In the last three years, the functionality of our home has evolved as we spend a lot of time indoors. As we head into 2023, one thing is certain, we will not return 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 promote comfort and stability in our daily lives, transforming them into serene, peaceful, and balanced spaces. So if you’re planning to revamp your interior this year, take a look at what the 2023 home trends have to offer.
1. A wellness-inspired decor
A lot of focus on wellness promotes a healthy and mindful life. Our home should have a calming atmosphere that can soothe the mind, body and spirit. Each resident needs to create a personal space in the home that reflects their personality, is tidy and surrounded by earth elements. Introduce healing sounds through a prayer bowl or speaker to create a calm mind. The design should also include a quiet place to meditate regularly. Good natural ventilation, soothing colors, healing scents, indoor-outdoor connection, use of natural materials, and removing visual clutter can all have a relaxing effect. Bring in plenty of natural light and ventilation as this can have a therapeutic effect and make 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 paramount importance and the furniture styles adapt to that. It hugs the curves and adds a sense of softness to curvaceous sofas, chairs and accessories such as lights, decorative accents, mirrors, etc. Since curved and organic shapes are found in nature, we need to look to nature for inspiration for upholstery and accessories.
3. Good lighting
Lighting directly affects the health and well-being of its residents and will be one of the key trends of this season. Its main function is to help us see properly without straining our eyes. In addition, it improves our mood and stabilizes our circadian rhythm. According to general lighting rules, layered lighting provides warmth and coziness, creating a balanced space with ambient, task and accent lighting. Ambient lighting forms the first lighting layer that illuminates the space in general. On top of this base layer, two more layers of light are added. Task lighting forms the second level of lighting, providing focused lighting for specific tasks such as reading, cooking and studying. The final level of lighting is accent lighting, which is used to highlight specific architectural features and accessories. Another trend is the use of oversized pendant lights, sculptural lighting and dimmers for mood lighting.
4. A personalized decor
Furnishings should reflect a strong sense of personal style and taste. Homeowners want to move away from the boring, ultra-minimalist look of monochromatic whites and grays, and want to introduce bright colors in the accents to add warmth and contrast to the space. Rather than having well-coordinated Pinterest-perfect homes, the latest trend is to incorporate personal collections that talk about travel experiences, heirlooms, and the fusion of antique furniture that can convey a sense of sophistication. While open spaces are trending, it’s important to create an intimate dining area that encourages interaction. Pops of color in the accessories add a playful appeal to the interiors and can be incorporated into the accent walls, accent pillows and rugs to anchor the space. Consider the 2023 Viva Magenta Pantone color as an accent color, and it’s a vibrant crimson shade that’s a fusion of warm and cool colors.
5. Multifunctional rooms
In a post-Covid world, multi-functionality has become key to any design, especially in densely populated cities where space is at a premium. Therefore, every nook and corner should be thoughtfully designed so that there is scope for accommodating additional functions such as yoga, exercise and meditation, increasing the efficiency of the laundry rooms according to the demands of the residents. As the location of the workplace has been redefined, home working and hybrid working, the home office should be ergonomic, well designed and have a defined design that can increase productivity. Smart home technology will permeate areas such as home security, security, blinds, lighting solutions and air conditioning.
6. Outdoor living
After going through global lockdowns, the focus is heavily on the outside areas of the home, even if it’s a small balcony. A calm and functional outdoor space encourages spending more time outdoors and creates a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors. The outdoor areas can include a private courtyard, an open terrace, a covered porch or a pool terrace. These areas can be embellished with lots of plants and outdoor furniture made from materials such as bamboo, rattan, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and barbecues. Then beautify it with outdoor lighting to create a soothing atmosphere in the evenings.
7. The comeback of old design styles
Many homeowners are straying from the boring and sterile looking minimalist homes; There is a slight shift towards mid-century modern style and art deco style, which symbolizes extravagance and hope. Note that the pandemic has brought with it stress, anxiety and isolation. So we want to orientate ourselves towards traditional design styles that were a sign of stability. Add a splash of Art Deco style to the accent wall with wallpaper featuring geometric motifs and metallics that pay homage to the era. Another way to introduce this style is with patterned tiles, fabrics for curtains, upholstered seating, and accent pillows.
8. Use of sustainable materials
With an 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 like acrylic to organic materials. In addition, sustainable design focuses on repurposing and reusing as many existing parts as possible and encourages the use of reclaimed materials such as wood. Some of the latest furniture trends are exploring new design possibilities through the use of recycled materials with low- or no-VOC finishes.
9. A biophilic decor
Incorporate biophilia to create cozy interiors that reinforce comfort textures, a raw look and earthy tones in harmony with nature. In a post-pandemic world, houseplants have surged in popularity, and wooden furniture brings a grounded, earthy feel, warmth, coziness, and rich natural texture to interiors. One needs to maximize natural light with large windows to create a light, airy feel, neutral tones, and reflective surfaces. Connect to nature with organic textured materials like wool, cotton, bamboo, rattan, cane, canvas, linoleum, cork and stone. Incorporate nature-inspired hues like blues and greens that are calm and pleasing to the eye.
10. Invest in manual labor
In 2023 there will be a move away from the cookie cutter furniture trend and people will invest in bespoke design and limited edition items. There will be an increased demand for ornate furniture décor, wood inlays and accessories that celebrate craftsmanship and artistry.