As we approach the mid-year mark, we decided to delve into the interior design trends that are set to captivate our homes in the second half of 2023.
These trends reflect a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, including the elegance of slatted timber, the sleek sophistication of chrome, the sensory appeal of textured fabrics, the flow of organic shapes, and the continued shift towards sustainable materials.
We’ve consulted our in-house experts and put together our top 5 trend predictions for the rest of the year. So, if you’re considering revamping your space or looking for the latest inspirations, keep reading!
1. Timber Panelling
With variations from slatted timber to timber panelling, to fluted timber, this nostalgic trend has made a significant comeback and certainly isn’t going anywhere for a long time! This trend is a chic way to add natural texture, warmth and architectural intrigue into any space. Typically seen on feature walls, we have loved seeing this trend make its way into furniture pieces – think accent side tables, statement bedheads, and unique sideboards!
Our Rio Bedside Table tastefully pairs steel legs with a stunning panelled timber design, elevated by its curved edges and recessed handles for a sophisticated yet understated vibe.
Simple and refined, the Ipanema Sideboard is a contemporary solid oak piece that boasts functional sliding doors with timeless appeal. The subtle texture of the slatted timber design is complemented beautifully by its smooth top surface and sleek black legs.
2. Resurgence of Chrome
The gleam of chrome has come into the spotlight lately, lending a polished and sleek vibe to our interiors. This retro-turned-ultra-modern trend, whether in the form of furniture or accent decor, can provide a striking and sophisticated focal point in any space. We predict we will be seeing a lot more of it in pieces that combine other softer elements like fabric and timber.
An interesting fusion of textures, our Blake Dining Chairs feature an iconic tubular steel frame in a polished chrome finish, with a boucle seat and rattan backrest. These materials work in harmony to create its elegant appeal, ideal for a contemporary dining space.
Sarah Ellison’s Chromeo Armchair is another contemporary piece that highlights the beauty of chrome design in a sculptural geometric silhouette. The curved chrome frame is enhanced by the corduroy bolster cushion detailing, making a strong design impact in any space.
3. Leaning into Tactile Textiles
With an increased focus on comfort since covid times, tactile textures and cosy fabrics are another trend we will continue to embrace throughout the year. Consider adding and/or layering pieces with fabrics such as velvet, boucle, fur and linen to bring warmth, texture and visual depth into your home. From statement velvet armchairs and bold boucle sofas to understated linens and small fur ottomans, this lean towards tactility will make your space feel as good as it looks.
The Avalon Boucle Dining Chair is a stylish seating solution that prioritises comfort without compromising on style. Its minimal form features a comfortable padded seat upholstered in a gorgeous boucle upholstery that will add a luxe textural touch to your space.
Inspired by retro designs, the Stella Fur Dining Chair showcases an incredible fur bucket-style seat with supportive armrests. Like a warm embrace, the teddy upholstery, pictured on the Avalon above, offers a soft, cosy experience to keep you comfy all dinner long!
4. Celebration of Organic Shapes
Taking inspiration from the fluidity in nature, organic shapes and lines favour curved sofas, irregularly shaped tables, and decor pieces with free-form designs. These pieces can bring visual balance and a sense of movement into your space, enhancing the overall aesthetic and flow throughout your home.
The Bowie Fur Sofa is a chic statement piece with an organic, curvy silhouette that is enhanced by its stitched design details to create its cloud-like appearance.
Designed to comfortably follow the natural curvature of the body, the Fergus Fur Chair features a unique form with elegant channelling and a curved steel frame.
Ottomans are a great way to start incorporating organic shapes into any space. Our Mecca range, Astrid Ottoman and Stella collection flaunt various unique shapes and lines, with so many styles to choose from, you’re sure to find your perfect match!
5. Homage to Sustainable Materials
More than just a trend, prioritising sustainability reflects a commitment towards a greener future. Selecting pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also have minimal environmental impact is a practice that we continue to strive for and grow awareness around. If you’re looking to incorporate sustainability, consider pieces made from responsibly sourced wood, recycled materials, and natural fibres.
The Aero Bar Stool by Gus* features a backless design with a solid FSC-certified ash wood seat in support of responsible forest management. Scandi and lightweight, this stool is the perfect seating solution for lazy breakfasts spent at your kitchen bench.
Ethnicraft’s Circle Round Dining Table is a statement piece with striking intertwining legs. The solid oak construction is sourced from responsibly and carefully managed forests, and is finished in a beautiful natural varnish to highlight the wood's unique grain patterns.
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Love, Life x