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Interior design trends for 2023: Living Spaces

If you’re filling out your mood board or looking for inspo – we’ve got you!


With 2022 in the rearview mirror, for so many of us the past two years have brought the focus back to the home as a living space, an entertaining area, and as a place of work.

Unlike offices, interior design trends for the home are the opposite to utilitarian and communal – the home is where we can truly express ourselves in décor, furnishings, accessories, and colours.

The watchword in design circles has been that of sustainability. Upcycling, using natural materials, and reducing one’s carbon footprint – that interior design shouldn’t quite literally, “cost the Earth.”

If you’re filling out your mood board or looking for interior design inspo, we’ve put together some of the most cutting-edge interior design trends – and it really is a case of getting “back to nature.”

Choosing complimentary door fixtures means you can complete these new and innovative looks with elegance and ease. Read on to find out what you’ll be seeing in display homes and in new renovations throughout 2023.

In the Living Area: Upcycling and Sustainability

Living rooms are embracing the trend of upcycling and sustainable materials. The sleek and over-engineered coffee table is making way for distressed or upcycled timbers and recycled natural stones. The endlessly versatile and highly on-trend material in the living area – and almost every space in the home – is travertine.

Travertine is a type of terrestrial limestone that’s usually seen around hot springs and comes in earthy tones such as beige, cream, or white. It has a more natural and understated look compared with marble and is perfect for walkways, in décor such as lamps or end tables, and of course, coffee tables as well. It’s a riff on the Mediterranean old-world style.

\Picture: Travertine (iStock)Natural rugs in irregular and organic patterns will also feature prominently in living rooms during 2023 to team up with the stones and timbers on offer.

If you’ve been to a yoga class or float room this year, you may have noticed the return of oversized rattan fixtures over lights – big, bold, and beautiful centrepieces that’s equal Biophilic design and boho chic. They can even feature as soft lighting options for the bedroom, or for outdoors on lazy summer evenings.

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