What’s trending in 2023? These are the top 10 most popular interior design and home decor trends in 2023 with photos of each decor trend in real homes! Try these decor ideas in your home this year for a fresh look.
Popular Decorating & Interior Styles For 2023
There are so many fun interior design & home decor trends going on this year. I won’t be able to cover them all in this post, but I’ve narrowed them down to the 10 decorating ideas I’m most excited about this year.
Ready to see which decorating trends will be popular in 2023? Let’s dive into the decorating ideas for the home you’re about to see everywhere!
1. Rounded Furniture & Curves
First up, in 2023 we’re going to see a lot more rounded furniture and curved details.
Some ways to incorporate this trend are to move away from the straight sharp lines, and instead choose pieces that have curved edges and more rounded shape to them.
You can go big with this trend and add rounded curved edges to the actual design of your home, like in the neutral modern bathroom below. I love the organic curves no only in the shape of the tub but also in the vanities as well.
Another way to style this popular interior design trend in your home is to choose rounded furniture pieces like tables, chairs and even light fixtures like in the dining space below.
In this great room, the rounded trend has been taken to the max. Everything from the open-to-above loft area, to the the built-in shelving alcoves, and of course the beautiful curved sofa!
You can also add visual interest to your home using rounded sculptural pieces like vases and ceramics.
The entry way below has a lot of straight lines, yet they’re softened by a pretty round vase, a small round catch-all dish, and even the actual table itself is round.
Some other easy ideas to bring curves into your space:
- wall mirrors
- artwork and framed prints
- throw pillows
- other small decor accents
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2. Arch Details
Speaking of rounded curved details, in the last couple of years we’ve seen a lot of interior arches in the design space and that trend is going to continue for 2023.
Arches in your home design are somehow both bold and subtle, creating a unique design element and softness in the space. This trend is making a statement for both interior and exterior design.
Whether you incorporate the arch trend in the structural design of your home (above) or create a less permanent arch through furniture, paint, or mirrors (below) – it’s an excellent way to add some fun detail to your space.
Another simple way to add arches to your space is through different artworks. Here’s a few of my favorites:
3. 60’s and 70’s Influences
Some influences from the 60’s and 70’s are making a comeback. And don’t worry, we’re not talking about orange shag carpet here!
This trend is all about creating a fun and vibrant space through deep earthy colors, different materials & patterns in things like throw pillows, blankets and rugs.
Play around with this trend by bringing in fun colors you wouldn’t normally choose for small items. Or choosing a material like velvet or wool to create a lived in, yet styled and trendy space.
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4. Fluted Detailing
Another trend that’s gaining popularity in 2023… fluted detailing. This basically just means ribbed, vertical columns.
You’ll see it on tables, furniture pieces, cabinets, and even pillows.
I love the texture and fun detail that fluting adds to an otherwise neutral piece like the fluted concrete planter in the living room below.
Check out the dreamy fluted texture in the DIY nightstand below from Jenna Sue Design. She has the full step-by-step tutorial on how she achieved this look over on her blog.
So expect to see less horizontal lines in 2023 as designers and DIYers are embracing the vertical fluting details in their interiors. Like in the gorgeous DIY coffee table using wooden dowels below!
5. Jewel Toned Paint Colors
Another fun trend to hit the design world in 2023 is jewel toned paint colors! For years, interior designers, and homeowners have been choosing conservative, understated colors like whites, grays and neutrals.
But this year, more and more people are starting to play around with bold colors in their homes.
A jewel tone paint color is any color that is inspired by precious stones like amethyst, ruby, sapphire, and emerald. These colors are rich and tend to have high levels of saturation.
All of the Jewel-Toned Paint Colors featured below are from Benjamin Moore’s Jewel-Tone collection.
For more bold paint color ideas, checkout my 2023 Trending Paint Colors post where I share the top 10 paint colors that are super popular this year.
Spoiler: Many of them are jewel toned!
