Interior design trends 2023: home decor looks to watch
From weirdcore to statement marble, take a sneak peak at the home decor trends we'll be loving in the year ahead
If you're planning on revamping your home decor in 2023, you'll want to know what interior styles are set to be hot in the year ahead.
Last year, we saw the return of curves, a velvet revolution and the rise of royalcore - so what's on the horizon for 2023?
We've been scouring Instagram and Pinterest as well as gathering insider predictions from industry experts to give you a sneak peek at the home decor trends set to blow up in the months ahead.
So whether you're planning a total home makeover or just a room refresh, read on for inspiration and ideas. Here are the fresh interior design trends we'll be seeing in 2023 - click to jump to straight to each one, or just keep scrolling to see them all.
Interior design trends to watch in 2023
Etsy's trends of the year 2023 predictions are based on the search terms rising in popularity on the platform, one of our favourite online shops for unique handmade homeware.
And this year, Etsy has seen a 183% increase in searches for marble sinks and a 117% increase in searches for marble coasters - so there's definitely a marble wave on the way! Check out our picks below to get a head-start on the trend...
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Set of 6 Black Handmade Marble Coasters, £21.85, Amazon.co.uk
A new coaster set can be a cheap way to subtly shape your room's aesthetic - and if you're interesting in dipping your toe into using marble in your decor, it's certainly one of the more budget-friendly entry points. A few marble accents can quickly add a luxe vibe, particularly if you opt for the real deal, like this set of six octagonal coasters hand-made from dark and dramatic veined black marble. If you prefer something lighter and brighter, the same design is also available in green onyx and white.
Luxe Round Bamboo Gold Drinks Trolley Bar Cart, £445, Oliver Bonas
A bar cart is a must-have accessory right now, and this marble-topped trolley from Oliver Bonas is one of the most eye-catching around. Click here to shop more bar carts as well as tips on how style a drinks trolley for maximum glamour.
Nelua Marble Clock, £75, Nkuku
Nkuku is one of our favourite destinations for beautifully-designed home accessories you won't see anywhere else, and this solid marble clock is a perfect example. Also available in grey.
Calacatta Viola Marble Sink, £579.95, Etsy
If you're looking for a marble bathroom basin, Etsy is a wonderful resource for connecting with boutique makers like Turkish studio The Merci Design, who sell beautiful handcrafted marble sinks like the Calacatta, shown above.
Farley Coffee Table, £249, M&S
Marble isn't only a luxurious material, it's also hard-wearing and easy to clean, making it a practical choice for a coffee table like the Farley coffee table from Marks & Spencer. Learn more about how to style a coffee table.
Over the past year, we've seen chequered patterns popping up everywhere, from the. And we're not the only ones who've noticed - homeware retailer Habitat has revealed that checks are one of the biggest-selling bedding styles at the moment.
Whether you opt for classic monochrome chequerboard designs or colourful versions in bright blues and yellows, chequered accessories add a cool, fun vibe to any room.
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Checkerboard Cushion in Clementine, £25.99, John Lewis
We love the pop of orange in this bold clementine chequered cushion, but it's also available in blue, mustard and lava red.
Checkerboard Runner Rug, £43.99, Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters' checkerboard runner is made of 100% cotton, and features a playful blue-check design with tasselled ends to add texture.
Finchley two-seater in Drift Plum All Over, £899 and footstool in Titan Apollo Stone, £499, Sofology
Chequerboard style doesn't have to mean squares. Sofology's footstools are available in an Apollo Stone finish which uses interlocking rounded shapes to create a mosaic-like effect.
Frankie White Checkerboard Vase, £19, Urban Outfitters
How cute is this! The Frankie vase is made of bone china and finished with a ceramic glaze in a white and beige check pattern. We like the slight irregularities in the finish, which give it a relaxed, hand-painted effect.
Chloe Checkerboard Yellow Throw, £39,50, Oliver Bonas
Keep warm in style this winter with the bright and beautiful Chloe throw from Oliver Bonas, boasting a funky geometric pattern in uplifting sunny yellow. At 170 x 130cm, it's more than large enough for some serious snuggling.
