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We’ve rounded up six influential home design trends, along with ideas for how you might incorporate them in your own home.
(Remember, before taking action, it’s always wise to consult with a real estate professional to understand which updates and upgrades will offer the highest return on your investment.)
1. Separate Kitchen, Dining and Living Areas
For years, home design has been dominated by open-concept floor plans. But designers report that walls are returning to break up living spaces and create quieter areas. Have a open floor plan but don’t want to move walls? Try adding bookshelves, room dividers, large plant groupings, or rugs to create distinct areas within the home and reduce noise.
2. Nature-Inspired Design
The “biophilia” trend is all about bringing the outside in by adding natural touches throughout your home. If you’re planning a kitchen or bath renovation, consider wood-toned cabinets and natural stone countertops to embrace the biophilic look.[3 Or, incorporate elements of the trend by choosing nature-inspired paint colors, like mossy greens or desert tones.
3. Lighting as a Design Feature
Say good-bye to “can lights”. Homeowners are using light fixtures to enhance the usability and mood of their spaces. We are seeing a layered approach to lighting that combines statement chandeliers and pendants with task-specific lights and lamps. Incorporate this trend by adding floor or table lamps and swapping out fixtures before you invest in rewiring your space. Take note of how the light in your home changes throughout the day. You can then use that information to make lighting decisions that require a bigger investment.
4. More Vibrant Color Palettes
After the long dominance of whites and grays, we are seeing more vibrant colors this year. Warm and earthy neutrals, jewel tones, and shades of red and pink are particularly popular.[5,6] Paint company Benjamin Moore’s 2023 color of the year, Raspberry Blush, is a lively shade of pinkish coral, while Sherwin Williams is embracing warm neutrals with Redend Point, a blushing beige.[7,8] If you’re planning to sell your home, avoid extremely bold or bright color choices when it comes to paint or fixed finishes. Instead, incorporate these pops of color through throw pillows, art, and accessories.
5. Curved Furniture and Architectural Accents
Arches and curves lend a sleek feel that draws on classical design while remaining modern.[6,9] If you want to incorporate this trend into your new build or remodeling plans, curved kitchen islands, arched alcoves, and globe pendant lights are good options—or you can take it a step further with arched windows and doorways. It’s easy to embrace this look without renovations, too. Look for a softer feel in furniture, with sofas, chairs, and tables that showcase rounded edges.
6. Art Deco Revival
Art Deco, the architecture and design style that took hold in the 1920s and ’30s, is enjoying a resurgence. Marked by bold geometry, textures, and colors, the 2023 interpretation of this style is a bit less splashy than its historical roots. Keep an eye out for vintage mirrors, lamps, or vases that bring a touch of glam to your home, and embrace bold colors and luxe fabrics, like velvet. Choose furnishings and accessories that nod to the look without diving all the way in.
The above references an opinion and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be financial, legal, or tax advice. Consult the appropriate professionals for advice regarding your individual needs.
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