Top Home Décor Trends for 2023: What's In and What's Out

25 January, 2023
Top Home Décor Trends for 2023: What's In and What's Out

Decor trends are shifting in 2023. From subtle transformations to updates in design philosophy, decor is adapting to accommodate changing lifestyles in the year ahead. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect to see in homes in the year ahead with the top trends of the season, as well as the trends that we’ll be saying goodbye to.

Multi-functionality is a key trend this year. Following on from the changing priorities of recent years, creating multi-purpose spaces is important. Examples include having spaces that allow you to enjoy niche hobbies and work-from-home setups. The living room is a great space to introduce multi-functionality, with ottomans and coffee tables that can serve multiple purposes, with the flexibility to change the layout, at a moment’s notice.

Minimalism in homes has been an overarching macro trend where simplicity regions supreme. We’re seeing a change in 2023 as design trends are now becoming increasingly maximalist where more is better. To incorporate this trend, look for items and pieces that have detailed designs. It is also equally important to layer these items, setting the scene with rich colour palettes and curated decor that feels luxe yet homely.

Biophilic design is a megatrend that we’re seeing in professional and personal spaces in 2023. There are several studies showing the benefits of surrounding yourself with nature. To create this type of environment, shop for indoor plants and find ways to invite natural light inside. Other ways to connect with nature are finding items like wall art or bedding that depicts natural motifs or decorating with stone accessories.

Sustainability is a core concept in all aspects of the decor sector. More than a trend, this has become a design ethos with eco-friendly decor decisions becoming the go-to. There are many ways to incorporate this, from carefully selecting well-sourced materials and items that are timeless to reducing the pattern of conspicuous consumption in home decor.

Finally, we’re seeing a renewed interest in outdoor living spaces. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living allows you to make the most of your space and connect with nature. Outdoor spaces are versatile, allowing you to create spaces in your home where you can entertain guests outside or breathe fresh air in a moment of solace.

As we usher in the trends above, it is also important to consider which trends won’t be standing the test of time in 2023. Colourful lighting has become widely saturated, with people looking for more sophisticated lighting options. There is also a shift away from open shelving towards sleek cabinetry that keeps your items organised and stashed privately. Finally, after a couple of years of high gloss cabinets and surfaces, we’re expecting to see the pendulum swing on this trend towards more matte finishes.

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