We all know that trends are subjective and that they come and go. That’s especially true when it comes to your home, since everyone’s idea of a beautiful space is different. And even though we’re already almost in the month of May, there are some design trends for 2023 that you might want to know about. The YouTube account designchickee posted a short video with registered interior designer Olga Gomes listing seven trends and design ideas that she is loving for this new year.
You can watch the video right here:
The first trend she mentions is “glam rooms” and said that most of us are looking for something that will make our home truly reflect our personalities. A glam room could be a luxurious upgrade to your laundry room, a luxe powder room, or a simple space where you can relax and enjoy a quiet moment alone. Think sleek metal light fixtures, mirrored finishes, and luxurious materials like marble. Whatever you can do to glam things up is definitely on-trend.
The next picture shows another trend: moody color palettes. The image shown features a deep olive-green trim on a fireplace against a deeper mauve purple color on the walls. I personally don’t care for this trend, but I can see how it’s popular as people continue to get braver and bolder with their interiors. Olga does mention that trends offer both new and old ideas and they give you a chance to decide which of those ideas are something you’d want to do. It’s also all about which ones actually suit your lifestyle the best.
The third trend is oversized lights, and I am here for it! This usually consists of bulky, large floor lamps with a massive base that really brings a sculptural look to a room. This is definitely one trend that I like, except that most of these huge lamps are pretty expensive. Maybe you can find an older version and repurpose it to make it more modern though.
Next is art deco, which usually involves incorporating geometric shapes and many metallic and darker colors. Think of combinations like gold and black or lots of mirrors with abstract, sharp lines. I do like this style, although I am more prone to loving mid-century modern, no matter what is currently trending.
Traditional design is also apparently trending, which I find hard to wrap my head around. To me, traditional means stuffy and old, but apparently, it’s coming back this year. Olga isn’t the only designer who has mentioned traditional design. I’ve seen others bring this one up, too. I am not necessarily a big fan of traditional interior design, but it’s definitely versatile and probably easier to create than some other styles, like art deco.
Olga also includes arches and alcoves, but I feel like this style has been on-trend since at least 20202. I absolutely love an arch, whether it’s a cutout that leads to another room or an arched shape for furniture, mirrors, or wall accents. This curved shape is beautiful to look at, and it certainly fits well with a wide range of styles including Southwestern, boho, and modern.
Another trend is “soothing palettes”, which are definitely a bit different than the moody palettes she mentioned earlier in the video. I like the lighter, softer, and more neutral colors of these palettes and I feel like they’re a lot easier to work with overall. Olga closes the video by emphasizing that trends help us define our own personal style, and I completely agree.