In 2023, the changes are more noticeable as life finally returns to normal. Embracing one or more of 2023’s trends will allow you to refresh your home or office without replacing everything.
Combine Multiple Eras
Many people today are embracing the charm and character of vintage clothing and furniture. It is not only acceptable, but recommended, that people mix mid-century items with modern pieces and timeless antiques. Bringing in the best of what each decade offers provides endless options for homeowners to express themselves. The best interior design services will have numerous resources for gathering genuine vintage and quality reproduction looks for their clients.
Include Something Red
Whether it’s Pantone’s punchy Viva Magenta or Sherwin Williams subdued beige-meets-blush Redend Point, various shades of red are popping up on 2023’s color forecasts. If you’re not ready to commit to a whole room, brighter hues make a great statement piece or accent color. Keep an eye out for accessories, paint, and wallpaper options that include your favorite shade. Because it’s known for having the potential to stimulate and energize people, consider using red to give your interiors a lift.
Give Your Lighting a Glow-Up
Don’t ignore the importance of good lighting during home design projects. The options in 2023 are endless and focused on providing the perfect lighting in every room and for every activity without overwhelming the space. The days of having one single ceiling light for a room are long gone. Today’s designs focus on cozy ambience through the use of a variety of fixtures. Use light to highlight architecture, shine a spotlight on a design feature, and provide comfortable lighting for your daily tasks. Sculptural chandeliers and fun lamps add the finishing touches to a layered design. Don’t forget about your exterior lighting!
Bring in Nature
The beauty and influence of nature have influenced interior design in many eras. The latest versions include bold fabric patterns and large-scale wall coverings incorporating florals, animal prints, and more. Your design team can help you maximize natural lighting and increase the flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces. Texture can be added through the use of natural materials like wood, plaster, natural stone and wicker furniture. Lastly, plants of all shapes and sizes add life to the space while also purifying and freshening your indoor air.
Think About Handmade Solutions
Forget about cluttering every room with endless accents. The preference for this year is scaling back the quantity to enjoy more quality pieces. Handmade artwork has become the goal, and buying from local artisans is the best acquisition option. It incorporates the desire for high quality with sustainability. The range of art pieces can include sculptures, paintings, furniture, and fewer larger pieces.
Arches and curves are making a comeback whether it’s in doorways, windows or furnishings. These shapes can add elegance and softness to any interior design. Wall and ceiling arches help elevate the room to give the illusion of a larger space. The addition of new shapes also applies to flooring. Irregular rugs have a unique look that will draw a lot of attention. The ovals, squares, and rectangles of the past are now becoming overshadowed by playful designs in unexpected shapes. The rugs draw attention and can help homeowners find the perfect accent for an unusual room shape.
The change in design trends does not mean people should throw out everything and start over. A benefit of the changes this year is that the styles work so well with older items and other trends. With a skilled design team, any homeowner can create a gorgeous design from the ground up. Designers can also help those who want to boost the look of their home without losing the items they love.
At Tran-Thomas Design Studio, we are two designers and a talented design team with complementary styles that work together to provide exquisite custom designs for each client. Our firm offers in-studio and at-home consultations by appointment, so we can use our decades of experience to create the perfect interior for you.
About Tran + Thomas
Built on the foundation of a 30-year, family-owned Interior Design business, Jill Tran and Carmen Thomas opened Tran + Thomas Design Studio in 2011 bringing a combined 36 years of experience to their projects. They work on both residential and commercial projects across several styles. Interested in their services? Call (913) 268-9595 or schedule a consultation below.