2023 Design Trends

2023 Design Trends

  • Radhi Ahern & Scott Kalmbach
  • 03/31/23

Design Trends

Based on current trends and predictions, here are some likely interior design trends we see coming for 2023. The world of design is constantly changing but understanding the way people live can be an effective predictor how lifestyle will influence the elements people select for their decor and home furnishings.


Sustainable Materials
As the world becomes increasingly environmentally conscious, more homeowners are seeking out sustainable interior design options. In 2023, we can expect to see a surge in the use of sustainable materials such as bamboo, cork, and recycled glass. These materials not only look great but also help reduce our carbon footprint. You will see these effects even more so in rural and suburban neighborhoods where people interact more with their natural surroundings on a daily basis.


Bold Colors and Patterns
In recent years, neutral colors have been popular in interior design, but in 2023, we can expect to see a shift towards bolder, more vibrant colors and patterns. Bright yellows, blues, and greens are predicted to be popular, as are bold geometric patterns and floral prints. The days of white, gray, black and tans may be coming to an end as people aspire to bring more individual personality to their homes..


Comfortable and Cozy Spaces
2023 will see a continued emphasis on creating comfortable and cozy spaces in the home. Soft, plush fabrics such as velvet and chenille will be popular choices for upholstery and bedding. Large, comfortable sofas and chairs will be in demand, as will oversized pillows and throws. Natural materials give texture and warmth and we are seeing these trends in everything from furniture to rugs to lighting.


After years of minimalist interior design trends, maximalism is making a comeback. In 2023, expect to see more layered and eclectic spaces with an emphasis on mixing patterns, colors, and textures. Antique and vintage pieces will be popular choices for creating a unique, personalized look. Since Covid people are interested in larger homes where they can spend more time and do more things from home like work, exercise and even vacation.


Natural Materials
In addition to sustainable materials, natural materials such as wood, stone, and clay will also be popular in 2023. These materials add warmth and texture to a space, and they can be used in a variety of ways, from accent walls to flooring to decorative objects.  Think woven jute, wicker, leather and tribal patterns.


Multifunctional Spaces
As more people work from home, multifunctional spaces will become increasingly important. In 2023, expect to see more home offices that double as guest rooms or workout spaces, as well as living areas that incorporate a dining area or workspace. As families grow and as people age their needs change for the function of their spaces, so having flexible spaces that can accomplish multiple purpose will be increasingly popular.


Smart Technology
Finally, smart technology will continue to play a big role in interior design in 2023. From smart lighting systems to voice-activated assistants, homeowners are increasingly looking for ways to integrate technology seamlessly into their homes. Lighting systems where a single touch of a button turns all of the home lighting on or systems of a home that can be operated from your phone are making daily life more convenient. 


2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for interior design, with a focus on sustainability, bold colors and patterns, cozy and comfortable spaces, maximalism, natural materials, multifunctional spaces, and smart technology. Whether you're renovating your home or simply updating a room, these trends are sure to provide plenty of inspiration.

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