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6. Non-White Kitchens
Clean white cabinets have dominated all the popular Pinterest boards for years, but non-white colors are starting to gain some steam.
In 2023, more designers, builders and DIYers are opting for colors other than white when it comes to the kitchen. Think warm beiges and creams, earthy tones like green and greige, and even some bold colors like moody blacks and vibrant blues!
Natural wood fishes are starting to become slightly more common as well.
Check out my article – Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint Colors for all the most popular paint color recommendations for cabinets this year!
I especially love the trend of painted cabinets paired with dark countertops like the soapstone counters in the photo above. It’s gorgeous!
Related: Most Popular Green Paint Colors
7. Dark Trim Paint Colors
If you love a contrasting trim color, you’re in luck: dark trim is hot right now. White walls are extremely popular, and it’s making dark baseboards, dark wainscoting, and dark doors gain serious momentum!
Even though this is a new trend for 2023, it’s also a classic design idea that can look stunning in all types of styles. Grays, beiges, and creamy mushroom colors seem to be the go-to choice when it comes to jumping in on this recent decorating idea for your home.
In the bathroom below, the designer incorporated the dark trim trend not only around the window and door, but also in a fun wainscoting detail on the lower third of the wall. I think this is so stunning and really adds interest to the otherwise neutral space.
Want to try this look in your home? Grab a sample of Evergreen Fog and see how the color looks in your space.
8. Bold Wallpaper
This is a trend that seems to be making a comeback. Wallpapered walls enjoyed great popularity in previous decades, but rapidly lost public appeal in the early 2000’s.
Now, in 2023, I’ve been seeing it everywhere – from bedrooms and bathrooms to entryways and backsplashes. The wallpaper decor trend is in full swing.
Many designers and homeowners are reaching for the peel-and-stick wallpaper these days which I think is a big reason why it’s gaining popularity again.
Not only is it much easier to install (no more messy wallpaper glue, thank goodness!), but it’s also super easy to remove when you want to switch things up. This is also a great option for renters.
Checkout this cute neutral wallpapered little girl’s room.
Looking for a high quality wallpaper option? I love all of the different designs offered by Ever Wallpaper – they have so many beautiful prints to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for a pretty wallpaper option (above) or an awe-inspiring mural (below), the options are endless.
9. Mix & Match Furniture
Waving goodbye to matching furniture sets in favor of mixing individual pieces is becoming more popular this year.
It takes a little extra effort to curate individual furniture pieces that work with your design goals, but it’s worth it! The end result can be a stunning reflection of your unique style.
Pairing multiple designs and finishes of furniture can create a sophisticated feel in a living room, great room, or sitting room – even if you aren’t splurging on ultra expensive furniture.
If you’ve been considering new furniture pieces in your home, checkout my post Article Sven Leather Sofa Review where I share all the pros & cons, and show how the leather has held up after 2+ years of real-world use.
10. Gallery Walls
The gallery wall trend isn’t going anywhere – and why would it? There are so many different ways to create a gallery wall and they look good with pretty much any design style.
The key to creating an eye-catching gallery wall is to choose pieces of interest that are cohesive when grouped together.
Mixing up the size, colors, and textures of art in your gallery wall can really add interest to the space.
Try choosing frames that go well together without being exactly the same. You can even choose art that isn’t framed at all, or stand alone pieces like canvases, clocks, and mirrors.
I shared 3 of my favorite gallery wall layouts (with printable templates!) in this post: 3 Ways To Style A Gallery Wall & My Favorite Art.
I also created a video tutorial on how to create a gallery wall over on our YouTube channel.
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I try to keep this article concise and updated with only the most popular interior design and home decor trends each year.
Curious what interior design trends made the list from years’ past?
Here’s a look at some of the top trends from previous years. (Still some of my very favorite home decor ideas!)
Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher block counter tops have risen and fallen in trendiness over the past several decades. Recently, they’ve been on the rise in popularity – especially for kitchen islands. The naturally warm wood color of butcher a block counter top can make a kitchen feel more welcoming.
