Interior design trends for 2023

By Ellie Reeves | 23rd December 2022 | 10 min read

The 9 biggest décor trends set to take over our homes

Thinking about giving your home an update? Then you’ll want to pay attention to these interior design trends for 2023. This year’s trends are centred around rich tones, rural charm, clashing patterns, and most of all, having fun. From statement walls to bold bohemian style, find out what everyone is talking about in the world of interiors. Discover our interior trend predictions for 2023.

What are the top interior trends for 2023?

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1. English country décor

Inspired by the beauty of the English countryside. This emerging style trend combines natural materials, delicate patterns, and warm colours. While you may not be able to transport your home to the English countryside, you can still bring some rustic charm into your own home. Think plaid patterns, upholstered furniture, and ornate details.

One of the key elements of English country décor is the use of earthy tones which reflect the colours of the countryside, such as greens, browns, and blues. You can bring this charming trend into any type of home, whether you live in a cosy cottage amidst the hills, or a modern apartment in the city.

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2. Biophilic design

Biophilic design rose to popularity a couple of years ago due to us wanting to get closer and connect to nature. Our desire to bring the outdoors in has only grown stronger, and biophilic design continues to thrive as one of the top trends for 2023. The love of nature and natural elements within our homes is set to stay, as lush colours take over, to reflect this natural, botanical palette.

There are plenty of ways to bring the beauty and serenity of nature into our homes...

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B&Q’s Head of Trends, Susie Spence:

“Our love of nature is going to continue to be a big trend into the new year as we look to find new ways to inject botanicals into our homes. An easy way to do this is to bring more plants into the home or create an accent wall with printed wallpaper. The more you surround your home with the outdoors, the more it will impact our mood, as we become more home-centric.”

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3. Boldly bohemian

Boho interior design is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in home décor, and it’s easy to see why. Boho décor is all about embracing individuality and creating a laid-back, carefree vibe. This trend offers you the chance to be creative, let loose, and design a home that reflects who you are. Throw the rulebook out the window. Layer patterns, colours, and textures. Mix and match different rugs, throws, and cushions for a relaxed feel.

We love this trend for its versatility. Whether you want to create a cosy and comfortable boho living room, or a bold and colourful kitchen, you can tailor this style to fit any space. Embrace your inner free spirit.

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4. Rich greens and deep blues

Dark, moody colours like navy blue and forest green can add depth and drama to a room. We’ve seen an 80% uplift in online searches for “dark green living room ideas” and a 20% uplift in searches for “emerald green rooms” and “navy blue living rooms”.

Bring your love for deep shades and multi-tonal textures to life with luxurious paint, wallpaper, or tiles with metallic pops of colour. Make sure to balance rich tones with lighter hues to create visual interest and prevent the space from becoming too overpowering.

B&Q’s Head of Trends, Susie Spence:

“Our love of rich tones such as deep greens, greys and blues has been an interiors trend for centuries – it’s an opulent colour palette. A good tip to modernise this colour scheme is to add copper accessories to bring out the different tones. This trend can work well throughout the whole home if you have a lot of natural light and love the vintage look.”

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5. B&Q loves - Wall panelling

Wall panelling was one of the most talked about interior trends last year, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. In the last year, we’ve seen a 49% increase in online searches for “wall panelling”. So, what is it that has made it so enduring and popular? From shiplap to slatted, there are a variety of different wall panelling styles to choose from. Not to mention its versatility, you can experiment with wall panels in both modern and traditional homes.

It’s a cost-effective way of transforming the look of your home without breaking the bank. Plus, it’s a great way of covering up any imperfections on your walls! Discover more about wall panelling and find out how to do it yourself. Don’t forget, you can also achieve the wall panelling look with panelled effect wallpaper.

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6. Maximalism: more is more

More is more in the world of interior design. Continuing from 2021/2022’s cluttercore movement, which embraced homes feeling lived in, the bold and busy trend continues into 2023, in the shape of maximalism. Like cluttercore, maximalism is all about encouraging creativity and personality in the home, with individuality at the heart.

As we’re spending more time in our homes, we want them to reflect ourselves and be somewhere fun and comfortable to reside in. Think clashing patterns, bold colours, and eclectic accessories. Rooms that feature bold pops of colour in maximalist tones, or decorative wallpaper alongside lots of personal décor touches such as mirrors, furniture, and lights, bring this trend to life.

B&Q’s Head of Trends, Susie Spence:

“Maximalism is a fun way to really showcase your personality in your home. Every item, from paint to wallpaper, all the way down to the flooring, should reflect shameless individuality. Look to bright coloured paint to showcase your creativity, with contrasting colours to really nail the trend.”

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7. Mesmerising wall murals

Tired of bland boring walls that blend into the background? We can tell! Online searches for “feature wall,” “wall mural,” and “statement wall” have all risen by around 20% since last year. It seems that more and more of us are choosing to be bolder and daring with our décor choices. Not only do feature walls add interest and personality, but they can also serve a functional purpose. For example, a statement wall made of chalkboard paint can be a great spot for jotting down reminders. Or use a wall of shelving to display your favourite knick-knacks.

Bring some style to your room with a stylish statement wall. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these creative ideas for your statement wall. Trust us, your walls (and your Instagram followers) will thank you.

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8. Create an emotional escape room

Our home is our happy place and safe space, it’s our refuge from the big (and sometimes scary) world out there. In times of unrest, our homes become our sanctuary. Many of us are transforming our homes into a cosy, serene space to help balance out our hectic lives. Dubbed ‘emotional escape rooms,’ this interiors trend has a strong focus on both our physical and mental feelings coming to fruition with warm and earthy tones.

Create your own home retreat with natural tones, alongside hot and spicy red hues to add warmth. Different textures are essential to bringing this theme to life, to ensure the space remains cosy – think furniture in muted tones, scented candles, bold décor pieces, and textured wallpaper.

B&Q’s Head of Trends, Susie Spence:

“Cosy interiors trends have always been around, but never have they looked as chic as this safe space trend. Different textures in a range of products, complemented by warm earthy tones, can transform any room into a cosy sanctuary. Safe and cosy doesn’t have to mean boring, injecting spicier tones can add dimensions to a space, so that it becomes a place of rest and recuperation”

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9. Modern luxury

Luxurious interiors are a key trend for 2023, as we blur the lines between the aesthetic of five-star hotels and our homes. Think gold accents, marble textures, geometric shapes, and a deep, rich colour palette. The aim for this trend is to make the home the most exclusive destination to relax and entertain in, oozing a premium look and feel.

B&Q’s Head of Trends, Susie Spence:

“There’s always been a want for aspirational interiors that make us feel regal and luxurious. This new trend for 2023 sees this want come to life in our homes, but minus the price tag! To get the look, add swatches of deep paint on statement walls, upcycle products with gold paint, or even update the lighting to transform a room to reflect that of a luxury hotel”

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There you have it, our 2023 home décor trend predictions. We think it's going to be an exciting year for interior design. From dramatic décor to countryside chic, there will be no shortage of trends to choose from. Looking for more inspiration? Why not have a read of our bathroom and kitchen trend predictions for 2023?