It's exciting to observe the diverse ways homes can change and develop. This year, interior design is leaning towards bold, vibrant hues and functional spaces, focusing on areas such as laundry rooms and living rooms. Keeping up with the latest trends keeps you current and enhances your property's value.
Get ready to be inspired! This blog will discover the 2023 top interior design trends and how to implement them in your home.
Decorated Laundry Rooms
Laundry rooms are no longer just a place to do laundry but are becoming multi-functional spaces designed to be inviting and enjoyable. Laundry rooms should be designed with four zones: sorting, washing/drying, ironing, and folding/hanging. Once you've planned out the functionality, you can decorate it by painting the walls in a bright color, adding colorful curtains or blinds, using patterned flooring tiles, or even incorporating a statement wall with a bright and bold pattern or adding plants and flowers. This year, we're also seeing statement lighting fixtures, artwork or a gallery wall, and even a TV to watch your favorite shows while you do your laundry.
This year is about shifting away from neutral colors towards bold, vibrant hues and earthy tones inspired by nature. These colors, paired with thoughtful decor and accessories, create a welcoming ambiance that promotes comfort and happiness.
One standout shade this year is Pantone's Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, which is both striking and refined and can instantly elevate one's mood. Interior designer Sabra Ballon of San Francisco-based ballonSTUDIO shares, "This color will elevate the feel of a room, bringing positive, powerful, and passionate energy. It holds its hue in the dark. It's a great color for a dark, sexy space. It works beautifully in a library, dining room, walk-in closet, or a velvet upholstery on a big, deep plush sofa."
The trend of designing homes specifically for entertaining guests continues to grow in popularity this year. Homeowners are creating dedicated spaces for socializing and hosting gatherings, such as game rooms, home theaters, and basement bars.
For example, take a look at this beautiful basement space designed by Long Island interior designer Annette Jaffe, which features a poker table, pool table, home bar, golf simulator, and home theater. With spaces like this, your home will become the go-to destination for parties and gatherings.
The use of various textures in interior design is a trend that is gaining popularity among designers. By combining different fabrics, materials, and finishes in a thoughtful manner, designers can create visually appealing spaces that are both dynamic and engaging.
For example, check out this kitchen designed by Annette Jaffe, featuring a mix of textures, including fabric, rattan, stone, wood, and metal finishes to create visual interest throughout the space. The standout backsplash is a great illustration of how to add depth and appeal to the area.
Looking for a dramatic way to add instant energy to your home? Try adding stripes. This trending design feature is a fun way to create a visual appeal with contrasting colors. Stripes can make everyday spaces come alive with interest. Incorporate stripes of varying styles with different widths, combine them with other materials, or add them in unexpected spaces for a fun, playful vibe. You can also layer your stripe decor with other elements to create an elegant, balanced look.
For example, see how Austin's Breathe Design Studio used stripes in a classic black-and-white combination with wooden steps to add drama and depth to this otherwise neutral-themed staircase.
Using gold accents is a stylish design trend that can elevate the glamor quotient of your home and add a touch of luxury and opulence. Gold accents can be incorporated through accessories such as lamps, vases, and picture frames or through larger pieces such as furniture and wall art. But make sure not to overwhelm the space with too much bling. Start in smaller areas to understand how to incorporate some shimmer into the composition while complementing the style and color palette of the room.
See how St. Pete's Pamela Harvey Interiors incorporated gold tones as a finish on hardware such as drawer pulls and fittings in this elegant powder room. The gold-rimmed round mirror against the neutral palette is a subtle element that keeps the composition grounded yet luxurious.
Workplaces With Flair
The trend of creating luxurious home offices that emerged during the pandemic continues to gain momentum in the new year. These home offices are not only functional, but they also boast stylish and opulent designs. From statement wallpapers and monochromatic color schemes to personalized decor, home offices are now being transformed into spaces that not only increase productivity but also exude luxury.
The above home office, designed by ballonSTUDIO, is a prime example of this trend. The space features a sleek work desk and chairs, a standing desk, a large monitor for virtual conferences, ample storage, and a lounge area complete with an ottoman for relaxation and phone calls. The light and airy atmosphere created by the pale color palette adds to the overall luxurious appeal of the space.
Homes in 2023 are expected to perform multiple functions due to the changing nature of how we live and work. Homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more comfortable and versatile to accommodate their changing needs. A work desk can be converted into a dining table, or a living room can be transformed into a home theater.
Designers are now creating spaces that can be used for work, entertainment, and relaxation by creating zones or areas within a room that are designated for specific functions. For example, the above kitchen, designed by Carmel's Everything Home design-build studio, is indeed a space for cooking, but it can easily double up as a homework station for kids during weekdays or a home office when the kids are away.
Mudrooms are having a moment this year with a focus on luxury and style along with functionality. Instead of being tucked away behind closed doors, mudrooms are now designed to make a statement. This year, designers are incorporating luxury elements such as custom cabinetry, detailed millwork, upholstered benches, and even pet-washing stations to create mudrooms that are both practical and beautiful.
For example, see how Everything Home created this dashing mudroom with a rich, deep green palette, hints of gold, stunning lighting fixtures, and beautiful hardwood flooring to elevate the luxe level of this statement-making mudroom.
Wallpapered Powder Rooms
Powder rooms are all set to make a big impact this year with a focus on eye-catching wallpapers. Owing to their smaller area and minimal chances for moisture, powder rooms are a great way to experiment and unleash your creativity. From patterned to textured or metallic, wallpapers can be applied to all or just one wall to add visual interest and create a designer-inspired powder room. You can add drama and incorporate glamor with bright colors and bold prints, combine them with traditional styles, or go for a biophilic theme – the options are endless! In the example above, see how Pamela Harvey Interiors used a beautiful wallpaper with intricate patterns that complement the cabinets and fittings to create a visually stimulating space.
The importance of designing homes for wellness continues to grow each year. The goal is to create spaces that enhance physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Pasadena-based Soul Interiors Design, specializing in wellness design, is a great example. Designer Gail Jamentz transforms bedrooms into sleep sanctuaries with features like thermal-insulated black-out curtains, natural linen fabrics, air purifiers, and serene color palettes.
Designers are incorporating key elements such as natural light, clean air, energy efficiency, green spaces and community gardens, and smart home technology that lets residents control temperature and lighting into their home designs. Wellness-focused homes also often have areas for exercise, relaxation, and socializing.
Embracing the Year in Style
Interior design is constantly changing, with new trends emerging annually. From vibrant color schemes to wellness-oriented homes, there are various ways to bring current styles into your home. Whether you want to make a bold statement with an accent wall or simply update your home's look, staying informed about the latest trends and working with a professional interior designer is key. A professional can help bring your vision to life, creating a space that is both beautiful and functional, while reflecting your personal style. Embrace the newest trends and let your home showcase your unique taste and character. ♥