7 Top Interior Design Trends for 2023

January 10, 2023

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Like I mentioned last week, interior design trends come and go so quickly. But one thing remains the same-Style. This is true in fashion design and interior design. But the fact of the matter is, updating your home can be a lot more expensive than changing the style of jeans you wear.

When it comes to home decor trends, it truly comes down to style. Whether the commercial industry says it’s “in” or “out”, because their purpose is to drive sales, the question that needs to be asked is: Does it still have an element of style within YOUR home?

The fact of the matter is, if you love it, keep it. But if you’re wanting to make some interior design changes in 2023, here are 7 top interior design trends to consider.

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7 Top Interior Design Trends for 2023

Top Interior Design Trends #1: Wood Flooring

When it comes to flooring, you can never go wrong with hardwood floors. (This includes luxury vinyl plank (LVP) too). They are timeless. I added LVP flooring to my kitchen during its remodel this year and we love the look and feel of them! So good!

If you’re contemplating between LVP and other flooring, here’s a post all about LVP flooring. I highly recommend LVP flooring!

But what color flooring is in for 2023? Light colored, pale-toned floors have been all the rage for a few years now and are not going anywhere. What’s out? Yellow or orange-toned. Gray is making its way off stage too.

Hardwood flooring with a console table

Top Interior Design Trends #2: Accent walls

When done right, accent walls can be eye-catching and add definition to a room. Accent walls can be an alcove space you wish to accentuate. In my foyer, this small, high ceiling inlet painted black draws the eye and elevates the space….

Foyer with a large black wall

Painting built-ins their own color, are a great way to make an architectural detail stand out. The stained floating shelves in my family room really pop against the black wall….

Sitting area with a neutral color chair and floating shelves

Design Trend #3: Picture frame moulding

The year 2020 brought us influencers around the globe adding geometric wall designs to their homes. This became a huge trend that has now fallen off the charts.

However, adding texture to a wall is still an element of design that will never go away. Picture frame moulding is a version of wainscoting that has been around for centuries. It’s a great way to add charm and interest to a room.

Picture frame moulding in a dining room for the interior design trends post

Photo Credit: @lafleurlysa

Design Trend #4: Stripes

Stripes are making a comeback in 2023. Designers are loving wallpaper and fabrics with stripes, florals and whimsical design.

Striped wallpaper with a console table and plant in front of it

Photo Credit: Luxedecor.com

Interior Design Trend #5: Arches

Arches made a big comeback in 2022. There’s something so idyllic and nostalgic about a room with arched entryways or alcoves. It almost makes me wish my house wasn’t so new.

I love the character they bring to a room. Of course, you can add these arches to any home with a little DIY. Pinterest is full of tutorials on how to get this look. They’re not going anywhere, so maybe a project for 2023??

Arched curio cabinet in a family room for the interior design trends post

Photo Credit: @tarynfalconerdesignstudio 

Top Interior Design Trends #6: Monochromatic

Moulding and trim has had its share of changes throughout the years. Stained trim. Painted trim. Narrow trim. Wide trim. It’s gone through many cycles.

In 2022, making your walls cohesive with your baseboards, window trim, doors, etc. is back. And here to stay in 2023. People are loving the coziness and calm this brings to a room.

Paint the walls and trim a moody dark color to add drama. Choose an all white color palette to make the space feel bigger.

When going with a monochromatic color palette, I like to paint the entire room in the same sheen. This is very soothing to the eye.

Entire room painted black with an L-shaped couch

Design Trend #7: Painted ceilings

This fall I transformed my older boys room into a theater room. We, of course, wanted it to have that movie theater feel. So, painting all of the walls black was a little nerve racking, but the best decision ever.

There was just one thing that was making it feel off….the ceiling. That stark white ceiling against the all black walls and trim, was too much of a contrast and drew the eye up to the ceiling. Not what I was going for. So, one more nerve racking move had to happen–painting the ceiling black. Oh my gosh! I loved it from the first paint stroke! So good!

I cannot recommend it highly enough.If you are creating a dark moody room in your home, paint the ceiling the same color! It changes the entire feel of the room. It’s incredible! And worth stepping out of your comfort zone!

Entire room painted black with a cream colored sofa and an entertainment center

I hope you found this post to be helpful and easy to implement. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Drop your questions and comments below and I’ll get back to you soon.

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