Autumn's crisp air and warm colours are settling in, making us wonder: what trends will timestamp this moment for posterity? When you're working with interior designers and products all day, it's easy to forget how the industry moves forward one tradeshow and viral moment at a time. This year, we had the incredible opportunity to attend Decorex 2023, a hub for the new season's colour trends and material innovations.
In this article, we give you an exclusive sneak peek into what designers and suppliers predict will be the must-have styles for autumn winter 2023. We'll highlight key features of each trend and showcase some of the most exciting pieces from top suppliers like YesColours, Turnstyle Designs, Cameron Design House, Armac Martin, Clearwater Interiors, Croft, and Artisans of Devizes. But that's not all! We'll also give you a glimpse into what trends will rule in 2024 too.
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The event of the season
In the United Kingdom, Decorex stands as the foremost interiors event of the year. It offers a unique opportunity to discover premier interior brands, gain insights into a diverse array of subjects, and engage with the design community, thereby enhancing your professional network—all in one convenient location. Plus, new trends take centre stage, allowing passerbys to learn about seasonal decor, natural materials, textiles, and the long-awaited colour scheme of the season.
What are the trends of autumn fall 2023?
The upcoming season will be characterised by earthy and strong tones that make a room feel luxurious and enveloping. Think rich colours, deep reds, dark caramel, bold patterns and brass / metallic accents. Also, quality and handmade materials will come to the forefront in all things furniture, architecture and accessories.
Key features of the season's trends
While walking around Decorex 2023, it was impossible to ignore the patterns that arose among the show's hottest suppliers. This year's interior trends (for the colder months) point to: saturated earthy tones that scream opulence, bold geometric shapes and shiny materials. If you're intrigued, let us get into details just below.
It's not over for colour and curves: YesColours' immersive experience
YesColours, with an unwavering focus on the transformative potential of colour in interior and product design, achieved resounding success by bringing to life "The Colour Café by YesColours" within the venue's most expansive area. This space transported visitors into a vibrant museum of exuberant hues, offering an immersive experience unlike any other. The Colour Café transcended the boundaries of design, shedding light on the captivating interplay of colour with the realms of science, psychology, and neuroscience. It quickly became an indispensable destination, leaving an indelible mark on this year's visitors. Our takeaways? Colour and curves are in.
Sustainability and luxury are one and the same: Meet Clearwater Interiors
Clearwater Interiors, a distinguished luxury bathroom supplier, specialises in providing sustainable and sensory experiences. This unique brand stands out in the sustainability and bathroom industry due to several key factors: their expertise in sensory design, a commitment to reducing carbon emissions through a partnership with Climate Partner, and an unwavering dedication to their customers. Their stand made us think that metals and earthy tones are a match made in heaven, and we're betting on this combinations' success in the coming years. They recently made their debut at Decorex 2023, so be sure to follow them here.
Art Deco opulence: The Boudoir x Cameron Design House
Cameron Design House transformed Decorex's VIP Bar Le Boudoir in collaboration with Designed by Woulfe, showcasing their sculptural lighting pieces. The space was full of velvet, jazzy lights and extraordinary leopard prints which captured the trade show's imagination. The bar felt like a backstage Moulin Rouge dancer's paradise, just at the intersection between New York glamour and night-time mystery. Its success feels like a premonition, letting us know that the jazz sleaze look may be back. Stay tuned...
Tactility and craftsmanship: Turnstyle Designs' collections
In this year's tradeshow, we had the opportunity to experience the exquisite beauty of tactile and meticulously crafted hardware with Turnstyle Designs' collections. Their unwavering commitment to high-quality, handcrafted, hand-sewn and hand-hammered pieces shines through in every luxurious handle, knob, and accessory they create. With their quality hardware, you can take your interior design to new levels of sophistication. And even if you're not looking for hardware right now, consider integrating handmade elements into your design; they are known to add a human, perfectly imperfect touch to spaces. We're obsessed!
Eclectic and earthy: Artisans of Devizes' Terrazzo Collection
Artisans of Devizes has established themselves as the ultimate destination for luxury natural stone and ceramic tiles, and this year, they're reimagining terrazzo for a new era of interior design trends.
