Interior design trends are similar to fashion industry trends— they come and go with the seasons. And for that reason, I like to caution my clients about interior design trends. While a particular style of sofa or elaborate wallpaper looks fantastic now, it may become dated by the end of the year.
When I speak to my clients about following trends, I always advise them to take inspiration from them and only use what they absolutely love. It's crucial that you love your home now and in five years too. Check out these 5 shifts that are trending in interior design this year…
In 2023 we will see warm neutrals take over even more. Gone are the days of monochrome or gray on gray interiors. Now, we will see more cream, beige, and shades of brown used in homes.
This trend is about bringing a softer and warmer tone to the home to soothe us. It is even more important to follow this now as we prioritize a sense of well-being. Bringing warm tones into our homes is a great trend, and this is likely to go beyond being just a trend! The tones are comforting and versatile, so I think warm neutrals are here to stay.
The Atlantic Pillow Set from Four Hands is a beautiful way to warm up your space.
It's no secret that dramatic marble is everywhere right now, and this is part of a much larger trend of highlighting the natural qualities of materials. This includes stone, wood, and other raw materials used in an interior design project.
For example, rattan has been taking the interior design world by storm recently, and that is because homeowners eagerly want to inject texture into their spaces. By embracing materials in their raw state, we can do just that.
I love using raw timber for dining tables, coffee tables, and open shelving. This helps to add warmth and texture to interiors, creating a well-balanced space.
Alder & Tweed gives us warm and natural with the Mason Coffee Table in Misted Ash.
Lighting is essential to any design, but the trend for 2023 focuses on oversized fixtures. So instead of playing it on the safe side with lighting sizes above a dining table, in a foyer, or wall sconce, we will see some experiments with oversized lighting fixtures.
Not only will this grab people's attention, but these oversized fixtures will also look super stylish and give many rooms a designer edge.
The showstopping Flower Drop Chandelier is a stunning addition to this dining room.
This interior design trend is more eclectic and playful, but definitely, one to keep your eyes open for! We will see massive interest in decorative trims as many homeowners take inspiration from period properties. In addition, they will want to bring a playful look to wall paneling and trim work.
You can take decorative wall paneling one step further by using contrasting trim. The contrast highlights the paneling through the use of color. This will look great if done well but could fall flat if the colors don't work well together. Instead, use different shades of the same color to play it on the safer side.
One of the most popular interior design trends for 2023 is sunset hues! After the pandemic and unsettled economy news, many homeowners want to inject some energy and positivity into their homes. One of the most effective ways of doing this is through color!
Use burnt oranges, yellows, and rich pink tones to embrace sunset hues in your home. I love using color in my clients' homes, but I understand that it can be tricky for some to embrace fully. Opt for lighter shades in smaller quantities to ease yourself into using color in your space.
Regardless of your thoughts on interior design trends, your home is yours! So make sure you choose colors, finishes, and features that speak to you and help create spaces you love to be in. If that means going against interior design trends, then go for it! Trends are guides, not hard and fast rules to abide by.
As always, I aim to design my clients' homes into meaningful, personalized spaces, with or without these trends.
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