11 Interior Design Trends for the Home in 2023

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 22, 2022

While we strive to create linens that outlast interior design fads, it’s a delightful responsibility of ours to keep track of trends and lend ideas on how to style Saffron Marigold linens to suit your new aesthetic. Being aware of home decor trends also allows us to anticipate what you, our dear customers, might be looking for in the future and gives us the opportunity to create some helpful style guides meanwhile.

Here are the top eleven decor trends in 2023, from wallpaper trends to the next color craze.

1. Eco-friendly materials push for sustainable design

Sustainability is no longer confined to nature conservation and wildlife rescues. We can all do our part—even with our choice of interior decor. And what’s more, sustainably-made or sustainably-sourced home decor is usually of higher quality than its mass-produced counterpart.

That said, interior design trends in 2023 point to the growing use of Earth-friendly materials like cotton, bamboo, reclaimed wood, wild grasses, and recycled plastic and metal. Other sustainable home design trends include energy-saving lighting, water-saving fixtures, and other low-impact, recyclable elements.

2. Handmade and handcrafted quality reign supreme

In the same vein, micro luxury will continue to be a home decor trend in 2023. We’re talking about high-quality (even heirloom-quality) goods made by artisans and ethical businesses. This list includes items like handmade linens, bespoke furniture from a local business, pottery from independent artisans, etc.

The best part about handcrafted and handmade goods isn’t just that these accents often last longer, but knowing that each purchase goes to an organization that is focused on creating high-quality goods, providing fair wages, and championing the environment by refusing to create low-quality, trash-bound decor.

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3. Multifunctional spaces and furnishings for multi-generational homes

With rising mortgage rates and costs of living, more and more families are choosing to cohabit in multi-generational homes. This calls for ingenuity in creating multi-purpose areas in the home. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of your living spaces, whether or not you are a group of parents, grandparents, grandchildren, or family friends in sharing a home:

  • A kitchen bar that doubles as a work and study space
  • A living room that converts into a guest room
  • A guest room that’s used as a home office
  • A closet with doors removed and that is transformed into a mini changing station for families with young children
  • A living room that’s also a mini home gym
  • A living room with a small desk in the corner
  • A dining room that’s also a lounge for the family

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4. Maximalism continues to be popular

With minimalism (in the traditional sense) stepping out of the way for maximalism, we couldn’t be happier to welcome the year 2023. Jungle-themed wallpapers, curios on every available surface area, bed linens and wall treatments in every color imaginable…

Maximalism is an interior design trend we can definitely get behind!

5. Bold Reds and Oranges

The big names in home paint color just released their colors of the year for 2023. We would be remiss not to mention the impact these shades will have in 2023 home decor trends, from wallpaper trends to furnishings. Plus, we’ve included some home decor and accents that harmonize with each color.

Viva Magenta 18-750 by Pantone

Viva Magenta 18-750 is Pantone’s Color of the Year. Pantone describes it as “powerful and empowering…an animated red that revels in pure joy encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint…a stand-out statement.” This color screams extravagance, abundance, and confidence!

Pantone VIva Magenta
Photo: Pantone

Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore

A saturated red-orange hue that “enlivens the senses with an electric optimism…the definition of charismatic color” that will have you thinking “bold, bolder, boldest.”

Photo: Benjamin Moore

The common thread here is not just the devil-may-care attitude these colors embody, but their representation of positivity, optimism, and self-expression. And who doesn’t want to exude these qualities, whether it be through interior design or fashion?

We’re looking forward to seeing all the wonderful designs in 2023 that incorporate these vibrant colors!

6. Warm neutrals that are classically versatile

On the flip side, 2023 home design trends also point to using ‘livable’ and versatile colors. Of course, this means neutrals. Here are two more 2023 colors of the year from other big names in home color.

Sherwin-Williams’ Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams

This earthy tone is perfect for someone who wants to “embrace a spirit of connection with the world around us with this soulful-yet-subtle hue.” Sherwin-Williams describes it as minimal, calming, and intriguing. It’s a fantastic base for any room, but most especially in common areas.

Photo: Sherwin-Williams

Blank Canvas by Behr

An off-white color that’s a great starting point for your dream palette. This neutral “harmonizes with a wide range of hues, including neutrals, earth tones, and pastels for a charming and cozy appeal,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr.

Photo: Behr

Between these two earthy shades, the key take-away is that warm neutrals are the definition of versatile in 2023.

7. Dark academia style makes its way to the mainstream

The last decade of TV has brought us many shows that speak to the dark academia style: The Queen’s Gambit, Sherlock, Enola Holmes, The Alienist, and Peaky Blinders, just to name a few. While we enjoyed the aesthetic of tweed upholstery and suits, gothic elements, and a love of literature, we didn’t really have a solidified name for this style until recently: dark academia.

Lucky for you if you enjoy this dark, nostalgic vibe—Dark Academia will continue to rise in popularity in 2023 home decor trends.

8. Floral wallpaper, bedding, window treatments, and more

Wallpaper trends for 2023 indicate that floral coverings are not going anywhere. Neither are floral curtains, rugs, and other large pieces of home decor. The key to using florals in the home is to use them as an accent on a wall, window, or room. This allows the print to shine independently, and not blend into the background.

Floral wallpaper trends

Set the mood in 2023 by following the floral wallpaper trend. In this example, maximalism makes an impression with jewel-toned blooms and a dark ground to create an extravagant work space.

Photo: Graham & Brown

Floral bedding

There’s so much potential with floral bed linens, so we’re excited about this everlasting home design trend. Bright blooms on duvet covers, statement pillow covers, and vintage quilts for layering make for an exciting bedscape in 2023!

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Floral upholstery

If you enjoy the look of floral upholstery, but don’t want to commit to a full, ’80s style home complete with sofa and bed skirts, something more modern like the chair shown here can work. The inner fabric is a solid color while the outer cover is a beautiful, Asian-inspired floral pattern. We’re a sucker for home decor that play on the idea of ‘reversible’!

Photo: Homary

Floral window treatments

Vintage, tropical, Art Nouveau—the world of florals is vast, indeed. And it’s so easy to switch out window treatments to match the season, an occasion, or your mood.

9. Moroccan zellige style is still trending

From zellige tile bathroom backsplashes to zellige style kitchen countertops, this beautiful Moroccan arts is a star in home decor trends. With so many designs available, it’s easy to create an accent wall in the kitchen or bathroom.

Not quite ready to take the plunge with kitchen tiles? Try zellige tile linens, instead! Our Mosaique Bleue collection is our tribute to Moroccan tilework, and the processs behind this print is just as complex as painting a spectacular zellige tile.

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10. High-quality vintage pieces

Luxe, vintage home decor and furnishings are part of the micro luxury interior design trend. This means splurging a little on a statement piece such as an exclusive, vintage Stag chair or a hand-embroidered quilt.

But high-quality and vintage don’t always mean pricey. Some places you can snag premium pieces are at secondhand shops, auction sites, yard and estate sales, and in secondhand sell groups online. The caveat with vintage pieces, though, is that they may need some care and attention when you first get ahold of them, but the price for quality is worth the effort.

Photo: chairish.com

11. Rounded silhouettes and curves are in

This interior design trend gained traction in 2022, but we expect it to make splash in 2023 as well. Sloping chair backs, curved sofas, oval coffee tables…it’s easy to incorporate softer silhouettes into your home design. Other ways to include rounded shapes are through textile prints, light fixtures, tabletop decor, and artwork.

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