These are the Biggest Interior Trends for 2023 

This year’s home interior trends have been filled with limitless luxe, maximalist impressions, and Scandinavian chic settings all bringing their own individual style to the world of interiors. Looking ahead to 2023, six interior design experts across different sectors have brought together their insights to provide predicts into the next big home trends. 

From timeless heritage to dopamine decor, find out what’s in store for 2023…

Flawsome designs

Maryanne Cartwright, Head of Design at Graham and Brown comments:

“As we move into 2023, we expect that the desire to decorate with sustainability in mind will continue to be prevalent. We’ll see interiors that embrace the Flawsome trend, a design quality that celebrates the imperfections in previously hidden objects or artworks by restoring their beauty and giving them a new life. This idea that we can curate a unique identity by marrying the old with the new and re-working preloved materials, is something that we predict to see in modern interior design. 

“At Graham and Brown, we recently released our 2023 Design of the Year FLORENZIA, and Colour of the Year ALIZARIN which both fall in line with this trend and our wider commitment to being a carbon neutral business. Originating from an artwork that had been carefully selected from our archives, the Florenzia wallpaper design symbolises the restoration of historical beauty. Meanwhile, the all-embracing hues of  Alizarin bring depth to a space and provide a creative alternative to the grey and beige shades that have grown wearisome.”

Timeless heritage

Carolina Hansson, Head of Design at Luxury Flooring & Furnishings predicts:

“We see a return to that classic, timeless, heritage style next year. Hues of sage green and deep blues have grown in popularity along with modern classic style, incorporating shades of wood and panelling. 

We’re seeing strong uplifts in sales for herringbone parquet flooring, especially in lighter oak shades which works really nicely in contrast with these tones. This style of flooring is classic and timeless whilst giving added texture that can really elevate a room.

“An added benefit that many are sure to be considering in the new year is that herringbone flooring can increase home value by up to 15%. With house prices likely to drop further, it’s a great investment.”

Paul McFadyen, Chief Executive and metals specialist at metals4U adds: 

“Golden tones have been big in interiors this year, and we’ve seen lots of people buying into brass. We expect this to grow even further in 2023 to complement the inclusion of brass within both brighter and darker colour schemes. As a timeless, traditional metal, brass’ golden tones are complementary to almost every interior style; for example,to fit in with the timeless heritage trend, you should opt for antique brass which has a softer, more ‘worn in’ matte tone.

However, for a more modernist take on brass, choose a bright polished brass finish – which gives more of a ‘mirrored effect’.”

French country

Jonathan Warren, director and bed specialist at Time4Sleep says: “For 2023 we’re expecting to see bedroom style move towards a softer, neutral decor palette. As part of creating this relaxed sleep space, french country-style decor will be a key feature in bedrooms.

“Avoid bold colours and prints with bright pops of colour, instead opt for decor that falls into the categories of light and airy, as a french-style bedroom needs to avoid being stuffy and distracting and instead warm and inviting.

French-style beds are romantic and chic in style so be on the lookout for a headboard with sweeping curves – a wooden frame is a must too, given the French country style takes inspiration from nature. To accessorise, choose bedding and accompanying cushions in a range of rustic tones.

“There’s no doubt that we’ve seen this trend rise in popularity with the airing of hit shows like Emily in Paris which showcase and celebrate classic French-style interiors.”

Boho Rattan

Rattan beds have also seen a surge in popularity over the past year as the bohemian interior trend has grown. Providing a textured neutral base for decor to suit your personal style, rattan is a great option if you’re shopping for new furniture with a boho feel.

“The bohemian trend is centered around showing off your personal style with a curated clutter feel where everything has its own place, even though it may not be perfectly matched in colour and texture – so don’t feel like you need to limit yourself, clashing patterns are welcome!”

Dopamine dressing

Dopamine dressing will continue to be all the rave next year,  bringing a pop of colour into your interiors by creating joyful accents and high pigment colours around the home. 

Kate Salmon, Homeware Buyer at Oliver Bonas said: “Dopamine dressing is here to stay as we head into the new year- perfect in the grey of winter when we need colour the most! Upgrade your neutrals by welcoming a vibrant colour palette that pours joy into your living space. 

“The wonderful thing about adding pops of colour is that it doesn’t require an entire overhaul, it’s actually very easy to pull off by adding joyful accents to your existing space. Experiment with colourful wall art and mismatched photo frames on a gallery wall and drape your sofa with exuberantly coloured throws and piled cushions for an instant refresh.”

Amy Wilson, Interior Designer for 247 Blinds & 247 Curtains comments; “Colour saturation will be big in 2023 – taking paint colours up walls over ceilings in bold saturated colours is an easy way to inject a new lease of life into your home. Add floor-length curtains in a coordinating or even matching fabric and you will add instant drama.

Clashing patterns evoke fun and drama so consider a bold stripe roman blinds behind a coordinating floral curtain or even a floral-on-floral approach that will look really effective. Layering is the ultimate maximalist’s trick and why stop at the window?”

Amy adds: “Strong geometrics will continue to dominate in 2023 and they are continuing to evolve form the chequerboard to the broader stripes and shapes derived from travel. Arches and curves are continuing to feature in both furniture and fabric patterns with will add softness and a statement at the same time. If pattern is something you are new to and makes you feel nervous consider using in just one part of your home. A statement window dressing in the form of some beautiful curtains could be a great way to start your pattern journey and you can keep the rest of the room more pared back in a neutral tone.”

Sam Hood, co founder and chief creative officer at AMARA Living, says:

“In 2023, we’re expecting interior decor to take a turn towards the luxurious and embrace a glamorous bohemian style of design, especially in entertainment spaces such as the living room and dining room.

“This maximalist style features bold, clashing patterns and prints for an opulent, luxurious look complete with bold but slightly muted colours, such as pastel corals, olive greens and dark turquoise, highlighted with glamorous golds.

“When it comes to choosing your luxury home accessories, pattern is key, with geometric shapes alongside plant and animal prints featuring heavily. There’s also a strong focus on plush, velvet fabrics for your cushions and throws, to really drive home the luxurious feel that is central to this style. You can complete the look with eye-catching ornate ornaments. Gold items in particular will add a stunning finishing touch to the room.”

Crafted-look ceramics

Kate at Oliver Bonas continues: “Carved, thrown and pinched- hand-sculpted wares are on the agenda for 2023 and beyond. As conscious shopping becomes a priority, sturdy mugs, plates and kitchenware that are sculpted for longevity will be taking centre stage in your home. One of the great pleasures of crafted-look wares is the unique textures that tell the story of the hands that made them which makes each individual item feel and look more special.”

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.