2023 Design Trends – Nature Inspired Surfaces and Objects
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We talk to design professionals, workspace owners, facilities managers, architects, and professional decor artists 24 x 7. The one theme common to all discussions is – – how do we create a space that looks pretty, supports deep work, promotes serendipitous encounters, and is sustainable for the owners. In this guide, we’ll cover the most sustainable, popular, and fashionable decor ideas. Each of these is inextricably linked to themes of nature. Why?
BECAUSE NATURE NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE
Nature inspired objects such as green ceilings and wall panels have been the rare constants in interior design over the years. As we traverse 2023, the trend is picking up more steam. Our recent switch to being a predominantly indoor dwelling species has plenty to do with it. Now more than ever, we miss the natural world and are in need of the benefits of Biophilia. Surfaces and objects that recreate natural visuals replicate natural color and texture offer an easy way of reconnecting with nature. They’ll become a rage in the coming months. Today, we look at the best ways to incorporate these into your immediate surroundings.
1. NATURE INSPIRED PANELS FOR WALLS
Nature inspired colors, designs and materials will dominate the design of interior walls. We expect durable stone panels to remain popular. Brown has the potential to become the new gray. Natural wood panels will grow in popularity, especially those with a woodgrain finish. Panels with visible knots and detailed graining will become a common sight in both commercial and residential spaces. You’ll be delighted by the variety that’s available. Looking for a clean, formal pattern? Try Wainscoting. And if you’re looking for something truly unique, try antique wood or tropical coconut shells. All these panels are excellent for background walls and continuous walls, as well as spaces that mark a visual transition. Bamboo is another wonderful example of natural-looking panels for the walls. Bamboo wall panels are ideal for both contemporary and traditional designs.
2. ACOUSTIC WALL PANELS WITH NATURE-INSPIRED PRINTS
Decorative acoustic panels with nature-inspired prints are functional art. They’re excellent for preventing echo and dampening the noise. They can also be fashioned into the desired size and printed with any image or photograph of your choosing. We expect natural motifs and imagery to dominate decorative acoustic panels in the coming months and beyond. Beaches, tropical rainforests, wildlife, flowers, and fruit—these are all excellent design options. The image and color of the acoustic panel can be used as the focal point. You can fashion the surrounding space using the same or complimentary colors. An acoustic wall depicting a rainforest, for instance, can be supported by including greens and browns from the same color palette. Elements such as plant and animals sculptures, wooden furniture, and tiles will further accentuate the theme. On the other hand, you can pick an image that supports your place’s existing theme, give it more prominence. A vibrant space decorated with artificial flowers, for instance, will look even more wondrous with an image of some fresh blooms adorning the acoustic panel.
3. NATURAL, ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY MATERIALS
The most dominant trend in architectural design right now is the popularity of natural and environment-friendly materials. Whether it’s tiles, slats, or acoustic panels, natural materials such as real wood and stone are in high demand. Going forward, this trend is sure to pick up. There are several different factors that determine how environmentally friendly building material is. These are: 1. Does the process of obtaining or manufacturing the material affect the environment in an adverse way 2. Is the material fully recyclable 3. Is the material free from toxins and allergens Based on these, recycled materials that are free from VOC (volatile organic compounds) including formaldehyde are the ideal, most popular choices. Make sure you check the product’s label for the material’s specifications before picking tiles, ceiling, or wall panels for your place.
4. ARTIFICIAL GREENERY
Natural-looking faux plants will become integral to acoustic and architectural elements such as wall panels, ceiling baffles, and tiles. Designs that combine visible artificial plants with acoustic felts to create hushed, soothing spaces will gain popularity. Biophilic acoustic ceilings and panels for walls have countless design applications. These can be used as planters (hanging, drop tile, inverted and more styles), green walls, and baffles. Mobile artificial plant islands are an innovative, eye-catchy means of decorating indoor spaces.
1. A plant island has a mobile, cylindrical design with several levels of shelves.
2. You can include replicas of your favorite green and flowering plants on these shelves.
3. You can also move the plant island from one room to another.
4. It’s ideal for home offices and other spaces that have limited occupancy.
5. It’s also great for spaces that require a budget-friendly acoustics solution.
Decorative wall panels and boards with faux greenery are great for creating indoor privacy screens and barriers. You can customize the size and look to suit your place’s dimensions and décor. Decorative wall panels come in a wide range of biophilic patterns, with varying foliage forms, colors, sizes, and textures. These have a museum-quality finish and can effortlessly make your space appear more sophisticated. Which of these 2023 design trends should you experiment with first? You’ll notice that we’ve kept decorative wall panels as the central theme for each of the ideas mentioned above.
Two reasons for this: First, wall panels are what we excel at; so we can pretty much guarantee great results if you choose a theme that can be realized with wall panels. Second, wall panels are sustainable and versatile. We don’t cut trees for these panels. We use materials whose carbon footprint is marginal. We heartily recommend our range of nature-themed wall panels. Libraries, council buildings, gymnasiums, leisure centers, outlet malls, and corporate workspaces are beginning to latch on to the nature-themed decor trend. Make 2023 count; choose natural themes. There you have it—the hottest nature-inspired trends to go with when designing your indoor space. These will keep your place trendy, make it more peaceful and productive without taxing the environment results.