One of the major drawbacks of butcher block is their ongoing requirement for maintenance, and the susceptibility to stains, and waters damage. However, these issues can be minimized with high quality wood sealants.
The cane furniture decor trend is in full swing this year. And I have to say, while it’s been popping up for a while, I’m still just as obsessed. What about you?
It’s a beautiful material and a smidge boho (there’s just something about that natural material & intricate design that we’re drawn to). The cane decor trend is making an appearance on chairs, side tables, and even headboards.
Sleek Modern Fireplaces
Fireplaces have always been ‘in’ and have remained popular over the decades, but this year we’re going to see modern fireplace designs everywhere. Many designers are opting for the sleek look.
Modern fireplaces pair exceptionally well with small rustic details and pops of greenery to keep the space looking lived in and cozy. If you’re looking to enhance a modern space with a bit of rustic beauty, this trend is for you.
Want to update an older fireplace style to give it a modern look? Try painting it in a bold, rich color like the olive green fireplace in the photo above.
Kitchen islands have been a home decor staple for awhile now. They add extra cabinet space, seating, and are a great way to add functionality to an otherwise wasted space in a larger kitchen.
This year the recent evolution of the kitchen island will continue with an extra design element and fun paint color. That’s right – try mixing it up and choose a different finish and/or color for your island from the rest of the kitchen cabinets.
I love the look of the wood island opposite the creamy white cabinets in the photo above.
Layering rugs is a popular trend right now, and it’s no surprise why. Layering rugs is great way to double the texture and depth in your space. Not to mention it just looks and feels so cozy.
Plus, layering rugs can actually be a budget-friendly option compared to one larger rug. Here’s why: oversized rugs can be super expensive! However, if you opt for a smaller version of your dream rug, you can easily layer it atop a more reasonably priced rug for an affordable option that achieves a similar look.
A great way to layer rugs is to use a large jute rug + a smaller patterned rug.
G E T T H E L O O K
For tips on decorating with jute, check out the article I wrote titled ‘Jute Rugs – My Honest Review’ where I share everything you need to know before buying a jute rug.
Woven Wall Hangings
Woven wall hangings are a huge home decor hit this year. Using a woven wall hanging is an easy way to bring a touch of texture and detail to an otherwise boring wall. Try using a wall hanging to create a feature that your eyes are immediately drawn to. Then you can design the rest of the room decor around the woven hanging.
Wall hangings come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. So get creative! Chose a hanging that matches your design style, and fits in with the rest of your home decor. Plus, they’re super affordable. There are tons of woven wall hangings available on Amazon for less than $20!
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If you aren’t sure exactly sure what your design style is, checkout the fun quiz I created – What’s Your Decorating Personality? The quiz helps you discover how your decorating personality and design style go together. It also gives you ideas on how to bring them to life in your home.
Geometric & Abstract Backsplashes
When it comes to kitchen backsplash designs, there’s tons of options available – everything from subway tile, to mosaics, to stacked stone, and so many more!
Although many of these options look amazing, only one backsplash made this year’s home decor trends list – Geometric & Abstract backsplashes. Kitchens featuring geometric pattern backsplashes are in this year! The abstract geometric backsplash above was installed by Construction2style during their recent kitchen renovation.
The geometric shapes trend is not limited to kitchens. It’s also popular for area rugs, framed artwork, and even wallpaper.
We chose to install a white hexagonal tile backsplash in our most recent kitchen renovation. To see how the white hex tile backsplash turned out, read the full kitchen makeover reveal blog post here.
Basket walls are trending big time. Don’t believe me? Trying searching for ‘basket wall’ on Pinterest or Instagram. You’ll be scrolling for hours!
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Installing a basket wall collage is an easy, affordable way to spruce up a blank wall. With so many basket colors and designs available, you’re sure to find the perfect style for your home. The basket well trend is popular with traditional, boho, rustic and coastal styles.
