Interior design is constantly evolving and adapting to new styles and materials. Here are some of the current interior design trends that you may consider for your next home renovation or decorating project.

Sustainable Materials

sustainable wooden homebamboo material

The use of sustainable materials is not only good for the environment, but it can also add a unique touch to your interiors. From bamboo flooring and cork wall tiles, to recycled glass countertops, sustainable materials offer a range of textures, colors, and patterns that are both environmentally friendly and visually appealing. This is especially relevant now that the Council has started to implement the Net Zero Carbon by 2030 and Energy Performance ratings for builds.

Biophilic Design

The integration of nature into interiors has been a growing trend for the past few years. From indoor plants to natural wood, stone and other organic materials, biophilic design aims to bring the outside in. Choose this style if you are looking for a calming and harmonious living space. If you struggle with asthma, plants can help remove toxins and release oxygen into a room, and are also great if you’re missing nature. The rise in costs of indoor plants shows how popular this trend is, especially in New Zealand. A Thai Constellation – variegated monstera sold for over $3500 on Trademe, New Zealand’s largest online auction site, in 2020.

Bold Colour Accents
pantone viva magenta

Color is a powerful tool in interior design, and this year we are seeing an emergence of bold color accents. From jewel tones to vivid hues, accent walls, statement furniture and bold accessories are a great way to add a pop of color to a room. It’s a great way to make your space feel fresh and modern. Pantone, well-respected colour specialists that creatives rely on for trends and inspiration, has chosen a bold, red ‘Viva Magenta’ for colour of the year. This is a good indicator that it may takeover homes this year.

Traditional Victorian
Wooden traditional cabinets with blue accents

Interior designs are influenced by trending ideas across the world. One that has started to gain traction is Victorian styled piping on cakes, with a few cakers in New Zealand following suit. A similar traditional aesthetic can be seen in architecture. We imagine cabinetry with raised panels but with simple handles or handle-less.

Minimalist/Scandinavian Aesthetic
minimal living room

Minimalism continues to be a popular trend into 2023, with a focus on clean lines, neutral colors, and functional design. This aesthetic is often combined with elements of Scandinavian design, which incorporates natural wood, and a neutral color palette, creating a warm and inviting feel.

Mixed Materials
Auckland dark kitchen with warm tones. Wood and metal accents.

Mixing and matching different materials, such as concrete, wood, and metal, is a great way to add visual interest and texture to a space. This trend can be incorporated into furniture, lighting, and decor, and can help to create a unique and eclectic look. Our trusted kitchen designer partner Yellow Fox worked with The Building Surgeon on this beautiful St Helier’s home that incorporates brass metal on the kitchen island with splashback tiles and wooden floors and ceilings. A beautiful blend of dark and warm tones captured by photographer Stephanie Creagh.

These are just some of the current interior design trends that you may want to consider for your next home renovation or decorating project. Whether you’re looking to add a pop of colour or incorporate sustainable materials there is something for everyone in this exciting and ever-evolving industry.

Further Reading

Read about the 2022 EuroCucina, a major kitchen trade show held in Italy, interior trends from our head office team here

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