Interior Design Trends 2023 and What We’re Leaving Behind

January 17th, 2023
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A new year means lots of new opportunities. It’s a good time to explore new design trends and new ideas that you can bring into your living spaces to make your home even homier, more aligned with your personality, and more beautiful all around. What are the hottest 2023 home design trends? Not to worry! We’ve scoured dozens of articles on design trends 2023 to bring you a list of some of the best and brightest, as well as three design trends that the experts say we should be leaving behind in the new year! Without further ado, let’s get started!

What we love in 2023 home design trends!

Color, color, color! This is the year to really take a chance with color! Whether you go all out with a more vibrant color palette or just bring in a few shades as accents, nothing brightens up your living space and declares your adventurous spirit better than splashes of bright and vivid color that add personality to every room. This goes for paint palettes, of course, but it also extends to everything else: furniture, accents like throws and rugs, and the artwork we choose for our walls. Fortunately, most of the home décor and improvement stores are on board, and you can find pre-chosen color palettes that help you mix and match colors that you love all over the house!

Natural elements. Natural materials never go out of style. In the last few years, as we’ve all been spending more time in our homes than ever before, we’ve seen the value of incorporating natural elements to help us stay in touch with the world beyond our four walls. We’ve been bringing the great outdoors inside with natural stone countertops, wood cabinets and vanities, and even natural stone tile on floors and walls. This move toward natural materials is also a reflection of broader social movements toward sustainability and rethinking a reliance on synthetic or engineered products over more natural (and time-tested) solutions.

Blues and greens. We mentioned that colors are big, and this means that certain rooms in the house are seeing shifts in the most popular colors chosen for them. Whites and grays have dominated kitchen design for years, but recently a move toward other colors has been growing in the kitchen, with blues coming out in front and greens not following far behind. Blues can often help to create contrast with cabinets and trim pieces, especially in kitchens that still have a lot of white details, while greens of all shades bring out the natural color of wood cabinets and look amazing along with brass finishes and fixtures.

Outdoor lounge areas. Because we’re spending more time at home, we’re looking for new ways to make our homes inviting and accommodating for activities that we might have enjoyed elsewhere in the past. This includes outdoor lounge spaces where we can cook, eat, exercise, play games, or just spend our time relaxing and watching the world go by while enjoying some fresh air. To really make outdoor areas shine, homeowners are turning to some stylish and luxurious outdoor features such as fire pits, outdoor heaters, water features, and even chandeliers!

What we’re leaving behind in 2023!

As you can see, there are some exciting design trends 2023 is bringing with it, but experts agree on a few trends from previous years that should be left behind. Here are three of the big ones!

All-white everything. Past years have seen a move toward minimalist, all-white design trends that, frankly, make houses look like they are being perpetually staged for sale. Fortunately, colors and textures are back, bringing a whole new dimension to your living spaces and making your home truly reflect your personality. In the kitchen, especially, that all-white look doesn’t really do much to suggest a family gathering spot or a place where you would want to cook up a big pot of chili or spaghetti. Your kitchen should be warm, welcoming, and full of life, so experts suggest you opt for some color and texture wherever you can.

Media-only centered rooms. If we’ve learned one thing over the last few years, it’s that family means everything. Family time is quality time, and family communication is vital. Rooms that feature one sofa facing a screen are out, while multi-purpose rooms that are more family-friendly and focused on communication are in. Even if your space is small, you can vary your living spaces in so many ways to turn your focus away from screens and onto one another. Recreate “conversation pits” by placing sofas where they face one another. Add additional (and varied) seating options or places where kids can work on their homework and where the whole family can enjoy each other’s company.

Mass-produced “fast furniture.” It’s time to say goodbye to cheap furniture in the home. Sure, we’ve all been to that big furniture store with the distinctly Scandinavian name to pick up a few sticks of furniture at one time or another, but you have to admit that quality furniture just feels better in the home. It lasts longer. It’s more comfortable. And it makes more of a statement in our interior design than mass-produced stuff. Sure, it may take longer to find the perfect piece of quality furniture, but the hunt can be part of the excitement. As people look to increase sustainability and decrease their carbon footprint, thrifting and looking for that perfect piece of furniture at antique malls is growing in popularity, too. Ultimately, once you find the piece that you really love, it will feel so much more rewarding in the long run.

Decorating your home is an important part of truly making it yours, and whether you’re following the latest 2023 home design trends or striking out into entirely new territory on your own, we can’t think of a better place to be decorating than one of our many beautiful homes here at Mantua. If you want to keep up with all of our articles filled with tips and news, or just learn more about homes at Mantua and schedule a tour, fill out the contact form below to stay up-to-date on everything that’s happening in and around our master-planned community in McKinney, Texas.