Are you moving into a new home? Or just ready to give your tired spaces a bit of an overhaul? Keeping up to date with home decor trends can take your living spaces from a bit homely and outdated to new, fresh, and fabulous. In interior styling, 2023 is all about moving away from the Covid-era functionality and comfort to a vibe more suited to afternoon entertaining and feeling a little fabulous in your surroundings. With this in mind, we’re excited to bring you this year’s 10 most-wanted home decor must-haves.
#1. Think Environmentally Friendly
Like the trend towards environmentally friendly packaging and foods, there is more and more of a call towards environmentally friendly home decor. Consider the circumstances in which products are made, the packaging they come with, whether they come from recycled materials and can be easily recycled themselves. Sustainability is here and it’s here to stay.
#2. Photos With A Twist
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#3. Luxe Touches
While we all like a touch of luxury in our lives, what we are talking about here is in terms of materials and textures associated with luxury. Think silks, velvets, and other plush textiles, or touches of deep, earthy woods.
#4. Separated Spaces
The combined living/dining/kitchen space isn’t exactly dead, but in 2023, it’s all about creating separate spaces for separate activities. Now that lockdowns are finally a thing of the past, we’re making our rooms separate again; each for their own specific activities. For those with a smaller space to work with, consider stylized room separators.
#5. Color Pops
All neutral everything is out and clever color combos are in. In 2023, you can expect to see a return to more daring color combinations, although in muted tones rather than deep, rich, color pops.
#6. A Listening Nook
Over-the-top entertainment rooms with giant screens and wrap-around couches are making way for a more cultured experience with an in-home listening nook. Sure, you might not have as many books to read these days, but a relaxing space to listen to a podcast or two – or even record your own – is a new decor aspiration. Turn that underutilized laundry room into a soft and cushy listening nook and choose a European-style laundry setup instead. We dare you.
#7. Mixed Metals
Bronze on the door handles and gold on your mirror trims? Go ahead. Rose gold and silver in the kid’s bathroom? You bet. Mixed metals give a more lived-in look to a home than decking your whole space out in just the one type, shade, or finish of metal. Take a look at how different metals pair together in color patches and styled rooms online and then put those ideas into practice and go for that mismatched approach.
#8. A Statement Rug
A large rug with a bold print is always a great way to make a room appear more interesting than it might look otherwise. If your other furnishing and finishes are quite subdued, it’s time to hunt out a gorgeous statement rug. Consider this type of rug as the new way to hang a bold art piece in your room – it’s just on the floor instead. Don’t like art-style prints? Instead go for bold patterns.
#9. Larger Than Life Lighting
Just as statement rugs are in vogue, so too are statement lamps and statement lighting fixtures. Not only does the shade, tone, and direction of light in your home make a difference from a styling perspective, but so too does the way that the light fixture itself looks within the space. If you can’t find great fixtures, standing floor and table lamps in different shapes, sizes, and patterns can add personality to any room. Don’t forget to hook them up to your home automation system for the ultimate in themed lighting moods for every occasion.
#10. Black Accents
Black is back. Rather than being the cold, clinical, and ‘modern’ solid black furnishings and built-ins of the past, black in 2023 is done in accent touches. If you want to try adding blacks to your palette you can consider adding black picture frames, black and white soft cushions, vases or coffee table, lighting fixtures, or wooden chairs.