7 Home Design Trends You Can't Miss In 2023
As pandemic panic wanes and economic concerns linger, how we think about our homes will shift accordingly in 2023. Recent years required us to turn inward, perhaps confronting unfortunate domestic decisions made before lockdown or reevaluating the sometimes blurred boundaries between work and home. Now that we’ve dealt with the sins of our past and settled back into our ergonomic office chairs (wherever they may be), home design trends for the coming year address emerging personal and global concerns.
WARM ’90S NEUTRALS RETURN
Bring on the beige, brown, and cream. Cool neutrals will be passed over for hues that are, we dare say, evocative of the ’90s. This change seems to be as much about our post-pandemic emotional state as it is about a murky financial future. The neutrals we are now choosing for our homes reflect how we want to capture peace and optimism, wrapping rooms in warmth and a sense of well-being.
RAW, NATURAL MATERIALS REIGN
It’s no secret that dramatic, colorful marble is everywhere. And that’s part of a larger trend that highlights the natural qualities of materials, stripped of all synthetics. While organic shapes and materials have been popular in the past, this is more specific. A stronger focus on exaggerated veining and textures in marble, stone, and wood as well, as high-contrast and high-pattern grains are seeing more interest.
SUSTAINABILITY IS HERE TO STAY
The top trend that will continue in 2023? Designers say it’s sustainability. This is, perhaps, not a revelation. However, earth-friendly practices will reach further this year, from objets d’art to our gardens.
MAXIMALISM, BUT MAKE IT MODERN
The maximalist “grand millennial” style of years past isn’t going anywhere, but we will also see more layering of streamlined sculptural silhouettes, rather than prints and patterns.
HAND-FORMED TEXTURES TAKE HOLD
Like the continued interest in sustainability, a focus on handmade artisan goods points to the shift toward design with global impact. Hand-formed textures are key to celebrating artisanality. It has an engaging tactility, that’s why we’re seeing high-street retailers and higher-end brands working with it in lighting, decor and even furniture.
A MOVE TOWARD TRANSPARENT TOUCHES
Ethereal details will rule the fashion scene in 2023. New transparent objects, with an airy and lightly tinted design, help us free up space to move, escape, and let our thoughts wander as we dream.
HOLDING ONTO HISTORY
Pinterest calls it the “hipstoric home trend.” Boomers and Gen Z are searching for new ways to honour vintage and inherited pieces in their homes. Comfort is a key quality here—reassurance, familiarity, a feel-good aspect like bringing up a smile seeing it or touching it. Consumers can bring new life to old furniture and fixtures with textiles and knit at a minimal cost.