Over the past few years, most of us have spent much more time at home. During this time, many have completed their space-changing improvements, such as a home office, play & study areas for the children, exercise space, and backyard fun with possibly even a firepit. Coming out of this time of redefining spaces, what are some design trends to watch for in 2023?
Welcome to this era of fun personality-driven design where bold-colored accent walls, softer curvy lines, and lighting to lift your mood are just a few of the things to watch for. Breaking free from Pinterest-perfect to do your own thing where anything goes, and color is king is perfectly acceptable in 2023.
Wallpaper & Wall Moldings
Fun patterns and places for wallpaper are in, so don’t be afraid to even wallpaper that ceiling as that is now, in 2023, considered an artistic accent. Bedroom accent walls with molding in fun designs are another great look on trend and can be easy on the budget.
Color and More Color
Sherwin Williams 2023 Color of the Year is Redend Point SW 9081. Here is how Sherwin Williams describes Redend Point.
“Redend Point SW 9081 is a nourishing and intriguing hue, an inviting neutral inspired by the deep care we feel for our communities, our connections, and our crafts. It is subtle, warm, and restorative, suitable in commercial or residential spaces where mind and soul can relax and be refreshed.”
Another example of bold color is Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta – described as an empowering red that is bold and encourages self-expression.
Pops of color are in and can help warm up your spaces against our stark white areas. Pink hues, as well as lots of earthy tones and warm neutrals, are also trending and will help to add depth and drama to any space.
Making a statement and becoming a piece of art in a home are unique lighting fixtures from modern to dramatic. The hottest trends are pendant lighting over the dining table, wall sconces, and lights that create a scene or mood in the space via a smart lighting system. Additionally, hitting the scene are square-shaped flush-mounted LED canned lighting.
Bringing in dark, rich tones and textures, including moody accent walls in a bedroom together with black interior doors, will deliver dramatic contrasts. Black hardware from last year’s trends will continue this year. Black square doorknobs on interior doors will also help make a dramatic statement. As you are having fun bringing in the dramatic, don’t forget to balance it with some cozy warm vibes within your designs.
A new word I learned while doing the research for this article is “ComfortCore.” Wayfair describes the term as a 2023 trend where the consumers, after these past few years, want their homes to feel safe, a place to relax with a cozy feeling where they can connect with family and friends, “ComfortCore.”
To incorporate this trend in your home, you can integrate curves, soft edges, and arched shapes. These additions tend to be visually appealing while adding softness and sophistication to a space. We will begin to see more curved furniture, from sofas to coffee tables, poofs, and small home accessories, as a way to bring “ComfortCore” into the home.
May your home in 2023 be a comfortable, safe place where you gather to enjoy your family and friends and create lifelong memories. Should you have any real estate needs or questions regarding the real estate market, I encourage you to reach out to your local REALTOR®.
Resources: National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
Krisztina Bell, Home Staging Expert