Design trends are constantly changing and evolving across various industries. From advertising to fashion, architecture to web design, keeping up with design trends is essential in creating innovative and fresh work. These design trends are often influenced by societal and technological advancements, cultural shifts, and the desire for something new and exciting. Keeping an eye on these trends can not only inform your work but also give you a competitive edge in your field. Not to mentioned a beautiful home. The following trends are what to keep an eye on this year and maybe even incorporate them into your space.
1. All about those curves.
Curves have been used extensively in furniture and architecture for centuries. These organic shapes offer a more fluid and natural aesthetic in contrast to angular designs that can feel rigid and imposing. In furniture, curves can be found in everything from the backs of chairs to the legs of tables and sofas, creating a feeling of elegance and comfort. In architecture, curves can soften the lines of a building and provide a more welcoming atmosphere, as seen in the use of arches and domes in religious buildings. Additionally, curves can improve the functionality of a space, such as curved walls that improve acoustics in concert halls. Whether used for aesthetic or practical purposes, curves remain a popular design element in both furniture and architecture.
2. Wallpaper for the win.
I absolutely love wallpaper and luckily it's improved over the years. It's no longer what we think of when we remember our grandparents kitchens. Wallpaper is a popular and versatile tool for adding color, pattern, and texture to a space. With a seemingly endless variety of designs to choose from, wallpaper can be used to create a statement wall, accentuate architectural features, or even cover an entire room. It can be subtle or bold, depending on the desired effect, and can be easily changed out to update a room’s look. Wallpaper can also help to create a cohesive design by tying together different elements or colors within a space. My other favorite use is on the ceiling! It can add such a beautiful feature to any room.
3. Moody vibes are sticking around.
I also love rooms with those dark inky colors and it looks like they aren't going anywhere. Blacks and dark grays are always popular but dark jewel tones are starting to make their way to the forefront. Dark moody colors can add a sense of sophistication and depth to interior design. These colors include deep shades of blue, green, gray and burgundy. While they may seem intimidating at first, they can create an inviting and cozy atmosphere. They pair well with warm metallic accents like gold or copper as well as lighter neutrals like beige and white. When used in moderation, dark moody colors can create a focal point in a room, drawing the eye to a particular feature or piece of furniture. They also work well when paired with natural elements like wood or stone to create a sense of contrast. Overall, using dark moody colors in interior design can add character and elegance to a space.
4. Neutrals & natural elements are hot right now.
Using neutral colors and natural elements in interior design can create a soothing and calming atmosphere. Neutral colors like beige, white, and gray can make a space feel more spacious and versatile, while still providing a sense of warmth and comfort. Natural elements such as wood, stone, and plants can add texture and depth to a room, bringing a bit of the outdoors inside. These elements can also provide a connection to nature, which can be beneficial for mental health and stress reduction. Incorporating neutral colors and natural elements into your interior design can create a timeless and inviting space that is both visually appealing and functional.
5. Mixing prints & patterns is always a good idea.
This trend is actually more of a design rule to me. It's something that I was taught from day one in design school. Mixing prints and patterns in interior design is a great way to add visual interest and depth to a space as well as a finished look. It allows you to combine different textures, colors, and motifs to create a unique and eclectic aesthetic. However, it can be tricky to get right. A good rule of thumb is to stick to a cohesive color palette and mix patterns of different scales. A larger print can anchor a space, while smaller prints can be used to add accents and create contrast. It's important to remember that less is often more when it comes to mixing prints and patterns, so it's best to start with a few key pieces and build from there. When done well, mixing prints and patterns can bring a sense of playfulness and personality to a room.
6. Pantone's 2023 Color of the year pops.
Pantone's color of 2023, Viva Magenta, is a bold and vibrant hue that will add excitement and energy to any interior space. This electric shade of pink-purple will make a statement in a room, but is versatile enough to be incorporated in a variety of ways. For a bold look, Viva Magenta can be used on walls, furniture, or as accent pieces. For a more subtle approach, it can be paired with muted tones to add a pop of color. Viva Magenta can complement a range of design styles, from modern to traditional, and will work well with a variety of materials and finishes. Whether used to make a statement or as a subtle accent, Viva Magenta will bring a sense of joy and vitality to any interior design.
I hope you enjoyed these trends and that you get to use some of them in your spaces. Make sure to share them if you do!