Unique Ceiling Designs
Architects and interior designers are paying more attention to detail right now, especially when it comes to ceilings. Long gone are the days when a basic sheetrock ceiling was good enough, or worse yet – a popcorn ceiling. *gasp*
Expect to see more vaulted ceilings, shiplap, exposed wood beams, tray ceilings, and other unique architectural ceiling designs when you look up in the years to come.
Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces
This beautiful home in Bozeman, MT showcases why indoor-outdoor living spaces are trending. The great room features massive windows that let in tons of natural light. When the glass wall is opened to the back patio, it give the whole space a fresh open-air feel.
Indoor-outdoor living spaces create a seamless transition between the inside and the outside. This design feature makes makes homes with indoor-outdoor living spaces well suited for entertaining and hosting – especially hosting larger crowds that would not otherwise fit.
Curtains & Drapes
This year – blinds are out, and curtains are in. Floor to ceiling curtains have an elegant, polished look that makes windows appear larger, and rooms feel cozier. In addition, curtains add texture and depth to a room.
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Cheap vinyl blinds with long cords were the builder-grade standard for years. As a result, there’s TONS of homeowners that are itching to get rid of these eyesores. This year, more people than ever are ditching their basic white vinyl blinds in favor of curtains.
Curtains are a functional way to decorate a home. You get style, and shade!
Poufs / Ottomans
This versatile home accessory doesn’t take up much space, and it’s very stylish. A poof can be used as extra seating and it’s a great way to add texture to a room.
There are many pouf / ottomans to choose from in various sizes, shapes, and materials. This makes utilizing a pouf a splendid option for any design style.
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For more on poufs, checkout the article I wrote featuring an Article Hira Wool Pouf where I share all the details about the pouf, and the 3 ways to we use it to maximize space in our small living room.
Off-White Paint Colors
The walls of this attractive living room are painted with Benjamin Moore ‘Simply White’ (OC-117), and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore ‘Super White’ (OC-152). Using a true white ceiling creates contrast and brings out the warmer tones of the off-white walls.
For the last last several years, white paints have been taking over interior design. But this year, popular paint colors are shifting towards warmer off-whites.
For more information on true white, and off-white paint colors, check out my White Paint Color Guide where I share all the top colors.
Exposed Pipe Shower Fixtures
Why hide plumbing in the wall when it can look this good? Exposed plumbing in a shower is the perfect design touch for many styles such as: traditional, farmhouse, modern, and industrial.
A conventional shower has all its pipes and valves concealed inside the wall. Only a knob, and the showerhead are visible. While this clean and simple look can be appealing, moving the plumbing outside of the wall can instantly take a boring shower, and make it interesting.
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Exposed pipe shower systems are often made from copper or brass, but you can also get other finishes like brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, or chrome.
Greenery & Houseplants
Decorating with greenery and house plants is an easy way to add visual interest to a room. And, natural plants fit right in with most design styles.
Whether it’s real or faux, adding a few houseplants to your space can liven up a room and keep it from looking stale. It doesn’t have to be too fancy – think wreaths, potted plants or even dried stems poking out of a vintage glass bottle.
Bring the outdoors in! That’s my #1 recommendation in the article I wrote titled Summer Decor Trends You Should Keep All Year Long where I outline the best decor for holding onto those relaxed summer vibes.
Don’t have a green thumb? I’m right there with ya! Here’s some of my favorite artificial plants that look like the real thing:
If you’re wondering why copper accents are trending right now, just take a look at this breathtaking hammered copper farmhouse sink by Sinkology – it’s one of my favorite sinks ever!
Copper accents pop nicely against off-white walls (#16 on this list), butcher block countertops (#28 on this list) as well as many of the other decor trends on this list.
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Other stylish copper accent ideas include: kitchen & bathroom faucets, cabinet hardware pulls, decorative bowls, and candlesticks.
