For UK-wide homeowners, much of 2022 in terms of interior decoration was about curating a peaceful retreat – with gentle neutrals, big sweeping furniture structures, and warm lighting all staples of the ideal design.
For home and hybrid workers, it was important to create the right balance of public and private, as well as productive and personal, too. And as these working models remain part-and-parcel of everyday life, these reimagined office spaces continue to be of utmost importance.
So, what’s different for today’s market? Here’s three trends that are rising to prominence, for properties in Huddersfield and Holmfirth, and beyond…
The revolt against mass production has been bubbling away under the surface for some time already. But this year, individuality is expected to reach new heights in properties across the country.
From investing in reclaimed wood materials and repurposing pre-loved items, to restoring worktop surfaces, flooring, and more, there are so many ways to make more planet-friendly choices with your interior. Granted, being more eco-conscious can come at a slightly higher premium, but viewing these items and services as more of a long-term investment will be key to reaping ethical, economical, and environmental benefits.
It’s not just furniture either, as making more responsible choices when it comes to paints, pottery, and ornamentation can also help curb your carbon impact. Consider, for example, water-based and VOC-free colourants, as well as energy-efficient lighting, plus products made by local businesses and artisans.
The options are truly endless, and we look forward to seeing this trend become standard practice across the residential housing market.
Connecting with nature
The penchant for biophilic design has evolved considerably over recent months, and will continue to do so in 2023 – with foliage, natural lighting, and mood-boosting art and scents becoming more dynamic in properties than ever before.
However landlords, tenants, and homeowners choose to incorporate it, biophilic experiences offer abundance of proven health and wellbeing benefits. As well as reducing airborne toxins and improving the cognitive function, it boosts creativity, productivity, and overall engagement.
With so many opportunities to make this trend your own, it’s difficult to pinpoint a favourite. However, our award-winning estate and letting agent team is very fond of clay and lime-wash walls right now – rustic, timeless, and an excellent way to feel more ‘at one’ with nature.
Bold and brave colour choices
Last month, Pantone invited design fanatics into the ‘Magentaverse’, to explore the most up-and-coming colour forecast to rule the roost in 2023.
Viva Magenta is set to define a myriad of projects over the next twelve months – informed by “thoughtful consideration and trend analysis”, and described as “vibrating with vim and vigour”.
While this intense hue of pinky-red is certainly a bold one, the resurgence of shades like ink blue and forest green show promising signs of more experimental decoration.
We’re eager to see what else might be on the cards for 2023, and look forward to hearing your thoughts over on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
If you’re looking for a modern estate and lettings agency with a personal touch, contact us today. We’d love to chat through your requirements and see if we’re the right match for you.