Over the past three years, the functionality of our homes has evolved as we spend a lot of time indoors. As we move into 2023, one thing is certain: we are not going back to the pre-pandemic way of life, and the new way of life will be a mix of old and new trends. Our homes need to foster comfort and stability in our daily lives and transform them into calm, peaceful and balanced spaces. So if you’re planning to revamp your interiors this year, check out what the home decor trends for 2023 have to offer.
1. A decoration inspired by well-being
A lot of focus on wellness encourages healthy and mindful living. Our home should have a relaxing environment that can soothe the mind, body, and soul. Each occupant should create a personal space within the home that reflects her personality, is free of clutter, and is surrounded by elements of the earth. Introduce healing sounds through a prayer bowl or speaker to create a calm mind. The design should also incorporate a quiet space where one can regularly meditate. Good natural ventilation, calming colours, healing fragrances, an indoor-outdoor connection, the use of natural materials and the removal of visual clutter can all have a calming effect. Bring in plenty of natural light and ventilation as it can have a therapeutic impact by making the home positive and welcoming.
2. Introduce Smooth Curves
Instead of straight lines and sharp edges, modernist curves and rounded sculptural shapes have become one of the biggest design trends. Comfort is of the utmost importance, and furniture styles are adapting to it. One embraces the curves and instills a sense of softness through curvaceous sofas, chairs, and accessories like lamps, decorative accents, mirrors, etc. Since curved and organic shapes are found in nature, we must look to nature for inspiration for upholstery and accessories.
3. Good lighting
Lighting directly impacts the health and well-being of its occupants and will form one of the most important trends this season. Its main function is to help us see correctly without causing eyestrain. In addition, it improves our mood and stabilizes our circadian rhythm. Based on general lighting rules, layered lighting offers warmth and comfort and creates a balanced space with ambient, task, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting forms the first layer of lighting, providing general lighting to the room. On top of this base layer, two additional layers of light are added. Task lighting forms the second layer of lighting, providing focused lighting for specific tasks like reading, cooking, and studying. The final layer of lighting is accent lighting used to highlight specific architectural features and fixtures. Another trend is to use oversized pendant lights, sculptural lighting, and dimmers for ambient lighting.
4. A personalized decoration
The decoration should reflect a strong sense of style and personal taste. Homeowners want to stray from the bland, ultra-minimalist look of monochromatic white and gray tones and would like to introduce bright accent colors to add warmth and contrast to the space. Instead of having well-coordinated Pinterest-perfect homes, the latest trend is to integrate personal collections that speak to travel experiences, heirloom furniture, and the fusion of vintage furniture that can instill a sense of sophistication. Although open spaces are in style, it is essential to create an intimate dining room that encourages interaction. Pops of color in accessories add playful charm to interiors and can be brought into feature walls, accent pillows, and rugs to anchor the space. Consider Viva Magenta- Pantone Color of 2023 as the accent color, and it’s a vibrant crimson red hue that’s a fusion of warm and cool colors.
5. Multifunctional spaces
In a post-Covid world, multifunctionality has become the key to any design, especially in densely populated cities where space is at a premium. Therefore, every nook and corner must be carefully designed so that there is space to accommodate additional functions such as yoga, exercise and meditation and increase the efficiency of laundry rooms according to the requirements of the occupants. As workspace placement, work from home, and hybrid work have been redefined, the home office should be ergonomic and well-designed and have a defined layout that can enhance productivity. Smart home technology will penetrate areas such as home security, security, blinds, lighting solutions, and air conditioning.
6. Outdoor life
After going through global lockdowns, there is a lot of focus on the outside areas of the house, even if it is a small balcony. A serene and functional outdoor space encourages more time outdoors and creates a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors. Outdoor areas may include a private patio, open patio, covered porch, or pool deck. These areas can be embellished with lots of plants and outdoor furniture in materials like bamboo, wicker, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and grills. Then embellish it with outdoor lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere in the evenings.
7. The return of the old design styles
Many homeowners are veering away from the bland, sterile-looking minimalist homes; There’s a slight shift toward Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco, symbolizing whimsy and hope. Keep in mind that the pandemic brought stress, anxiety, and isolation. Therefore, we want to follow the example of traditional design styles that were a mark of stability. Add a touch of Art Deco style to your accent wall with metallic and geometric patterned wallpaper that pay homage to the era. Another way to present this style is with patterned mosaics, fabrics used for curtains, upholstered seats, and accent pillows.
8. Use of Sustainable Materials
With increased awareness of the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle, there is a demand for sustainable materials such as cotton, bamboo and linen alongside ethically sourced materials such as wood, silk and wool. There is a transition from synthetic materials such as acrylic to organic materials. Also, a sustainable design focuses on reusing and repurposing as many existing pieces as possible and encourages the use of reclaimed materials like wood. Some of the latest furniture trends explore new design possibilities using recycled materials with low or no VOC finishes.
9. A biophilic decoration
Incorporate biophilia to create a welcoming interior that enhances comfortable textures, a raw look, and earthy tones in harmony with nature. In a post-pandemic world, houseplants have gained a lot of popularity, and wooden furniture brings an earthy feel, warmth, comfort, and rich natural texture to interiors. Natural light should be maximized with large windows for a light and airy feel, neutral color tones, and reflective surfaces. Create a connection to nature with textured organic materials such as wool, cotton, bamboo, rattan, reed, linen, linoleum, cork, and stone. Incorporate nature-inspired tones like blue and green that are calming and easy on the eye.
10. Invest in handmade
In 2023, there will be a reversal of the cookie-cutter furniture trend, with people investing in bespoke designs and limited-edition items. There will be a greater demand for ornate furniture decoration, wood inlaid crafts and accessories that celebrate crafts and art.