As we approach the end of 2023, the world of interior design is taking a delightful journey back in time to the glamorous 1920s, also known as the “Jazz Age.” While contemporary trends are continually evolving, the overarching theme this year revolves around the timeless and carefree-casual elegance of the past. Let’s explore some of my personal favorite interior design trends that are shaping our homes and infusing them with sophistication and style.
2023 Interior Design Trends
Wood Tones and Cane: One trend that stands out this year is the resurgence of natural wood tones. This aesthetic brings warmth and a cozy ambiance to any space, evoking a sense of home. Part of this trend we’re seeing a lot of includes adding caning accents with the wood, which I’m obsessed with!
Wallpaper: Wallpaper is making a triumphant return, with options ranging from minimalist textures to vibrant patterns. We recently were able to see some hand-printed wallpaper that was inspired by vintage designs from the late 1700s. I loved it given this trend that’s been popping up! Whether you opt for subtlety or boldness, wallpaper allows for endless creativity and personalization, making it a classic choice for any home.
Velvet Accents: We have had a velvet couch for years now, and I’m so glad this trend is coming back in earnest. Once thought of as a high-maintenance fabric, velvet is back and more inviting than ever. Its luxurious texture exudes comfort and elegance, making it an excellent choice for sofas, chairs, and cushions. With proper care, a velvet piece can be a durable and hyper-stylish addition to your family home.
Texture and Color: Texture and color are taking center stage, breaking away from the monotone neutrals that have dominated interior design in recent years. Incorporating texture into your home adds depth and visual interest, while bold pops of color inject energy into your living spaces. Embracing brighter hues can transform your space into a lively and welcoming haven that exhudes style.
Colorful Kitchens and White Appliances: Traditional white kitchens are evolving as color takes the lead. Gray, pastels, and natural neutrals are now the preferred choices for kitchen cabinetry … paired with modern white appliances featuring sleek designs and metallic accents. This fresh approach brings elegance and versatility to the heart of the home (though let’s face it: white shaker cabinets will always be in style).
Olive Trees: Houseplants remain a beloved decor element, with olive trees taking the spotlight. A lighter alternative to the popular Fiddle-Leaf Fig, these trees infuse your home with a fresh, natural vibe. Additionally, natural elements are seen in wallpapers, artwork, and paint colors, connecting your living space with the beauty of the outdoors.
Metallics: Matte black accents of the farmhouse scene are making way for the return of metallic finishes. Gold kitchen hardware, bronze faucets, and silver candleholders provide a touch of elegance and sophistication. These metallic accents effortlessly elevate the overall aesthetic of your interiors.
Moody Vibes: Dark and moody interiors are gaining popularity, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Deep paint colors and rich accents complement all of the other design trends beautifully, creating spaces that are perfect for relaxation and comfort with a splash of sophistication.
Style that Lasts: Amidst the ever-changing world of design, the current trends are rooted in classic elegance. These timeless elements bring comfort and an eclectic, lived-in vibe to your home, creating a soothing and enduring atmosphere that will withstand the test of time.
As we enter the latter part of 2023 and progress into 2024, interior design is embracing a return to elegance and sophistication. These trends offer a blend of classic charm and contemporary appeal, allowing homeowners to create spaces that are both stylish and comfortable. Whether you’re a fan of the Jazz Age or prefer a more modern approach, these trends offer a wealth of inspiration to transform your home.
What are your thoughts on these design trends?
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