Interior design trends come and go, but some timeless looks never go out of style. From classic furniture silhouettes to nature-inspired wallpaper, here are five Home Design Trends for 2023 that you should keep an eye out for.
Curved and rounded furniture remains popular, though many designers prefer more streamlined styles. If purchasing large pieces, consider timeless fabrics like linen, cotton, performance weaves or velvet; rather than nubby materials like boucle’ and sherpa that I think may become less popular over time.
1. Curves and Rounds
Curves and rounds can add character and charm to a space, and are easy to incorporate into any home style – from luxurious to fun or family-friendly.
As part of this trend, we’re seeing an increased use of natural materials like wood in kitchen cabinets and islands – creating an inviting, non-rustic feel.
Biophilia is another design trend influenced by nature that celebrates and highlights nature’s impact on human bodies, while encouraging healthier lifestyles by using sustainable materials in furniture, decor and building materials.
2023 is sure to see this trend make its mark, from choosing furniture with curved lines or adding a circular rug, it gives any space a softer appearance.
2. Niches and Alcoves
Niches, alcoves and nooks can be difficult spaces to decorate because they often serve no clear function; however, these spaces can add character and unique charm to a space.
A hallway nook provides an intimate place for reading or writing, or can serve as storage for books. One with windows allows natural light into the room without needing extra artificial illumination.
Your staircase nook may be an untapped resource that could serve as the perfect work area. By setting up a small desk and chair with lighting in this overlooked spot, a dedicated home office could become unnecessary.
3. Accent Walls
Accent walls are an effective home design element that can instantly alter the atmosphere of any room. From painting them, texturing them, or covering them in wallpaper – accent walls have proven themselves time after time as versatile home design elements that transform spaces quickly and efficiently.
Though accent walls have long been part of interior design, it’s essential that they remain current and relevant. Interior designers such as Fanny Abbes and Stephanie Lindsey recommend not being afraid to experiment with accent walls if necessary – just ensure it compliments the other elements in the space!
For example, if you want a splash of bold color in a living room, paint the fireplace wall black before adding art work on top.
4. Modernist Curves
Curves and arches can add a soft, feminine aesthetic to your home design, while simultaneously adding contemporary flare with soft-rounded furniture or accent walls featuring continuous curves.
Modernist curves are making a comeback this year in many different forms, from adding a soothing atmosphere to interior spaces to emphasizing modernist furniture’s crisp lines.
Curves can be found everywhere from chairs and couches to accent pieces like coffee tables and mirrors – this trend is highly desirable and easy to incorporate into home design projects.
5. Vintage Furniture
If you’re searching for ways to add personal style and character without breaking the bank, vintage furniture could be just what’s needed. Although typically less valuable than antique pieces, vintage items still make for beautiful accents in any space.
Over the past several years, reclaimed and secondhand furniture have grown increasingly popular thanks to sites like Chairish and 1st Dibs, becoming a trend set to continue for years to come.
2023 could bring with it an upsurge in popularity of iconic styles from the 60s, 70s, and 80s eras characterized by vivid hues, geometric patterns, and symmetrical symmetry.