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Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year?! As we go into 2023, I thought I’d forecast some interior design and home decor trends that I think we’ll be seeing more of in the upcoming year.
I’ve written this type of post a few years in a row now, and it’s always fascinating to see which of these trends take off and which don’t.
In 2022 we saw an abundance of the checkerboard pattern and boucle fabric. Like too much of it… to where you couldn’t go into a store without seeing it! So what will we see this upcoming year? Let’s take a peek at some interior design trends I think will take off this year.
The first trend that I think is going to make a comeback is the simple bedspread. I don’t know about you, but growing up, this is exactly how my grandparents made their bed- simply tucking their bedspread over their two pillows and calling it a day. Well, my grandparents always had this super cute stuffed animal they adored, so they put that on the bed too. But nevertheless, it was as simple as you could get.
And like all trends over time, we seem to move from one extreme to another. It used to be that the more pillows you piled on your bed, the better. Here we are complicating our life with a million extra pillows that really have nowhere to go when you actually sleep.
As I’m typing this, I can hear all the husbands thinking “thank you! This is what I’ve been trying to tell my wife for years… we don’t need a hundred pillows on the bed!” Lol My husband included.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of pillows, but this look is growing on me.
Personally, the only problem I have with this look is that I sleep with three pillows, so I’d still need to find somewhere to store the others to make this look work.
But what do you think? Could you go for the simple bedspread?
This is a trend that I would have never predicted but it’s one that I’m totally loving- and that’s fringe trim and tassels. And just so we’re clear, I’m not talking about those crocheted wall hangings that were all over the place a few years ago. This look is way more chic and has a slight Hollywood regency and flapper vibe. I especially love it because it adds a ton of visual interest and texture but it also adds a feminine touch to a space.
Now, if you’re not going for a super feminine-looking room, you probably aren’t on board with this one, but just know that there are some fabulous leather stools with fringe detail that look anything but feminine. So don’t let this trend scare you away. And like everything, the key to incorporating this trend into your space is to not go overboard with it. Choose one piece to be the star of the show.
Next, let’s look at wood paneling. This is a “trend” that never really went out of style… ok, on second thought, maybe the 70s wood-paneled walls are kinda out of date, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about. The wood paneling that I’m talking about is super high-end looking- think about a library or office in a very traditional, high-end home.
Even though this look is nothing new, there is something to be said that after all these years, it still looks as chic as ever. The wood just creates such a warmth that’s hard to replicate with paint or any other material. And that’s why I expect that we’re going to see this more wood paneling and coffered ceilings this upcoming year. It’s such a great way to dress up an office, entryway, or even a living room. And bonus points, you can make it feel much more modern or traditional, depending on the level of detail added.
Let’s get one thing clear… marble and natural stone have always been in, so this is really nothing new. But how we’re using the material is progressing and becoming a lot more mainstream with the ways we incorporate it into our homes.
Back in the ’90s and early 2000s, marble, granite, and stone countertops used to be “the thing” to have in your kitchen. It was a new kind of luxury for its time. But over the last few years, we’ve seen natural stone being used more and more, whether that’s for countertops, furniture, and home decor pieces.
So this year, I expect that we’re going to take this material a step further- this time using it as baseboards and trim. Now, I know this look isn’t super cost-effective, so don’t come hating on me in the comments section. But this IS a beautiful architectural detail that could be added to any room- particularly in bathrooms, kitchens, and doorways. It’s timeless and high-end looking, and for that reason, I suspect we’ll see it incorporated more and more in luxury homes.
Curvy furniture and home decor are nothing new to the interior design world, but we are seeing some subtle differences that make me want to put this on the watchlist for 2023. And that difference is that we’re seeing much more than curvy furniture- we’re seeing scalloped and wavy edges more and more- whether it’s on a table, mirror, headboard, or even pillows.
Normally when we picture a table or headboard, we often think of linear lines… and that’s why this trend is so fun! It’s different from what we would normally expect and it has such a playful essence to it. Not to mention, it creates some softer lines in a space, which is always needed. Since we’ve seen so many geometric and modern designs over the last few years, this wavy detail seems to be a breath of fresh air.
As I mentioned earlier in this post, the key to incorporating a trend is to keep it simple and choose one piece to explore that trend. Long story short, let it be the star of the show! Adding too many curvy pieces into one space is going to overwhelm the eye, not to mention the pieces are going to compete with one another.
Take a peek at the images that I included in this post and you’ll notice that each designer made the curved piece (whether big or small) at the start of the show.
Whether we’re talking about paint colors or upholstery, I think were going to be seeing dark and moody colors come into play this year. Gone are the days of the all-white room… although, I still love a simple and minimal room- there definitely is something so serene about that. But I think over the past few years we’ve seen way too much of that.
Don’t get me wrong, I think white walls are still a classic look and can blend well with all kinds of interior design styles, but I think after seeing this for so many years, we’re craving something a little different. I’m talking rich browns, dark and moody blues and greens, and even some rust colors.
If you want to try this trend out, paint is the easiest and most inexpensive option. Especially if you have some creamy white furniture. Yum! Now, I’m not saying to go out and buy all new furniture, because we all know how expensive that can be. But paint can have such a big impact on your space. And if you decide you don’t like it in a couple of years, there is no harm, just paint over it!
There you have it, six interior design trends that I think are going to take off in 2023. What do you think about these home decor trends? Will you be incorporating any of these into your space? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,