Looking toward the future, there are a few design trends that have been emerging in interior design. At Hilltop Interiors, we are excited about helping our clients create the perfect space with these emerging trends.
1. Biophilic design is set to be big
The concept of bringing nature into our homes, we believe biophilic design can significantly reduce stress levels and improve well-being.
Being amongst nature has been a form of therapy ever since the dawn of time. Connecting with the natural elements helps to bring a sense of clarity even amidst the most chaotic of times. Pioneered by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, biophilic design is inspired by organic forms found in nature, offering an integrative approach to creating beautiful interiors that surround us with elements found in nature – from sunlight streaming through windows or vegetation walls that evoke a serene rustic atmosphere. By understanding how entwined we are with our natural environment, biophilic interior design reminds us that despite the frenetic pace at which modern lives are now lived, taking moments to be connected to something greater than ourselves will always be key to feeling balanced and centered.
2. Energy-efficient interior design
At Hilltop Interiors, we embrace energy-efficient interior design to lessen our carbon footprint. With a focus on decreasing energy consumption through effective design techniques, eco-friendly interior design can be a game-changing tool in combating rising CO2 levels. From using energy-efficient appliances to designing the layout of your home optimally, there are many ways to reduce your impact. For example, by maximizing natural light sources and ensuring window treatments are properly insulated, you can drastically reduce the amount of energy used to run lighting and heating systems. For instance, installing ceiling fans can not only help you keep your cool in summer, but they can also help to circulate warm air throughout the home in winter, reducing the need for heating. Energy efficiency in interior improves indoor air quality, enhances well-being, and ultimately, creates a healthier home.
3. A focus on restful, calming interior spaces
The physical, mental, and emotional comfort people experience when they are resting in the safety of their homes has never been more important. In 2023, we will witness a renewed appreciation for those everyday moments when we are truly at rest, re-energizing ourselves to take on what the world throws at us. To curate an intimate and comforting environment, there will be a greater emphasis on neutral tones, natural materials, layered textures, and soft furnishings that invite us to relax into them and just drift away.
4. Natural colors and materials
The trend of bringing nature indoors extends to the use of natural colors and materials. Using shades inspired by nature, such as earth tones, warm neutrals, and subtle shades of sage green or navy, helps create a calming ambience within the home. Natural materials like stone, wood, rattan, and clay can also be incorporated into the home to create a relaxed atmosphere. These materials are not only aesthetically pleasing but can have a positive effect on our well-being, as they evoke a sense of grounding and connection to nature.
5. Sustainable design
Sustainability has become an increasingly important aspect of life in the 21st Century. The data is clear: we can no longer ignore the impact on the environment of our modern lifestyles, including the materials we use for building and furnishing. As a result, interior designers are increasingly looking for new ways to create beautiful, timeless interiors without causing environmental impact. 2023 is set to bring with it a range of new and exciting design trends in sustainable interior design. With an emphasis on renewable products as well as on materials that can be found locally, we will see interior design continue to push the boundaries of creativity while still keeping nature at its heart. In addition, a focus on upcycling materials – such as reclaimed wood and recycled materials and fabrics – works to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for your home. The beauty of upcycling is both in its environmental benefits and the individual story each piece carries.
Here’s how to incorporate sustainable interior design into your home:
• Good windows are important to let in as much natural light as possible
• Focus on lengthening the life cycle of the products you purchase by investing in timeless pieces
• Look for local, sustainable materials and suppliers
• Get creative with upcycling old furniture or construction materials
• Use natural colors and textures to create an inviting atmosphere. For instance, natural rugs and wood sisal floors can bring a sense of warmth and comfort to any space.
2023 promises to be an exciting year for home design. Colors will be inspired by nature, with muted tones and earthy hues coming to the fore. Furniture will remain minimalistic but technology is sure to still feature in our homes more than ever before. Sustainability will be essential, with people looking for greener solutions to keep their houses up-to-date. But above all, comfort remains the most important factor – providing a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The vision of 2023 brings an exciting opportunity to create dream homes that best serve our needs as we look forward to better times ahead! At Hilltop Interiors we combine trends in interior design with classic Muskoka traditions to create distinctive designs that transform your ideas into an experience tailored to your home and lifestyle. Our unique approach to harnessing nature’s wonders ensures harmony between cool modern elements and traditional charm. We are passionate about creating warm, flexible spaces that respond to the environment. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you achieve the perfect design for your home in 2023