Home Design Trends From Around the World
Homes reflect their inhabitants and can often reveal insights into Japanese culture through their design. If you travel there, you might encounter simple furniture with natural materials (like bamboo) and subdued colors adorning bonsai trees or flower arrangements as decoration in houses decorated with bonsai plants or floral displays.
homes that embrace modern maximalism tend to feature carefully curated vignettes of collectibles and meaningful objects, while 2023 home decor trends include curves and attractive shapes in place of boxy edges and straight lines.
Color palettes are at the core of every successful home design style, helping set the ambiance in each room and shaping people’s experiences in it. While selecting a color scheme may seem daunting, there are ways to approach it successfully; one way being following the 60-30-10 rule. This involves choosing one primary hue to fill 60% of space; using an secondary hue in 30%; and an accent hue as needed – such as using one primary and one secondary shade each for 10% each of total area usage; with accent hue filling in remaining space as necessary.
As lifestyles adjust to living with coronavirus infection, natural and soothing colors have become more widely sought. Soft pinks, gentle yellows and cozy browns serve as excellent new neutrals.
Curves have made an increasingly frequent appearance in homes of 2023. From crescent sofas and tulip chairs, to circular rugs and oblong mirrors – curves provide visual interest while simultaneously aiding relaxation.
Furniture that fills a home can reveal much about its inhabitants. From antique dressers from the 1980s to pink laminate Barbie dressers like Greta Gerwig’s character wears in her latest film, several key pieces can make all the difference when styling an entire room.
An aesthetic that marries contemporary furniture trends with classic aesthetics is sure to remain popular. Quartersawn white oak perimeter cabinets paired with off-white walls featuring beadboard detailing provide clean lines while honed marble countertops and fireplace add warmth.
Since the pandemic is shaping how people view home styling, we can expect to witness a return of textures and materials previously absent in recent trends. Boucle fabric–made famous by Gwynyth Paltrow when she collaborated with CB2 on the Gwyneth Chair–is making a comeback, as are floral prints (eBay searches have increased for vintage wallpaper and botanical items) and velvet has also returned as trendy choices.
Lighting can make all the difference when designing a living space or renovating a powder room, setting an atmosphere and setting moods. Therefore, taking time when choosing fixtures that will best enhance your room design.
Designers have found ways to make this task much simpler, using smaller fixtures and an array of colors for creating elegant looks with less effort.
Another trend to watch out for is a comeback of traditional colors such as golds and brasses, which pair beautifully with the comeback of greens and blues as seen in this Utah bedroom designed by Grove Collective.
And speaking of brass, boldly-sized pendants are making a significant statement. Designers have also added more accent lights – like wall sconces and floodlights – to highlight decor and artwork, which gives homeowners a flexible lighting scheme they can switch easily between entertaining, reading and all on settings.
Designers and homeowners are becoming more focused on how interior design impacts how they feel in their home, from mood to daily productivity. This trend can be seen across design trends such as color to lighting.
2023 design trends center around natural materials and an inviting aesthetic, such as modern rustic kitchen designed by Centre Sky Architecture in Montana with Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, slab backsplash, reclaimed wood details and Taj Mahal quartzite slab countertops; also evident in Swanson Homes and Carbon 6 Interiors’ Mound, Minnesota living room which features custom stone fireplace surround, rough-hewn ceiling beams and dark-stained alder built-ins.
Relaxed, warm style kitchens are increasingly becoming the trend, with homeowners favoring greige or off-white cabinets with light wood finishes as an expression of their desire for spaces that facilitate relaxation and comfort – helping them unwind at the end of a hard day’s work.