You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Top Decorating Trends for 2023?
New year, new…decor? If you’ve been holding out on making updates to your Connecticut home, this year is serving up some decorating trends that will satisfy your craving for newness without becoming obsolete by this time next year. Here are some of our favorite top decorating trends for 2023 that we’re excited to see–both for their abilities to refresh our homes, and for their potential longevity.
Bold Powder Rooms
Scrolling through your Instagram feed, you’ve probably noticed powder rooms that practically leap off the screen: Bold wallpaper, vibrant paint, lighting that wows in the most unexpected way. This year, the bold powder room trend continues as homeowners increasingly see these tiny spaces as a place to cast caution to the wind and really go for it, design-wise. Graphic wallpaper seems a lot less daunting when it’s in such a tiny space; ditto with bold paint colors on trim, walls, even the ceiling! Add to the mix some funky tiles or fixtures that practically make hand-washing an event, and suddenly we understand why creating a bold powder room for you and your guests to enjoy is still so appealing.
Natural and Earthy Elements
Chalk it up to all that time indoors during the early days of the pandemic, or maybe it’s all the climate change news that’s making us more appreciative of nature, but natural and earthy elements are becoming more and more popular in home decor, and that’s still true for 2023.
Whether your home is sleek and modern or more traditional, incorporating natural and organic elements into your space can breathe new life into it and instill a sense of calm to your space. In 2023, expect more pine and light wood accents (think Scandinavian or Japanese influence), stone, and greenery. Looking to incorporate these elements, but not sure where to start? Pebble-like tiles on the bathroom floor, along with a teak or hinoki wood bath mat can create an instant spa-like feel while bringing nature indoors. Ditto with a stone fireplace accented with a reclaimed wood mantle. You don’t need to upend your entire decorating scheme; a little bit of nature can go a long way to creating a warm, inviting, and relaxing space in your Connecticut home.
Mix and Match Textures
One of the top decorating trends for 2023? Texture! Mixing and matching textures is a great way to create visual interest in a room without subscribing to a trend you’ll tire of by 2024. Slatted wood on the kitchen island or even on wall panels plays beautifully with a textured tile backsplash. Adding a plaster-look to your ceiling or installing a plaster-inspired range hood also adds texture that will stand the test of time. If you love the monochrome look in a room, texture is a beautiful way to add warmth and interest without sacrificing that color scheme you love so much.
Decor That’s True to You
Here’s a top decorating trend for 2023 that we can definitely get behind: decor that’s true to you! Personality-driven decor is being celebrated this year, and we love the thought of infusing our homes with all the things that make us happy. In fact, shouldn’t it always be that way?
More frequently, homeowners are rejecting trying to recreate a space they saw online and instead, opting to use treasures collected along the way that mean something to them: A dining table passed on by a beloved grandparent, a throw purchased on vacation, family photos that make up a gallery wall. However you infuse your personality and meaning into your home decor, it’s a win!
An Eye on Sustainability
Sustainability is becoming more important to consumers across the board, and home decor is no exception. In 2023, this continues to be the case as homeowners are wondering where goods are made, how they’re constructed and from which materials, and if the entire process is something they can feel good about for its impact on people and the planet.
With sustainability becoming a major factor in home decor, many buyers are opting to buy used furniture, refinishing it themselves or finding new ways to use items in their homes. Buying used or vintage appeals to the homebuyer who doesn’t want to perpetuate the cycle of buying cheap furniture only to have it end up in the landfill in a year or two. Instead, bargains can be found at flea markets and yard sales, and if the piece is well made, it can last for generations.