With 2023 in full swing, we’re starting to see the conversations we’ve had with clients play out in popular trends. Last year, as we slowly exited the pandemic, there was a big shift toward maximalism – more is more. And though the opposite of that, “extreme minimalism”, is still dead, we are now seeing a slight swing back toward a somewhat minimalist approach to home design. This means that homeowners are seeking a level of refinement and more simplistic décor post-pandemic. As our 2023 homes come to life, we’re sharing the top interior design trends that are taking hold.
Color and energy are still in. People are looking for happy, colorful spaces. Though neutrals are a mainstay, the neutrals we’ll see in 2023 are more interesting and nature-inspired palettes, including desaturated blues and greens. Nature-inspired materials are also still very in, including woods, boucles and seagrass.
Open floor plans are here to stay. There was a notion in 2022 that open floor plans could be cooling off as the need for privacy in the home continued for remote jobs and home offices. With hybrid office hours and schools reopening, many people are getting back to normalcy in their homes, making open floor plans still highly desirable.
The desire for a place to escape. Though overall floor plans will remain open, there is still a desire for one space in the home that can be used as an escape, ranging from in-home offices, craft rooms, libraries, speakeasies and even dedicated whiskey rooms. Within these “escape” rooms, we’re seeing a trend toward a dark academia style, including sultry, dark, moody and monochromatic finishes.
Wallpaper is still going strong. Wallpapers can range from prints to solids, texture to flat or even custom artwork like one of our clients who created wallpaper out of an original photo. Regardless, people are loving texture and wallpaper in singular, smaller rooms or along one wall within a larger room to give it an added accent.
Dramatic countertops are having a moment. Gone are the days of all white countertops. Enter dramatic and moody countertops that are dark in color, leathered in texture and active with natural stones such as marble and soapstone.
One-of-a-kind accessories make a statement. Though there is still a push toward modernism, accessories are becoming more interesting and unique as people look to showcase one-of-a-kind pieces, such as family heirlooms. These pieces create a statement, contrast the general theme of decor or have specific meaning.
The rise of smart home automation systems. Similar to the ability to access information at our fingertips, smart home automation and mobile control is becoming more of a staple for this generation of homes. Everyone wants the ability to control lights, window shades, heat, A/C and other appliances in their homes from the touch of a button or app on their phone.
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