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If anywhere has a grip on the decor trends to watch, it's Pinterest. Millions of us rely on the platform to seek out ideas for our next makeover project and build inspirational moodboards using our favourites. One look that is coming through strongly as we head into 2023 is 'weirdcore' decor. This style can be difficult to define, but think of it as a love for all things surreal, offbeat and even a little creepy - from psychedelic wallpaper to mushroom lamps.
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Mushroom Throw Blanket, £35, Urban Outfitters
The soft colours and shapes of this mushroom throw blanket make it feel equally at home in a cute cottagecore scheme or a more fantasy-tinged aesthetic inspired by forests and fairytales.
Moon Phrase Pennant, £29.57, Etsy
This beautiful hanging pennant takes its inspiration from the mystical association between femininity and the phases of the moon.
Ruins After The Rain print, £19.99 for a large unframed matte finish print, Amazon.co.uk
If you're looking to set a weirdcore mood in your wall art, look no further than Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, whose otherworldly shapes and perspectives are mind-bending in the best way. While the original canvas of his 1934 painting Atavistic Ruins after the Rain belongs to a private collector, you can pick up a high-quality reproduction like the one above, available in semi-gloss, matte and archival matte finishes. You can choose between a pre-framed version or print only, if you want to supply your own.
Handmade Mushroom Night Light, from £39.17, Etsy
Mushrooms are a core part of the weirdcore aesthetic - as well as having well-known psychedelic connotations, they also represent the 'dark' side of nature. This mushroom night light definitely finds the macabre beauty in fungi, casting a warm glow from the undergrowth.
Eclectic antique is all about mixing vintage finds and contemporary style, to create a lived-in look bursting with worldly sophistication. There are hundreds of years and countless eras to explore, but why not start with a couple of retro travel posters or maps, antique brassware accents or a shelf of well-loved books? Part of the fun of this look is exploring antique shops, car boot sales and charity shops for finds, but you can also use sites like Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace to find deals. And of course, you can always 'cheat' with newer pieces made in vintage style.
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Vintage Hardback Books, £32.50 per 50cm, Etsy
If you love the aesthetic of antique books, the good news is that you don't need to start your collection from scratch. You can find plenty of seller online who sell vintage tomes in bulk - and this Etsy seller DecorStacks even lets you choose bundles by colour.
Nyhavn TV stand, £489, Swoon Editions
On Swoon's website you'll find original furniture pieces in a range of styles from industrial to Art Deco, but we're particularly partial to their Mid-century Modern designs, like the Nyhavn TV stand shown above.
Vintage Cacti Succulents Hanging Poster, £12.99, Amazon.co.uk
Antique illustrations from botanical or medicinal texts are a great way to add interest to your walls, and this hanging pennant combines old-school artwork with the contemporary passion for succulents.
Vintage Silver Candlesticks, from £9.99, Etsy
By their very nature, many antiques are one-of-a-kind, but if you explore Etsy you'll find sellers with large collections of specific items, like these silver candlesticks, so you can choose from a range of original vintage pieces.
Another of Etsy's picks for the homeware looks we're likely to see more of in 2023 is melted forms. This style takes this year's trend towards curved lines one step further, showcasing wavy, uneven shapes. The molten look creates interesting shapes that add personality to your decor, plus their inherent fluidity lends any space a laid-back, artistic feel.
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Janka Glass Tealights in Dark Amber (Set of 2), £25, Nkuku
These Nkuku tealight holder are made of 100% recycled glass, with an eye-catching distressed gold finish. We love how the wavering line of the holder mimics the appearance of melting wax.
Pebble Hanging Gold & Glass Wall Mirrors Set of Three, £69.50, Oliver Bonas
Add instant personality to an empty wall space with this set of three wavy mirrors, each in a different irregular shape. All three come with a velvet ribbon attached ready to hang from a nail, or you can use the D-ring fixtures on the back of the mirror to mount them to the wall.
Large White & Gold Clam Shell Display Dish, £45, Rockett St George
This clam shell display dish has a realistic textured resin exterior and is lined with luxe metallic gold. At 40cm long, it's large enough to hold all manner of trinkets on a coffee table or hallway console table.
Wide Sea Blue Recycled Glass Vase, £42, Graham & Green
If you're keen on the molten look, you'll love the undulating lines of this vase from Graham & Green. Plus, it's made from recyclable glass, which is always a plus in our book.