Interior design trends for 2023 are numerous, and the best word to describe them 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 more after the past few years, as people have gone from having to be 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," says designer Lee Broom. "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 décor. You will see mural type wallpapers that fill a room with warmth and personality. Texture extends to everything -- from leathered granite countertops, to sculpted Berber carpets, to chunky bold trim on drapes and woodwork.
The theme of incorporating nature in 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.
Look for more natural items in interior decor—baskets or plants or natural wood. Curvy furniture, barrel or vaulted ceilings, curved walkways are all a nod to nature, where curves rule.
These color trends also mean the end of the all-white kitchen as the pros anticipate painted or wood cabinets in warm, neutral hues. 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 nature in, and sink back in a big sofa for some great conversations.
Every Picture Tells A Story We recently had a professional photo shoot in the Design Center. Here are a few of our favorite pics:
How Much Does It Cost?
When discussing "bringing nature in", don't forget about wool carpet. Wool is so very soft, has excellent resilience and durability, and is the most “green” fiber that carpet is made from. Wool carpeting is manufactured from short lengths of wool derived from sheep. Though a higher-end product, wool is not delicate. When properly maintained, it stands up to decades of wear.
Wool carpet costs vary according to the source and amount of the wool. To give you an idea what to expect, wool carpeting typically costs approximately twice as much as nylon and triexta and three times as much as polyester (PET).
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