The year 2022 was a big one, as it was the year we saw everyone slowly shifting back to life post lockdown, with (many) hiccups along the way. Now that we’re not all totally confined to our homes, will 2023 home trends be wildly different? Apartment Therapy spoke with several interior designers who shared their thoughts on what they think home design will look like in the upcoming year.
Despite the fact that we ventured out into the world again, that doesn’t mean that people will want to give up on comfort. Designers are expecting that trend aesthetics like warm minimalism, maximalism, mid-century modern, and Scandinavian will still reign. The main thing that they think will change in terms of these styles is that comfort styles will become more refined.
There will be more scallops, which elevate the squiggle, and more curves will appear. Popular fabrics like mohair (and the faux version) will replace velvet and help give pieces a more elevated and fine look.
According to Maggie Stephens of Bainbridge Island, Washington, “A high-quality sofa is always one of the most important furniture pieces you can buy. Buy it right the first time, and you’ll have it for 20-plus years,” she told Apartment Therapy.
When it comes to lighting and rugs, designers had some interesting thoughts. Designer Sarah Barnard from Santa Monica, California said: “Artisan-made rugs, in particular, can double as a work of art, either creating a statement piece and focal point in the room or serving as a natural backdrop to tie a space together.”
Michelle Tremont Boyd from Virginia Beach, Virginia said: “Lighting in both spaces is such a focal point, and you tend to zoom in on the details and finishes of a fixture here more than other spaces.”
Of course, if you don’t want to spend a fortune, you can make small changes that will elevate your current lighting. As designer Djalna McSween from Newark, New Jersey, said: “Simply changing your bulbs’ temperatures can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your space,” and that is totally true.
What trends do you think we will see in the upcoming year?