October 4, 2023

7 Home Decor Trends to Look for in 2023 According to Interior Designers

It’s a new yr, which signifies an solely new spherical of predicting which trends will…

It’s a new yr, which signifies an solely new spherical of predicting which trends will temperature one more 365 times and which trends are formally cringe-inducing. Thanks to the Washington Put up, for instance, we now know that FaceTime is horribly passé (voice memos only) and that all those in-the-know would fairly take in nails than confess to likely comprehensive goblin-method (it is chaos cooking now, thank you extremely significantly).

But what about the land of residence decor—what’s in for 2023? In this article, we talk to three DC-area interior designers about which traits they predict will be significant this yr.

A moody-hued place designed by Annie Elliott. Image by Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

TTYL, grey

It is time to shift on from HGTV grey. “Light grey eventually is on its way out,” states Annie Elliott of Annie Elliot Style. “We’re into warmth these times, and grey just doesn’t have it.” If you want to change out your present gray with a a lot more present-day neutral, Elliott indicates opting for tones like a heat-hued white, ivory, or camel. 

Or you can veto gray and go entire Darkish Academia with moody hues, which Elliott also names as a 2023 trend. Consider paint shades like navy, environmentally friendly, and aubergine and opting for finishes like plaid cloth or stained wooden. 

This toilet developed by Sara Swabb functions a purely natural woodgrain cupboard. Picture by Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

Normal woodgrain cabinetry

Natural woodgrain can be a statement devoid of looking like some thing straight from the ‘70s,” says interior designer Sara Swabb of Storie Collective. When working with real wooden for your cupboards as an alternative of particle board or veneer is extra of an financial investment, suggests Swabb, the closing product or service will be better high quality and won’t give off dated, fake-wooden-paneled basement vibes. 

A Sara Swabb-built living space featuring a mix of aged and new. Picture by Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

Mixing outdated and new

Thanks to the in no way-ending source-chain difficulties we’ve seen in latest yrs, Swabb claims she’s progressively leaning on antique and classic finds, which she mixes in with the newer items she can get her palms on. When it will come to the outdated, she endorses starting off with antique or vintage rugs: “The excellent and toughness outlast new rugs on the sector and they have so a lot depth and texture,” she says. Also very good selections for incorporating vintage: vases, planters, facet tables, trays, and lights. 

A limewash and plaster lavatory built by Sara Swabb. Picture: Stacy Zarin Goldberg:

Limewash and plaster

Outdated-earth supplies like plaster and limewash are owning a second many thanks to social media, claims Swabb. If you want to attempt out this craze, she endorses starting in a smaller area like a bathroom or bedroom right before committing to a larger space, and pairing the appear with natural elements like marble or wooden. 

A Sydney Markus-developed bed room with wallpaper showcasing a all-natural motif. Picture by John Cole.

Character-influenced wallpaper

Interior designer Sydney Markus of Anthony Wilder Layout/Establish is at present working on a number of projects incorporating wallpaper with a character concept (consider birds, bouquets, vines, and leaves). “[It’s] calming and helps make a place sense like an oasis, someplace you’d go on holiday vacation,” claims Markus, who enjoys applying it in powder rooms, bedrooms, and places of work. An additional major design pattern, in accordance to Markus: mother nature-motivated murals.

A bouclé chair in a area developed by Sydney Markus. Picture by John Cole.

Bouclé cloth

“It’s a enjoyment fabric that provides depth to a area,” claims Markus of bouclé, which she likes to use on upholstered chairs and for toss pillows. Given that it is a textured materials, it can generate a extra numerous glimpse and include a focal position in an normally monochrome space. But just a warning: It doesn’t have on pretty very well, states Markus, so don’t use it in high-website traffic locations.

A home made by Syndey Markus with a large-gloss bookshelf. Photograph by John Cole.

Substantial-gloss finishes

Markus likes to use higher-gloss finishes on places like cupboards, created-in bookshelves, and bars. “[These finishes] make a place moody, though also introducing heat,” she claims. She also suggests applying a high-gloss complete on all the partitions and the ceiling of a area for a remarkable, lacquered glimpse. A further idea: Jewel-toned components looks fantastic in spaces with a superior-gloss finish, she claims.

Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian

Residence & Features Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. She’s prepared for The Washington Write-up, Back garden & Gun, Outdoors Magazine, Washington Town Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. At first from North Carolina, she now lives in Del Ray.