7 Interior Design Trends for 2023

As we ring in the new year, we are providing our insights for the trends we believe will dominate 2023 and beyond.

1. Rich Jewel Tones

The 2022 color palette was dominated by earthy neutrals: Shades of brown and green.
We love seeing jewel tones return to interior design, along with deeper, more saturated colors. Pantone chose “Viva Magenta” as their color of the year and Benjamin Moore selected “Raspberry Blush” and Sherwin-Williams’s “Redened Point”, which tells you everything you need to know about this trend. Behr’s Blank Canvas offers a clean pallet for these warmer hues. These rich tones are making their way into metals as well, through bronze, pewter, and the patina of antiqued brass.
Watch for pops of red, fuchsia, and burgundy to make a splash in 2023.

2. The Warmth of Walnut

Warm woods like walnut and oak as well as stains with rich creamy chocolate undertones offer a sense of comfort that you don’t get from sleek and modern materials. We see a lean towards warmer colors for moodier spaces that are emphasized through rich colors and textures. You will notice different wood types, like walnut, becoming more commonplace; its warm color and consistent grains make this wood a top pick for the new year.

3. Brown Tones

Echoing the trend of warmer woods, this new year will be all about adding a touch of browns, tans, and creams to your home. As we continue to close out the “everything is grey” era, we'll add in more earthy hues that reflect nature and bring the outside in. Hues like rich espresso brown, burnt sienna, and caramel bring a rich and welcoming look to walls, furniture pieces, and textiles. They will naturally make your home feel more inviting, especially in the cold winter months.

4. Workplace with Flair

The home office workplace has been redefined. The pandemic forced us to work at kitchen tables, living room sofas and multipurpose bedrooms. Home offices are now becoming essential spaces and are reflective of personal taste and precise needs. Comfortable seating, bookshelves, functional storage, video call backdrops and lighting are all key elements to create a productive work environment. We expect to continue to see the trend in converting traditional spaces, like spare bedrooms to dedicated home office space.

5. Sustainability & Natural Materials

As we head into 2023, spaces that feel in harmony with the natural world take center stage. Homeowners are increasingly conscious of their environmental impact, so more and more people are opting for sustainable design solutions. Expect a pivot from synthetic materials, like acrylic, to organic, handmade and layered textures. Eco-friendly materials like reclaimed wood, vegan leather, recycled plastic, and cork can be used for furniture, as well as for decorative pieces like wall hangings and lighting fixtures. What this means for aesthetics is more unique and inimitable pieces. Raw yet refined quality is what the future of décor holds. Exquisite craft and vision will set décor and furniture apart as covetable

6. Performance Fabrics

Expect beautiful, but still livable spaces—especially for families who have small children, pets, or busy lifestyles.
Thankfully, 2023 will be kinder to active families with performance fabrics, like Crypton. There are now so many options that mimic the look of natural linen, velvet and textural fabrics, but they are outdoor-rated, stain-resistant, high-performance materials. Couple that with stain resistant, washable rugs, and we can now design homes that do not sacrifice function for aesthetic purposes.

7. Vintage Nostalgia

It’s human nature to both look forward and back at the same time (especially around new year). This year, we’ll continue to see styles from the past recycled – with a twist. Adding vintage-inspired decor creates a warm, inviting feel in your home that people are leaning into as a reaction against the sleekness of minimalism. Paying homage to the past, by layering in vintage elements brings a sense of humanity to otherwise. unimaginative spaces.

No matter how you feather your nest in 2023, rely on your personal preferences and aesthetic.  Homestead can help you attain your home design goals.  We have a full-service design program to help turn your house into a home.  

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