2023’s Hottest Interior Design Trends
The summer sun has set and we are waking to crisp mornings, and falling leaves as we start to shed 2023 and prepare for what awaits in 2024. Fall is a time to refresh as we cozy into cold winter evenings. These cooler temperatures open the door to create a space that envelops your senses. This season’s design term is “Newstalgia”, the marrying of vintage-inspired home trends blending the old with new and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Newstalgia Era has brought 70’s inspired elements with earthy tones and curvy furniture. Our team of designers have just returned from the annual furniture market in High Point, NC bringing back a wealth of information and design trends that will surely make your seasons of home entertaining show stoppers. Here we will break down the 2023 Top 5 Fall to Winter design trends that will lead us into 2024. These trends are just enough to be trendy but sure to be timeless for years to come.
Lighting can transform a space bringing warmth, depth and definition. In 2023 we’ve seen the merging of high-efficiency LED lighting with warm hues of rich metals blended with the sophistication of luxurious black accents which create a focal point that is sure to be a conversation starter. These trends are on track to carry on well into 2024 as the glitz and glam of our Art Deco past graces our desire to shine.
4. Fringe Trims
Where traditional meets whimsy
Fringe, trim and tassels add distinction, glamour and opulence to any room. The simplest detail on a pillow or rug edge, luxuriousness of silk ties and tassels on drapery to fun and frilly baubles on lighting, have made a comeback in a big way! The diversity and variety are truly endless, adding these elements can transform an ordinary item into extraordinary. Check out the latest and captivating styles, colors and patterns here: Kravet
3. Leather, Leather and more Leather
From traditional to contemporary, leather has withstood the test of time boasting luxury, richness and comfort. Who doesn’t love curling up under a soft fluffy throw with a good book or a movie surrounded by the warmth that leather provides. Many remember the old baseball mitt style recliners our fathers watched the big game in or the worn out hand-me-down sofa our husbands had when we met them. But the world of design has changed since the 80’s and 90’s. Over-the-top puffiness has slimmed down to sleeker lines in contemporary and classic statements like the Chesterfield. For some leather might not be an option in larger pieces due to an array of reasons like, dogs and cats, cost or maybe because of wanting a vegan alternative. There are other ways to incorporate leather by adding pillows, an embossed leather front credenza, wall covering for a statement look and wonderful faux options as well. Here are a couple of our favorite manufactures where you can shop the look: Bernhardt and Century Furniture .
Don’t be afraid to be BOLD!
Fact: Paint can be tricky depending on the color and the time of day, but don’t be afraid to embrace its depth and warmth. Paint is an easy way to transform the dull and drab into stunning and fab! Say goodbye to muted grays and pastels and your white or wood tone trims. More designers are uniforming the trim into the wall color creating a seamless transition from floor to ceiling, making the ceilings appear higher. Trends in color variations are boasting more saturated hues, merging warm neutrals and earthy tones along with deep browns and blues to olive shades with gold undertones. Three of the top paint manufacturers in the United States are Behr, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams.
1. Gingham & Plaid Patterns
Gingham and Plaid patterns inspired by traditional reserved English Country style gives the comfort of home feel and seemingly never withers. Fall and winter ginghams and plaids bring simplicity and structure, though in large pieces the pattern can be overwhelming and probably not a typical go to fabric choice for your larger upholstery piece. Layering these patterns is a fabulous way to add depth and interest to your space. Great examples are window valances, pillows, a rustic warm color on a table cloth or napkins. Adding a gingham or plaid print area rug adds warmth and ties in the feel of the colder months ahead. No matter how bold you would like to go, nothing says hayrides and pumpkin spice more than earthy and jewel tones in gingham and plaid! Get inspired by exploring Schumacher, one of our many fabric lines.
With so many 2023 trends and the year’s end quickly approaching there are many of the fall-to-winter trends that will carry over into 2024 and well beyond with the Roaring 20’s and old Hollywood style on the forefront lending room for the rich velvets, bold and warm colors, the glitz of gold, shimmer of crystal that will create the feel of this decadent decade as we ring in the new year! The biggest take away is simple…Embrace your personality. Your home isn’t just a place to rest your head, it is a reflection and expression of your personality. Let it shine!
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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.