As we enter into the beginning of 2023, I can’t help but reminisce on where we were last year and all the design trends we saw brought into the mix. Following the post pandemic changes around the world, we began to see a large surge in home renovations. People began spending more time at home, and wanted to live in better functioning, more aesthetically pleasing environments. Today, things feel more cheerful and full of energy – much like the forecast design trends of 2023! Now, settle in. There’s quality information here, if I do say so myself 😉
Here are the top 5 design trends predicted to dominate 2023!
Turns out, most of us have been ready to change out of our sweatpants and homebody tendencies to reenter life without restraint. Few places reflect this shift more than our home interiors. While last year brought soothing color palettes, 2023 is bringing bold, statement making changes. This year, plan to see white and neutral interiors fall out of style to more cheerful hues, even if they are just appearing in accents. Can I get a hallelujah?! I don’t know about you, but an all white room falls flat. It’s important to incorporate contrast for added warmth and dimension into any space.
THE RETURN OF THE DINING ROOM
We’re getting rid of those make-shift, stay-at-home offices that took over dining room tables across America. Rather than the open floorplan we’ve sought after in recent years, many are now seeking the coziness and intimacy that a dining room provides. People want to spend dinner parties in conversation and not shouting over the TV or commotion of the dishwasher. Need the perfect space to entertain? Let’s make your dining room an inviting, charming space for all your dinner parties and holiday gatherings.
Remember the subway tile fad that came with the Farmhouse style era? Well, it’s on it’s way out. While subway tile will remain a timeless solution for kitchen and bathrooms, we are now seeing more and more slab installations. A seamless slab countertop carried to the backsplash in a kitchen, shower walls, and fireplace facades are all gaining popularity in slab installations. Natural stones are beautiful and can really provide a wow factor into a space, however it can be pricey. An alternative solution that won’t break the bank or require constant upkeep, but still provide you with the exotic stone look is a porcelain slab. PRO TIP: Make sure your installer has experience with porcelain slab installations prior to hiring your fabricator. Porcelain slabs are thin and can break if not handled properly.
Home owners are moving away from hidden wine cellars and really embracing wine storage as more of an art installation. It is a collection afterall, am I right?! Turn an unused room in your home into a wine tasting room, like Studio Steidley did for their client in their once unused library space. Do you have a staircase or an unused niche in your home? These areas serve as the perfect place to add wine storage and make the most of what was once wasted space.
CURVES + ARCHES
Make way for softer shapes in your home this year! Expect to see more arched doorways and entries, curved furniture and organic sculptural forms. While sharp edges and straight lines were all the rage in recent years, we are starting to see the pendulum swing in the opposite direction, with curves and arches providing softness that was not included in previous design trends. The easiest way to incorporate lightness into your home is with furniture, vases, mirrors and smaller décor details. Ready to really commit? Consider incorporating an arched doorway at your entry!
Which trend caught your eye? There are several items here that we have already begun incorporating into ongoing design projects we are working on. We can’t wait to share them with you! Follow us on social media for the latest project updates.
Have a fabulous week, friends! Talk soon!