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5 Great Interior Design Trends for your home in 2023

The team at Whitebox are always keeping an eye out for contemporary interior design trends and we have outlined what to expect for 2023. To get you inspired and excited we have included some of the most popular trends we thought would give you and your home the perfect 2023 makeover.

Over recent years, many of us have spent more time at home and this has brought the interior design of our homes into a clearer focus. The focus in 2022 was sustainability, and this year is no different. However, designers are increasingly focusing on creating homes that promote wellness and rejuvenating experiences.

Read on below where our expert design team have outlined some up and coming design trends for 2023 that will give you the opportunity to create your perfect home while incorporating your own personality.

Circular Economy Design

Interior Design Trends 2023

One of Whitebox’ core beliefs is to design with sustainability at the heart of our vision. While sustainability alone is not enough to combat climate change and environmental concerns, the circular economy practises resource conservation for as long as possible.

The circular economy is a process that involves the utilisation of recycling. For example, if new furniture is needed, maybe consider purchasing recycled furniture rather than always opting for a brand new alternative.

It is also worthwhile to consider reupholstering or repairing old pieces of good-quality furniture before throwing them away. Not only is this environmentally friendly, but it also has a unique look that can not be found in any other type of decor which is key to stamping your own mark on your home for 2023.

Multi-Functional Furniture

In today’s world, it’s all about maximising space. Whether you are living in a small apartment or a cramped home, finding multi-functional pieces is a must. Not only will this help to increase your storage options, but it will also give your space a contemporary look and feel. Here are some of our favourite ways to utilise multi-functional furniture:

Take advantage of the vertical storage option by incorporating ladder stands and wall-mounted shelves.
Look for pieces of furniture that can be used in multiple ways, such as couches that convert to beds and coffee tables that become dining tables at night.
Finally, consider portable furniture for easy mobility- such as folding chairs or ottomans so you can move furniture around as needed without hassle.

According to a recent survey, 64% of builders and developers report that they are building smaller homes today than they were in 2015. As a result, the demand for space-saving furniture has increased in Ireland.

Eye-catching Wall Coverings

Wall coverings are set to have a major role to play with interior design trends for 2023,, with bold papers including stripes, colourful prints and moody florals among those mooted as popular options. Whether you prefer subdued shades, simple textures or vibrant patterns, wallpaper is the perfect way to inject character into any interior design.

Wallpapers with rich patterns and intricate designs can be a great way of creating cosy spaces with a layered design. Small spaces are an ideal place to experiment with wallpaper before you decide to decorate a larger area and will help to create a more personalised and character-rich space.

Textured walls have also resurfaced in features such as raw plaster, limewash paint and modern wall panelling. Searches for ‘decorative wall panels’ and ‘modern wall panelling’ are already up by 132% and by 116% respectively.


Among nature-inspired interior design practices likely to gain traction this year is biomimicry. This involves designs emulating the ingenuity of models, systems and elements found in the natural world. In short, biophilic interior design means incorporating nature into our indoor environment.

It comes from the word biophilia – meaning “Love of Nature”. Biophilic design focuses on creating a calming space with a visual connection to nature while improving well-being, health and productivity.
You can achieve this element of design in your home for 2023 by:

  • Maximising natural lighting throughout the home
  • Incorporating plants throughout your design
  • Use of natural materials such as bamboo, stone, rattan and cork
  • Focus on the sound of water to evoke a sense of tranquillity

Did you know? According to a survey by the International Association of Lighting Designers, 82% of respondents believe that biomimicry will be a major trend in lighting design over the next 5-10 years.

Listening Rooms

Listening rooms are the latest interior design trend with a strong focus on nurturing our well-being. A space that could serve as a retreat for the homeowner, a place to listen to their collection of music, or to relax in silence, is this what your home has been calling out for?

If an entire room is not feasible, try designating smaller areas within the home. A media wall is a great way to showcase your music collection without taking too much space by fixing shelving to a wall in your bedroom or living room or adding a chair nearby to designate the area to listen.

70% of consumers say that the sound quality of their audio systems is important to them so this could be the perfect way to create your own ideal sounds haven in 2023.

By introducing even just some of the trends our expert design team have highlighted for 2023, you can create a unique and stylish home that will be the envy of friends and family.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours, textures and style as the possibilities are endless with interior design to create a more personalised and characterised space.

If you are interested in taking a further look at new properties designed with some of our aforementioned recommendations in mind, look no further than our fantastic Summerfields development.

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