Want to change up your living space? Or want to make your office come alive with some up-to-date looks? While it’s great to pick what styles suit you and decorate with your own personal taste, it’s also worth looking at some of the top trends of the year to see new ways that you can brighten up your interior decoration.
Here’s our rundown of the top design trends for 2023 to help inspire you when you want to redecorate.
1. Gallery Walls
A gallery wall is a great way to show off your favourite pictures, paintings, photographs and prints. You can display everything from holiday snaps to motivational quotes. Plus, with a picture rail, you can hang multiple pieces without the need for multiple fittings, letting you switch pictures in and out to suit the seasons or your preferences. This can help you keep your walls up to date no matter what.
2. Statement Rugs
A great way to spruce up a room is with a statement rug. Like how a statement wall can make a focal point, a statement rug does the same, while looking more modern and chic. Don’t be shy when picking out your statement rug. You want to make sure that you pick a rug that is large enough to really be seen in the room, as well as a design that stands out. Try to pick a bold colour that plays well off the colours in your room. Pick a patterned rug to really make a statement. Wavy strips in particular make for a great look.
3. Gold Accents
Gold accents can really bring a room alive. Picking a nice yellow gold for details in your room can help make it a very warm and pleasant space. Of course, the key here is accents. You want to make sure that you keep your gold details limited to avoid overpowering other colours in the room. For example, try using gold lampshades and gold cushions, or gold coasters and gold frames on pictures. These are all relatively smaller details that will make sure they accentuate rather than drown the room.
4. Decorative Lighting
Lighting is a functional part of any room, but it can also be a highly decorative aspect of your interior design as well. If you have a single central light, try to have a lampshade that spreads light in an interesting way or something that displays texture. Adding other lights at different points around the room can really help make a space more interesting as well. Try oversized lampshades to draw focus to other parts of the room.
Just as people are becoming more concerned about the way their food, clothes and cars affect the environment, sustainability in interior design is becoming more important as well. This means using sustainable wood that can be re-planted easily, such as bamboo or cork, as well as aiming for recycled steel and aluminium. These can be brightened up by fabrics and textiles made from hemp, felt, and jute, all of which have a much lower impact on the environment compared to man-made fibres. These create a very unique interior look.
6. Locally Crafted Homeware
Just like sustainability, there’s a push towards getting more local items for your home. Rather than ordering something that has to be shipped from overseas, you can see what local crafters have on offer. This can help you make a really unique and interesting look for your house.
7. Indoor Plants
This is one that never truly goes out of style – indoor plants. There are lots of benefits of houseplants, including their ability to clean the air and lighten moods. Plus, you can get a wide range of pots or hangers to go with your decoration theme, from gold plant pots to rustic woven displays. Some of the easiest plants to care for are succulents, which have minimal upkeep but also look really interesting and different from the plants you’ll likely have in your garden.
Decorating your home is exciting as you can make your living space more to your liking. These top tips for 2023 give you some ideas for how to stay up to date, with gold details, decorative lampshades, feature rugs and more, but be sure to inject some of your own personality into your rooms as well.