Online home furnishings search and discovery engine ufurnish.com has recently published its Spring Trends for 2023.
Featuring in the trend forecast, produced by interiors and fashion specialist Marie Kelly, includes cocooning curves, sunset hues, DIY chic, nature-inspired shades and mindful spaces.
While spring interior trends are often about openness and freshness, we’re noticing a deviation from this to more inviting, cocooning type shapes. The use of these shapes will help to add a sense of wellbeing to our homes as well as being conducive to socialising when used in bigger items of furniture such as sofas or round dining tables. But this doesn’t mean you can’t throw off the comforters and refresh your colour palette. This craving for snugness can be satisfied by replacing angular structures and straight lines with curved finishes, elegant arcs and rounded edges. Test out this trend by swapping home accessories such as mirrors, lampshades and cushions with rounded versions.
Sunset hues are on the way in, both with the weather and our choice of colour for our homes. With Dulux announcing Wild Wonder as their colour of the year for 2023 expect mellow, uplifting tones to dominate homes this spring. If you want to incorporate these sunshiney shades into your home then why not start with some wall art with sunsets, sunrises or yellow flowers.
DIY chic is about incorporating a homemade, upcycled feel to your home. Items of furniture with distressed finishes work beautifully, giving the appearance of family heirlooms and creating a really homely feel. Kitchen dressers, living room sideboards and bedside tables lend themselves perfectly to this aesthetic. To ensure the look is fresh and spring-like, choose items in white, grey or very light wood rather than in heavier tones.
Spring trends always include an element of bringing the outdoors in, and this year conservatories, garden rooms and those other spaces in which you spend more time during the brighter, warmer months, are being reimagined in shades of the land, sand, sea and sky. A simple place to start is with rattan accessories. Rattan has a natural tone and outdoor associations, so it will immediately set the right mood. From lamps and floor coverings to vases and table mats, pepper this texture throughout a room to achieve a really strong starting point.
This trend is about having a place, be that an entire room or a quiet corner somewhere, in which you can rest, relax or enjoy a hobby uninterrupted. To create a sanctuary-like feel, invest in mood lighting. This is key to creating a soothing atmosphere. If you want to practice a hobby or read, directional lighting is essential too. Soft furnishings will help to make the space feel comforting, so choose tactile fabrics in whichever materials you’re most drawn to, such as corduroy, chenille or cashmere.
For the full Spring Trends forecast, read more here.