2023 interior design trends

2023 Interior Design Trends

A new year means new design trends, and 2023 is no exception. The past few years meant a lot of time spent at home. With all that was happening in the world, our homes were our peaceful escape. That meant lots of soft, soothing colours and textures. There was a big push to create a spa-like home to reduce stress and unwind away from the world. This is not the case in 2023. 

As the world moves into a new year, we see a desire to infuse energy and playfulness back into the home. We’ll see a lot of colours, textures, design styles, and elements mixing in 2023. It’s a time for taking bold risks and throwing the conventional design rules out the window (well, maybe not all of them). 

Here are a few interior design trends you can expect to see this year that add energy back into the home.

1. Statement lighting

Accent pieces and accessories have always been one of the best ways to add energy and personality to a space without spending too much money. Adding in these little elements can dramatically change a space and add youthful colours and vibrant patterns to change the entire look and feel of a room. 

This year, focusing on artistic lighting pieces will be a big trend—everything from bright-coloured table lamps to visually inspiring hanging light fixtures. Lighting fixtures can do more than provide the spotlight for art; they can steal center stage if you let them. 

Source: Regina Andrews

2. Rich and deep colours

The 2023 colour of the year is Viva Magenta. This vibrant hue is anything but subtle and is an excellent example of the dynamic aesthetics we can expect from this year. This colour is described as “pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint […] that welcomes everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit.” This is exactly what interior design is about in 2023: a need to test the boundaries and break a few conventional design rules. This year is about trying things out and being brave with colours. Do you like orange and blue? Why not pair them together and see how it feels?

3. Textures and patterns on big pieces

In the past, we’ve seen textures and patterns in fabrics reserved only for smaller pieces, such as accent chairs and ottomans. This year, bold and playful patterns will take center stage and find their way onto some larger pieces in a space, such as sofas and headboards. There are so many benefits to having a patterned sofa that we have discussed in a recent blog

4. Culture-inspired elements

Travel is still trying to get back to normal, but that hasn’t stopped many of us from getting back out there despite the fear surrounding lost luggage and cancelled flights. Visiting distant lands is a crucial part of interior design and provides exposure to other cultural practices in interior decor that we may have never dreamed of. Adding elements of your travels or your family’s cultural history to your home is a big trend in 2023. If you are cultural elements to your home from a recent trip and you’re afraid it might clash with your contemporary simplistic pre-existing design, this year’s motto is ”just go for it!”

Source: Four Hands

5. Personality-driven design

Ultimately your home is just that: YOURS. 

This year is about bringing your personality to life in your home and adding some much-needed spirit and energy back into each room. If you see a piece of art you love, but it doesn’t have any of the colours already in your space, and it might seem like a completely different design style, find a way to make it work. That might mean a new area rug or table lamps to tie it all together. 

Source: Four Hands

Are you looking for some help mixing design styles, colours, textures, and more in your home, so it still feels cozy and welcoming? Our team of experienced designers can help. Come and see us in the showroom in downtown Victoria or get in touch today.