The Top 5 Interior Design Trends in 2023 are Here to Stay

Interior design trends play a vital role in shaping the aesthetics and functionality of our living spaces. As we progress into 2023, we can expect to see a continuation of some existing trends while also witnessing the emergence of new ones.

From sustainable and eco-friendly design choices to the integration of technology into our homes, the top interior design trends for 2023 promise to be both exciting and practical. With an increasing focus on creating comfortable and inviting spaces that reflect our individuality, these trends offer a glimpse into the future of interior design and the many possibilities that lie ahead.

Here’s Why We Know 2023 Interior Design Trends Best

The hospitality, restaurant, retail, medical, and corporate industries have relied on Vancouver-based Janks Design Group (JDG) for the past several years for creative and distinctive spatial design solutions.

We firmly believe that both our identities and our designs reflect one another. Our team of talented and creative designers collaborates to create, listen, and construct projects to the highest standards. JDG offers creative interior design and space planning services to change commercial properties to meet the needs of our clients.

Sustainability & Eco-Friendliness

In recent years, sustainability has become an increasingly important consideration in interior design. According to Statistica, 71% of people have had at least a modest change in purchasing behaviour because of sustainability alone.

As we become more aware of the impact of our choices on the environment, we are seeing a growing focus on sustainable and eco-friendly design choices. From using renewable materials like bamboo and cork to incorporating energy-efficient lighting and appliances, interior designers are finding new and innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Earnest Ice Cream  |  Frances St.  |  Photo by Andrew Fyfe

In 2023, we can expect this trend to continue, with a greater emphasis on sustainable and responsible design. We can look forward to seeing more natural materials, such as recycled wood, stone, and metal, being used in interior design. Additionally, we may see an increase in the use of low-emission paints and natural fibres for upholstery and textiles.

Sustainability is not just a trend but a crucial consideration for the future of our planet, and interior design is playing an important role in promoting responsible and sustainable choices.

Go Bold or Go Home

Gone are the days of muted and neutral colour schemes in interior design. The trend toward bold colours and patterns has been steadily gaining popularity, and it shows no sign of slowing down in 2023.

 

OEB Breakfast Co.  |  Ambleside   |  Photo by Lawrence Lu

Designers are increasingly incorporating vibrant colours and playful patterns into their work, creating eye-catching and memorable spaces.

From jewel-toned blues and greens to warm, earthy hues, the possibilities are endless. Popular patterns include oversized florals, geometric shapes, and abstract designs. This trend allows for a high degree of individuality and creativity, allowing people to express their unique personalities and style through their living spaces.

In 2023, we can expect to see even bolder and more daring colour palettes and patterns, with designers pushing the boundaries of traditional design norms. This trend offers a refreshing departure from the conventional and promises to inject a new sense of energy and excitement into interior design.

Multifunctional Spaces

We’re always looking to make more with less. As our lives become busier and our living spaces smaller, the trend towards multifunctional spaces in interior design has become increasingly popular.

From small apartments to large homes, people are looking for ways to make the most of their living spaces by creating areas that can serve multiple purposes.

Popular examples of multifunctional spaces include a home office that doubles as a guest room, a living room that also functions as a dining area or a bedroom that incorporates a home gym. This trend not only maximizes the functionality of a space but also promotes a minimalist lifestyle by encouraging people to prioritize what is truly essential.

In 2023, we can expect this trend to continue to evolve. Designers are finding new and innovative ways to create multifunctional spaces that are both practical and stylish. This trend is a reflection of our changing lifestyles and priorities, and it offers a glimpse into the future of interior design as a solution-oriented discipline.

Natural Materials & Textures

We all need some breathing room from our screens and computers from time to time. In a world where technology is becoming increasingly integrated into our daily lives, many people are seeking solace in natural materials and textures in their homes.

The trend toward natural materials and textures in interior design reflects a desire to create spaces that are warm, inviting, and connected to nature.

Examples of popular materials include wood, stone, and woven fabrics like jute and linen. Textures such as shaggy wool rugs and a chunky knit throw add an element of coziness, timelessness and comfort to a space.

