With a new year brings new interior design trends and it seems like all roads lead to design going big and bold this year. Dezeen described it as a reflection to the “anger in the world”  and a post-covid community focus – choosing design that is loud and brazen.  Last week we discussed the Pantone Colour of the Year – a vivacious magenta, all inclusive and championing confidence and self-expression. So what else can we expect to see taking over our interiors this year?

This year Maximalism is back – this is the year for unashamedly bold design. We want to see interior design that is full of character and personality, representing the quirks and individuality of us all. Celebrating uniqueness is at the forefront of 2023 and we love to see it! Historically, design trends ebb and flow with the socio-political environment that surround us and with the somewhat tumultuous and turbulence times we have all weathered in the recent past – it is unsurprising that we are beginning to see a riot-like kickback in the design world.

Its going to get weird. The interior design trend this year is predicted to spotlight oddities – so expect opulent antiques paired with bright colour palettes and prints. Rich colour palettes are set to take over delicate neutrals as we decide to take ownership of our spaces and styles.

“There will be bold and forward designs that give increased personality to the space. For both commercial and residential areas, clients are opting for customised patterns and colours rather than going for conformable products that suit just any space but compromise on standing out.”

With bright colours making a comeback it’s important to take note of colour theory and how different colours can have different impacts on a space and the users. After becoming so accustom to spending an increased amount of time in our homes over the past two years – we’re seeing a shift to wanting to personalise and make our homes stand out.

We’re anticipating a surge in colourful kitchen spaces, clashing textiles and prints with a plethora of paint palettes. People are still designing spaces that we want to hang out in, to catch up with loved ones and appreciate human connection. Textiles are predicted to be tactile and aesthetics focussed on togetherness and community.

We’ve gathered a gallery of interior design schemes we believe meet the maximalism mark for the first interior design trend we’ve spotlighted this year: