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As professionals, it's crucial to actively seek inspiration beyond our everyday environment. With over 35 years of experience in the luxury real estate market in the Algarve, the ONE Select Properties team understands the importance of staying updated on emerging trends that impact our business. As we approach the summer season, there are exciting indoor and outdoor trends to explore and elevate the ambiance of your home.


Bring On The Tranquil Neutral Hues
Incorporating shades of grey, cream, brown, and pastels into your home can infuse a new sense of warmth, cosiness, and luxurious "hygge" living. Our post-pandemic mindset has influenced our everyday surroundings, and opting for neutral tones allows us to evoke a sense of peace, well-being, warmth, and comfort in our homes. Embracing these colors can make a statement while creating an ambiance that is both inviting and heartwarming.


modern style bedroom with earthy tones and natural elements


Raw And Natural Look And Feel
Concrete, oak, plaster, and cork are among the natural materials that are now becoming more than just details, but defining features of living spaces. The trend of "hyper-texturality" brings the raw, unprocessed, and untreated elements of the natural world into our everyday lives. High-contrast and high-pattern grains, as well as bold veining in marble, stone, and wood, are taking center stage in interior design. These distinctive textures are becoming prominent hallmarks, adding depth and character to living spaces, and reflecting a shift towards embracing the authenticity and inherent beauty of natural materials.


Sustainability Takes Centre Stage
Net-zero interior design and architecture have become dominant and are expected to influence every aspect of project design, construction, layout, materials, furniture, and decorations. Clients are increasingly seeking environmentally conscious solutions that align with the principles of sustainability and are mindful of our planet's longevity. This includes incorporating trends such as sustainable and self-maintaining gardening solutions, as well as implementing rainwater harvesting and drought-tolerant alternatives. There is a growing demand for design and architecture that prioritises eco-friendly practices and considers the impact on the environment and our way of living, reflecting a heightened awareness of our responsibility towards sustainability.


Transparencies Gain A New Focus
Transparent textures and furniture can add a heavenly and ethereal touch to any space, creating a sense of luxury and elegance. Materials such as resin, acrylic, and plexiglass, whether completely see-through or with subtle tinted accents, can elevate the aesthetic of a room. These transparent elements introduce depth, allow light to pass through, and create new proportions, adding a contemporary and modern vibe to the overall design. Incorporating these transparent textures and furniture can bring a unique and captivating aesthetic to any space, enhancing its visual appeal and creating a luxurious atmosphere.


design trends summer 2023 contemporary style home with an open space to the terrace and living area


Indoor And Outdoor Living As One
Thanks to the abundant sunshine with over 300 days of sunshine per year in the Algarve, indoor and outdoor architecture layouts are seamlessly blending together, allowing for delightful living experiences. This trend enables the creation of outdoor cinema lounges, shower areas, center island kitchens, and lush al-fresco dining spaces that make you feel like you are living and entertaining outdoors even when you are inside. This design approach extends the outdoor living season into spring, summer, and autumn months, offering opportunities to fully embrace the beautiful weather and natural surroundings of the Algarve region throughout the year.


Designing enchanting, uplifting, and distinctive living spaces is essential for maximizing our investment and enjoying the desired lifestyle. Whether you are looking to purchase a property in the Golden Triangle or planning to sell your home in the area, we invite you to get in touch with the ONE Select Properties team. We are committed to helping you find or sell your dream property in the Algarve, and we strive to create extraordinary living experiences that go beyond the ordinary. Contact us today to discuss your real estate needs and discover how we can assist you in achieving your goals.

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