Guest Blog:
What's Trending for Home Decor

by Guest Blogger

When it comes to interior design and home decor trends, we're seeing a lot of things change -- and a lot of things stay the same, that are definitely here to stay. There are a lot of exciting unique home decor trends happening this year – and the best part is that you don’t have to be a designer to keep up with them. All you need is a little bit of knowledge and a bit of inspiration.

dining room set designed by Remya Warrior

Here are the biggest interior design and home decor trends we're seeing in 2023:

1. The return of the 90's

We've been seeing a lot more geometric patterns and bold colors in home decor lately, but many people still want to bring back their favorite 90's looks as well. If you want to go back in time with your decorating style, try adding some fun geometric patterns or bright colors into your space!

2. Natural Materials

living room with view

While we've seen plenty of people going for plastic laminate countertops, tile backsplashes, and other synthetic materials in their homes over the past few years, now we're starting to see people opt for natural materials again. This includes things like real wood floors instead of laminate flooring or ceramic tiles instead of porcelain ones. 

3. Minimalism

minimalist neutral living room couch set up

The minimalist trend is on the rise, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. People are starting to realize that less really can be more when it comes to decorating their home, and they're embracing it! A lot of homeowners are choosing to go with white walls and simple furniture rather than overstuffed couches and ornate window treatments. This kind of minimalism can create a very modern look that's both calming and inspiring at the same time!

4. Bold Colors

colorful bedroom

Brightly colored walls have always been popular in interior design, but now people are starting to use them in unexpected ways too -- like on accent walls or as part of an accent piece like an area rug or painting on the wall itself! You don't have to go too crazy with bright colors because they tend to attract attention no matter where they are placed (which could be great if you want something that pops.)

5. Industrial Glam

This is an interesting combination that combines industrial elements like exposed pipes and concrete with more traditional design elements like wooden furniture and plush carpeting. This look can be achieved by using items that have been repurposed from other uses (like repainted pipes) or by incorporating pieces like industrial-looking lamps or pendants into your current decor scheme.

industrial style bedroom

6. Rustic Chic

The rustic trend is here to stay! When done well, it's one of the most beautiful looks that you can achieve in your home decorating scheme because it makes use of natural materials like wood, stone, and brick that have been polished up with a little bit of effort on your part (and maybe some elbow grease). 

7. Color

floral bedding

Another trend we are seeing more of is color! Everyone is seeing more colorful furniture and accessories in our homes every year! This trend won't slow down any time soon -- we're just getting started.

8. Green Living

There's an increased focus on eco-friendly materials like cork flooring or reclaimed wood furniture. More people are becoming aware of how their lifestyle choices affect the environment, so they want their homes to reflect their values.

9. Open Concept Living Spaces

living room

With more and more people working from home, it's important to have a space that allows you to get work done while still feeling like you're at home. Open concept spaces are the perfect solution for this, allowing for plenty of natural light and making it easy for family members to interact without having to crowd around one another. 

10. Sustainable Materials

It's no secret that plastic has become an enormous problem in our world today. While many companies are working towards producing their products less harmful to the environment, other businesses are going even further by using sustainable materials like bamboo or metal instead of plastic. These materials not only look great but they also help reduce waste and can last longer than traditional materials, so you don't have to worry about replacing them anytime soon!

11. Brass

Brass is another trend that never seems to go out of style. It's durable and naturally warm, which makes it the perfect choice for any room in the house, from the kitchen to the bathroom to your living room. Brass accents can also give your space an industrial feel if that's what you're going for. 

12. The "Do It Yourself" Look

diy work scraps

The DIY trend is still going strong. People are getting into the habit of taking on projects themselves, and there's been a big shift toward embracing imperfection and making things look like they're handmade. This means you'll see more mismatched pieces, more rustic materials, and less concern about perfectly matching items together (though that may be changing as we go to publication.) 

13. AI-Generated Designs

There is a rise in holograms, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence in the home. We'll also see the use of AI to generate design ideas for rooms, furniture, and decor. This will help cut down on the time it takes to redecorate a space and will allow homeowners to add modern touches to their spaces without having to hire an interior designer. 

Conclusion

These are a few of the trends we are seeing in 2023. Fashionable, sophisticated, and stylish design will continue to appeal to those who have the means to indulge their tastes. However, more traditional designs are garnering interest as well. As technology continues to change and advance, interior design will always follow suit by focusing on well-being as a whole rather than individual parts of the home. 

About The Author:

 

Guest Blogger Nikki

Darwin José Lau manages all aspects of operations at Homekor. He joined Homekor in 2019 and worked through the launching process of its website. Darwin José believes that art is not a commodity but a self expression of who we are. Besides work at Homekor, Darwin José enjoys spending time with his family, watching documentaries, and learning and developing new technical skills for DIY projects at home.


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