10 UK Interior Design Trends to Get Excited About for Autumn & Winter 2022

10 UK Interior Design Trends to Get Excited About for Autumn & Winter 2022

If you think the world of interior design is static and nothing new comes along every year, think again. Trends come and go in this field just as they do in any other; it’s only that we aren’t always aware of them. When a new trend comes along, some people latch onto it right away while others take longer to catch on. If you want to keep ahead of what the future has in store for interior design, read on to find out more about the trends you should prepare yourself for this season – just as we have been at Dawnvale. With this insight, you’ll be ahead of the game for 2023’s biggest trends.

Basics before beauty

First of all, let’s talk about the basics. A trend that has been growing steadily over the last couple of years is a return to the basics of design. This is an industry where trends come and go and designers are always looking for something new, so it’s not uncommon to see a pendulum swing from one extreme to the other. This is a trend that started to emerge in 2017 and is continuing to gain momentum as we head towards 2023. Designers are increasingly inspired by the clean, minimalistic style of Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, and Yohji Yamamoto.

Gender-free interiors

Another trend that will likely become increasingly prominent in the years to come is gender-free design. Currently, design is to a large extent focused on specific “styles” for men and women. Designers are increasingly realizing that people want to express their individuality through their interiors, and they are taking the path of least resistance by creating designs that can be appreciated by anyone. This is an inter-trend with the basics trend we just discussed. Designers are taking the path of minimalism and focusing on clean lines and simple shapes, so their designs are simultaneously simplistic and gender-free.

Transparency as a design element

Transparency as a design element is something we’ve seen trending in recent years, and it’s likely to continue to be a prominent feature of interior design. We’ll see more designers using glass and clear materials in their designs; this is in part due to the use of eco-friendly materials. Designers are increasingly aware of the need to be responsible in their use of natural resources. Because designers are aware that glass has a positive effect on its surroundings, they’re using more of it in their designs. Not only does it allow light to filter through, it also allows you to see whatever is going on outside your building through your walls.

Virtual and Augmented Reality will be even more popular

Virtual and augmented reality are already big in the design industry, but they’re likely to become even more prominent in the years to come. One of the main ways that VR and AR have been used in the design industry is through the use of computer-generated “walkthroughs” of a design. With the help of VR, interior designers can show potential clients a walkthrough of their design in the client’s own home. Because AR has become cheaper to implement and more reliable, designers are increasingly using AR to create walkthroughs of their designs in clients’ homes.

Eco-friendly designs will be a must-have

Another trend that will become even more of a must-have is environmentally-friendly design. When you consider that designers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability and the use of eco-friendly materials, it’s easy to see how design trends can pivot in this direction. We can expect to see more designers using sustainable materials like cork, hemp, coconut, and cork tiles. Natural fibres like jute and sisal are also likely to become more common in the industry.

More artworks and less artifice

Finally, one trend that will likely become more prominent as we move towards 2022 is the use of artwork in place of artifice. Designers have long used decorative items in their designs to give their clients’ homes an attractive and inviting look, but with the trend toward cleaner, simpler designs, designers are starting to move away from artifice. With the trend toward cleaner, simpler designs, we’re likely to see an increase in the use of artwork in place of decorative items. This is because artwork, especially modern art, doesn’t need any adornment. It’s ready to go straight from the gallery wall to the wall of your living room.

Bottom line

Taken as a whole, all of these trends point to one thing: designers are becoming more and more eco-friendly, more minimalist, and more interested in how VR and AR can help their businesses. They’re also becoming more interested in the use of transparent materials, like glass, and the use of artwork over decorative items. The one thing to remember with these trends is that they’re likely to continue to evolve as time goes on. It’s impossible to predict exactly how these trends will manifest themselves in 2023, but you can expect them to have a huge effect on the interior design industry. Whatever is next to take the interior design world by storm, you can be sure that we at Dawnvale will be ahead of the game – and you should be too! Make sure to stay up to date with all the innovation that’s to come. 

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