Design Trends of 2023
Trendy design features from the recent past include floating shelves and gray interior paint colors, gray cabinets, gray countertops and gray accent décor to name a few. The big trends for the past decade were neutral/natural tones and when tan/beige were deemed old and boring, and gray tones became the new beige.
Floating shelves gave the eye an appearance of openness and storage space, but the current design trends say that longer shelves, because of their uncluttered and seamless look, are better. Open storage isn’t the only concept that is doing an about face. Floor plans are changing as well within new homes – buyers are opting for less noise and more privacy. With more people working remotely, college students doing online classes, zoom calls and homework, the desire for quiet and privacy is growing in popularity.
Design trends like Boho, mid-century modern, minimalism and modern organic are on the way out this year. So, what’s new? Enter Tiles, with lots of color and design, vintage, modernist curves, bold colors, and we are happy to say, accent walls are making a comeback. But let’s talk about those tiles. Zellige style tiles are “perfectly imperfect,” and designers can’t get enough – you’ve probably seen them all over social media. The design gurus say the tiles create an “elevated focal point” which makes the need for adding layers to a room obsolete.
Out with the old and in with the new, or so we thought. It’s actually out with the retired and in with the old (a.k.a. vintage). Vintage pieces can be curvy and bold and that’s what’s trending for 2023 (hot on social media). Buying antique or vintage pieces adds character and helps the environment by repurposing. With a semi-closed or closed floor plan (open concept has left the building), decorating with bold accent walls in color or design is ramping up. We know you may not start your construction hobby and throw up some walls to get away from your current layout but positioning your furniture and displaying room dividers to divide the space are all viable options and can be very elegant and defining.
You don’t need to put up walls in your home to be able to do an accent wall. Pick a wall (the first wall you see when you enter a room is recommended) and decide what vibe or mood you’d like to portray then demonstrate that with colors and design textures. Wallpaper (find the sticky type which is removable when you get another creative flair) is a trendy choice with so many colors, bold patterns, and designs. Pops of bold color aren’t accent wall specific. You can find bold colors in furniture, rugs, pillows, throws, art, and colorful plants. And speaking of Bold, when deciding on light fixtures, make a note that oversized chandeliers or other types of lighting are phasing out. Selecting the proper size fixture is as important as the fixture itself. Big isn’t better this year (was it ever?).
“Modernist curves are a hot new trend for 2023.” Curves create dimension which creates character. Curvy, rounded furniture is a bold style without being excessive (think about arched doorways). Round out your design styles of the new year and add natural stone surfaces (and stoneware for the kitchen) and mixed metals. Elevated design styles are in, so as you design your luxurious living space, don’t be afraid to mix things up. Stone countertops, coffee tables and back splashes are becoming more desirable. Add interest to any space by mixing different metal finishes together; display the contemporary look and embrace the charming elegance. Choosing various metal finishes isn’t only for the bathrooms and kitchen; other fixtures deserve this style lift such as: hinges, light fixtures, doorknobs, and curtain rods as examples.
No matter what space you are designing, redesigning, updating or creating, we are here to help and we look forward to seeing you. Stop by Nest in the Desert in Oro Valley today.