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Interior design trends for autumn 2023 are colourful and daring! Here you see blue details like a rug and a lamp in a neutral coloured living room.

Interior Design Trends for Autumn 2023 - 9 stylish tips & new arrivals

Knitted sweaters, mushroom picking and candlelight - autumn in Scandinavia doesn't just mean long-awaited cosy autumnal activities, it also means we get to enjoy new releases and new inspiration for our homes. Here are this year's Scandinavian interior design trends for autumn 2023. With new products from the brands you love, and believe it or not, it’s going to be a colourful autumn!
Updated Tuesday 8th August 2023
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The answer is slightly more nuanced than new arrivals from the brands you love, the autumn design trends for 2023 are flirting heavily with the past. Autumn 2023 takes us in a beautifully, retro direction where beloved design classics are making a comeback, while new design is playful, colourful and patterned. The interior design trends for autumn 2023 inspire warm, cosy homes where we curate our interiors to our individual needs and desires. Here are nine trends to inspire you:

1. Playful shapes
2. Colour on colour
3. Mustard!
4. Dark green details
5. Red vs Blue
6. Coloured glass
7. Patterns - geometric shapes
8. A rug as a centrepiece
9. Metal finish

The interior design trends for autumn 2023 are colourful and daring, like here with blue accents in a playful decor with a vase shaped like a fish and sunflowers in it.

Autumn 2023 interior design trends are playful & colourful.


Interior design in 2023 has generally been much more playful, in contrast to the minimalist style of recent years. Just like the colour trends, we are looking for something new and so the design language has become much more playful this year. Check out the Lulu pouf from Design House Stockholm or the Paste vase from ferm LIVING - both are playful interpretations of classic interior accessories that will make you take a second look.

Mustard-coloured interiors are one of the trends in the autumn 2023 interior design - here you see the playfully shaped Lulu pouf from Design House Stockholm.
Design House StockholmLulu sit pouf 36x65 cm
Autumn 2023 interior design trends are playful, decorate with colourful shelves from Maze and decorate with quirky details like this geometric vase from ferm living.
Paste vase curvy 36 cm
The autumn 2023 season's interior design trends include playful shapes in colour, like this red glass vase from Kosta Boda with yellow flowers.
Kosta BodaPagod vase 25.5 cm


You may have noticed the biggest theme for the autumn 2023 interior design trends is colour. Whether you're cheering it on or clutching your beige throw tightly refusing to let go, we're actually heading into a more colourful interior design era. Why? Well, because when we've been exposed to something long enough, we tend to get bored and want to move in the opposite. This spring and summer we've seen a lot of pink, neon green and orange but for autumn 2023, the colours below are the ones to go for!


The wonderful nostalgic vibes that permeate the autumn 2023 interior design trends take clear form in this beautifully retro shade of mustard yellow that finds its way into our interiors on everything from textiles to furniture.

Autumn 2023 interior design trends follow in the footsteps of colour, with a colourful rug, mustard-coloured throw and green-striped cushion all making an appearance in the room this autumn.

Dare to have a colourful and playful autumn and challenge your decor with pops of accents colours!


Is there a better complement to mustard yellow than a rich shade of green? The new arrivals for Autumn embraces this peaceful colour that evokes nature and brands such as Marimekko, &Tradition and Layered are showcasing a dark green shade in their new products in everything from table settings to rugs.


The most prominent colour trend of the year has undoubtedly been the combination of red and blue in interior design. This colourful trend continues among the interior design trends for autumn 2023. It is most easily adopted with smaller interior details, but for the brave design lover who wants to be at the forefront, it's time for larger interior pieces to be dyed red.

The PC Portable rechargeable lamp from HAY is right on trend for autumn 2023 with its colour combination of red and blue.

PC Portable table lamp, HAY

The combination of red & blue has been the most prominent colour trend this year, making a natural progression in the autumn 2023 interior design trends.

Follow the autumn 2023 interior design trends and make your interior pop with cornflower blue accents - here the Crumble vase from By On with red tulips.
ByonCrumple vase


Vases and lanterns are ideal interior details that will quickly renew your home and also allow you to test out the latest trends. This year, coloured glass has received a boost and continues to stand strong in the autumn 2023 interior design trends. Among the season's new arrivals, we are also seeing an increase in glass vases in opaque designs. Check out Marimekko's new colours for Mini & Urna!

Coloured glass continues to be a strong trend, even in autumn 2023 interior design trends and can be seen in vases such as this wavy brown glass vase from Cooee Design.

Gry wide vase, Cooee Design. 

Coloured glass made a comeback this year and will continue as an interior design trend in autumn 2023.


From tone-on-tone and monochrome to multi-coloured and patterned - that's how we can sum up the interior design trends for autumn 2023. Embrace pattern in your home this season and see how it energises everyday life. This autumn, it's all about patterns: checks, stripes, floral patterns - you choose.

Do you love patterns? Check out Marimekko's new arrivals!


A given part of interior design, especially in winter, is carpets, and in the autumn 2023 interior design trends, patterned, statement piece carpets take centre stage. If you haven't already seen it, check out the Stig Lindberg x Layered collection where Lindberg's famous Berså pattern comes to life on one of Layered's exclusive wool rugs.

The retro-patterned VP1 Flowerpot pendant from &Tradition is just right for the autumn 2023 interior design trends.
&TraditionFlowerPot VP1 pendant
Layered's Stig Lindberg pattern rug collection offers this statement piece rug with the Berså pattern in white and green - in line with autumn interior design trends.
LayeredStig Lindberg Berså wool carpet
Patterned carpet in red and blue geometric pattern from Layered - the carpet to bet on for autumn 2023 interior design trends.

Pattern + colour = statement rug from Layered.


Let autumn shine! Yes, this autumn and winter our interiors will shimmer in brass or chrome – the choice is yours. Metal finishes break up and create an elegant contrast in a room, regardless of interior design style. The reflective properties create depth in the room and can be a subtle but effective element in your interior design this autumn.

The interior trends for autumn 2023 feature details in chrome or stainless steel like this carafe by Gense, designed by Monica Förster.
GenseDorotea carafe 30 cm
For autumn 2023 interior design trends, choose lamps with a chrome finish - like this beautiful VP1 Flowerpot pendant from &Tradition.
&TraditionFlowerPot VP1 pendant

Want more inspiration on different interior design styles & trends? Check out our Nest Trends - 4 trends, 4 distinct styles!

Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph, Elof Martinsson, Design House Stockholm, HAY, Kosta Boda, Layered.

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