Looking for the latest interior design trends in 2023? Here’s how to design your home in 2023.
We all want to design our homes that align with the current trends, but also timeless so we aren’t spending money every year to update our home. The big investments in your home should be timeless and functional. For example, if you’re a family with 3 young kids under 5 years old, stick with your bathtub, even if showers with glass doors are trending. Make your life flow in your home. You shouldn’t have to work harder for a design trend.
Also, do not force these trends. If they don’t appeal to you, don’t incorporate them! It’s your home and you should love every single corner of your home! On TikTok I got comments saying that shiplap was dead. Cool, thanks for your opinion. First of all, it’s not dead. It’s become timeless. Second, I don’t care if you think it’s “dead”. I love it and will use it in my home!
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How much of your home should be on trend vs timeless?
This depends entirely on budget, ease of making the updates and how long you want the trend to be in your home. Some people are early adopters and want to incorporate the trends right away. Other’s like to see if the trend is here to stay before adding it to their home. As a general rule of thumb, anything that is costly or difficult to change within 5 years should be timeliness. Let’s jump into the 2023 interior design trends!
A Fireplace in a Kitchen
This is one trend that I am definitely going to get behind! I love the idea of a fireplace in a kitchen. It’s so cozy! It invites the family or guests to linger around the dinner table or kitchen island and connect. I could imagine the fire burning while I enjoy a decadent chocolate mousse with my favourite people. It’s like a scene out of an Italian film.
For this trend, we’re looking for real wood burning or gas fireplaces with a brick surround, and chunky wood mantle. The vibe is not about a modern electric fireplace embedded with shiplap.
The Revival of Burgundy and Plum and French Country Blues
In the last few years, the trending colors were black and green. I’m going to be honest with you – the accent colors in my home are green and black! I have several green accent walls and black doors.
We will see a gradual replacement of green and black with burgundy and plum and French country blues. The deep tones of the burgundy and plums make a space feel rich. Paired with gold accents, it will really elevate a space. Now, I know you might be thinking this color isn’t for you, but it’s just paint, try it out and see how you feel. The design of the burgundy and plum spaces should be more classic. It won’t pair well in a modern or minimalistic space. My favourite picks are:
I love this bathroom beadboard wall paired with the bright penny tile by Ryia.
If you’re not into a moody vibe, blues are going to be very popular. You’ll see them on kitchen cabinets, in bedrooms and rugs. These tones of blues bring a soft and fresh environment, especially when paired with white and blacks. My favourite picks are:
Studio McGee has used a soft blue in this office. I’d love to work here! Source
The Exit of the Accent Wall
I’m a huge fan of accent walls. I have so many that it’s getting hard to count. But in 2023 we will see less of the single lonely accent wall. Both accent walls with wood trim and single painted color accent walls will be exiting. In 2023, we will be bringing the room together by carrying the design to all 4 walls. So if you love picture frame molding, add it to all the walls in your room
Isn’t this mudroom so darling designed by Erin. Source
The 5th Wall
Ceilings have been overlooked for years as a design feature. In 2023 you will find interior designers bringing attention to the ceiling. You can shiplap your ceiling, make it a coffered ceiling, add beams or simply paint the same color as the walls.
I can’t believe Annie DIYed the ceiling and the arch! Source
If you hate your popcorn ceilings, you can add shiplap like I did! Source
For several years, we’ve seen Mid-Century Modern furniture with it’s minimal clean lines be very popular. In 2023, there will be more rounded furniture. It will be more cozy and plush. It’s the kind of sofa you can curl up for many hours and read a book, or snuggle up with your favourite rom-com.
I love how Jennifer pairs rounded furniture with rounded door archway. Source
Pairing with the rounded furniture, arches in your home add a softness to the linear features of modern homes. Arches will be seen in doorways, and as features on a wall. If you love this trend, but don’t want to change your home, you can add an arched cabinet.
Heather added this unique wall feature to her bathroom. Source
A Return to Classic Bathroom Features
Instead of a standard vanity, there will be a resurgence of a classic shaped vanity with gold or polished nickel accents. You will also see marble backsplash with faucets connected to the backsplash instead of the countertop. I love this look! It reminds of the kind of bathroom that would be in a French castle.
Jennifer mixes metals in this classic style bathroom. The vintage art adds interest above the toilet. Source
Smart Home Technology
This isn’t a design trend per say, but smart home technology will continue to evolve and become more popular – from automatic timer blinds, to sensor lights, and home security.
I am a huge fan of wallpaper. I’ve used it in many places in my home. However, previously we saw a lot of large scaled wallpaper prints. I would even go far to say that the prints are oversized and large scale – think of the large floral decals that were trending for girls rooms.
This year we will see more feminine wallpapers with smaller scale patterns like florals, birds and vines. Wallpaper is extremely versatile and can be used in just about any space, but it definitely gives a huge impact in smaller spaces like a bathroom or laundry room. I like to use peel and stick wallpaper because wallpaper trends can change.
See the small scale of the vintage style wallpaper Fariha used in her son’s nursery. Source
There are the biggest interior design trends you’ll see in 2023. BUT don’t be afraid to do what you LOVE. It’s YOUR HOME! You should feel at ease and happy when you’re in your home.