We’re firm believers in designing your home in a way that fits your style and needs perfectly, rather than rushing out to buy the latest trend. However, we still love keeping an eye on the popular new styles making the rounds! The new year is a perfect time to update your space and ensure your home feels welcoming and comfortable. Whether you’re looking to update your entire home or just want to add a few new accents, these 2023 interior design trends are sure to inspire.


1. Thoughtful Touches Of Bold Colors (Replacing: All-Grey Interiors)


  Colorful Living Room Design  Colorful Living Room Design


Using splashes of color in interior design can be a great way to add visual interest and personality to a space. Bold colors can be used as accents to add pops of color to a neutral color scheme, or they can be incorporated more extensively for a more vibrant and dramatic look. When using bold colors, it is important to consider the overall aesthetic of the space and choose colors that complement each other and the other design elements in the room. It can also be helpful to use bold colors sparingly, such as on an accent wall or in a collection of decorative accessories, rather than overwhelming the space with too much color.

“Gray interiors are on their way out, along with cool tones in general,” Susan Hayward of Susan Hayward Interiors describes. “Instead, we are going to see more pops of color, highlight walls, and warm tones taking their place.”

While current trends are pointing to this colorful revolution taking over popular grey and neutral interior design, when it comes to selling your home, we always recommend a light and bright palette. Ultimately, the popularity of using bold colors in interior design will depend on personal preference and the overall style that a homeowner is trying to achieve.


2. Dark Wood Touches (Replacing: Beachy Light Woods)


Dark Wood Interior Design  Dark Wood Interior Design


Dark wood can be a beautiful and luxurious addition to any interior space, giving a nod to traditional design aesthetics that are becoming all the rage in the new year. Utilizing naturally dark wood, like walnut, mahogany, cherry, and wenge, can add warmth, depth, and richness to a space when used in furniture, flooring, and other architectural elements. When using darker woods, it is also important to consider the amount of natural light in a space, as darker woods can absorb light and make a room feel smaller and more intimate. When used correctly, dark wood can be a stunning and sophisticated addition to any home.

“Part of the reason ‘Sad Beige’ is sad is because of its lack of edge and contrast. Dark woods add sharp definition in a natural yet rich way – as long as you stick to woods that are naturally dark, such as walnut, as opposed to light woods that are stained dark,” says Cliff Tan, Feng Shui Designer & Owner of “Dear Modern”.


3. Art Deco & Nostalgic Design (Replacing: Ultra-Modern Minimalism)


Nostalgic Interior Design Art Deco Interior Design


A big trend that gained popularity in 2022 and is anticipated to continue into the new year is nostalgic home design and Art Deco inspiration.

Nostalgic home design refers to a style that is inspired by past eras and incorporates vintage or antique elements into the design. This can include using vintage furniture, reproductions of classic designs, and vintage-inspired decorative accents. Using this design principle can help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, and can be a way to incorporate personal history (hence the “nostalgia”) and unique elements into the home.

Art Deco fits under this umbrella and was a style that gained popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. It is characterized by bold geometric shapes, rich colors, and luxurious materials. It can be incorporated into the home through strategic use of patterns, metallic accents, and geometric shapes in items such as furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories.

“This is probably one of the most difficult design styles to execute, besides maximalism, but I’m here for it. Art Deco design has so much personality!”

–Kiva Brent, Interior Designer


4. Statement Rugs (Replacing: Neutral Flooring Choices)


Statement Rugs  Statement Rug


A statement rug is a large, bold, or uniquely designed rug that serves as the focal point of a room. It can be used to anchor the furniture and define the seating area in a living room, or to add color and pattern to a bedroom or dining room. We love this trend because it is a relatively affordable way to update and refresh a space with minimal effort.

Try tying in bold statement rugs to the rest of the room by matching colors to other elements like throw pillows, artwork, curtains, etc. Using a statement rug can be a fun and effective way to add character and style to any home.

“[Statement rugs] will be a big focus in interior decorating for 2023, particularly oddly or misshapen rugs favoring asymmetry. This again leans into our desire for highly-personalized and unique interiors and, of course, maximalism.”

—Briellyn Turton, Interior Designer & Home Stylist


5. Sustainable Design (Replacing: Unsustainable Design Techniques & Pieces)


Sustainable Design


Sustainable design, also known as green design, is a design approach that aims to minimize the negative environmental impact of a building or product while maximizing its positive impact. In the context of home design, this can involve using materials and products that are environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and resource-efficient. This can include using recycled materials, choosing energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and incorporating features such as solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems. Sustainable design can not only help to reduce the environmental impact of a home, but it can also result in cost savings through reduced energy and water use.

“Consumers are becoming more mindful of choosing environmentally friendly options, and rightly so, as the conversation and importance of sustainable design will begin to take center stage. People are increasingly asking ‘where is this made,’ ‘how is this made,’ etc.”

–Joshua Smith, founder and principal designer at Joshua Smith Inc.,

“People are going to begin investing more in quality products that will stand the test of time. Rather than buying something cheap to get the look at the moment, people will be more selective about what they put in their home in order to have it for years to come.”

–Susan Hayward, founder of Susan Hayward Interiors,



However you style your home, we will be here for you when you are ready to sell or purchase your next property. Give us a call anytime to discuss your real estate goals and needs!

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