
Wood does not go out of fashion, goes well with other materials, and can be used in various conditions, i.e. practically has no restrictions (the main thing is to choose the right breed and not neglect the regular protection of the material).
Thanks to wooden materials, accents are created in color schemes, in the decoration of walls, floors, and ceilings, in the construction of partitions, and in decor. The tree “plays” in various pieces of furniture.
Of course, there are many substitutes and imitations of wood, which can also be a good solution – it all depends on the design, desires, goals, and budget. But no analog can replace the natural wealth of texture and tactility of natural material.
We’ve covered the top interior design trends for 2023. The scope for imagination is impressive. However, freedom in variation comes with responsibility. In this case, it is worthwhile to work with caution with color, and with materials, and forms – any “bust” can turn from harmony into chaos. Modern fashion design requires the intervention of professionals and/or the presence of competent references.
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