Staying ahead of the curve: The latest interior fit out trends

13 / 07 / 2023

Striking a balance between style and function is crucial when it comes to transforming commercial spaces. While you will want your commercial space to look amazing and give the right first impression, it must retain its functionality and help boost productivity for the people using it. 

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest interior fit-out trends right now so you can stay ahead of the curve. 

Taking a sustainable approach

With sustainability a hot topic right now, it may come as no surprise that there is a current trend for sustainable interiors. There is a big focus on using natural materials or ones that have less impact on the environment. Also adding green spaces can help bring the outdoors in and add a sense of serenity. 

So whether you’re planning a refresh of an office space, redesigning the interiors in an education setting or fitting out a hotel, think about the ways you could incorporate sustainable materials such as eco-friendly lighting or natural and recycled materials. 

Adding some home comforts   

Making commercial spaces feel more homely is big right now and has been fuelled by the rise in home working. As people return to the office they want it to feel like home from home. Gone are the days of stuffy, bland offices with bulky furniture as businesses embrace decor and design that promote employee wellbeing and comfort. 

The ‘resimercial’ design trend can be achieved by using softer, curvier shapes when it comes to furniture and lighter colour palettes that add personality without being too loud. Statement lighting is also a key feature to add a warm glow. 

Less is more

While the over-cluttered look reigned supreme for a number of years, businesses are now looking at scaling things back with a minimalist approach. Education, hotel and office settings are looking at the ways they can create calm environments that give the illusion of more space. 

Taking a minimalist approach can exude a luxury feel, making it very popular with the hospitality and leisure industries. Keep colour palettes neutral and add in a pop of subtle colour with a few carefully placed pieces of wall art and statement furniture. 

It’s all about the curves 

While straight lines have been prominent in commercial interior design in the past, 2023 is all about the curves. Rounded, curved, dome and conical shapes are dominating commercial fit-outs to add a softer profile and replicate shapes from nature to add to a sustainable look. 

The renewed interest in curves can add depth and texture to make commercial spaces more visually appealing and timeless. 

Colour blocking 

Colour blocking can add a highly styled look to any space. By using blocks of colour or a group of one particular tone, you can make a bold statement and revitalise an otherwise bland space into an exciting one. 

This trend works really well for educational and hospitality settings to add a pop of colour that sparks interest and engages people straight away. Equally, colour blocking can work well in workplace settings but you may want to consider pastel colours or more neutral tones to create a calming yet inviting space. 

Create your ideal space with Milkris Interiors

Here at Milkris Interiors, we provide a high-quality interior fit-out service from start to finish. Specialising in the hotel, leisure, workplace and education sectors, we transform spaces, in and around London, to create environments that inspire and meet your unique requirements. Speak to us and find out how we can help or look at our London office fit outs page for further inspiration.







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