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If you’ve been looking for the right opportunity to add style, power, and comfort to your space, you’ll appreciate this list. We asked professional designers and industry players for their opinions on the topic The best interior design trends for 2023.
Some of their picks confirm that certain things like: shades of blue, carpets full of personality are suitable for maximalists, statement window treatments and high quality marble countertops in kitchens stand the test of time. Finally, some of them were highlighted in our feature on the leading design trends of 2022. But other trend forecasts may surprise you: high-gloss wooden surfaces and full-fledged craft rooms are just a few examples that you should consider.
All in all, use this list of the biggest design trends for 2023 including hip kitchen ideas to bring your own space to life in the year ahead. And remember, this prognosis isn’t a mandate to start a colon cleanse if you’re not currently considering it. Sometimes the smallest design upgrades — the right color palette, hardware style, furniture piece, or decorative accent — are enough to give a room a fresh, picture-perfect look. Start with your dream kitchen, living room, bedroom, or just about any other space that could use a refresh.
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“Listening rooms or music rooms have always been coveted by audiophiles, but they are gaining popularity among the masses as vinyl record sales continue to soar Play your favorite music to relax and enjoy, alone or with a group of people. Even if you don’t have an entire room available, a special corner or alcove in any room can be turned into a space where you can enjoy music.” — Molly Torres Portnof, Founder, DATE Interiors
“Slabs of stone dominate backsplashes from countertop to ceiling. They fall to the ground in waterfall ridges and wrap around islands. It’s an exciting development as these stones are so unique and beautiful and really enhance these spaces as the basic neutrals they could never replace. They are complemented by a renewed interest in colorful mosaics and textured stone tiles with mixed surfaces.” – Nancy Epstein, Founder and CEO, Artistic tile
“The neutral, warm and cozy look will add some additions in 2023. I’m starting to see plum and mustard appearing in more calming and deeper tones that seem like they’re a color found in nature. People are beginning to embrace color, but not in the bold, vibrant tones. They begin to appreciate shades other than green, brown, and blue, which are seen as more earthy and calming. — Linda Hayslett, Founder, LH.Designs
“I see a lot of enclosed kitchen spaces versus large family rooms/kitchen areas that are open to the rest of the home. But within this space, the designs are more of an open plan with wall shelves and fewer built-in-looking cabinets.” — Christopher Peacock, CEO and Founder, Christopher Peacock (cabinet brand)
“We expect to see much more saturated colors, glossier than matte finishes, and more elaborate lampshades. Traditionally applied fabrics and patterns have become very popular, so much so that we are introducing new shades in pleated linen as a standard offering. We also envisage ceramic shades for table, floor and even pendant or surface mounting which are trending. — Charlie Dumais, ceramist, Dumais made (a handmade lamps and accessories workshop)
“Design with nostalgia in mind will continue. I don’t mean mid-century or retro. I think this idea of granny chic is evolving into a less cheesy/more sophisticated style, which I really appreciate.” — Gideon Mendelson, Founder and Creative Director, Mendelson group
Blue & meaningful decor accents
“Overall, 2023 will be bold. Ultramarine blue will be the trend color for the coming year. It’s a bright, super saturated and luscious color. In keeping with the bold theme, people will genuinely embrace the use of family heirlooms, antiques, and the repurposing and integration of meaningful pieces into their homes.” — Anne Hepfer, interior designer, author of MOOD
Unique window treatments
“In 2023, I expect to see more embellishments on window treatments, from fringes along the leading edges of curtains to roman shades and molded cornices. These details make window treatments more individual and add clout to simpler, more streamlined alternatives.” — Davina Ogilvie, Founder, Woven Home (Custom Window Treatment Company)
“The use of warmer wood tones and an earthy color palette in furniture and fabrics will continue to increase.” — Krisha Salud, Interior Designer, StudioLAB
“Stripes are going to come back big. They are the original high-contrast design element, whether in wallpaper, textiles or colors, and make a distinctive statement like no other pattern.” — Carrie Livingstoninterior architect
“There will always be neutral rugs, but I love the shift towards rugs that are functioning floor art. These statement rugs become a permanent part of the home – a form of artwork that also needs to be curated to create the perfect space.” — Alex Alonso, Founder and Creative Director, Mr. Alex TATE design
“As a studio we have noticed a growing demand for contemporary kitchen design. However, there is a gap in the market for a tempered design that offsets the cold, impersonal feeling that is keeping homeowners from taking the plunge. We’ve refined what we’ve termed soft-contemporary kitchen design – an approach that layers warm elements to soften that feeling. In our soft-contemporary kitchens, contrast is key to use a very high gloss finish for the cabinets and offset it with a matte wood finish for open shelving or accent panels.” — Bob Bakes, co-founder, Baking & Kropp
“Gold is back forever. Hopefully we’ll never see brushed nickel again. This is in line with the overarching trend of warm tones versus cool tones.” — Susan Hayward, Founder of Susan Hayward Interiors
High-gloss wooden surfaces
“Instead of matte wood finishes, there will be more high gloss wood that will give the home a polished look and feel.” — Dan Mazzarini, Principal and Creative Director, BHDM Design
“Forget subtle tartans and appealing neutrals. Right now, people with bold plaid can have both: tons of color tamed by a traditional look. It is great for throws, cushions and even floor coverings.” – Sarah Fischer, Chief Designer, Sarah & Sons Interiors
“So many people have holed up in their home office over the last few years. Dedicated adult craft and creation spaces support mental well-being and offer an escape from hectic 24/7 digital life. Here I’ve transformed a former coach house into a gem of a craft/art studio where creativity can flourish. Whether it’s an entire room or a small hollowed-out corner, craft areas support the serious mental benefits of having fun.” — Gail Jamentz, Director, Soul Interiors Design
“As we continue to see the positive effects of being close to nature, we look to the rising trend of biophilic design to help us bring something from the natural world into the comfort of our homes. Using natural materials like bamboo, cork, sisal, and wood can add texture and character to a space.” — Gil Walsh, Founder, Gil Wash Interiors
Brown-based colors — caramel, tomato red, terracotta, deep coral — will be big in 2023. After years of bright whites and cool grays dominating design, people are looking for a more calming palette that invites warmth and coziness. — Sarah Cole, Founder, Sarah Cole Interiors
Jewel box laundry rooms
“Busy laundry rooms go glamorous with shimmering finishes, richly patterned details and even whimsical accessories.” – Tiffani Baumgart, founder, Tiffani Baumgart Interiors
“Rounded door frames, thresholds and ceilings will be big in 2023. Arches are reminiscent of an old-world architectural era, adding a sense of timelessness and softness to any space.” — Lynn Stone, co-founder of Hunter Carson Design
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