Out with the old and in with the new. With the calendar changing over, so too are interior design trends in Southeast Asia. This doesn’t mean you will need to throw out all your furniture and start from scratch. But you may want to consider updating the look of your home in 2023.

The good news is that there are no major changes in the region. Feng shui continues to be a driving force behind design with minimal spaces also still en vogue. However, there are a few things you should check out. Here are three interior design trends in Southeast Asia to watch in 2023.

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3 interior design trends in Southeast Asia to watch in 2023

Maximal accessories

This interior design trend actually spills over from the fashion world. Maximal accessories, such as bracelets, have been paired with more minimal outfits to add some flair while remaining stylish. So, what does this mean for your home?

Think about adding some loud or opulent pieces to your living area or bedroom. These can be lamps, mirrors, pillows, accent chairs or anything that will draw attention without taking over the space. The goal here is for the accessories to be noticeable but not distracting.

Functional stone

While everyone loves the look of marble and other imported stone, these are a nightmare when it comes to upkeep. That is why you are seeing an increase in the use of non-porous materials which mimic the look and feel of high-end stone.

These marble-inspired fittings and surfaces not only require far less maintenance but are designed for daily life. These days, even the most upscale housing developments in the region are eschewing the real deal for functional stone.

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Entertainment spaces

With the pandemic firmly in the rearview mirror, people want to host parties and have friends and family over. That has meant the return of entertainment spaces inside the home. And while you could put a few more chairs out for guests, there is no fun in that. Expect interior designs to focus on gatherings. Large couches, the use of warm tones and an emphasis on placemaking will be the norm in 2023.

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