There is no denying that it can be difficult to keep up let alone stay loyal to your personal interior taste when there are just so many beautiful and new interior design trends that seem to emerge each year. You know, the design trends that once had you entering strong evidence to present to your opposing council to win your case for execution. (And by that we mean getting your spouse on board with the décor change that will be happening regardless if they like it or not by referencing a slew of Pinterest photos).
Yes, we have been there too. And yes, we may also have painted a kitchen island navy blue at one point. So, we are here to tell you that interior design trends come, go, and come back again the same way your “mom jeans” (that you never threw out) are now cool and have been claimed by your teenage daughter. It is very okay to get tired of the spaces you inhabit every day and to have that burning desire to change it up again – even if you redecorated less than six months ago.
We all do it. Trends are like seasons; they are in a constant state of flux and can become fresh, exciting inspirations for emulating the moods and feelings you are craving for your home. This doesn’t mean that you have to re-paint each room in your house twice a year (see: Chris loves Julia for inspiration if you do), it actually means the complete opposite. If you intuitively design areas in your home for longevity right from the beginning stages, you can incorporate bits and pieces of design trends you love in a way that will not compromise the overall aesthetic.
By locking down on one or two architectural components that work seamlessly together throughout your entire home, such as arched partitions or wainscoting, the interior world is your oyster! You will have so much freedom to play and change your mind a million times in regard to colours, textures, patterns, and decor without altering the identity of your home.
Now, as we hop, skip, and leap into sunshine and Spring 2023, the world of residential interior design and decor is already seeing a lot of changes. From bold vivid colours to sustainable materials, homeowners (and designers), are looking for new ways to bring their homes to life. In this blog post, we will explore some of our favourite emerging residential interior design and decor trends for 2023.
In recent years, the importance of incorporating natural elements into interior design has been widely recognized. Biophilic design, which focuses on incorporating natural elements into indoor spaces, is expected to gain even more traction as we move throughout 2023. Biophilic design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also has numerous health benefits, including reducing stress and boosting productivity.
The trend emphasises the importance of integrating natural light, greenery, and other organic elements into the design scheme to create a sense of calm and relaxation. This trend can also be achieved by drawing on the use of natural materials such as stone and wood for a grounded warmth and texture in your space.
Mixing Bold and Moody Colours
In 2023, bold and moody colours are expected to make a comeback in residential interior design. These colours will be used to create a visual statement and add a touch of personality to any space. Rich jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, and ruby red will be popular, as will warm earthy hues like rust, terracotta, and ochre. Something we have noticed is that combining these moody tones with lime wash paint and/or Venetian plaster has also become increasingly popular.
Limewash creates an interplay between light and shadow, depth and detail while harnessing the characteristics of biophilic design (as the paint is made from clay and other natural materials)—nothing we love more than gazing at the morning sunlight beaming on a lime-washed wall…drool. Maximalist design embraces bold colours, patterns, and textures to create a rich and eclectic space. This trend is perfect for homeowners who want to add a touch of drama to their interiors.
Layers on layers, textures on textures. Texture is an essential element in interior design, and it will continue to be popular in 2023. Soft, plush textures like velvet and chenille will be used to add a sense of luxury to a space, while natural textures like rattan, wicker, and jute will be used to bring a touch of nature indoors. It is important to note that velvet can be added through small details; something as simple as a throw pillow.
Artisanal Touches & Personalization
You know the saying, “2023 is the year of me”! Well, this year expect to see an increased focus on personal and artisanal touches in interior design for spaces that truly embody personality. Handcrafted items, such as pottery, woven textiles, and artisanal lighting, are expected to become more popular. These pieces add texture, warmth, and character to a space and create a sense of authenticity.
Creating an eclectic environment through custom furniture, vintage finds, artwork, or accessories that speak to you, can capture the essence of conscious decision-making and stylistic precision. Personalization allows homeowners to create a space that truly reflects their tastes and style. If you want to read further on how to do that, check out our seven design secrets post.