Trends for 2023 focus on minimal décor, composed of furnishings with clean lines, carefully chosen with an eye on functionality, versatility and practical appeal, as well as for their sustainable, quality materials, a must for the coming year. Furnishing accessories for 2023 will feature soft, graceful lines, and the colour trending will be green, in shades ranging from pistachio to sage and emerald, ideal to relax the mind and create inviting spaces for meditation.

Scandinavian style

Scandinavian style will be the biggest trend for 2023, thanks to its ability to create warm, welcoming settings. Similar to minimalist style and focused on natural materials and functional living spaces, Scandinavian style makes carefully balanced, streamlined furnishing choices for spacious, bright settings with a practical, functional layout, where nothing is superfluous.

This furnishing style typically features pale, neutral shades: from white, cream and beige to pastels such as rose and sage, with the occasional dash of greys like dove or anthracite, and a pleasantly dynamic look can be created by alternating those neutral tones with contrasting colours such as blue and black.

Organic style and a touch of nature

Natural elements – leaves, branches, trees and flowers, stylised or more realistic – appear on fabrics or wall coverings, and are perfect everywhere, from living rooms to bathrooms and bedrooms, bringing a welcome breath of nature into the home, and character to the décor choices for the new year. The most contemporary version of organic style features a range of earthy colours such as beige and soft, smooth shades of grey, as well as green and sage tones.

Smart homes and open-plan settings

Furnishing choices for 2023 will focus on efficiently organised spaces, open-plan settings, increasingly smart, hi-tech homes with multiple functions and automation systems.

Often adopted throughout the home, with the exception of the bathroom, to make small studio apartments appear more spacious, open-plan solutions – comprising the kitchen, dining area, traditional sitting room and even the bedrooms – are ideal for organising functional settings to respond to the evolving needs of homeowners in the new millennium. This new approach to space requires careful design choices for both the décor and the floors. A single flooring solution throughout the home creates a seamless look, ideal for making long, narrow spaces look bigger. Choosing the same flooring for the whole house helps create a consistent style that is particularly versatile, functional and practical.

2023 homes will be increasingly smart and hi-tech, with home automation systems able to manage a variety of functions, such as switching on and off lights, opening and closing blinds, shutters and windows, adjusting temperature in multiple areas, as well as irrigation and even sound systems, and energy management both inside and outside the home.

The Casalgrande Padana dry interlocking laying system for porcelain stoneware flooring is a quick, technically complete and stylish solution, able to interact with the home automation system for a smart home that responds to the most complex design requirements. In the interlocking laying system, each ceramic tile is bonded to a support and to a special, highly resistant perimeter edge, composed of reinforced polystyrene or glass fibre reinforced plaster, depending on its intended use.

The finished floor, with slim, 3 mm standard joints, is stable and watertight. It can be walked on immediately, and is resistant to both concentrated and distributed loads.

Simple, elegant wiring and electrification solutions are provided with variable cable ducts and junction boxes that can be installed flexibly under the tiles.

Casalgrande Padana offers a wide range of porcelain stoneware collections with colour, concrete, granite, wood, marble, metal or stone effects, ideal for all kinds of design requirements. Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are also an interesting decorative element, offering an innovative solution for kitchen and bathroom tops and furnishing accessories.

Excellent transmittance and heat conductivity also make porcelain stoneware an ideal material for use with underfloor heating systems. With an underfloor heating system and  Bios Antibacterial® technology (available on request), the whole family can enjoy walking barefoot and the kids can play on the floor, even in winter.

With its extraordinary bending strength and resistance to abrasions, weather and stains, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is ideal for both indoor and outdoor floors and walls. Made exclusively from natural raw materials, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is fire-resistant, non-absorbent, non-allergenic, completely recyclable, eco-sustainable, easy to clean and remains unchanged over time.

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