TOP FIVE INFLUENCER INTERIOR TRENDS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR HOME
Housebuilder reveals how to stay on-trend on a budget
Whether you're scrolling your news feed, TikTok's FYP or checking out the explore page on Instagram, influencers keep us on-trend, becoming our go-to when it comes to interior inspiration – even when we're not looking for it. And with blue skies and brighter days filling us with energy, it's once again that time of year us Brits look to freshen up our abodes with the latest trends you’ve been searching for.
To lend a helping hand, St. Modwen Homes, developer of quality new build homes, has done some digging and revealed the top five spring interior trends that even your favourite influencers can’t get enough of. Backed by search-driven data, you’ll be able to get your hands on what’s in this season, as well as how to recreate the trends at home for a fraction of the price.
Duck egg blue paint
If you’re thinking of freshening up a room with a lick of paint, duck egg blue is the hue to incorporate into your home this spring. Available in a whole spectrum of shades, the in-demand duck egg blue paint is having its moment right now, with Google searches for the colour up by 90% in the last 30 days. Which is hardly surprising when you take a look at the beautiful homes of influencer Lucy Williams and writer Lisa Dawson.
For a cool and calm look, pair your duck egg blue colour scheme with other blues, greens, or neutral accents. Or for something more vibrant and modern, layer with corals, red tones, quirky prints and objets d’art.
Added tip: For the ultimate duck egg blue, Wickes is a budget friendly alternative. Use it to paint an entire room or add a splash of colour to furniture legs and cupboard doors.
Wall panelling was among one of the most popular interior trends last year and it shows no sign of slowing down in 2023, with Google searches for panelling kits up by 250% in the last 30 days. Fashionable in the 50s, 60s and 70s, wall panelling has made a comeback and is no doubt here to stay, with celebs and influencers like Olivia Bowen creating innovative and elegant designs in their homes.
Wall and stair panelling not only adds character and texture but creates period charm to an otherwise plain room or hallway. And while it might sound like a big project, wall panelling is actually quite affordable and relatively easy to install thanks to easy-to-use kits.
Added tip: Do it yourself with B&Q’s wall panelling kits for under £20.
Self-adhesive wallpaper and tiles
For those on a budget, self-adhesive wallpaper and tiles are a quick and cost-effective way to implement pops of colour and pattern to your walls. Available in a huge array of sizes, designs and colours, self-adhesive tiles give kitchens and bathrooms an affordable makeover. And because they’re usually waterproof, they can be simply wiped clean with a damp cloth.
In the last 30 days, Google searches for self-adhesive wallpaper have risen by 90% and it’s not hard to see why. Self-adhesive wallpaper is great for kids’ bedrooms, nurseries, and playrooms. It’s easy to install but when your kids have outgrown the colour scheme or theme, it can just as easily be removed without damaging the walls or leaving any residue. Check out this adorable nursery reveal video shared by Hollyoaks actress, Jessica Fox, complete with a sleepy moon wall lamp and accompanying bear wall decal.
Added tip: Dunelm has one of the biggest and most affordable ranges of self-adhesive wallpapers, tiles and flooringstarting from just £18.
According to celeb designer, Lisa Holt, ‘modern organic’ is a cool blend of minimalist and contemporary designs with thrifted and sustainable elements. Featuring clean lines, natural wood, organic materials, and neutral colours, it’s perfect for those who love the modern look but want a warmer aesthetic this SS23.
The great thing is you don’t need to give a room a full makeover to achieve the modern organic look, as shown by design writers, Hannah Trickett and Katy Orme. Beige oversized lampshades, sculptural lighting, neutral cushions, cosy throws, and woven rugs are all inexpensive ways to nod to the trend. While natural wood, rattan and leather furniture add textural interest. Oh, and it’s a great excuse to go shopping for some more house plants.
Added tip: For modern organic accessories at high street prices, head to H&M Home or Zara Home.
Go bold or go home
From one extreme to the other, 2023 is the year of maximalism, with Google searches for ‘maximalist décor' up by 80% in the last 30 days. Packed with colour and contrasting designs, the trend is all about making bolder choices and exploring different patterns and textures to represent your personality and individual quirks.
Fashion and lifestyle influencer sisters Megan and Faye Ellaby, along with their friend Amy Bell, are big fans of the eclectic and playful trend. Think bold colours like magenta, bright green and orange combined with impactful patterns, statement furniture and accessories.
Added tip: You’re sure to find something bold and unique at Rockett St George.
…And just like that, you’ll have the home of your dreams without having to break the bank entirely – depending on how carried away you get!