When enhancing the look and feel of a living space, home decoration and home staging require two distinct approaches. And if you’re planning on selling your home, it’s particularly important to understand the differences between them. Home staging for potential buyers requires a more “light” touch with choices that highlight the features and finishes of the space rather than the home décor. Think of de-personalized rooms with a more neutral color palette.
However, when designing a home you and your loved ones will share, focus on showcasing your unique style—breaking away from traditional design trends and opting for bold, one-of-a-kind pieces. This year’s interior design trends are all about individualism, confidence, and personality. If you’re considering giving your home a much-needed facelift, check out these top interior design trends for 2023.
Monochromatic Minimalism: No more
A huge trend in the past couple of years was monochromatic colors with beige sofas and minimalistic furniture. The style lasted for a while, but experts say minimalist white and neutral rooms are on their way out. While spaces with more colour, depth, and dimension are back from hiatus. Even if you love the monochromatic room, try it with rich colors like dark blues and forest greens.
Maximalism: Totally In
As we enter a new era, more means more. Maximalism remains a huge trend this year. Bold colors and even bolder designs. Imagine deep, decadent hues and pieces that look like it’s been around for decades. Homeowners will be opting for over-the-top furnishings that make a statement. Maximalism is all about mixing and matching different interior design styles to create a space that’s eclectic and unique. From a velvet couch to patterned armchairs and accent chairs, this trend is all about making a daring statement with your furniture choices.
When it comes to lighting and hardware, metallics are going to be popular choices this year and, as always, are a great way to add a touch of luxury and glamour to any space. This trend is perfect for those who want to create a high-end look without breaking the bank.
Modern Organic: Overdone and Out
Modern organic, a combination of contemporary and traditional elements with sculptural shapes and beiges, and moody colors, was popular in 2022 due to designers like Athena Calderon and Kelly Wearstler. However, the style has become so prevalent in the market that it is becoming oversaturated. People are tired of seeing the same designs in every home, so the trend is expected to die out in 2023.
Biophilic Design: Here To Stay
Biophilic design, which brings the outdoors in by weaving nature throughout interiors, became popular in 2021 and 2022 but was mostly seen in commercial spaces. In 2023, the trend is expected to become more prevalent in living spaces as people look for more fun ways to incorporate earthy elements at home. Adding more plants, live wall paintings, and choosing low-maintenance plants to improve air quality are some of the ways you can bring biophilic design into your home.
The use of natural materials goes a long way, especially when it comes to flooring. Wood, stone, and natural fibers like jute and sisal are going to be very popular and a great way to create a warm and inviting space. These materials are not only beautiful, but they are also sustainable and long-lasting.
Open Concept Living: Now Closed
Maybe you’d like to get through a zoom meeting without the musical stylings of the kitchen blender or microwave beeps. Perhaps read through an email without stopping to answer your six-year-olds inquiries? As the pandemic winds down and work from home becomes the new normal, the need for more semi-private spaces and purpose-driven rooms is on the horizon for 2023.
Victorian and Traditional Interiors: The Comeback
Victorian and traditional interiors, inspired by Downton Abbey and the Bridgeton dramas, are expected to be popular in 2023. The focus will be on creating elegant and sophisticated spaces with intricate details and rich fabrics. This trend will bring a sense of history and classic elegance to homes and can be achieved by incorporating traditional pieces like chandeliers, velvet furnishings, and patterned wallpapers.
Pro tip: With this style, the older and more dated, the more luxurious. Try shopping for second-hand furnishings so you can stay on trend and on budget.
Interiors with a Conscience: New Trend Alert
And finally, sustainable design is making waves with homeowners looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. This can range from choosing energy-efficient appliances to opting for furniture made from sustainable materials like bamboo or recycled plastic. We see more recycled and handcrafted design elements than ever before. Just remember sustainability is not just a trend. It’s a way of life and the best way to create a home that’s not only beautiful but environmentally responsible as well.
Use these trends as guidelines along your journey of curating a home you’ll love, not just for now but forever. And when it’s time to stage your home for selling, Sam McDadi has an in-house staging department with a complete inventory of furniture and accessories that will give your home the extra spark to close the deal. Give us a call today and discover the Mcdadi difference.