Design trends for 2023: what’s going to be on-trend next year

Design trends for 2023

We’ve reached the part of 2022 when brands predict design trends for 2023. From opulent materials to inspired prints, global design brand Andrew Martin looks ahead to 2023 to share its design trend predictions.

“Leather is the designer’s standby,” says Martin Waller, founder of Andrew Martin. “It provides the essential ingredient for defining a style. From battered vintage to sleek Italian modernism, from country cottage to Manhattan penthouse, leather is the ultimate signifier.”

Design trends for 2023
Design trends for 2023: Knightsbridge leather sofa, £4195, Cox & Cox.

He cautions against going too wild with it, though. “But that does not mean you should fill a whole room with leather. All you need is a sofa or chair to define the style of a space.”

leather armchair
Carter chair, price on application, Domkapa.

Secondly: nurturing natural prints

“As we are being faced everyday with the collapse of our ecological climate, there seems to be increasing interest in all things natural,” says Martin. “This, of course, has translated into interiors trends.”

Design trends for 2023
Design trends for 2023: Natural linen floral cushion from the Garden collection, £50, Helen Round.

David Harris, design director at Andrew Martin, agrees. “We’ve carefully created a luxurious selection of beautiful weaves and prints that are understated and easy to use for our new Woodland Collection,” he explains. “By sourcing natural cloths and yarns across the range from expert weavers, spinners, printers and dyers, Woodland has a really organic feel, meaning you can bring elements of the wild outdoors straight into your home.”

natural linen sofa and cushions
The Woodland Collection, Andrew Martin x Sophie Paterson. 

“For a more multi-layered look tactile weaves such as shearling and boucle look amazing,” says Waller. “Especially when layered against the luxurious feel of faux shagreen or rough hewn timber. This gives a room some depth and sense of history.”

Design trends for 2023
Design trends for 2023: Cabana Armchair, £2,745, Timothy Oulton stocked by Andrew Martin.

“Alongside materials, it’s important to consider colour too. A tonal palette consisting of a spectrum of tan and off white can be greatly enhanced by the unique pairing of materials. Or, if using furniture in lots of organic materials, use brightly coloured cushions to bring areas of light and shade into the room. This contributes to the overall texture of a room.”

ivory sofa
Artemis Sofa in Huntsman Ivory, from £1,785, Andrew Martin.
Design trends for 2023
Design trends for 2023: Alrae Armchair, £2,995, Timothy Oulton stocked by Andrew Martin.

Lastly: conversational seating

“The importance of curating a space to reconnect with friends and loved ones has been brought into focus over the past few years,” says Waller.

orange chairs and glass dining table
Design trends for 2023: Heather dining chair in Mustard Velvet and Brass, £109, Cult Furniture.

“Whether it’s indoors or out, comfortable seating requires pieces big enough to lounge on, however many guests you are entertaining. A mix of both sofas and chairs is key to making sure everyone gets a seat. Extra depth means these remain relaxing even with lots of people, and an array of outdoor cushions are essential for both comfort and providing additional seating when necessary.”

Design trends for 2023
Design trends for 2023: Belgaro Armchair upholstered in Cruz Cactus fabric, from £1575, Andrew Martin.
dining chairs and dark wood table
Design trends for 2023: Kensington Dark Wood Table and Kensington Silver Velvet Chairs, £1249.99, Furniture and Choice.

Featured image: Bonaldo Slot dining table, £4070, Go Modern Furniture.

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