Thursday, September 22, 2022

What’s Out and What’s In: Interior Design Trends 2023

Marble bathroom with round mirrors and a double vanity.

When it comes to home decor, some features never go out of style – like pops of plant life in the kitchen or a charming, built-in window seat in the bedroom. Other interior design trends, however, have a shorter shelf life and can dramatically date your home.

For instance, while shiplap walls had a bit of a renaissance in recent years thanks to the popularity of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” and the modern farmhouse style, many home design experts now think the trend is tired and overdone. Just like shag carpeting in the 1970’s, many trends aren’t timeless, and you don’t want to spend time and money on decor that will make your home seem stuck in a time machine.

As we look ahead to 2023 (yes, it’s already that time!), here are several outgoing and incoming interior design trends that every stylish homeowner should know. 

Incoming 2023 Interior Design Trends

Freestanding curvy soaker bathtub.

Curvy Lines and Furniture

From arched doorways to crescent sofas, organic curves are taking shape to be one of the hottest trends of 2023. You can easily incorporate curvy lines into any room in the house—like adding this oval soaker bathtub to your ensuite bathroom. Elements like rounded pendant lightingarched mirrors, and curvy nightstands will all be popular well into the new year, giving spaces more depth and flair.

Vine style chandelier.

Outdoor-Inspired Interiors

As sustainable, green design continues to grow in popularity, designers are moving away from interiors that feel artificial. Instead, it’s becoming more popular to bring outdoor elements—like nature-inspired hues and materials—into interior spaces. 

Features like rustic bathroom vanities, jute rugs, rattan chairs, wicker baskets, earthy textures, or natural wood floors are all great choices that will make any space feel in harmony with the outdoors.

Small single vanity with sink in a rustic style.

Verdigris and Lavender

Thinking ahead to the colors that will be most on-trend in 2023, two in particular are on the radar of top design experts: verdigris (or blue-green) and lavender. 

Verdigris is a slight move away from the rich true greens like sage or emerald, but it is much more ethereal. Lavender, on the other hand, is more futuristic but surprisingly approachable, inviting a freshness and versatility to an interior that might otherwise be overtly neutral. 

Departing 2022 Interior Design Trends

Acrylic Furniture and Accents

Sure, that acrylic desk chair might’ve seemed like a great idea when you decided to modernize your office space at the start of 2022. But now we’ve all seen through this trend (pun intended!) and designers have deemed acrylic accents officially out of style. While it might’ve seemed cool to have an optical illusion as part of your interior decor, the trend of acrylic furniture is well-worn and on the way out for 2023.

Caged Industrial Lighting

Industrial-inspired caged lighting saw a resurgence in popularity in recent years, but it is another trend that will not be continuing in 2023. This outgoing trend aimed to celebrate the simple and sturdy nature of industrial warehouse lighting. However, sleeker fixtures without any visible wiring—like this gorgeous single tier chandelier—are the new direction for lighting.

Faux-Distressed Finishes

It’s undeniable that a home should feel cozy and lived-in, but faux-distressed finishes run the risk of looking overly worn. Although this trend was wildly popular in the last few years, it is officially on the way out for 2023. Rather than chalk painting and distressing your furnishings to add dimension, try upholstering an existing chair with a colorful fabric or invest in an authentic antique.

As you think about refreshing your interiors with up-and-coming design trends for 2023, a good place to start is always in the bathroom! Why not revamp the space with one of these great ideas for a modern, updated walk-in shower.

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