If the previous year has been about minimalism and a neutral scheme, this year home decor is about expression and the return of colors. Check out other trends you should not miss.
1. Deep Sofas
In living room trends in 2023, you’ll find sofas and armchairs that are deep and plush. Gone are the shallow sofas that are ideal for sitting. Since Covid, people (and furniture designers) realized that comfortable can also be stylish.
Antiques, second-hand finds, are going to be big in 2023 living room trends. Here you see a second-hand coffee table that perfectly fits the more current surroundings.
A few vases on the shelf balance out the old and new. A familiar feeling in your living room decor is always a good thing.
3. Colorful Furniture
This is as unique a living space as it is cozy. Every piece of furniture is a different color yet they are all colors of the moment. Terracotta, warm greens, and golds.
4. Multi-Functional Living Rooms
A swing towards maximizing the use of space is on trend for this year. This space is for living, dining and organizing. It’s all tied together here with the theme of natural/ sustainable materials, another big trend this year in interior design.
The last couple of years was about bringing indoor living to the outside (blame or thank Covid-19). As we finally come back together indoors, we’re seeing a living room trend of bringing those interesting outdoor elements indoors.
Wood, natural finishes, stacked stone (shown here), and all aspects you would typically see outside are now showing up in people’s living spaces.
6. Textured Walls
Texture is everywhere, especially on interior walls in 2023. This treatment, called “fluting” is making a huge mark as it adds another dimension to an accent wall.
Small pieces of wood in a tight pattern give an illusion of depth. It’s an interesting way to add the wood-look without the use of large planks that tend to look like flooring.
Shiplap and modern farmhouse wall treatments are falling by the wayside thanks to a renewed interest in wainscotting. They’ve improved the look of it however, and pictured here it’s more of a cabinetry/furniture feel. The walls become part of the furniture— a warm inviting look whether it’s white or a rich color.
Wallpaper is everywhere, and it’s just as beautiful as it’s always been, depending on your taste. Large florals, deep purple hues, and terracotta are all on trend for this year.
Choose wisely, and it’s not easy to apply or remove!
The days of minimalism as an interior design trend are over (depending on who you talk to), and it’s getting busy. Colorful, moody, plentiful, and comfortable are the characteristics of Maximalism. It’s not for everyone, but there is a way to do it without overdoing it.
Pictured here is a nice solution for a small space. The bold color used in the furniture and art come together to give you just the right amount (not too much) of fullness.
10. Day Beds
This year we’re seeing daybeds appear in living rooms. Here it’s on trend with plush material and rich color. They are great for kids or teens to lounge on, but since it takes away a proper sitting spot, a large living room is usually needed to accommodate this design trend.
11. Purple Hues
In line with maximalism, 2023 is colorful. Purple is a big player with its warm, romantic qualities. Paired here with gold finishings and plush materials, it’s appealing on so many levels.
12. Wood + Color
Wood with pops of color is always pleasing to the eye. A balanced contrast that is tried and true yet still showing up in 2023. Here it’s pictured with rich gold hues (another popular home decor trend) and a pop of deep green in the color palette.
13. Curved Furniture
Curved furniture – sofas, chairs, tables – everything that is rounded is in. Sharp corners are gone, and in their place are comfortable-looking (and feeling) pieces that beg you to curl up with a book and a (colorful) blanket.
Earthy, bold, warm, terracotta and colors that complement are the significant trends of this year. A terracotta backdrop with pops of similar hues gives undeniable warmth and provides a space for peaceful living.
15. Art Deco
Geometric shapes, rich colors, dark wood, shiny metals, floral, and upholstery. Art deco comes in many forms, and those forms are making a comeback this year. A timeless look that adds richness and visual interest to living room design ideas.
16. Second-Hand Style
All things one-of-a-kind are in style this year. Thrift-shop furniture finds are taking over and being recognized as higher quality products and as a sustainable choice. Pair a vintage piece with some old-school vinyl and a vintage diner pendant and you’ve got a groovy look.
17. Statement Lights
It’s not all about size (but bigger is better in 2023), make a statement. Why keep it simple when you can draw the eye to something bold and original? I like the use of black wire here, and seeing the bulb through the light fixture is always nice especially when the bulb, too is a work of art.
18. Warm Neutrals
Beiges, light browns, warm whites, and even creamy oranges are the neutrals of the moment. Opposite of the cool whites of minimalism, they bring warm earth tones indoors, creating an inviting space.
19. Large Bold Furniture
Seen in all types of fabrics, bold-colored furniture is on trend for 2023, and the larger, the better. Sectionals are big (no pun intended). If you can handle this trend, you’ll be on par with celebrities and designers .
Re-use is a big word for 2023. Paint a tire white and make a swing out of it? Why not. This creative and eco-friendly living room leaves no footprint, with packing crates as the base of most of its furniture. An exciting design style that is hands-on and fun.
Black is back, and thanks to Maximalism , it’s integrated into every room. Black (and versions of it) has sultry characteristics, but it has warmth as well. It acts as a great backdrop making its surroundings pop.
22. Ambient Lighting
Lighting that comes from natural sources and hidden spots is among the latest interior design trends. Mostly it creates an inviting soft space, also it saves money, and is a more forgiving choice over the direct light of pots or pendants.
Following last year’s trend, flowers—fresh and dried of all varieties—are here to stay in 2023. In patterns of upholstery, on walls , and in vases. Here in unglazed pottery, they are timeless and go with any surrounding decor.
Collections, family heirlooms, and all things that have meaning are of meaning in 2023. Having them on display (shown here is a collection of guitars with what looks like signed photos of their owners) is an excellent choice rather than kept in a box in the basement. It’s a look that gives all the feels.
25. Outdoor Living
People still want to entertain outdoors (and why not?) since Covid and spaces are getting creative. TVs, fridges, sofas, all the comfort of indoors set up for an outdoor space is always a good idea!