Each new year brings new design and decor ideas, and 2023 is no different. After the past two years of decorating, the designs feel inward and less about entertaining. People are ready to engage and entertain again, bringing with them an interesting mix of new and returning trends. We will see the return of bold color, mixed metal finishes, natural stone surfaces, closed floor plans, statement lighting and 60s and 70s influences–all in 2023.

Bright, bold wallpaper, luxurious looks and patterns replace white and beige walls. After spending more time in our homes, there is more desire for people to have fun with their interiors and create a more personalized space. From bold paint to textured walls to layered textiles, now is the time to create a space that makes you smile.

The decorating trends for 2023 definitely vary; they all have the potential to bring a sense of beauty, comfort and style to your home in the coming year.

Interior Design Styles for 2023

Letting your personality shine through your interiors in 2023 is becoming more important than what’s trendy. This personal expression will result in seeing different design styles merging.

The lines between different decorating styles are blurred, and you’re welcome to create your own take on any decorating style you prefer. This will lead to a more personal approach to interior design and home decor in 2023. We will see that incorporating natural materials (such as pine and other woods, linen, wool, stone and plants) into interiors will also be a big trend for 2023.

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Furniture Is in Style for 2023

Streamlined, classic furniture silhouettes in 2023 will replace the cured furniture styles from the last couple of years. Timeless fabrics like linen, cotton and performance fabrics will be the best choices for sofas and beds. Choose other textures and fabrics by adding them to pillows, bench coverings, throws and ottomans.

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Farmhouse Style–In or Out for 2023

While modern farmhouse decor is still extremely popular, in 2023 we’ll continue to see this style evolve into a more refined look, borrowing aspects from modern European, Belgian farmhouse, coastal and Scandinavian styles. This elevated version of the modern farmhouse style shows no signs of slowing down in the coming year.

However, the original version of the modern farmhouse style from a few years ago no longer feels current. It is becoming more sophisticated with the addition of textures and shapes. There is also the addition of modern and classic styles combined.

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Home Layout for 2023

We will see a return of kitchen and dining room walls in 2023. After many years of open-concept floor plans being so popular, the realization that spaces should have walls between them is coming back. There will still be a natural interior flow and a balance between these spaces being open and enclosed. Open-concept plans have long been a trend because they created a natural interior flow without walls to disconnect the space. During the pandemic, it became a problem for many households, with family members working and studying and all living at home. Privacy was at a premium, and so we will see rooms becoming separate spaces moving forward.

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Other Trends for 2023

Art deco is back. We will be seeing this unique and energizing style come up in vibrant interior colors and geometric shapes in wallpaper, furniture, lighting, and architecture with a twist for 2023.

Color is in and gray and beige is moving over. The popular neutrals are fading out in favor of color! Pantone’s color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta, which hints at how boldly colorful interiors are becoming.

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If you’re not ready to give up your neutrals, don’t worry. Bold colors such as Viva Magenta pair well with neutrals and give rooms a bold, bright focal point.

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Kitchen islands are not going away. They are turning more functional instead of serving simply as an additional counter space. They are becoming an extension and focal point for the kitchen. Kitchen islands also allow additional seating and additional storage, a space for built-in sinks and technology such as charging stations.

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In Summary for 2023

Luxurious living and an elevated mindset are where home design and decor are headed in 2023, and you’ll see that idea reflected through all of these trends.

Fine living doesn’t have to mean fancy or expensive. It’s more about an elevated approach to how we decorate and live in our homes. It involves creating spaces that feel comfortable, sophisticated and timeless.