Top Interior Design Trends for 2023: Boucle Fabric, Floor Art, Bespoke Joinery, and More
Jose Uribe·January 12, 2023
Looking to update your home's interior in the coming year? Pallavi Dean, founder and creative director of architecture and interior design studio Roar in Dubai, shares her top decor predictions for 2023.
First and foremost, Dean suggests keeping two keywords in mind when redecorating: seamless and stylish. Here are her top predictions for what's set to be on-trend in the coming year:
1. Boucle fabric: Many of us are currently craving a multisensory palette, and designers are responding by using materials that bring tactility to interiors and create emotional responses. Boucle, a yarn with a looped or curled ply, is a particularly popular choice for designers at the moment. This fabric has a gorgeous weave and evokes a very Chanel-like luxury. It works best on soft, rounded pieces of furniture, but is also popular as throws and cushions.
2. Floor art: Rugs are a great way to refresh the decor in your home and bring together different pieces of furniture. This year, organic shapes and bold, statement art are replacing conventional circular and rectangular forms. Look for luxe underfoot feels and graphic, vintage patterns in rugs.
3. Bespoke joinery: Custom, built-to-suit pieces are a great way to make the most of any awkward spaces in your home and create eye-catching features. Consider a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, a panelled wall with a built-in AV/IT center, or a ceiling-touching headboard.
4. Rainbow colors: Neutrals like beige, grey, and white are on their way out, so feel free to experiment with bold hues and darker tones. Just be sure to choose shades that enhance your mood and shift perceptions about the space in a positive way.
5. Sustainable materials: Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all areas of design, and interiors are no exception. Look for materials that are sustainably sourced, biodegradable, or recycled.
By keeping these trends in mind, you can create a stylish and seamless interior that will be on-trend in 2023 and beyond.