The minimalist style is definitely trending right now, and for good reason. Checkout this bedroom! Some people see minimalism as cold and uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be. The style can be clean, simple, and elegant.
The most common home decor issues that I see people struggle with are – over decorating and clutter. You don’t have to go full-on minimal, but keep this in mind when styling your home: a little decor goes a long way. Stuffing a room full of furniture and decor is not mandatory. Try to use less and keep your decorating simple.
For more ideas on decluttering, and to learn about my system to get rid of all the things you don’t use or need, checkout the article I wrote titled: How To Declutter Your Home For Good.
Woven baskets are one of the most versatile decor pieces, so it’s no surprise they made their way onto this year’s list of top decorating trends. Ranging in all shapes and sizes, not to mention tons of different textures and designs, baskets are a great way to add some cozy texture to a space.
Toss in some extra throw pillows and blankets for a cute storage idea, or tuck your favorite houseplant inside to instantly create a pretty planter.
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You can find my top woven basket picks in the article I wrote: 26 of the Cutest Bins & Baskets On Amazon.
Shiplap & Accent Walls
Shiplap and accent walls continue to be all the rage this year. The shiplap trend, popularized by Joanna Gains, has been going strong for several years and it’s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Shiplap and other accent walls come in all different colors and finishes – from dark black paint, to white shiplap, and everything in between. An accent wall is the perfect style update for a boring room.
If you’re interested in adding an accent wall in your home, I’ve written a tutorial – How To Build A Shiplap Wood Accent Wall. The tutorial has tons of pictures, and step-by-step instructions. It details the exact steps we used to install this accent wall in our master bedroom.
Throw pillows are the ultimate interior design tool. This trend isn’t new, rather it’s a style that’s been running strong for several years. I don’t foresee this trend slowing down anytime soon.
A few carefully selected throw pillows can take a room from meh to wow! And, they’re so easy to swap out for seasonal decorating.
If you have a brown couch, check the article I wrote titled 10 Pillow Combinations For A Brown Couch.
When it’s time to change up your throw pillows, instead of buying entirely new pillows, you can just swap out the covers! This makes throw pillows a budget friendly option! Checkout all my favorite throw pillows Amazon.
Leather furniture has always been a staple of interior design due to its timeless beauty, and natural durability. My three favorite materials for decorating are: wood, stone and leather.
This group of three materials are classics, and they never go out of style. All three have looked great in homes for literally thousands of years. That shouldn’t be changing any time soon.
Looking for a leather sofa? Check out the full review I wrote on my favorite leather sofa – Article Sven Sofa Reveiw.
More people than ever are working from home, especially these days. This recent surge in people working from home is making home offices prettier and trendier than ever.
Checkout the light and bright home office above. Who wouldn’t want to work from home with a workspace like that? Home offices can be designed and decorated to inspire creativity and motivation.
Breaking away from a boring cubicle can help you enjoy your work, and become more productive. With their recent rise in popularity, home offices earned a spot on the this year’s home decor trends list!
Not only is open shelving a convenient way to access everyday items, but it also creates an easy space to showcase some favorite decor items.
I love that open shelving can be both stylish and functional! In addition, it can make an area feel more open compared to standard enclosed kitchen cabinets.
Open shelving first became popular in the kitchen, but the trend has now expanded throughout the home. You can decorate with open shelves in almost any room – think bedroom, living room, home office, and even bathrooms!
For tips on styling open shelving, checkout this article that I wrote about shelf styling. The article shares advice on achieving perfectly styled shelves, every time.
I’m so glad you stuck around and made it to #1! Thanks for reading, and if you enjoyed this article, please check out some of my other articles & videos.
Future Home Decorating Trends
I expect to see many of these home decor trends return for 2024. I’m excited to see what new styles will be popular next year. I’m sure there will be plenty of interesting new trends!
If you liked these home decor trends and want to see some more, check out my list of Bedroom Decorating Trends for 2023 – there’s tons of ideas that you’re sure to love!