Interior Design Trends for 2023
Updated: Jan 23
From earthy tones to the end of open plan, we take a closer look at the trends that will make it big in commercial design in 2023.
A new year means fresh ideas for commercial interiors. While some trends are certainly sticking around from 2022, there’s plenty of new inspiration too.
So, what trends are likely to dominate commercial interiors in 2023?
Earthy and moody
Neutral and naturalistic tones dominated the colour palette in 2022. While these colours are certainly not passé in the new year, expect them to deepen and to become a little ‘moodier’. Along with the expected greens, look out for plum tones and a wider array of soft, comforting browns. Think caramel and terracotta and you’ll be bang on trend.
Not a perfect finish
A rough and ready look is all the rage this year. To feed into our desire for natural and comforting interiors, expect the ‘perfect’ finish to disappear. Flaws are most welcome, particularly if they appear in handmade or artisanal furniture or decorations. Natural stone flooring (and its imitators) also fits nicely into this trend thanks to each stone’s unique - and imperfect colouration.
Sharp and straight lines are out this year. In their place, rounded edges and curved furniture are most definitely in. This feeds into the general trend for naturalistic shapes and helps to create a soothing environment. Arches will also be very much in vogue, creating a soft transition from room to room.
A place for pattern
The preference for naturalistic design doesn’t mean that there isn’t still room for a bit of pattern. Wavy stripes help to add a bit of contrast while also echoing an interior’s softer, curvier silhouettes. Fluted designs are also becoming popular, adding texture to furniture and walls. If you want to add a bit of nostalgia, look to the 70s. Geometric shapes can create an interesting contrast with curvier decor.
Open plan has been the driver of commercial design for many years but 2023 will see a greater move towards flexibility and ‘broken’ space. Multifunctionality is a must, so think about creating zoned areas or spaces that can be easily reconfigured to suit your needs. Movable screens and plants can be great ways of doing this.
To sum up…
In terms of commercial interiors, 2023 is the year of soft, modern design. Sterile spaces will be banished by interiors that evoke nature, peace and comfort. Handmade, artisanal pieces will also be more prominent, particularly if they have sustainable credentials. When combined, this will help to create interiors that promote the well-being of those who occupy them.
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