Spring 2023 Interior Design Trends: Breathe New Life into Your Home with a Seasonal Refresh
As we welcome the warmth of Spring, it's the perfect time to refresh your living space with the latest interior design trends. In this blog, we'll explore four captivating interior design trends for Spring 2023, each offering a unique way to breathe new life into your home.
The first of those trends being A Hint of 70’s. The subtle allure of the 70’s is making a comeback, bringing with it the warmth of walnut and teak-coloured timbers, mid-century furniture, and bold earthy colours. The 70’s trend offers an effortless blend of nostalgia and contemporary charm, with classic elements that you can easily incorporate into your home.
If you love this era, embrace it’s classic and ever-resurfacing style by using walnut and teak timbers in your hard finish selections, such as your kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. To add character and a touch of glamour, look for hardware with brass or glass details. Wall colours range from warm whites to taupe with bolder accents such as burnt orange, chartreuse, mustard, and forest green on joinery, tiles, upholstery or decorative items. You will find colours pair more seamlessly together if you opt for a warmer colour palette in all colour selections.
As you style your space with furnishings, select plain textured fabrics like velvet and corduroy for a cosy feel, and pair with bold enlarged patterns in geometric or nature themed textiles. Create focal points with feature lighting featuring smooth curved finishes or paper-like textures.
If you’re gradually adding elements of the 70’s into your home and not sure where to begin, start with some simple accessories, such as amber coloured glassware, a collection of tonal cushions, or some new pendant light fittings.
If you’re after something a little bolder that you can integrate into an existing neutral palette, peruse the latest trend of Cobalt Blue. This spring, Cobalt Blue takes centre stage as the feature colour of choice, and is already being released in homewares across the country. This vibrant hue pairs harmoniously with a range of complementary shades, including white, taupe, terracotta, red, dusty pink, burnt orange, and brown. Cobalt easily integrates into multiple design styles, such as coastal, eclectic, and contemporary, making it a versatile choice for your home.
While Cobalt Blue can make a stunning feature wall, its dominant nature often finds its best used in accessories and small home décor items such as vases, dining chairs, lamps, and cushions. If using it as a paint colour, ensure to break up the vast wall space with wall art, a mirror or tall lamp.
To maintain balance in your interior when using cobalt, incorporate finishes like terracotta tiles, textured ceramics, wood, rattan, and brushed brass. Diversify the textures to create
depth and dimension within your space, for example where you have the smooth finish of a cobalt vase, place it on top of a textured woodgrain table, alongside a brass tray and glass
décor item. Or a cobalt feature chair paired with a textured velvet cushion, next to a smooth brass lampstand. Considering these design elements will fill your home with the charm of Cobalt Blue while maintaining a balanced and inviting atmosphere.
If a softer colour palette is more appealing, the Soft Curves trend is calm yet welcoming. This trend invites you to transform your home into a cosy and elegant retreat, irrespective
of your preferred design style. It's all about the gentle, rounded contours, both in fixed cabinetry and freestanding furnishings. Soft Curves in interiors can be introduced within
various interior design styles. Achieve a contemporary look by combining curved elements with modern design principles, or alternatively channel a Spanish or Mediterranean
aesthetic where corners scarcely exist.
If a softer colour palette is more appealing, the Soft Curves trend is calm yet welcoming. This trend invites you to transform your home into a cosy and elegant retreat, irrespective of your preferred design style. It's all about the gentle, rounded contours, both in fixed cabinetry and freestanding furnishings. Soft Curves in interiors can be introduced within various interior design styles. Achieve a contemporary look by combining curved elements with modern design principles, or alternatively channel a Spanish or Mediterranean aesthetic where corners scarcely exist.
For a fresh Spring look, go for a colour palette of neutrals like white, cream, and taupe. Pair these with neutral timbers and subtle patterns in wallpaper or wall panelling. The result is a cosy, yet elegant space.
For permanent fixtures in your home, consider light wood, veined marbles, and textured plaster. If building or renovating you can specify curved design features in your fixtures such as kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, however you can achieve more longevity in your home style by adding curves into smaller details such as cabinet handles, basins and lighting fixtures. Additionally, curved furnishings like couches, occasional chairs, cushions, coffee tables, and lampshades create an inviting atmosphere. Introducing curves through freestanding furnishings allows you to update them more frequently as trends come and go.
When it comes to soft furnishings, opt for fabrics like bouclé, linen, and leather to enhance the tactile experience. Natural materials are timeless, and neutral tones will always act as a base for any design trend you pair it with in the future. To add more depth to your space especially when using a limited neutral colour palette, mix colour tones and textures for more depth and visual interest.
The last trend showcased in this blog is sure to elevate your interior design, with the trend of Perfect Pastels. Filling your space with a sense of joy, pastels are no longer contained to the playfulness of children’s bedrooms, but can create a serene and uplifting atmosphere anywhere in the home.
Pair these gentle hues with neutral tones like white, cream, taupe, and light wood-tones to achieve a balanced and harmonious look. There is a large selection of pastel pre-finished boards that can be used for custom joinery as well as endless paint hues in this palette, allowing you to create an inviting and vibrant living space.
The pastels trend lends itself to a more of a minimalist approach to design and spaces. Smoother surfaces, streamlined objects, and the philosophy of ‘less is more’ are key points to remember when embracing this trend. The calming pastel colours are the main feature and don’t need to be complicated by contrasting textures. However, you can experiment and create enjoyment by pairing multiple pastel tones together, and for contrast, strategically incorporate deeper pops of colour in accessories, lighting, or artwork. Smooth textured plain fabrics like velvet add a touch of luxury, while patterns such as checks, stripes, geometric shapes, and waves bring depth and interest to your interior.
Consider embracing some of these Spring 2023 interior design trends as you embark on a home refresh, renovation or new build. Whether you're drawn to the nostalgia of the 70s, the allure of Cobalt Blue, the cosy elegance of Soft Curves, or the serenity of Perfect Pastels, each trend offers an opportunity to infuse your space with new seasonal charm, and create a welcoming atmosphere for all to enjoy.