Yugo  |  Photo by Andrew Fyfe

In 2023, we can expect this trend to continue to grow, with designers exploring new ways to incorporate natural elements into their designs. We may see greater uses of sustainable materials, such as reclaimed wood and recycled glass, as well as an increase in the use of natural colours and organic shapes.

This trend offers a sense of balance and harmony in a world that can often feel chaotic and overwhelming, and it shows no sign of slowing down in the coming years.

Technology Integrated Interior Design

With technology playing an increasingly prominent role in our lives, it’s no surprise that it has become an important consideration in interior design. From smart home systems to voice-activated assistants, technology is being integrated into our living spaces in innovative ways.

Prevalent examples of tech integration in interior design include:

  • Smart Thermostats
  • Automated lighting systems
  • Home & Business Security Features & Cameras
  • And much more

These features not only make our homes or workplaces more convenient but also safer and more energy-efficient.

2910 West 47th   |   Photo by Christine Pienaar

In 2023, we can expect this trend to continue, with designers finding new and creative ways to integrate technology into their designs. We may see an increase in the use of virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR) to help clients visualize their designs. We’ll see this in tandem with smart appliances and furniture that can adjust to our needs and preferences.

This trend offers a glimpse into the future of interior design, where technology and design seamlessly blend to create spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Conclusion

As we look ahead to 2023, it’s clear that interior design trends are continuing to evolve and adapt to our changing lifestyles and priorities.

From the growing focus on sustainability and eco-friendliness to the integration of technology and the use of natural materials, there are many exciting trends to watch in the coming years. These trends offer a glimpse into the future of interior design as a solution-oriented discipline that prioritizes both function and aesthetics.

If you’re looking to update your commercial space with the latest design trends, look no further than Janks Design Group (JDG). Our Vancouver-based team of talented and creative designers offers creative interior design and space planning services to transform commercial properties into spaces that meet the unique needs of our clients in the hospitality, restaurant, retail, medical, and corporate industries. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you bring your vision to life.

Interior Design Trends 2020

Over the past few months, JDG has been researching the predicted interior design trends of 2020. In 2019, we saw many trends flourish such as colour blocking, monochromatic schemes, and lots of “Instagramable” spaces. What design trends will 2020 bring for interior designers? Let’s take a look…

 

1) Softened Colours

Many of the trending interior design colours of 2020 stem from vibrant colours, but are softened to be more pleasing to the eye, and more comforting to the soul. Looking at Design Week in Milan, the trending interior design colours of 2020 are expected to be colours such as Pumpkin Red, Lemon Yellow, Champagne, and Fuscia. In addition, Pantone named their colour of the year “Classic Blue”, which is slightly bolder than the other expected trending colours of 2020. It seems that 2020 is going to be a year for taking interior design risks, and using colours that haven’t been used in a long time. These inspiring colours will help to create beautiful commercial spaces, whether it be a restaurant, retail store, or even a medical clinic.

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Image Sources: (Left) Design Milk (Center) Yatzer (Right) Pantone

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_2) Arches

Arches are another interior design trend that we will be seeing a lot of in 2020. It seems that design trends will be moving away from rigid, rectangular, and linear lines, and moving further towards curvilinear lines, soft edges, and organic shapes. These softened forms are becoming extremely attractive interior design elements, as they offer a calming interior environment as a refuge from this fast-paced world. Although arches have been around for centuries, they are making a major comeback in a modernized form. These arches are originally found in Greece — in the doorways, windows, rooflines, and iconic swimming caves. Bringing forms like this into a design will really make a statement if they are integrated into unexpected places. We are so excited to bring this effortless element into our many interior design projects moving forward!

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3) Cane

This natural material started trending in late 2019, but is definitely continuing into 2020 with full force. Cane also dates back as far as the second century in India and China, and has recently made a comeback in a contemporary format. The beauty of cane is found through its effortless combination of visual and tactile texture. The neutral colour can be combined with almost any colour palette, which makes cane an excellent accent material for any interior design project. Incorporating tactile textures like cane in a space truly creates a genuine and calming environment. A common interior design application for cane is through furniture. People are drawn to natural materials, just like we are drawn to the beauty of the outdoors. Bringing natural materials into commercial environments can create a whole new experience for the end user.

