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Beyond the basics: 2023’s top interior design trends

2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for interior designers and design-conscious homeowners alike with many new and innovative trends emerging.

Here are our top picks for the trends to watch out for this year:


Bold and vibrant colours

One of the biggest trends this year is the use of bold and vibrant colours. Not for the faint-hearted, they can really make a statement in a living space, whether they’re the main feature or providing a pop of colour against a more subtle backdrop.

Think bright reds, oranges, and yellows, as well as bold greens and blues. These colours are perfect for adding a pop of excitement and energy to any room.


Soft and soothing pastels

Bold and vibrant not your thing? Consider incorporating some soft and soothing pastels into your interior design instead to give a room a softer feel. These colours are gentle and calming, and they can help to create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

Try pale pinks, blues, and greens, as well as soft yellows and lavenders.


Neutral tones

Neutral tones are always a classic choice in interior design, and they’re not going anywhere. These colours are versatile and easy to work with, and they can be used in a variety of settings. They’re perfect for creating a clean and modern look in any space and work well with minimalist décor.

Think whites, beiges, and greys, as well as earth tones like taupe and olive.


Graphic patterns

Looking to go even bolder? Try using a graphic pattern in your design scheme – these can be monochrome or packed with colours and are guaranteed to stand out.

Whether you go for a large-scale geometric pattern, bold stripes, checks or a flowing, abstract design, these patterns can be used on walls, furniture, and accessories, and they can add a lot of visual interest and excitement to a space.


Natural and organic materials

A complement to neutral tones especially, another key trend this year is the use of natural and organic materials. Wood and stone are perfect for adding texture to a room, while softer materials like wool can warm up the overall feel of an area.

Plants literally breathe life into a space and are great for adding an interest point or a pop of colour to any space, making it feel warm and inviting.


Whether you’re reinvigorating a single room or doing the whole house, the world of interior design is huge and there is so much inspiration at your fingertips. Try Pinterest, Google Images and Instagram to find something you like – whether it’s a paint colour, piece of furniture or accent piece – and go from there. With so many different styles and trends, there’s a look to suit everyone.

And if you don’t want to DIY it, Edinburgh is bursting with talented interior designers who can help bring your dream rooms to life. Check out some of our favourites on Instagram:

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