2023 will see an exciting mix of new and returning trends. Some of the most popular interior design trends this year include the return of bold color, natural stone surfaces, closed floor plans, maximalist designs, mixed metal finishes, luxe living, statement lighting, and 60s and 70s influences.
Luxurious looks, lush fabrics, and understated elegance are in–no matter what decorating style you prefer. Here are some of the 10 décor ideas you can incorporate into your home:
Minimalism is over; it is time to cozy up your home
You may think that you’re a minimalist, but are you? Minimalism is over. Time to cozy up your home. Minimalism isn’t just a trend; it’s a philosophy and lifestyle. If you’ve been following the trends of minimalism and trying out an all-white palette this year, we suggest adding some color to your life. Mixing soft pastels with neutrals will give your home a more relaxed feel without sacrificing its clean appeal. And when it comes to furniture, consider investing in pieces that don’t need much upkeep—such as natural materials like rattan or wicker, or leather accents—that can be easily maintained for years to come.
Luxurious and lush tapestry
There’s no need to spend much money on your home when you can create a luxurious space without breaking the bank. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. It must be refined and elevated, with elements that feel sumptuous, sophisticated, and timeless. A 2023 design style blends a traditional interior’s warm, calm, and collected accents with modern, sleek lines. Think of plush cushions, rich tapestry, pastel colors, and velvet and luxurious materials like fur and leather.
Consider accents that look hand-painted or handcrafted, like patterned tiles on kitchen backsplashes.
Tiles are a great way to add texture and color to your kitchen. Try patterned tiles on the backsplash if you want to add an accent that looks hand-painted or handcrafted. Tiles can be used on the countertop as well, or both! You can use them in various colors and patterns depending on your destination. This is another place where ceramic tiles come into play; for example, if you want something that looks like ceramic pottery but has all of the practicality of tile (such as being non-porous), this is a great option.
Curvilinear shapes in mirrors and lamps.
A curvilinear shape is one with a gentle curve, like an oval or circle. This can be seen in mirrors, lamps, or other architectural elements like bookcases and cabinets. Curvilinear shapes are a great way to add interest to a room, especially if you don’t want something too bold or sharp-angled. They can also add more visual appeal when used in lighting fixtures. Many designers prefer lamps with curves rather than angular designs because they create better shadows on the walls and ceiling around them. Home furnishings come in all shapes and sizes, including chairs with soft curves and sofas that balance on unique legs. Arched doorways can make a room feel smaller, but arched windows can make a small room feel bigger.
Muted pastels and naturals as accent colors, especially on pillows, rugs, and accessories.
Muted pastels and naturals are great accent colors, especially on pillows, rugs, and accessories. Pastels are the perfect choice for bedrooms or living rooms because they’re not overwhelming and can easily be paired with other warm hues to create a balanced look. Naturals work well in any room—especially bedrooms and kitchens—because they don’t stand out as much as brighter colors would do so well when decorating these spaces.
High-contrast color on walls
You can use a high-contrast color to create a bold statement in your home. The best part? You don’t have to choose between two extremes—you can find a happy medium between warm and cool tones that perfectly match your decor. Examples of high-contrast colors are orange and blue, red and green, and yellow and purple. When choosing these hues for the walls of your living room or dining room, remember that this type of decor is best suited for smaller spaces because it may overwhelm those with larger rooms.
Clean-lined furniture (think modern, sleek, and contemporary) is a great way to add sophistication to your home. It can also help make your space look bigger by creating the illusion of more space between walls and other furniture.
With clean lines, you don’t need much going on in terms of color or style —keep it simple. A few pieces of black leather furniture would be perfect for this design scheme. Sleek hardware is also a trend that’s easy to get behind. It’s sleek, it’s natural, and it can be timeless. These finishes will instantly update any space, whether for a more modern look or adding some traditional elements. Brass is one of the most versatile metals out there—you can use it with nearly every color combination imaginable! And if you’re not into brass, chrome and matte black also make great options for this trend.
Home sanctuary experience
Your home can be your little escape from the hustle of everyday life and a place to unwind with family and friends. People are now creating a space in their homes for a spa-like experience. This trend is about living the good life with a retreat-like sanctuary with all the ingredients needed to create a harmonious balance. Add lush sofas, plush cushions, opulent bedding, and a space to meditate or do breathwork. Rustic natural materials and textures are a great way to add warmth and character to your home. Rattan, jute, clay, and woven ones are all materials that can be used in home decor. Rattan has been used for centuries as a decorative material around the world. This trend is about capturing the emotions of your favorite vacation spot — whether that’s a beach house, European villa, or cozy mountain lodge.
Built-in furniture to create space
A built-in furniture option can be the perfect solution if you want to add decorative flair to your space. Built-in furniture is a great way to upgrade your home without spending thousands of dollars on new pieces.
A well-made built-in piece will fit right into any room in the house and create an elegant look that complements other design elements. It also makes organizing your belongings easier by eliminating the need for storage cabinets or drawers.
Stone Slabs are making a comeback
Stone slabs are one of the hottest trends in kitchen and bathroom design. They’re used to create dramatic backsplashes, waterfall edges, and wrapping around islands. Stone slabs are more interesting than basic neutrals like marble or granite, which were popular in the past. They’re also made from natural elements that add texture and color to a room.
If you want something as stylish as possible, consider installing open shelves along one wall of your living room or den so guests can put their coats down when they enter. This will help them keep track of their belongings while still feeling comfortable during social gatherings.
While your home may never feel like a boutique hotel, these trends can help it feel more welcoming and warm. It’s not just about the look of your place—the overall vibe matters.
So whether you’re looking to add some personality with a new look or make your space more livable, check out these ideas for decorating in 2023.