As we say goodbye to 2022, now is the ideal time to look forward to the interior design trends, styles, and colors that will dominate in 2023.

With so much uncertainty in the outside world, i.e., the pandemic, political unrest, and climate change, comfort, and stability at home is a trend that will continue.

So, let’s take a closer look at the lifestyle trends in 2023 that influence interior styles.

Holistic and Wellness Design

Calm and peaceful interiors are on trend as people embrace healthier lifestyles and focus on improving mental health. Clean, uncluttered spaces, positive layouts, and rooms designed with better traffic flow are influenced by Asian styles such as feng shui, wabi-sabi, ikigai, and japandi.

The popularity of yoga has also influenced design elements with an Eastern spiritual theme – think Buddhist and Hindu statues, lotus flower artwork, crystals, and textiles featuring mandala designs.

Soothing shades of blue and green promote a calm and tranquil atmosphere while neutral brown, tan and beige hues add a comforting sense of security.

Natural elements play a role as well. Plants help recycle indoor air while adding a serene vibe of renewal. Natural wood and stone surfaces add an earthy feel that stabilizes the space. Large windows and skylights let in lots of natural sunlight inciting an uplifting, cheerful mood.

Sustainable Design

Eco-friendly homes are a lasting trend with good reason. Consumers need to live in harmony with nature. The following tips can help you achieve a greener home:

  • Use recycled materials – reclaimed wood panels, recycled carpet, recycled glass, recycled tile, recycled metal
  • Incorporate renewable materials – you’ll find a variety of options including wool, cotton, bamboo, linoleum, cork, pine, and oak
  • Source materials locally – bring outdoor elements in the surrounding area into your home, connecting your home with the environment and lowering your carbon footprint
  • Invest in water-saving appliances – Energy Star dishwashers, front-loading washing machines, low flow faucets and shower heads, toilets that use 1.6 gallons per flush

Consider an indoor garden or living plant wall for lush greenery. Cleverly designed self-watering systems take the guesswork out of maintaining them.

Multifunctional Spaces

Technology has opened more doors in your home for work and entertainment. Adaptable rooms and furniture function efficiently with a range of activities.

For example, an armoire positioned between the kitchen and dining room might serve as a home office desk by day and a homework station in the evening. When it’s not in use, everything is hidden away behind closed cabinet doors.

A media room can serve as a home theater, a game room, a listening room for music, and a lounge for entertaining guests. Use versatile seating arrangement options and include a home bar.

Reimagining how space is used is a design trend that’s here to stay.   

Travel Inspired Retreats

As people venture out to see the world again and experience exotic places, they bring cultural treasures home – typically textiles, artwork, and small accent pieces. Travel-inspired retreats that create a vacation-like feel at home are a hot trend that incorporates personal experiences, according to a design expert featured at Better Homes and Gardens.

Capture that same feeling of escape and excitement with ethnic prints and patterns on handmade rugs, pillow covers, curtains, and throws. Include a conversation piece such as a handmade sculpture, pottery, art glass, or wall art.

Look for imported furniture locally that represents the same cultural style of the region or country you visited to help recreate the story of your travel abroad.

Deep and Dramatic Trending Colors in 2023

Interiors are heating up next year with vibrant, sunset-inspired hues. First is what Benjamin Moore describes as a ”vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink,” their 2023 Color of the Year, Raspberry Blush.

Use Raspberry Blush for a standout effect on a fireplace or a festive dining room.
If you’re craving comfort, a blushing beige like Redend Point wraps around a room on walls like a cozy, empathetic hug.

Amber is the 2023 Color of the Year by York Wall Coverings. A deep golden yellow inspired by an organic gemstone made from fossilized tree resin, amber is revered for its beauty and healing energy. Try something different this year with amber-colored wallpaper on an accent wall in your living room or master bedroom.

Natural, Earth-inspired hues are still trending in 2023, leaving plenty of room for cool hues such as Tranquil Blue. This soothing turquoise makes a great choice for bedrooms or holistic spa-themed bathrooms.

How to Get More Ideas for a New Style in 2023

Update your home with a fresh new style in 2023 by working with one of our design experts at Creative Home Stagers.  Check out our portfolio online and get a quote for design services.