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4) Indoor Gardens

In 2020, interior gardens will continue to make interior design projects stand out over the rest. This is especially true with commercial applications. Integrating plants and greenery into a commercial design feels unique and unexpected compared to residential environments. People often do not expect greenery at a restaurant, dental office, corporate office, or even a retail store. By including gardens in the interior design of these unexpected places, the overall design becomes more intriguing, inviting, and definitely more “instagramable”. This is all connected to Biophelia (check out our November 2019 blog to learn all about it).

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5) Built-In Seating

According to Dwell Magazine, built-in seating will be an impactful interior design trend for the year 2020. Not only does it create a focal point or unique element within a space, it also saves a ton of space. Loose tables and chairs alone are no longer acceptable if you want to make your seating design a trendy statement! Fortunately, Janks Design Group is ahead of the game, and we have already began integrating similar design elements into some of our current projects. The best part? This interior design detail can be applied to almost any environment, whether it be corporate, retail, restaurant, hospitality, or even residential design!

Image Source: Dwell Magazine

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Authentic Interior – 2020 Design Trends

Dwell – 2020 Design Trends

Wall Sauce – 2020 Design Trends

Italian Bark – 2020 Design Trends

Italian Bark – 2020 Design Trends from Milan Week

 

2017 Interior Design Trends

Colour

Powdery pink, terracotta, sand, cinnamon, and rust are earth colours that are becoming increasingly popular. They are warming, calming and very versatile. Introduce them into a muted colour scheme in a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired interior spaces.

The second trend is confident jewel tones like vibrant greens, dusky blues and plum. These colours add a mixture of romance and bohemian feel to any space and work well with the pastels that were big in 2016. Influencing this rich moody trend is Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year Shadow. These tones can be used in commercial and residential interiors but most popular in the hospitality and food and beverage projects.

In supporting the well-being movement, people are leading towards fun fresh atmospheres. Interiors clad in white with inflections of colour and lighter wood lends to a laid-back California Baha vibe. This popular trend is moving away from the rustic furnishings and heavy finishes we’ve seen for years.

We all know that BC has been in love with grey but this year it’s moving away from the cold shades of concrete to a warmer tone. The new popular neutral is now “Greige” (yes grey and beige or some would call it taupe), especially in residential interiors. Rooms from top to bottom with wood flooring, tiles, furnishings, paint……a Greige affair!

Materials

This year will continue to display raw unprocessed materials, up-cycled resources and artisan goods. Cement, wood and exposed brick are more commonly used as main interior features and growing in popularity are cork, plaster and clay. These natural textures are counterbalanced by the smooth luster of metal and marble. 2016 was dominated by copper but this year brass and gold will triumph bringing back the retro bling. Eclectic combinations dominate commercial interiors but more and more designers are integrating this approach into residential spaces as well.

Fabric and Pattern

In fall of 2016 the fashion world brought velvet back from the 90’s and is now inundating the interior design industry in 2017. It’s showing up mostly in residential seating, cushions, curtains, or wallpaper in a variety of different colours. This lush fabric matches perfectly with the other trending raw materials, burnished metals and large-scaled greenery.

The subway pattern is slowly fazing out but geometric shapes are still going h4. Minimalist structures and furniture are complemented by these random arrangements and conduct vintage colours and feel. These patterns can be displayed with tile, wallpaper, paint etc. and add the right amount of interest and complexity to any space.

Nature

Pantone’s colour of the year coincides with our yearning to reconnect with the outdoors and studies prove that our health benefits from exposure to mother nature. Expect to see a diversity of green through paint, living plants and botanic wallpapers.

Sustainability

Consumers are pressing for sustainability and Eco-friendly interiors. A more conscientious approach and quality solutions are encouraged and celebrated. Blending organic design with natural materials creates modern, original and personal spaces. This brings a profound drive for supporting smaller independent designers with a bespoke story behind each of their products.

LED (light-emitting diode)

By most municipalities, LED lighting is now required when designing a space. It is energy-efficient, has a long-life span and easily adaptable to any environment. The technology allows lighting designers to create minimal pieces that require less space and produce less heat. The LED lamps vary in colour rendering making them suitable for almost any commercial interior or residential application. Definitive lighting placement can give an architectural space a new identity or energize interior environments without impending sight lines.