Jessica Harris | Home & Lifestyle | March 2023
It's a new year and with it brings a fresh set of interior trends to sink our teeth into. Whether it's the Pantone colour of the year (Viva Magenta by the way), moody wood tones or clashing prints, 2023 will see us being braver and bolder with our décor choices.
Luckily, interior experts are quick to point out that while keeping up with annual trends can give your home a fresh new look, it doesn't need to result in taking out a second mortgage to achieve it. This year, designers are focusing more on how a space makes its occupant feel rather than merely providing an aesthetic. So, if you're looking to take on a home project this year or give your humble bode a little refresh, Westfield London's Home Quarter has everything you need.
Although every interior designer worth their salt has encouraged us to lighten up our palette to make a space feel bigger, the general consensus is that with the right lighting, we're going over to the dark side tis year. Think dark teal, chocolate brown, elephant greys and rich navy for a warm and dramatic feel.
Bay Diamond Rug In Charcoal | Raft Furniture | £320
Supersoft Faux Fur Cushion | Marks & Spencer | £10
Specific? Yes. Unusual? Absolutely. But adding blue marble countertops, flooring or splashback brings a breath of fresh air into a home. Keeping with the theme of natural materials that we saw in 2022, this is a slightly more glamorous take on a much-loved accent.
Saarinen Large Oval Dining Table Verdi Alpi Coated Marble | Heals | £13 416
Marble Knob | H&M | £7
One.World Birkdale Artichoke Ornament | John Lewis & Partners | From £75
Mango Wood Coffee Table | H&M | £320
Moving away from the coastal grandma trend, 2023 will see us looking back to find hidden treasures. With Brexit causing supply issues across the consumer market, we're becoming more resourceful in finding what we want. According to interior experts, this isn't fusty tapestries or shabby chic whitewash, it's high-end auction houses, one-off pieces and charming heirlooms.
Fresh Vintage Spotted Glass Vase | Habitat | £10
Small Ribbed Mercury Tealight Holder | The White Company | £6
In the wake of lockdown, swapping the pub for a tipple at home has bred a new trend this year. Entertaining friends and family from the comfort of your home has been made more fun and personable with the introduction of home bars. Whether it's a bar cart, humble shelf or an all-out worktop, have some fun with a new concept in your home.
Shield Chair | Natuzzi | £1 360
Terrace Bar Cart | West Elm | £377
Not one for the minimalists amongst us, prints are going supersonic in 2023. If you're a little nervous about how to incorporate the trend into your space, start with accessories or a statement wall to ease into it. For the braver decorators, mix clashing prints and both large and small patterns to add depth to the room.
Strawberry Thief Fabric Tablecloth | H&M | £40
Harlequin Nirmala Lampshade | John Lewis & Partners | From £50
If you've always dreamed of having sculptures in your home, look no further than the latest furniture trend for this year. Curved sofas, chairs and tables take on a more artistic aesthetic that goes beyond functionality this year making key pieces a real conversation-starter.
Colman 4 Seater Sofa | DFS | £1 299
Classic Café Upholstered Dining Chair | West Elm | £211
Move aside Scandi ash, this year is all about dark and glossy wood tones. From walnut to mahogany, kitchen cabinets, stair bannisters and bedroom vanity's are taking on a more nostalgic feel in contemporary shapes for a chic and elegant finish.
Madrid Side Table | Bo Concept | £599
Busboy Round Bistro Tray | Heals | £65