Top 10 Trends for 2023
They say change is the only constant in life. Lately that notion feels all too true. But in an ever-changing world, many people are seeking stability — and joy — right at home. And in turn, a lot of homeowners are emerging from the last couple of trying years with renewed vigor for creating lively homes full of color, pattern, texture and optimism.
To capture some of that energy, we’ve gathered 10 home design trends that homeowners and design pros are excited about this year. See if any inspire a change to your own home!
Custom built-in cabinets give homeowners storage and display space as well as a finished look, which is why they’re one of the top design features design professionals recommend in a living room or office.
Beige Is Back
The big news is that beige is back, but it has different undertones than those from ’90s beige. It’s less yellow and instead has pink or green undertones, creating a bright yet warm and inviting atmosphere.
Color, Color, Color
A renewed interest in bright and bold color is one of the trends we’re hearing about most! The shift away from mostly neutrals and whites is something many pros attribute to the pandemic. These days, homeowners seem more adventurous and willing to take a chance on creating brighter, more vibrant spaces.
Remote work is here to stay, and cozy home offices have become more valued than ever. We can expect to see a rise in optimizing our dedicated home office spaces, with a focus on creating a functional and stylish work environment. Look for pieces with built-in storage, comfortable seating, and plenty of natural light.
Layers of Textures
A phrase that keeps coming up in conversations with design professionals is “layered texture” in decor, wallpaper, materials and accessories. Homeowners are layering wood, rattan, stone, metal finishes, concrete and various textural fabrics in a room to create a dynamic style full of visual and tactile interest.
Multiple Seating Options
If you want to create a living room that can handle intimate occasions and lively parties, we recommend integrating various seating options that can accommodate multiple family members and guests. Consider combinations of sofas, love seats, ottomans, armchairs, swivel chairs and even window benches and fireplace hearths.
Natural materials are always in style, but lately they seem to have hit a high point in popularity. Homeowners are installing quartzite and other natural stone countertops, as well as marble tile and wood cabinets and vanities. The surge of interest in natural materials adds character and authenticity to a space.
Playful Traditional Style
In light of homeowners embracing bright color and layered looks, we're seeing a maximalist decor style take hold, specifically a perked-up traditional look that combines vintage pieces with lots of upbeat pattern and wall coverings. Choose local antiques and recycled, repurposed or reupholstered pieces with whimsical details and a pretty patina.
Wallpaper is again showing up on the walls of design conscious homeowners, contributing to an expansion of bold color and pattern being used in the home. Paintable wallpaper, chinoiserie wallpaper, floral wallpaper, ceiling wallpaper and art deco wallpaper have shown the greatest rise in interest.
Warmed-up Gray Palettes
Despite the resurgence of interest in bold color, neutral palettes still dominate many homeowners’ preferences. White and wood remains popular, but warmed-up gray and greige palettes are on the rise. Layering various shades creates an inviting look in any room.