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2023 Interior Design Trends


White living room loaded with texture and neutral colors
Living Room Design by Hackett House Studio

Happy New Year, Friends! I mentioned this the other day on Instagram, but the new year is one of my favorite times of year. I am not going to lie -- I'm a huuuuuuge fan of new beginnings. I'm that person that loves Mondays. There.... I said it. But truly, what's not to love about turning over a new leaf and recognizing all of the amazing possibilities that are coming your way?! It gets me so pumped.


And speaking of being pumped, I am just downright giddy about the direction I see interior design heading right now. Before we get started, I need to confess: the title of this blog post is a little misleading. I really wanted to call it something different, but this is the title that will get the most clicks on Instagram and Pinterest and, well, I didn't want to sacrifice this amazing content due to a bad title. So.... while we're kiiiiinda here to talk about design trends for 2023, what we're really here to talk about is what design details I'm excited to implement and use this year.


Here's the truth about trends. In today's information age, trends are moving faster than almost anyone can keep up with. In fact, I would argue that trends are moving so quickly, that there really isn't any such thing as a trend any more at all! There are different aesthetics, different styles and there is a sometimes a "right" and a "wrong" way to do certain things (more on that in the future), but ultimately interior design should be an expression of you and your tastes. It doesn't need to be more complicated than that... and you should never worry about doing something in design just because some else says it's in.


So with that said, let's dive into what I think is going to be the overarching "trend" of 2023. I've already said it once but I'll say it again...(drum roll please)... 2023 is going to be all about DETAIL! This year is allllll about the little finishes that are going to elevate a space. Here are few areas that I'm excited to implement just a little more detail this year.


 

Metal Finish Details


Whether it's the corner of a cabinet, a prominently positioned light switch or just a little extra detail on your curtain rings, give some thought to where you can add just a dash of metal detailing. Just keep in mind that a little bit goes a long way with metal and overdoing it might cause your home to look too busy and industrial.


Aged brass tipping rail (shelf rail)
Aged brass tipping rail (shelf rail) | Via Pinterest (source unknown)

Brass corner cabinet or trim detail
Brass corner cabinet or trim detail | Via Pinterest (source unknown)




Window Treatment Details


In 2023, fancy window treatments are coming back, baby! Okay, we might not be going full-bore into waterfall valances with excessive decorative trim, however, a little more detail on curtains and drapes is going to feel so elevated and fresh this year. Here are few details on window treatments I am loving.



A whipstich detail on a valance is everything
A whipstich detail on a valance is everything | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)

A three-finger elongated pinch please somehow feels even more elevated than a two finger pinch pleat
A three-finger elongated pinch pleat somehow feels even more elevated than a two finger pinch pleat | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)


Even just a tiny border at the bottom of your drapes adds a little interest
Even just a tiny border at the bottom of your drapes adds a little interest | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)

The most subtle contrast piping on this flop over frill is the perfect amount of detail | Image via Zara (item sold out and link no longer active)
The most subtle contrast piping on this flop over frill is the perfect amount of detail | Image via Zara (item sold out and link no longer active)

Millwork Details


DIY Millworkers beware, this year you're going to have to level up your craft! Gone are the days where simple board and batten reigned, it's time to usher in the era of expert level carpentry.






Stair rises are the perfect place to add a bit of millwork detail
Stair rises are the perfect place to add a bit of millwork detail | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)

The Arts & Crafts era is back with tramp art style detailing in millwork
The Arts & Crafts era is back with tramp art style detailing in millwork | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)

Furniture deserves special detailing too. A simple curved notch is all the detail this bed needs to stand out
Furniture deserves special detailing too. A simple curved notch is all the detail this bed needs to stand out | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)





Another interesting use of millwork on this modern newel | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)
Another interesting use of millwork on this modern newel | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)

Tile Details


Boring tile is not going to be the overarching theme of 2023. This year, we are leaning into mosaics and tile trim details in all mediums: marble, terracotta, ceramic and more.





Hand crafted tile in white mosaic
Hand crafted tile in white mosaic | Via Pinterest (source unknown)


Hand-painted, Spanish inspired tiles
Hand-painted, Spanish inspired tiles | Via Pinterest (source unknown)


Hand laid mosaic tiles
Hand laid mosaic tiles | Image via Pinterest (source unknown)

Stairs do not need to be exempt from detailed tile work | Via Pinterest (source unknown)
Stairs do not need to be exempt from detailed tile work | Via Pinterest (source unknown)


BONUS: Color Trends


If you'll allow it, I want to be a hypocritical for a moment. Although I said there's no such things as "trends" earlier, I do think paint and wall color is one area of design where things can be very, very cyclical. And the cooler tones have dominated for the last two decades, which means that an evolution and shift is long past due. Whereas cool greys, navy, and soft greens have been in favor for a while, we are starting to see their warmer counterparts come into play. Browns and mauves started appearing a little while ago, and now were seeing a nose dive into oxblood, crimson, burnt orange and terracotta hues. Here are some of my favorite examples of these tones used in visually appealing ways.




A reddish brown paint called "Sequoia"
A reddish brown paint called "Sequoia" | Via Benjamin Moore (tap image for source)

Browns and burgundy collide in this Provencial Farmhouse
Browns and burgundy collide in this Provencial Farmhouse | Via Pinterest (source unknown)

An oxblood nook
An oxblood nook | Via Jake Arnold on Instagram (tap image for source)


And there you have it friends, that's my take on design trends for 2023! I hope this post inspires you to think about the details in your homes this year. My favorite kind of design is the kind that looks like it happened slowly over time (even if it didn't). It's the extra character that we give a space that truly elevates it and turns it into our own.


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