New year, new space! The beginning of the new year always feels like a blank page, promising new beginnings and exciting opportunities on the horizon. Why not harness all that new, exciting energy into revamping your space?
The new year is the perfect time to freshen up your home and create a space that’ll inspire you for the year to come. Maybe you’ve started to get bored with your space. Or maybe you’re just looking for new ways to breathe life into your home. Whatever the case may be, the start of the new year is a great time to give your space a makeover.
You don’t need to make major changes to your home to give it a new look. Small design upgrades, like updating your paint or trying new home decor trends, can make a big difference in your space. If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve got some of the best 2023 interior design trends to keep your eyes on! These interior design trends can help you create a comfortable home where you feel healthier, happier, more inspired, and more productive – and when your home environment is inspiring, it’s easier to stick to your new year’s resolutions! Read below for 7 interior design trends that have been forecasted for 2023 that’ll have you falling in love with your home again this new year.
Biophilic design is a design trend that has been gaining popularity over the years and is expected to continue to do so in 2023. Biophilic design is all about creating a meaningful connection to nature inside. This can be done through the use of natural resources, better access to nature/green spaces, or by incorporating more natural materials in your home, such as plants or wood. With a focus on bringing the outside in, biophilic design also prioritizes sustainability and looks at ways we can intentionally use design to benefit our health and well-being, as well as the health of the environment.
Some of our communities have already been trendsetters in the biophilic design movement. Located in downtown Toronto, The Saint features Japanese minimalism inspired design with biophilic elements dedicated to health and wellness, such as floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light and natural wood floors. Our condos at North Oak in Oakville are also designed with a focus on health, wellness, community, and a connection to nature, featuring materials with natural textures, such as woodgrains and stone, abundant natural light, and extensive views of the surrounding nature. North Oak also features a high-performance Geoexchange Community Energy system that benefits from energy sharing between buildings and reduces operational carbon emissions by approximately 70%.
Expect to see more muted colours in homes this year. Decorating with subtler shades can create a sense of peace and tranquility in your space. Embrace calmer colours that feel like they can be found in nature for an earthy aesthetic that will bring a warm and cozy feel into your home. You can incorporate desaturated tones in your paint choices, furniture pieces, or decor.
In 2023, people are predicted to have more fun with contrasting textures. Textures bring depth into a space and this year, we’ll be seeing more mixing of different textures. Think feathery throws and velvet couches. Layering textures and using contrasting fabrics are just some of the ways you can use texture in your space.
Sleek and shiny appliances bring an air elegance and sophistication into a space. Opting for sleek appliances is also an easy way to modernize your home. In 2023, we’ll see this trend taking place with bigger appliances, like fridges and stoves, but we’ll also see it on a smaller scale with sleek kitchen appliances and accessories, such as shiny, upscale toasters and kettles.
Bold Patterns and Colours
Make a statement in 2023 with bold patterns and colours. As we see a shift away from all white spaces, this year we’re being told not to shy away from bolder colours and patterns. Experimenting with vibrant colour palettes and striking patterns can be a fun way to energize your space and make it feel cheerful. Bold colours and patterns are eye-catching and add definition to a space. There are many ways to use bold colours and patterns in your home decor. You can use bigger showcases, like a vibrant sofa or funky wallpaper to anchor a space around a central point. Or you can liven up a space with bold accents, like a vibrant rug or patterned dinnerware.
Bold Patterns and Colours
As we continue to prioritize sustainability in home design, this year we’ll see more people making interior choices that support the planet. In 2023, there will be greater attention paid to where something is made, how it’s made, and the materials involved. People will be choosing quality, investment pieces over cheap pieces that won’t last long. For that reason, upcycling and thrifting furniture and decor will also become more popular. In 2023, what’s old is new. Buying vintage and reused furniture is a great way to let your personal style out and add character to your home.
Clean lines have been a defining element of modern design, but that’s about to change in 2023. This year, we’ll see more organic, natural shapes coming into home design and architecture, from rounded furniture to arched door frames and windows. When done right, curved lines in interior design can add flow and dynamism to a space. Curved lines create dimension and soften things up, making a space more inviting.