Did your New Years resolutions include home design changes? The days are getting longer as we move further into 2023. This is a good time to start thinking about spring cleaning, redecorating and home renovations (big and small). With more people still working from and spending more time at home, maximizing that space remains important. Design predictions for the new year include more color, even more organic materials, and the creation of more intentional spaces.
Changing up the style of your home can be a tangible way to usher in a new vision for the coming year. Here are some of the biggest home design trends going into 2023.
Less open floor plans
Open floor plans are still extremely popular – Don’t worry if you’re hoping to sell a home with an open design! – but homes with more designated areas are also making a comeback. Separate dining rooms are regaining popularity and homeowners are finding creative ways to close off more open floor plans into quiet spaces. Many people have been spending more time at home the past few years. Separated home offices are becoming more common, as are ‘wellness rooms’. Different from your typical home gym, wellness rooms are designed to be a serene escape for focusing on both physical and mental health.
Unsurprisingly, you can expect to see more bold colors in 2023. Minimalist homes featuring primarily white and light-colored neutrals have dominated for years. Going forward you’ll see a lot more vibrant color, both bright hues and darker, moody tones. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2023 is Viva Magenta, reflecting a collective desire for richness and optimism going into the new year. Other colors to watch are indigo and honey. (Honey onyx, a stone that was popular in 80s decor, is seeing a resurgence.)
More use of color means more dramatic and intentional-looking spaces. Rooms painted floor-to-ceiling in deep tones can look both moody and elegant. Black accents are also making a comeback. Whether dark or light, art deco is another way to up the drama in 2023. Mix and match patterns or coordinate accessories to wallpaper. Wallpapering is coming back into style and is perfect for a statement wall or to cover an entire bathroom or sitting room.
Organic textures have been popular in home design for the past couple of years, including a lot of biophilia, or designs inspired by botanicals. This trend continues into 2023, with lots of plants and plant-inspired textures. You’ll see more earth-tones and textures using or mimicking the texture of plaster, wood and leather. Darker, rougher woods are also coming back into fashion, with an emphasis on the imperfect.
Unique and sustainable
2023 sees a marked decline in ‘fast furniture’ in lieu of handcrafted or vintage pieces. Home designers are opting for more character and craftsmanship, choosing well-made investment pieces that will last and can be handed down. This reflects a consumer market that is increasingly conscious of both the environment and not overspending. Quality furniture is an investment but it doesn’t have to be expensive – Thrift shops or estate sales are a great way to find amazing pieces for less. This goes for accessorizing as well, with unexpected decorative pieces taking the place of cookie-cutter decor. Ultimately it’s about quality and personal expression.
Completely overhauling your home to match current trends is expensive and exhausting. Styling your space in a way that you love is much more important than constantly keeping up with the next big thing. That said, trends you love can be used as inspiration or to spark your own creativity. Small style changes can help your home feel fresh and keep you excited about your space.
Overall, the biggest theme of 2023 is making home design truly personal. Take from the trends you love and leave the rest.