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HOME INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2023
According to Veranda Interior Design Trends, White walls are going to stay, and honey onyx is back in!
While, architectural digest forecasts interior designs will be all about brilliant color, off-kilter plants, and a strong sense of personal style.
While we tend to eschew design trends in favor of more timeless and personal furnishings, it’s still fun to hear what designers think will be trending in 2023 and beyond. Over the last few years, most of us have spent more time at home and it’s changed the way we view our spaces, both aesthetically and functionally. From bold paint to textured walls to layered textiles, now is the time to create a space that makes you smile. Here, are the biggest interior design trends for 2023, according to designers.
1. “Soft Modern” Kitchens
Bob Bakes and Paul Kropp, co-founders of Bakes and Kropp, say that they’ve seen a growing demand for modern kitchen design, but feel that there’s “a gap for a tempered design that offsets the cold, impersonal feeling that deters homeowners from taking the plunge.”To combat this, they’ve refined what they dub the ‘soft modern’ kitchen design. “In our ‘soft modern’ kitchen designs, contrast is key,” they say. “We might choose to use a very high-gloss finish for the cabinetry and offset it with a matte wood finish for open shelving or accent panels.”
2. Pine Wood and Other Natural Materials
Potter and interior designer Jonathan Adler said during a recent Caesarstone presentation, “Trends are an interesting concept. We live in an ‘anything goes’ era and I’m here for it, I think pine wood is having a moment, and that’s unexpected.” He added that incorporating natural materials—such as other woods, stone, and plants—into interiors will also be a huge trend for 2023.
3. Wallpapered Powder Rooms
Though wallpaper in powder rooms is certainly not a new or groundbreaking trend, Lauren Robbins, founder, and lead designer for Lauren Robbins Interiors says that it’s only going to get bigger and bolder next year. “Powder rooms specifically are a great place to execute pattern play and colors that you may be cautious to put in larger spaces in your home,” she says. “We like to call our powder rooms the jewel box of a home, as you can experiment with layered colors, texture, and unique decorative accessories that add an element of surprise when you open the doors of the room.”
4. Personality-Driven Design
New York City-based designer David Frazier says that many of his clients are shifting away from neutral, Pinterest-perfect rooms and opting instead for cozier spaces that feature personal collections, layered textiles, unique art, and a mix of old and new furnishings. He says, “We have seen so much minimalism over the last few years; our clients are now craving warmth, depth, and character in their personal spaces.” Now, this is one trend we can get behind!
5. Texture Everywhere
Lindye Galloway, founder and chief creative officer at Lindye Galloway Design Studio and Shop, says, “In 2022, plaster and lime wash started to make their way into design again—and I think 2023 is going to be the year it is infused deep into the design of everyone’s homes.”While you could certainly opt for textured lime wash walls, even adding a plaster hood in your kitchen (one of the biggest kitchen trends for 2023) can create a major visual impact in your space.
6. Sustainable Design
Many of our designers agree that 2023 seems like the year for sustainable design. Smith says, “Consumers are becoming more mindful of choosing environmentally friendly options, and rightly so, as the conversation and importance of sustainable design will begin to take center stage. People are increasingly asking ‘where is this made,’ ‘how is this made,’ etc.”
7. Architectural-Inspired Interiors
Architecture will continue making its way to interiors in 2023. Eddie Maestri, principal architect, creative director, and owner at Maestri Studio says, “Along with the art deco-inspired spaces we’ve been seeing, we’ll start to see nods to other distinctive styles that are graphic and bold like Brutalism and Bauhaus.”
8. Performance Fabrics
Many designers are being tasked with creating beautiful, but still livable spaces—especially for families who have small children, pets, or busy lifestyles. Brad Ramsey, principal designer and founder of Brad Ramsey Interiors, says, “Everyone wants indestructible fabrics!”
9. Lighting as Art
It’s time to play around with mood lighting! Creative Director and Co-founder of House of Leon, Jordan Neman, says, “We believe lighting will take center stage in a certain way [in the next year or so]. As people design and build their dream homes they’ll come to learn the importance of ambient lighting and the role it plays in giving a space a feeling. We believe lighting will become more sculptural with mixed materials incorporated into the pieces.”
10. Honey Onyx
If you remember this material trending in 1980’s interior design, we have some news: It’s about to be back! Geddes Ulinskas, principal and founder of Geddes Ulinskas Architects, says, “Suffering from overuse in ’80s style, honey onyx fell out of favor with designers. We see the stone coming back strongly with striking, graphic veining. It will continue to be seen as a classic material for design.
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