As 2022 draws to a close, January is the perfect opportunity to start planning a revival of your home and garden in 2023. A new year means a fresh start - a new direction and style with the latest indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories. Whether your goal is to upgrade your living room with contemporary seating or to extend your garden with a pergola, give your space a much-needed makeover.
Get ready for what this year may bring - cosy nights by the fire in January, afternoon tea outdoors during Spring and a Summer get-together with friends and family. Uplift the appearance of your home and garden with the following products and trends our team expect to become popular or gain more attraction in 2023.
Dine in style
The concept of alfresco or outdoor dining is not uncommon; it is, in fact, an integral part of the British Summer lifestyle. A BBQ is a staple for most people when a heatwave is approaching. Simply heat up the grill, invite your friends and family and enjoy quality time eating and drinking outdoors. However, we predict outdoor dining will go beyond the casual BBQ on a hot Summer’s day.
Bistro sets, fire pit dining sets and outdoor bbqs are top products to make the most of outdoor living. Informal and relaxed furniture, such as the Tucson Bistro Set, is ideal for smaller gardens or patios to enjoy a morning coffee or a light lunch with a partner. Dining sets like the Pulse 3 Seat Sofa Set with Fire Pit Table cater for much larger spaces and create the perfect setting for dining and entertaining.
Weave in and out
Rattan has been the go-to material for outdoor furniture for the longest time due to its weather-proof and hard-wearing qualities. From sun loungers to comfy sofa sets, rattan garden furniture is the most favoured choice because it is available in different colours and styles to complement traditional and contemporary gardens. While rattan outdoor furniture will remain supreme, the naturalistic design will become a prominent trend in indoor furniture.
The naturalistic design brings elements of the outdoors indoors with natural materials, such as wood and stone. Rattan bed frames like the Tristan and Black Georgia Rattan Bed have a distinctive design that will create a stunning focal point in any bedroom. The Tristan Rattan Bed, in particular, combines a weathered oak frame and a woven rattan headboard for a chic vibe. Incorporate the natural trend into every room in the home with products such as the Rattan Chest of Drawers.
Layers and textures
Furniture such as sofa sets and dining sets are the foundation and the main feature of building your dream garden but embellishing with the right accessories will make a difference to your space. A trend our team is expecting to take off this year is adding layers and textures. While this usually applies to the landscape, it is not limited to layering and adding colour using plants.
The best accessories to add texture and dimension to any garden or patio area are rugs and outdoor lighting. Most of our range is suitable for indoor and outdoor use; when used for the latter, they will not only improve the appearance but will increase warmth and cosiness of your space. The Ivory Deco Rug is a prime example as it is durable and weather resistant while boasting a modern geometric design. Outdoor lighting, such as Florence Solar Vintage Bulb Lights, is a simple solution to turn dull cold spaces into warm, snug areas to relax and unwind.
Industrial style has been an ongoing trend throughout the years, with many homeowners leaning towards a rustic look; think worn wood, earthy tones, and iron and steel furniture. However, industrial-style furniture may be difficult for some to work with, especially with their current design. Metal accents and finishes are much easier to integrate into the home and emphasise features of your style.
Although gold and silver elements have been loved and used within interior styles, we predict a rise in bronze and brushed brass indoor furniture. Products within this particular trend are the Venice Coffee Table and Blair Brass Cylinder Side Table. The Venice Coffee Table, part of the Venice living collection, features a brushed brass frame and handles that ooze sophistication and would fit a contemporary chic living space. If you are looking for something more subtle, the Enzo Dining Table is a great choice to blend touches of metal into your existing decor.