Although spring won’t begin officially until late March, we can already feel and anticipate the change. As spring decorations are now available, we’re feeling the need to organize our belongings, tidy, and, most importantly, give our living spaces a seasonal makeover.
We asked some of our favorite professionals what trends they were anticipating for coming season and how we could incorporate them into our own homes.
1. Getting Ahead Curve
You’re in luck if you like the more rounded edges of modern furniture designs. Curved furniture is only getting popularity this spring, according to designer Breegan Jane.
Jane explains, “I’m seeing a lot of kidney bean forms and organic-feeling edges and lines. “This styled curve that feels like a natural flow is featured on couches, coffee tables, and other furniture pieces—a major change from harsh edges.”
Curvy decor is also supported by other designers. Scallops and curved elements in furniture and décor continue to be trendy motifs, according to Roxy Owens, the creator and creative director of Society Social. They are airy and fun and go well with both classic and modern settings.
2. Multi-Functional Spaces Are Increasing
Because of how hard our shared spaces have been working, Sara Malek Barney of BANDD/DESIGN tells us that she believes multi-use rooms are the future. She predicts that multi-use areas will continue to exist, but they’ll have more texture, vibrant, rich hues, and softer, rounder edges. And Crate & Barrel’s Sebastian Brauer, senior vice president of product design, concurs.
Come spring, a livable-yet-luxurious style will be present in all aspects of design, according to Brauer.
By spring, a livable-yet-luxurious style will permeate all aspects of design.
3. Retro Feelings from Any Period
As our designers point out, any and all eras are acceptable this year as vintage styles are now in style. Chinoiserie has made a remarkable comeback, according to Hayley English of Hayley English Interiors, who also observes that discovering old items always has a unique importance.
I enjoy learning about the history of these unique objects as I source them “says she. “These discoveries not only provide dynamic environments but also make the design’s narrative more accessible.
TOV Furniture’s Chaya Krinsky concurs. According to Krinsky, there has been a significant push for Art Deco designs and nods to bygone eras. “In the next years, bold, flowery textiles that were fashionable in the 1960s and 1970s will be in style. Boucle has just made a significant comeback, and I predict it will remain fashionable in spring.
According to Sarah Solis of Sarah Solis Design Studio, she is now drawn to everything that is influenced by the ’70s and ’80s. Consider dark, monochromatic settings, earthy, creamy paint and plaster tones, stylish Murano glass lighting, and striking, monochromatic patterned area rugs.
4. Used furnishings and decor
It’s difficult to say whether a love of antique design or a resurgence in interest in buying used furniture occurred first. But even if you’re not finding anything particularly old, it’s obvious that these two belong together this spring.
According to Grace Baena, Kaiyo’s interior design specialist, “the taboo around buying secondhand is practically gone in both the furniture and apparel industries. Customers are seeking higher quality work, uniqueness, the excitement of the hunt, and the history behind pre-owned items.
5. A Blend of the Old and Modern
Despite the popularity of historical styles, designers remind us that we don’t have to adopt them completely. According to Mackenzie & Co.’s Angela Hamwey, she enjoys fusing the old with the new to create layered spaces.
The ideal blend of tones and textures produces a well-balanced room, according to the designer. Vintage items must be carefully chosen in order to create a unified design that tells a story, thus adding them calls for considerable thinking.
According to Brauer, this is a key reason why the retro aesthetic will also be present in contemporary furniture designs. Silhouettes will merge historical old-world beauty with traditional designs, furnishings, and lighting, he claims.
6. Motifs Inspired by Nature
This spring, biophilic design is making a comeback, as we’ve seen more and more of in recent years, with everything from flower designs to natural textures. The brand ambassador for Artistic Tile, Roy Marcus, observes that integrating the garden inside the house is a particularly brilliant idea.
Exactly on track for spring, he claims that it is a good idea to employ flower and botanical designs when designing a room for outdoor gathering.
The Six Bells’ head of merchandising Marie Joh continues, “Ditsy flowers are like stripes or checkered patterns—a timeless, practically neutral design that works nicely with diverse kinds and aesthetics currently in your house.
Not only flowers, though—some produce-related designs are also now popular. On our cups, there are blackberries and raspberries strewn around, as well as realistic candle replicas of common produce from the farmer’s market, like apples, oranges, and lemons, according to Joh.
7. Vibrant Pattern Combining
The co-founder and CCO of Tempaper & Co., Jennifer Matthews, concurs that flowers will return for spring, but she claims that this year’s trend will depend entirely on how they are matched. There will be a lot of comforting, vintage, and nostalgic flower designs.
In order to make an upbeat statement, these flowers will be paired with surprising geometrics in original arrangements, according to Matthews. “Expressive colors and finishes will be used to further explore both large and small-scale patterns.”
8. Furniture made of weave and lighter fabrics
Owens advises ditching anything heavy as we transition into the warmer spring months. It’s time to put away bulky materials like velvet and chenilles and switch to lighter materials like cotton and linen in more vivid hues.
For spring, Owens predicts a surge in woven, informal furniture in addition to lighter accents. The relaxed and novel rituals of spring readily fit with the informal atmosphere of rattan and woven wicker furniture, the author claims. It also gives indoor and outdoor environments more warmth and texture.
In agreement with Hammel’s statement that “woven and rattan textures continue to be extremely popular and natural materials are visible in many different forms—from furniture to accessories,” Hamwey adds that these woven textures give off a springtime mood without the need for particular design.
9. Decorative rugs
Bold, colorful, and patterned furniture has recently made a comeback, and according to Alex Alonso of mr. alex TATE Design, statement carpets are next.
“Now that we’ve addressed statement ceilings, walls, lighting, and fixtures, it’s time for exciting rugs to take center stage,” “Says Alonso. “Rugs are getting a lot of attention from textile and design firms, which is fantastic.
The best part is that statement rugs are now more accessible than ever because of their growing popularity. “Fun and distinctive carpets were primarily made for special projects, but lately, we’ve seen interesting entries into the sector, making it more accessible for a larger audience,” Alonso explains. Also, it’s become simpler to replace than wallpaper more regularly.
10. Cheerful Tones and Deep Colors
Designers anticipate a lot more green this summer in terms of hue. Matthews claims that she observes us all exhibiting a playful disposition.
“I believe that people will be drawn to striking hues that aren’t overly heavy, “Matthews opined. “This season, sage greens and creamy neutrals will be popular in interior design.
Increase the saturation, advises Baena. “The year 2023 is all on bold individualism, and nothing indicates bold personal flair like bright color selections. Homeowners are now showcasing their personalities through accent pieces, colorful walls, or both. After all, more is more.