If you’re planning on moving home in 2023, or you’re trying to give your property a bit more ‘kerb appeal’ so that you can sell it, you might be making some plans to spruce up your interior too. With this in mind we were very interested to read an article in PropertyWire this week, detailing some top home design trends for 2023 as predicted by some of the UK’s best home improvement specialists.

2022 has been pretty tough for some – and most of us love the chance to ring in the new and turn over a new leaf when the clock strikes midnight on new years eve, so what could be better than having a bit of a home makeover, whether your home is new to you – or you’re trying to make your old place a little bit more appealing!

According to PropertyWire, 2023 is going to be the year of personality and it’s OK to add a bit of yours to your home whilst improving your resale value too! Speaking about the new trend, Rob Dawson, Managing Director of home improvement specialist, Stormclad said:

 “With many people becoming attached to their homes post-pandemic, individuals want to make the most of and expand what they already have.

“We all want to make our homes aesthetically pleasing, and you can do that with fashionable, exciting additions that showcase your character.

“The new year is the perfect time to make changes, and by utilising trends you can make your home look fantastic and add value to your home before selling too.”

Remember when the TV home makeover show Changing Rooms got everybody painting their places bright red and using rag rollers and stencils – then there was a bit of a backlash and we were all told to paint everything magnolia if we wanted to be able to sell? Well in 2023 those big bold colours and themes are back, so don’t be afraid to splash on a bit of colour and let your personality shine through!

Here are five top interior trends for 2023, according to PropertyWire:

Light and bright

Over the last few years, with lockdowns and homeworking, many of us have come to love our living spaces and we have enjoyed being at home and making the most of our home environments. As a result of this, more people are extending their existing homes to add more space, usually with a sun room or conservatory to let in more natural light. If you don’t have room for a conservatory, then bay windows, bi-fold doors and French doors will do the trick and let in more light to brighten up even the darkest living space.

Bright and exciting

After being told NOT to use bright colours for so long, it’s great to see that in 2023 they will be back in a BIG way. The Pantone colour of 2023 is Viva Magenta. A jubilant, celebratory shade of hot pink that practically invites self-expression and experimentation into your living space. If you’re not brave enough to go full magenta, try painting a feature wall or using it to add pops of colour to a room with brightly coloured rugs, throws, cushions and ornaments.

Calm and tranquil

The pandemic forced many of us to take stock, refocus and think about how our homes make us feel. When we get home now all many of us want to do is relax – hence the calm and tranquil space trend!  When not splashing around the magenta, more people are opting for calming colours such as lavender, periwinkle blue or mint green, soft mood lighting, aromatherapy diffusers and candles to create inviting relaxation areas within their homes. If you’re trying to sell your home, prospective buyers might picture themselves enjoying your new tranquil space and it could certainly help to make your home more appealing.

Industrious and efficient

Not wishing to bang on about the effects of the pandemic in this article, but… another effect it has had on us is that more of us are now working from home full time – or hybrid working. This means that more of us than ever have created a dedicated working space or home office in our home and this is desirable to house hunters too. Whether you have kitted out your whole spare room or just a cubby hole under the stairs, it is worth investing in your homeworking space as you are going to be sat there for most of your day. Get some cupboards and drawers to keep everything in order, a decent desk and a comfortable chair too.

Decadent gold

Copper is out – and gold is IN! In a big way in 2023. Gold light fittings, switches and sockets, gold pendant lights or chandeliers, gold taps, gold door handles, gold picture frames and gold-framed mirrors will all add a classy touch to your home. You can also use it for place settings with gold accessories, coasters, gold rimmed drinking glasses and cutlery too.

Ready to move and get stuck into some new interior renovations in 2023?  Get in touch with us today for a detailed quote. We can help you downsize (or right-size), Pack it, store it, move it… whatever you need! We also have some really useful free moving resources on our website to help you plan ahead and make sure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.

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