One thing that can be said about home decor is that it’s never stagnant. Each year brings new trends to discover, admire, and even try for yourself if you’re looking to refresh your space. 2023 is your year to let your personality shine through and breathe new life into your home with the year’s best decor ideas. From the return of bold color to mixing textures, here are 7 unique home decor trends for your home this year.
After years of neutral palettes of white and gray, vibrant colors are finally experiencing a resurgence in homes, particularly with bedding, paint colors, and decor. Almost anything goes with this trend – add colorful accents to a bedroom with luxe home decor, hang a bold piece of art in your living room, or paint a wall in a bedroom for a bright focal point. If you’re not quite ready to give up on your neutrals but still want to try the trend, start small! Try incorporating it in miniature bursts, such as with your throw pillows or a new rug.
There’s no set of rules with the colors you choose. Pantone’s 2023 color of the year is a vivid magenta, which could make for a lively and energy-boosting statement in your space. It will complement homes with neutrals, deep blues, green, and yellow.
If there was one area of homes where neutrals reigned supreme over the past decade, it was kitchens. From home renovation shows to design magazines, white kitchens were considered a must by homeowners all around the country. In 2023, however, home decor has begun to move away from all-white kitchens and towards earthy tones. Think wood tones like brown, beige, and off-white, along with soft greens and rust. As with any trend, choose the colors that match the aesthetic of your home. For example, you may want to try lighter-colored wood such as white birch, maple, or ash.
Natural materials and wood have made a huge comeback. While rustic wood cabinets and finishes provide an earthy kitchen transformation, you don’t have to completely renovate your kitchen to try this trend. Similar to incorporating bold colors into your living room decor, you can add pieces like a unique cutting board or wood accents such as fun wooden bar stools.
Even though it’s a tried-and-true classic, black is a big trend to welcome in 2023. It may seem a little simple, but it’s anything but because it’s all in the details. Taking a cue from the Dark Academia interior design trend, this trend has homeowners and design experts alike indulging in the dramatic, moody feel of layered dark tones. Black accent walls, kitchen cabinets, and bookshelves feel distinctive and unique, especially when paired with rich, dark wood or against a white backdrop.
A design trend that first took social media edits and posts by storm in 2022, Dark Academia is about creating mood, usually with darker colors, rich textures, and gothic architecture. If you’re feeling inspired by the interior design trend, start with jewel tone colors (another trend!) and incorporate black wooden pieces like an antique bookcase as your accents. For a contemporary look, black and white is an always-on-trend decorating idea. Either way, you’re sure to make an exciting impact.
There’s a common misconception that wallpaper is an unstylish decor element that was only used in decades past. But trends are cyclical, whether it be in home design and decor or in fashion. And wallpapers are back and better than ever! Particularly trendy for 2023 are wallpapers that feature color and nature patterns like florals, vines, and leaves. These patterns provide a focal point while making your home feel like your own piece of paradise.
Try this unique, vintage-inspired trend in your bedroom, powder room, bathroom, or even a home office. You could also start by only wallpapering one wall in one of your rooms to see what works for your home! Not quite convinced of the appeal of wallpapers yet? Properly hung, wallpaper is so durable that it’ll last 3 to 5 times longer than paint!
5. Mix and Match Textures
Decorating your home is about so much more than finding the right colors and patterns – you also need to add texture to your space. What does that mean for your home? Texture simply means paying attention to the look and feel of the materials of your decor. It’s a critical element of decor necessary for adding depth, sensory interest, and warmth to the home.
2023 is the year all about embracing different textures and mixing and matching them to add character to your space. There are so many ways that you can play around with texture: wicker storage baskets, lime-washed walls, velvet sofas, Berber rugs, plush pillows, and more. Mix, match, and make it your own!
Stay ahead of the curve with one of 2023’s most intriguing trends: curvature. Arcs and curvature in decor, such as arched entryways, tulip and egg chairs, and curved sofas and coffee tables. What makes the trend so appealing? The soft appearance of the curvy shapes offers an understated warmth and cozy comfort that makes homes feel that much more inviting. It also provides modern visual interest to your space.
No need to say goodbye to all of your furniture and say hello to new curved chairs and sofas. You can go as large or small with this trend as you like. For your own one-of-a-kind take, give mushroom lighting, oblong mirrors, or a round coffee table a go!
Often thought of as being purely functional, 2023 has seen a shift of lighting entering into a more decorative space. The current trend in home decor is to make a statement with lighting by using interesting shapes and colors and often using oversized lighting that also functions as a work of art in your space. One of the great things about this trend is how uniquely versatile it can be, both in style and placement. Create an earthy feel with paper and fabric lighting in a dining room, or opt for fixtures in natural materials like rattan and clay to blend the texture trend with your lighting.
Feeling bold? Try Art Deco-inspired lighting. An interior design and decorating style popular throughout the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, it’s characterized by bright and bold colors, geometric patterns, decadence, and glamour. It’s also become a trendy favorite in contemporary home decor in 2023. Go Art Deco with luxurious lighting like an oversized geometric lamp or dramatic pendant lighting. It’ll serve as a unique focal point, whether it’s in your kitchen, living room, or bedroom.
2023 is an exciting year in home decor, with countless trends emerging. If you’re looking to update your space, today’s trends can help breathe new life into your home. Just remember to make it your own. Your home should speak to you and what you enjoy – and no one else. Play around with color, texture, and shape, mix and match trends, and watch your home transform into the unique oasis you’ve always wanted.