The best way to describe the numerous interior design trends for 2023 as a whole is diverse. There are some new colors, new textures and new materials, but, most importantly, there are new moods. The moods are varied, but most involve some degree of comfort — either physical or emotional.
We have come to appreciate our living space much more the past few years, as people have gone from having to be at home to wanting to be at home in an environment that expresses their personalities and individual tastes.
“How people want to decorate has recently shifted,” designer Lee Broom said. “For a start, we’re all craving a better outlook, and part of achieving that is to condition your own brain to think more positively, which you can do by surrounding yourself with things that make you feel happy.”
Some of the major themes we are seeing are texture, texture and more texture; lots of curves, in furniture as well as architecture; and nature-inspired decor. You will see mural-type wallpapers that fill a room with warmth and personality. Texture extends to everything — leathered granite countertops, sculpted Berber carpets, and chunky, bold trim on drapes and woodwork.
The theme of incorporating nature into interior elements will continue to be prevalent in finishes and fittings. We will be seeing colors inspired by nature, like softer greens and blues that are calming and pleasing to the eye. These color trends also mean the end of the all-white kitchen, as the pros anticipate painted or wood cabinets in warm, neutral hues.
Look for more natural items in interior decor — baskets or plants or natural wood. Curvy furniture, barrel or vaulted ceilings and curved walkways are a nod to nature, where curves rule.
Golden tones and art deco themes will be a part of the more natural, cozier trend, as well.
Furniture and its design and placement will be more focused on comfort and conversation. We all crave more personal interaction, and furniture designers are catering to that. The words we are seeing in print about design for the coming year include relaxing, plump, character, dimension and rounded.
So, prepare for a comfortable year, with lots of curves and beautiful colors. Bring in nature, and sink back in a big sofa for some great conversations.
– Elisabeth Stubbs is one of the owners of Enhance Floors & More, one of Atlanta’s top-rated flooring dealers, located in Marietta.