Creating a cosy, welcoming home environment has become a key priority over the last few years, especially as more of us continue to work remotely than ever before. For some of us, this may involve making some subtle changes to our interiors from season-to-season, to ensure our home stays comfortable and inviting year-round.
“Interior design trends for 2023 reflect the lasting changes that recent years have made to our lives,” says Luxaflex Brand Partner, Neale Whittaker.
“There's an ongoing focus on home offices, multi-purpose spaces, on sustainability and eco-conscious design and on holistic design - basically interiors that make us feel good,” he adds.
“The idea of home as sanctuary is now less of a response to the pandemic and more of a response to uncertain and chaotic times,” he adds.
Now that Autumn is fast approaching, for instance, you may want to consider replacing some of your cool, breezy fabrics and tones with warmer, cosy options that make your home feel especially inviting.
Here are some key Autumnal trends to watch out for:
After the white-dominated palettes of the last few years, we’re now starting to see some genuine pops of colour emerging in interiors – like Pantone’s colour of the year, Viva Magenta.
Introducing Autumnal tones into your home - like burnt orange, rich browns, deep reds, and forest greens - can be an ideal way to add a sense of warmth and comfort. These colours are a great way to make your home feel cosy and inviting and can be found across most Luxaflex® internal window covering collections.
“Colour wise, we're going to see some rich, saturated colour… in a general trend away from the pastels that have dominated in recent years,” says Neale.
“We're also going to be seeing a lot more black. Black is back. The Deco influence of recent years continues to reveal itself through sinuous curves and geometric shapes, and popular TV shows like The White Lotus have also inspired a new interest in coastal and resort styling,” he adds.
In keeping with this, you may want to consider blinds in the following tones:
If you’re interested in Motorisation options, you can even consider making an Autumnal colour statement with Luxaflex® PowerView® Motorisation, and choose a Luxaflex® PowerView® Pebble® remote in Poppy/White or Poppy/Black.
If you’re opting for fabric blinds, you can also choose those with a more textured look and feel. This will add depth and interest to your window coverings, and they work well in both contemporary and traditional spaces.
While solid colours are always a classic choice, subtle patterns are also trending for Autumn 2023. Think small-scale prints or patterns that add just a touch of interest to your blinds.
This Autumn, you can also expect to see the trend of layered interiors continue.
“In Australia, the wet weather throughout 2022 has increased demand (perhaps unsurprisingly) for mudrooms, and there is a move away from minimalism towards more decorative, layered interiors,” says Neale.
Pairing a Luxaflex® Duette Shade with Luxaflex® Curtains can, for instance, be a great way to add depth and a sense of sophistication and comfort to a bedroom or living space. By using blockout fabrics, you can also create a particularly restful sleep sanctuary.
Luxaflex offers several different types of blinds from which to choose:
These are one of the most popular types of window coverings, and have a traditional bottom-up format. They have a sleek, sophisticated look, are available in a range of styles and prints to suit any interior, and can be operated either manually or automatically.
These are a classic choice for any room and offer plenty of flexibility in terms of light control and privacy. Luxaflex Edge Vertical Systems are enhanced specially for Australian market conditions, suitable for a wide range of applications and characterised by their flexibility, durability and efficient solar protection.
These blinds offer a sleek, modern look that works well in contemporary spaces. They are great for large windows and sliding doors, and can be opened from the right, left or with a split stack.
These are a timeless choice that can work in almost any room. They’re simple, functional and attractive, and are also great insulators––able to be lifted above the window so natural light isn’t compromised.
All Luxaflex® blinds are made to stand the test of time and are known for their durability and robustness. However, all blinds can be affected by natural factors such as heat, frost and damp, and it’s wise to regularly check your window coverings for any wear and tear.
We are currently offering an exclusive Luxaflex “Upgrade” offer where you can exchange your existing blinds for new Luxaflex blinds at a significantly discounted price.
If you are interested in upgrading your window coverings, or creating a more Autumnal look in your interiors, get in touch with us today.