Autumn 2023 design trends announced

06.10.23 08:26 AM By Rachel Partridge

The latest Autumn 2023 trends have been researched for you, for kitchens, bathrooms and bathrooms.

Welcome to the autumn 2023 edition of our design trends overview for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. This season is all about retro, cosy autumnal tones, nature and mixing and matching textures!


70s Inspired Kitchen Image Good Housekeeping

The modern kitchen is the heart of a home, where style seamlessly intertwines with functionality. In a world that never stops moving, the kitchen has shed its utilitarian past to become a dynamic hub, where culinary creativity mingles with the rhythms of everyday life. Autumn 2023 is heralding a revival of all things retro, vintage, and second-hand, injecting a dose of nostalgia into the cooking haven. Picture the 1970s making a comeback, with kitchens sporting sinuous curves and abstract tiling that dances across countertops.

But hold on, it's not all about reminiscing; technology continues to waltz its way into kitchens this Autumn. Smart appliances continue to reign supreme, voice-controlled taps and motion-activated lighting transform the experience, making the kitchen as efficient as it is stylish.

Surprisingly, the unassuming pantry is staging a triumphant return, not just for storing canned goods but also for discreetly housing selected appliances. Imagine a concealed pantry featuring a mini fridge or even a sink, offering a clever solution to taming the post-dinner party chaos without cluttering a kitchen! Increased use of darker finishes in pantries helps to hide scuffs in this hard-working space. For those fortunate enough to have a larger budget and space, this busy area is being used as a pantry, prep area and storage space - eliminating clutter from the main kitchen.

PWS Open Pantry Image

When it comes to the use of colour in a kitchen, think earthy tones - the warm embrace of terracotta reds, rich browns, and inviting oranges. These hues bring a touch of sophistication and a cosy glow to a kitchen, making them perfect for cabinets, backsplashes, and those accent walls that breathe life into the space. But it doesn't stop at colour; it's all about mixing and matching materials and textures. Wood, metal, stone, and glass come together in a harmonious symphony, adding depth and personality to the kitchen. Imagine textured backsplashes and mesmerising patterned tiles transforming a culinary space into a work of art.

And last but not least, let there be light! Statement lighting fixtures have taken centre stage in kitchen design. Picture pendant lights that dangle like culinary jewellery, chandeliers that add a touch of opulence and custom lighting installations that not only elevate the kitchen's ambiance but also provide a helping hand when your future customer is whipping up culinary masterpieces.


Today's bathrooms are not just rooms; they're sanctuaries, oases of relaxation and revitalisation. This Autumn, say goodbye to neutral tones. We're talking a colour revolution! Deep blues that make you feel like you're floating in the ocean, emerald greens that transport you to a lush jungle, rich reds that add a touch of sultry drama, and even the boldness of black – these colours aren't just for your wardrobe anymore. They're splashing onto walls, tiles, and fixtures, transforming bathrooms into a drama-filled masterpiece.

Now, let's talk nature. Imagine your bathroom as a mini-Eden, with natural materials like stone and wood, and lush plant-filled decor. Indoor plants and moss walls don't just look pretty; they're like a breath of fresh forest air, improving a bathroom's atmosphere and making it the ultimate calming space.

But guess what? Vintage is back! Retro-inspired bathrooms are making a comeback, with clawfoot baths that make you feel like you're in a classic Hollywood movie, subway tiles that add a timeless charm, and brass fixtures that shine with a modern twist. Industrial-inspired bathroom taps are also in wider use, with exposed pipes and bold finishes like matte black and brushed nickel. Sustainability is in vogue. Eco-friendly materials like recycled glass tiles and reclaimed wood vanities are stealing the spotlight. Bathrooms can now look stunning while being a champion for Mother Earth.

But let's not forget the star of the show – the bath. It's not just a vessel for getting clean; it's a statement piece. Freestanding baths with elegant curves and modern shapes are the belle of the bathroom ball, often stealing the spotlight as the room's focal point. Showers have evolved from mere functional spaces into luxurious havens. Picture this: spacious walk-in showers with multiple showerheads, rain showers, and intricate tile patterns. It's like having a spa right at home - bliss!

And what's the secret to an open, airy feel in modern bathrooms? Frameless glass shower enclosures. They're sleek, minimalist, and they make the bathroom seem bigger.


Floral bedroom image Ideal Home

The days of dull, uninspiring bedrooms are history. A thrilling journey through the latest and greatest trends in bedroom design will have you dreaming with your eyes wide open! Autumn 2023 is all about bringing nature indoors, and it's called 'Bloomcore.' Imagine a floral paradise, but with a modern twist. This trend, paired with the lush greenery of houseplants, the gentle caress of natural lighting, and the embrace of organic textures, isn't just about aesthetics; it's a one-way ticket to stress reduction and a boost in overall well-being. Who wouldn't want that in their bedroom?

Nostalgia is giving us a warm and earthy hug this season. Picture rich, luscious berry tones of damson gracing your walls – it's like your bedroom is wearing a cosy sweater. Vintage and retro-inspired furniture, wallpaper, and accessories are having a comeback tour, and everyone's invited. From mid-century modern vibes to the free-spirited bohemian flair and the timeless elegance of Victorian-inspired designs, your bedroom can be a time-travelling adventure.

Autumn Bedroom Image House Beautiful

Now, let's talk focal points – they're the rock stars of contemporary bedroom design. Imagine a statement wall that speaks volumes with bold wallpaper, intricate wall panelling, textured paint that's like a tactile masterpiece, or unique wall art that sparks conversations and dreams. Designers are now gazing upward to the ceiling, turning it into a work of art with unique paint or trim designs that draw the eye upward and add a splash of visual intrigue.

And because we're not just dreaming about style but sustainability too, eco-conscious design is making waves. It's all about materials that hug the environment, like reclaimed wood that tells a story of its own and recycled textiles that make customers feel good inside and out.

 Sources:  House Beautiful; Ideal Home; Good Housekeeping; Future plc; Period Living; Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms; Homes & Gardens; House & Garden; English Home; Your Home Style, PWS

Rachel Partridge