The 10 Best Decorating Trends for 2023

The 10 Best Decorating Trends for 2023

Over the past three years, the functionality of our homes has evolved since we spend a lot of time indoors. As we approach 2023, one thing is certain that we are not going to the pre-pandemic way of life, and the new way of life will be a mix of old and new trends. Our homes must encourage comfort and stability in our daily lives and transform them into calm, balanced spaces. So, if you plan to revamp your interior this year, check out what the 2023 home décor trends have to offer.

1. Decor inspired by wellness

A lot of focus on wellness promotes healthy and mindful living. Our home should have a relaxing vibe that can soothe the mind, body and soul. Each inhabitant must create a personal space within the house so that it reflects his personality, is free of clutter and is surrounded by earth elements. Add healing sounds through a prayer bowl or speaker to create a calm state of mind. The design should also include a quiet space where one can meditate regularly. Good natural ventilation, soothing colors, healing fragrances, indoor-outdoor connection, using natural materials, and visual trimming can have a relaxing effect. Bring in plenty of natural light and ventilation as it can have a therapeutic effect making the home positive and inviting.

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2. Introduce Soft Curves

Instead of straight lines and sharp edges, modern curves and rounded sculptural forms emerged as one of the biggest design trends. Comfort is very important, and furniture styles are adapting to the same. One embraces the curves and infuses a soft feeling through curvaceous sofas, chairs, and accessories such as light fixtures, decorative accents, mirrors, etc. Since curved and organic forms are found in nature, we must look to nature for inspiration for upholstery and accessories.

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3. Good lighting

Lighting has a direct impact on the health and well-being of its occupants and will be one of the most important trends this season. Its main function is to help us see properly without straining the eyes. In addition, it improves our mood and stabilizes our circadian rhythm. According to the general rules of lighting, layered lighting provides warmth and coziness and creates a space equal to the ambient lighting, task and taste. The first layer of lighting is ambient lighting, which provides general lighting for the room. On this base layer, two additional layers of light are added. The second layer of lighting is task lighting, which provides focused lighting for specific tasks such as reading, cooking and studying. The final layer of lighting is accent lighting used to highlight specific architectural features and accessories. Another trend is to use oversized pendant lights, sculptural lighting, and dimmers for mood lighting.

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4. Personal Decoration

The décor should reflect a strong sense of personal style and taste. Homeowners want to move away from the ultra bland look of monochromatic whites and grays and want to introduce bright colors in the accents 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 of travel experiences, heirloom furniture pieces, and the fusion of antique furniture that can promote a sense of sophistication. Although open plan spaces are in vogue, it is essential to create an intimate dining space that encourages interaction. Pops of color in the accessories add a playful charm to the interior and can be brought into the accent walls, accent pillows, and rugs to anchor the space. Think of Viva Magenta- Pantone’s color of 2023 as the accent color, and it’s a crimson red tone that’s a fusion of warm and cool colors.

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5. Multipurpose Spaces

In a post-Covid world, multi-functionality is the key to any design, especially in densely populated cities where space is at a premium. So every back and corner should be thoughtfully designed so that there is scope to accommodate additional functions such as yoga, exercise, and meditation and to increase the efficiency of the washrooms according to the needs of the occupants. As the location of the workspace has been redefined, home work and hybrid work, the home office should be ergonomic and well designed and have a defined design that can improve productivity. Smart home technology will enter areas such as home security, safety, blinds, lighting solutions, and air conditioning.

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6. Outdoor Living

After going through global greens, a lot of focus is on the outdoor areas of the house, even if it is a small balcony. A quiet and functional outdoor space encourages one to spend more time outdoors and creates a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors. Outdoor areas can include a private yard, open patio, covered porch, or pool deck. These areas can be decorated with plenty of plants and outdoor furniture in materials such as bamboo, rattan, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and bar-b-que. Then, decorate it with outdoor lighting to create a soothing ambiance during the evening.

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7. The Return of the Old Design Styles

Many homeowners are moving away from the bland and sterile minimalist homes; there is a slight shift towards mid-century modern and Art Deco style, which symbolizes flamboyance and optimism. Note that the pandemic has brought stress, anxiety and isolation. Therefore we want to take a cue from traditional design styles that have been a sign of stability. Add a splash of Art Deco style to the accent wall with wallpaper featuring period-honored geometric motifs and metallics. Another way to introduce this style is with patterned tiles, fabrics used for drapes, upholstered seats, and accent cushions.

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8. Use of Sustainable Materials

With increased awareness of the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle, sustainable materials such as cotton, bamboo, and linen are in demand alongside ethically sourced materials such as wood, silk and wool. There is a shift from synthetic materials such as acrylic to organic materials. In addition, sustainable design focuses on reusing and reusing as many existing pieces as possible and encourages the use of recycled materials such as wood. Some of the latest furniture trends explore new design possibilities using recycled materials with low or no VOC finishes.

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9. Biophilic Decoration

Incorporate biophilia to create cozy interiors that enhance comfort textures, raw looks, and bronze colors in harmony with nature. In a post-pandemic world, indoor plants are very popular, and wooden furniture provides a feeling of earth, earth, warmth, coziness, and rich natural texture to the interior. Natural light must be maximized with large windows to give a bright, airy feel, neutral color tones, and reflective surfaces. Create a connection with nature with textured organic materials, including wool, cotton, bamboo, rattan, cane, linen, linoleum, cork, and stone. Incorporate nature-inspired colors like blue and green that are calming and pleasing to the eye.

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10. Invest in Handmade

In 2023, the cookie-cutter furniture trend will change, and people will invest in custom design and limited-edition items. There will be increased demand for ornate furniture decor, inlaid woodwork, and accessories that celebrate handcraft and art.

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