Nothing says a fresh start like a new year!
January provides the perfect excuse to roll up your sleeves and give your home a spruce-up.
While any designer will tell you your home should reflect your tastes, you’ll no doubt want to stay abreast of some of the hottest design trends in 2023.
That way, your brand-spanking kitchen, laundry, or bathroom won’t look out-of-date by the time you’ve finished your long-awaited reno.
After all, “trends are a great way to glean inspiration and information; not to dictate your home’s design,” designer Shay Holland told Forbes.
Back to nature
Seima’s Marketing Manager Victoria Segredos says natural hues are becoming increasingly popular with home renovators.
“You have strong natural greens and taupes featuring really heavily at the moment,” she said.
“It almost gives that feeling of going back to nature – it’s a colour trend I’ve seen in 2022 that I have no doubt will continue into 2023.”
At Seima, one of our most popular hues has been ‘Forest’, featured throughout the Aurora range of ceramic basins.
“I think this will be one of the leading colours in bold bathrooms over the coming year,” Victoria said.
A renewed focus on textures in wet areas is also on the cards for 2023, Victoria predicts.
More than just places to run a hot bath or wash the dishes, adding texture-rich ceramic wall tiles or a marble finish to your vanity or kitchen countertop can really elevate the look of any bathroom or kitchen.
With textures set to recapture their time in the sun next year, finding the right products can also bring a sense of serenity and calmness to your space.
“I’m noticing a lot of texture coming through as people start to get a bit more adventurous with their bathrooms, kitchens and laundries,” she says.
“Especially with kitchens, people are starting to opt for a lot more texture in their designs.”
At Seima, our Arqstone Oros range of sinks has a smooth texture and is made from natural quartz; a look Victoria expects to remain popular among remodelled kitchens this year.
This trend took hold internationally a few decades ago and is expected to be a prominent feature in renovated homes in 2023.
Integrated spaces — combining two rooms into one — can make a small space feel much bigger and more flexible, and save on construction costs.
Victoria says this design trend is returning as homeowners battle with the increased cost of living.
“Sometimes people will integrate their laundry and butler’s kitchen or place them very close together in the home,” Victoria says.
“That’s something I’ve been noticing in a lot of floor plans.”
Victoria says this layout gives a home a “Euro vibe”.
“It’s very Mediterranean but also modern and I can see it continuing to rise in popularity this year.”
For a long time, bigger was always better when it came to home renovations.
But Victoria says that this design trope is being tossed out in favour of smaller, more communal areas in the home, such as breakfast benches.
“People are becoming more mindful of the spaces they’re creating,” she says.
“For a long time, bigger was always better, and people were opting for bigger bathrooms, bigger kitchens and bigger lounge rooms. However, people are becoming more considerate of the spatial flow of their homes and its intricacies, and their design is becoming much more considered.”
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