We’re getting back to nature in 2023
With 2022 almost in the rearview mirror, for so many of us the past two years have brought the focus back to the home as a living space, an entertaining area, and as a place of work.
Unlike offices, interior design trends for the home are the opposite to utilitarian and communal – the home is where we can truly express ourselves in decor, furnishings, accessories, and colours. The watchword in design circles has been that of sustainability. Upcycling, using natural materials, and reducing one’s carbon footprint – that interior design shouldn’t quite literally, “cost the Earth.”
If you’re filling out your mood board or looking for interior design inspo for 2023, our friends at Gainsborough have put together some of the most cutting-edge interior design trends – and it really is a case of getting “back to nature.”
Choosing complimentary door fixtures means you can complete these new and innovative looks with elegance and ease. Read on to find out what you’ll be seeing in display homes and in new renovations throughout 2023.
In the Kitchen – Green is In
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When it comes to green living, we mean the gorgeous colour! However, we also emphasise the more eco-conscious approaches to interior decor. An Australian twist on the Hampton look, gumnut and rustic greens will be all the rage in kitchens and indoor living areas. This parallels the Biophilic Design philosophy, which is the practice of connecting people to the natural world.
Biophilic design extends to every facet of interior design, including tapware and door hardware. The idea is to make everything feel connected as a living organism – and natural steel, matte, or copper looks lend to that philosophy of a “living, breathing” room.
The green in cabinets, walls, and cupboards adds an element of calm and relaxation to any space – and being relaxed in one’s own cooking and meal sharing space is the ultimate expression of getting back to nature.
To complete the look, door hardware should also be on your mood board and design list. The premium Avant range offers a straight, slimline profile that fits in well with greens – Satin Graphite and Brushed Satin Chrome blend seamlessly in any Biophilic design. Better yet, you can install them in under thirty seconds!
Tapware that comes in rustic and outdoor-meets-indoor styles such as finishes in copper or brass evoke the majesty and magic of the bush while retaining a sophisticated, familiar feel.
In the Living Area – Upcycling and Sustainability
Living rooms are embracing the trend of upcycling and sustainable materials. The sleek and over-engineered coffee table is making way for distressed or upcycled timbers and recycled natural stones. The endlessly versatile and highly on-trend material in the living area – and almost every space in the home – is travertine.
Travertine is a type of terrestrial limestone that’s usually seen around hot springs and comes in earthy tones such as beige, cream, or white. It has a more natural and understated look compared with marble and is perfect for walkways, in decor such as lamps or end tables, and of course, coffee tables as well. It’s a riff on the Mediterranean old-world style.
Natural rugs in irregular and organic patterns will also feature prominently in living rooms during 2023 to team up with the stones and timbers on offer.
If you’ve been to a yoga class or float room this year, you may have noticed the return of oversized rattan fixtures over lights – big, bold, and beautiful centrepieces that’s equal Biophilic design and boho chic. They can even feature as soft lighting options for the bedroom, or for outdoors on lazy summer evenings.
Indoor/Outdoor Combination Spaces
Geometrics and parallel lines are out – curved and cosy are in. The sense of comfort and warmth that curved furniture – especially in natural materials such as rattan, wicker, or light woods – will encompass sofas, armchairs, and even dining chairs or outdoor lounges in 2023. It’s definitely something that needs to be experienced. In terms of style, fits just between Mid-Century Modern and 80s Contemporary designs, and compliments the earthy, green tones found inside.
As the indoor meets the outdoor, it’s perfect for Gainsborough’s Freestyle locks, which feature a subtle curved handle and edges – satin chrome and matte black finishes matching perfectly with woods, rattan, and earth tones.
Whatever you choose for your indoor designs in 2023, selecting the right door furnishings complete a cohesive look. We believe in choosing an on-trend door handle or pull handle that compliments your design choices, not clash, or look out of place.
To learn more about Gainsborough’s lines of designer door hardware and entrance hardware sets, click here. They’re here to assist you with all your questions and give you as much advice as you need to complete your 2023 home look.