I am so excited to be sharing some top interior trends with you for 2023! I love following trends, while also avoiding things that are way too trendy! The trends in this blog aren’t just trends that you may have seen on TikTok, but these are the things you will want to be using now and in many years to come! I bet they will get you excited to decorate your rooms and make your house a home that expresses your individual style!
1. OLD ENGLISH COUNTRY HERITAGE
I love the style of English country heritage which always feels so good and never goes away! It’s all about that manor style and a unique warm, neutral and wood color palette. It’s elegant and sophisticated and it’s a style you can easily jump on too (without being in the countryside!). I suggest starting small with accessories, such as rustic vases. Or even switch up your textiles using traditional velvet or linen textiles. You can also use wood curtain rods or rings with pleated curtains (I love using patterned curtains, too, which look so classic). You might also want to add a touch of beige or creamy whites, which are colours you can use on your walls or furnishing. Let’s not forget about a classic set or piece of China for an extra touch of class. This trend is really just about using organic materials in a very elegant and sophisticated way while also layering on those warm neutrals!
2. FRENCH COUNTRY CHIC
This trend is totally growing in popularity, and it always reminds me off French Chateaus when I think about it! I love the rich culture and chic look which can easily be replicated in our homes (without having a chateau!). This trend is so inviting and sophisticated at the same time. Believe it or not, you can easily find some old-fashioned pieces or sculptures – even on CB2! I love oil paintings, silver pieces, and prints on furnishings with this trend. You can create a modern look with this style by bringing in just one old French country piece (like a chandelier, sculpture or tray) in the middle of a modern styled room.
I know I have talked about minimalism in the home and getting rid of almost everything you own on repeat… You may think I’m mad in saying it, but maximalism is a hot trend right now! I’ve realised that extreme minimalism can make a home feel soulless and empty. More is more, is the way to go and seriously a lot of fun. We should start displaying things rather than storing them in cupboards. In my case I’ve been calling my Mom to ask for some pieces back! I also love glass cabinets in a dining room, so you can see the china inside. I am so here for this trend and tired of walls being plain, so I’m aiming to add more scenic wallpaper with trim work or textiles to make my home cozier. I’ve been reading ‘An American Renaissance’ which is all about that American tradition of having all those ornate paintings and architecture in your home and it is super inspiring!
4. A NEUTRAL PALETTE
The way in which we are going to be using all of these styles in our home is through a neutral palette. I don’t really think it will ever go out of style and will always stand the test of time. That’s why a lot of wood tones, warm brass or gold touches are coming back into fashion. Warm colours always elevate a space and make it cozier. You can do this by painting walls more beige or cream. That being said, I still believe that black still has a place as part of this neutral palette, as it always stands out and gives any room definition.
5. ADDING A TOUCH OR POP OF MUTED COLOR
I bet there’s a few of you who love colour too, so don’t panic! Adding a touch or pop of color is a massive trend. Muted colours work so seamlessly with a neutral home. The idea of creating a capsule home where you can build on your classic pieces is so important. I personally love a neutral palette but lately, I’ve started using shades of green, mauve or navy in artwork, accessories and textiles. The best thing about it, is that you can easily move or switch the colors around the rooms.
All these trends just lead to a classic modern style, which in fact will never go out of style! When you mix of all these elements and put them into your home, they all sit so well together and just last! Things that I’ve bought 5 years ago from abroad are still pieces I want to use because I’ve stuck to these trends which are so timeless and will always be relevant. So here’s to creating a home you love in 2023!