The home decor trends that will stay in 2023 – The Everymom | NutSocia

Remember the moment you first saw Iris’ (played by Kate Winslet) charming cottage in Surrey in the film The holidays? When I want to go there vibes make you feel all warm and cozy?

Well, it’s time to bring that serene English countryside vibe into your home and décor – and it’s easier than ever with inspiration and products chock-full of every home decor account and brand out there.

The vibe of the home decor trends for 2023 is traditional meets sustainable meets cosy. The sourcing of vintage and antique materials, accents and furniture pieces has become more necessary than ever in recent years, mainly due to inventory shortages and shipping delays. Coastal Grandmother and Cottagecore also rose to the top trends on TikTok, all of which pay homage to one thing: traditional English-inspired decor.

Expect much more wood paneling, detailed floral wall coverings and fabrics, muted earth tones, and luxurious textured materials, as seen in recent projects from dozens of leading designers across the country. Last year we caught up with expert Caitlin Flemming, a San Francisco-based designer, about some of her favorite trends that she anticipates will be around for a while.

And the question you’ve probably already asked yourself when it comes to wood, whether it’s in furniture, cabinetry or your floors – yes, classic dark and medium finishes are back, after natural white oak’s long reign to last has dominated decade. Here are my predictions for 10 home decor trends that won’t go anywhere in 2023.

1. Everything green everything

Green cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms, green walls, wood trim, accent furniture – green is everywhere. I recommend sticking to more muted earth tones with gray or beige undertones, as opposed to more saturated or pastel options. See some favorites below.

2. Medium and dark wood

Chances are if you’ve built a home or refinished hardwood floors in the last five years, you’ve opted for a white oak or similar look in a fabricated material. While medium to dark wood floors never went out of style, they are making a comeback with great success. The rich, classic look anchors a room and sets a beautiful stage for any furniture you choose to place on it.

Top: For anyone who owns or is looking to buy a 90’s-00’s home that may have cherry red floors (popular at the time), I recommend finishing in a dark finish to hide the red tones.

3. Rattan

Rattan used to be reserved for beach houses and purely boho homes—but in recent years it’s made its way into the mainstream. Designers from all different styles of living are incorporating rattan pieces into virtually every space, from accent benches and stools in living areas to counter stools in kitchens.



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target | Threshold designed with Studio McGee

4. Antiques, vintage and other used home furnishings

Delivery delays, labor and material shortages, and logistical conundrums have ravaged designers’ schedules in recent years. Designers and homeowners have gotten creative, relying more and more on sourcing readily available materials in the form of antiques and vintage pieces. Flemming has been a master at sourcing and designing antiques since the beginning of her career. “I’ve always loved mixing antiques with more modern furniture in the homes I design. It gives a room a soul,” she said.

Top: If motherhood and work leave little time for you to browse antique stores and flea markets, get to know Facebook Marketplace. It’s a treasure trove of beautiful antiques and gently used pieces – often at great prices!

5. Floral Prints

Floral wallpaper and fabrics have grown in popularity for years, but 2023 design embraces a more is more sensibility: pattern upon pattern upon pattern. Expect small, prairie-inspired and block prints on walls, window treatments, furniture and accents.

“I find myself drawn to pattern upon pattern in spaces,” Flemming said. “It is important to also mix the scale of the pattern. Large patterns next to smaller ones are my favorite combination, whether on the wall or on a fabric.”

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Etsy | Porter Lane house

6. Warm earth tones

While I’m always a firm believer in investing in neutral furniture as the base for a room design, I love all the earthy colors I see in designer online stores and Instagram feeds. Marigold, moss, stone, soot in luxurious velvet and textured linen adorn sofas, headboards, chairs and more. It’s like bringing the English rolling countryside into your home.

7. Boucle

While we thought bouclé might just be a passing freak in the world of home decor trends, we were proved wrong. Bouclé has earned a place as a preferred textile alongside timeless staples like velvet and linen. Even if your style is a little more classic, a bouclé piece here or there will work in almost any room. Don’t you believe us? Check out the examples below.

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8. Painted moldings and ceilings

I’ve loved this look for a number of years and am thrilled that it’s popping up on social media with more and more home renovations. White ceilings and trim are classic and dependable, but the tone-on-tone look that comes with painting the trim and ceiling along with the walls creates a cozy and dramatic statement for the simple cost of a can of paint.

Top: I recommend pairing this trend with the floral wallpaper treatment mentioned above for a truly custom design look!

9. Conical lampshades

When I first saw conic shading appear a few years ago, my brain was confused. It reminded me of lamps from my childhood in the 80’s and 90’s – a style that is long gone. But I also totally loved it. I went with my gut and ordered the oversized lamp, a definite statement piece. My Instagram inbox was immediately flooded with questions about where to find it. Since then, I’ve seen everyone from Target to Etsy to high-end retailers selling lamps with conical shades replacing the popular drum shades of the last two decades. Designers go the extra mile and personalize them with patterned fabrics, but you can find sellers on Etsy who will do that for you!

“People often don’t realize how important a good lampshade can be to good design,” Flemming said. “I like to use patterns on lampshades. It softens the space and adds the perfect light.”

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10. Checkerboard Floors

Another design that has been around for centuries, the traditional checkerboard pattern is used in entryways, bathrooms, mudrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms and is pretty reasonable to source depending on the stone you use. Personally, I’m delighted that another timeless classic is making its way back into homes, giving homeowners peace of mind that their choice won’t go out of style any time soon.

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