As evidenced in the images below, one of the highlights of this year's Decorex exhibit was Artisans of Devizes' exceptional new terrazzo collection. Terrazzo tiles, originally made popular during the Renaissance, have never lost their timeless and colourful charm. Being the birthplace of modern terrazzo, Artisans of Devizes took the step of naming the colours in their Vinci Real Terrazzo range after famous areas and landmarks in Venice. Vinci was crafted from recycled and waste marble materials, underscoring its sustainability and exceptional beauty. We think this material will be everywhere in the next few months, so keep an eye out!
Chic and luxe: The Cocktail Collection by Armac Martin
Just like the Boudoir before, late night elegance is totally trendy this year. Armac Martin, a supplier renowned for their luxury solid brass hardware, dropped the Cocktail Collection, inspired by Birmingham's well-known cocktail district. This area houses renowned venues such as The Grand Hotel and Fox and Chance, where skilled mixologists put a contemporary spin on classic cocktails. The new collection of cabinet hardware takes cues from the refined shapes and intricate details seen in upscale glassware, resulting in three distinct design stories. From the martini-inspired "Colmore" to the industrial "Barwick" and the opulent "Victoria," the Cocktail collection embodies the sophisticated atmosphere of high-end cocktail lounges, offering pieces that exude luxury.
60s futurism, in 2023: Cameron Design House's new furniture collection
Cameron Design House draws inspiration from the captivating world of 60s futurism to create their innovative furniture collection. Combining retro aesthetics with modern functionality, they bring a contemporary twist to the nostalgia of the forward-thinking 60s. Their bold shapes, clean lines, and futuristic materials make a bold statement in any space. Also, take a look at the beautiful Lohja: Leather Edition in partnership with Edelman – stunning!
British excellence: Croft Hardware strikes again
Croft Hardware, a UK-based manufacturer with over 140 years of experience, continues to impress with its attention to detail and craftsmanship. They offer a wide range of high-quality door and window hardware, including handles, locks, hinges, and fittings in various finishes. Architects, interior designers, and homeowners gravitate towards Croft Hardware for its elegant and durable products, and in this year's edition they launched four brand-new lever handles that spell out the easy way to elevate a space from "good" to "great".
What trends will rule 2024?
As we look ahead to 2024, interior design trends are set to embrace decadent, colourful maximalism and curated craftsmanship. Get ready for bold colour palettes, intricate details, and a mix of patterns and textures. Earthy colour schemes will also continue to make a statement in the coming year.
Decadent, colourful maximalism
Embracing a vibrant and opulent style rooted in the principles of maximalism allows you to craft a striking and expressive interior design. Maximalism, characterised by its bold and extravagant aesthetics, can infuse your clients' living spaces and home decor with a burst of personality and visual intrigue. A key element of this approach involves incorporating rich jewel colours which add depth and vibrancy to your designs. To make a distinctive statement, consider integrating eclectic furniture and accessories in a myriad of vibrant hues, amplifying the overall impact and visual interest of a space. Moreover, a focus on luxury, vintage pieces and unique decor curation elevates the ambiance, lending an air of sophistication and warmth to your clients' surroundings.
Curated craftsmanship allows you to discover the beauty and artistry behind each piece, and in turn, appreciating the attention to detail and skilled workmanship adds a touch of sophistication to your designs. It all starts by incorporating unique and one-of-a-kind items, where you can showcase exceptional craftsmanship and create a curated interior that reflects your clients' personal style. Surrounding yourself with meticulously crafted pieces elevates your living space, making it warm and inviting to inhabitants and guests. What's stopping you?
Earthy colour schemes
We suggest that you embrace the warmth and tranquillity of earthy colour schemes in your designs, because seeing Decorex 2023's exhibits, we're certain it will dictate customers' desires for the coming years. Bring the beauty of nature indoors by curating a harmonious earthy colour palette, which you can elevate into a soothing and inviting atmosphere with soft furnishings in natural tones and textures. Of course, we recommend incorporating organic materials and adding wood accents for a grounded and serene aesthetic. As the weather cools, now is the perfect time to transform your clients' living space into a peaceful sanctuary with warm hues inspired by the autumnal mood... Are you ready?