Salon & Spa Trends for 2023: Are Arches back in style (& will they stay in style in 2024)?

Arches have been experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity over the past few years, with the interior design of many Salons and Day Spa incorporating this form in everything from openings to niches & furnishings.

It’s possible that this trend may continue into 2023, but it’s also important to note that fashion and design trends can be unpredictable and subject to change quickly. Ultimately, whether arches are still “on trend” going into 2024 will depend on various factors such as cultural influences, and the individual evolving tastes of Salon & Day Spa owners, designers and clientele.

While we can’t predict the future or guarantee whether arches will be a trend in 2024 & beyond, it’s possible that the popularity of arches in design and architecture may continue into the future, as they have been a recurring element in architecture for centuries.

The use of arches in design can add a sense of elegance, flow, depth, and texture to a space, which may continue to appeal to designers and consumers.

The resurgence of arches in design and architecture can be attributed to several factors, including:

  1. Historical and cultural significance: Arches have been used in architecture for thousands of years and have been associated with grandeur, elegance, and tradition. The use of arches in modern design can evoke a sense of history and cultural heritage.
  2. Aesthetics and visual interest: Arches can create interesting shapes and visual patterns in a space, adding depth, texture, and character to a design.
  3. Material innovation: Advances in material technology have made it possible to create arches using a wider range of materials, including wood, metal, glass, and concrete, allowing for more diverse and creative applications.
  4. Sustainability: Arches are inherently stable and can support significant weight, making them an attractive choice for architects and designers seeking sustainable and durable design solutions.

Overall, arches offer a timeless and elegant design element that can add both aesthetic and functional value to a space, which may be why they are currently on trend.

How you can add an Arch into your Salon or Day Spa

Adding an arch into your interior design can be a great way to create a unique and visually interesting element in your space. If you love the look, here are some tips for incorporating arches into your Salon or Day Spa:

  1. Archway: One of the most common ways to incorporate an arch into interior design is by creating an archway between two rooms or areas. This can help to define and separate the spaces without completely closing them off, creating a sense of openness and flow in the space, while also adding a decorative element. You can use materials such as wood, plaster, or brick to create the arch. Arches can help to direct and filter natural light into a space in a unique and visually pleasing way.
  2. Decorative arches: If you don’t want to create a functional archway, you can still incorporate arches into your design as a decorative element. This could be a small arched niche in a wall to display artwork or a decorative arch above a fireplace or doorway.
  3. Mirrored arch: Consider incorporating a mirrored arch to create a unique focal point in a room. A mirrored arch can help to reflect light and add depth to a space.
  4. Arched windows or doors: Arched windows or doors can add a sense of grandeur and elegance to a space. They can be used to frame a view or add natural light to a room.
  5. Arched shelving: Consider creating an arched shelving unit to add storage and display space to a room. The curved shape of the shelves can add visual interest and create a unique design element.

Overall, incorporating an arch into your interior design can be a great way to add an element of sophistication and elegance to your space. Consider your space and personal style when deciding how to incorporate an arch into your design. Ultimately if you love it, then embrace it!

How important is it for the interior design of a Salon or Day Spa to be ‘On Trend’?

While it’s important to stay up-to-date with current design trends, it’s not necessarily a requirement for the design of your salon. Ultimately, the most important thing is to create a space that reflects your brand and meets the needs of your clients.

That being said, staying on trend can help to keep your salon looking fresh and modern, and can make it more appealing to clients. It can also help to differentiate your salon from competitors and create a unique, memorable experience for clients.

When considering design trends, it’s important to focus on those that align with your brand and the preferences of your target audience. For example, if your salon caters to an older demographic, you may want to avoid overly trendy designs that may not appeal to them. Instead, you may want to focus on classic or timeless design elements that will stand the test of time.

Ultimately, the design of your salon should be a reflection of you, your brand & should appeal to your clientele. While staying on trend can be helpful, it’s not the only factor to consider when designing your space.

Get started planning your dream Salon with our 8-page Salon & Spa Questionnaire

A questionnaire can be a helpful tool when planning the interior design of your Salon or Day Spa; it allows you to consider all the important information about your preferences, needs, and vision for the space before you start talking to your interior designer. This information can then be used to guide the design process, ensuring that the final design meets your needs and expectations.

Additionally, a questionnaire can help the your interior designer to identify any constraints or limitations that may impact the design. For example, if you have a specific budget or timeline for the project, we can use this information to make informed decisions about materials, furnishings, and construction methods that will work within those parameters.

Booking a Discovery Call with us can be a valuable step in the process of designing the interior of your Salon or Day Spa. Here are some reasons why you might consider booking a call:

  1. Discuss your vision and goals: A discovery call allows you to discuss your vision and goals for your salon or day spa with your interior designer. This can help the designer to understand your vision and offer insights into how to achieve your goals.
  2. Identify potential challenges: The interior designer can help you identify potential challenges that may impact the design process, such as budget constraints, timeframes, or regulatory requirements. This can help you to plan and prepare for these challenges in advance.
  3. Learn about the design process: The discovery call can provide an opportunity to learn more about the design process and what to expect when working with an interior designer. This can help you to feel more comfortable and confident throughout the project.
  4. Determine if the interior designer is a good fit: The discovery call can also help you to determine if the designer is a good fit for your project. You can get a sense of their communication style, design approach, and experience, which can help you to decide if you want to work with them.

Overall, booking a discovery call with an interior designer can be a valuable step in the design process. It can help you to clarify your vision, get feedback and recommendations, identify potential challenges, learn about the design process, and determine if the designer is a good fit for your project.

If you are planning a refurbishment, please explore our flexible Design Package Options designed to serve you for more information.

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So, why Hire an Interior Designer?

Unfortunately many people get confused or intimidated by the idea of hiring a professional Interior Designer for their project, and might be concerned about the process of working with a designer & the costs of doing so.

A lot of people I meet feel that they can hire a builder and do the design themselves, selecting materials and fixtures in dribs and drabs, often at the last minute (leading to less choice) with poor planning & lack of an overall vision. This will lead increased costs due to changes, additions and variations that the builder will not have allowed for.

You will save money & time. Your designer will plan functional and appealing spaces, provide drawings, visualisations & material / furnishing selections in a strategic manner so you can get competitive quotes, and you know what the design will look like & cost right from the start.

You require a Qualified Interior Designer & Registered Building Practitioner for any commercial project or residential project that requires a building permit; a proper interior designer is a highly trained & experienced registered professional, not just someone with ‘a good eye for colour’ and a knack for picking furniture.

Let’s make something beautiful together, book an appointment to explore your dream project.

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