The year 2023 is nearly upon us, but we’ve already gotten a glimpse of the most popular home renovation ideas that the most influential designers and renovators have been loving lately. From the spaces that need the most attention to the must-have materials, you can expect to see these home reno trends everywhere in 2023. For even more inspiration, be sure to read our prediction of next year’s biggest decor trends, too!
Home Is Where the Hard Work Is
Since working from home (even part time) has become mainstream, designers are putting more focus on home offices. Comfortable functionality is the name of the redesign game, featuring ergonomic furnishings, energizing colours and Zoom-friendly wall art and shelves. And if you’re currently building or renovating your home, chances are that you’re dedicating an area of your abode for the ideal work space.
Emotional Escape Rooms
More people are looking towards home to create emotional comfort amid all the ongoing global crises. Book lovers renovate their homes to include built-in libraries, while audiophiles transform spare rooms into music-listening spaces. There’s even been a rise in rooms dedicated to crystal collections (om-grown, indeed).
Arch You Glad to See Me
Pulling from classical architecture, the arch not only symbolizes support and strength, but embodies it. An archway pulls your attention towards a special feature, such a beautiful fireplace or vessel bathtub. In this home reno trend, we’re seeing arches not only in doorways, but also windows, wallpapers, wall art, mirrors and painting effects.
On the Curve
Doorways aren’t the only architectural feature adding curves in 2023 — walls, windows, halls, kitchen islands and vanities are also rounding out. Perhaps it’s in response to years of sharp, minimal lines, but rounded edges and curvaceous corners are a top trend.
And let’s not stop there; one of the hottest décor trends for 2023 is curved, cocooning furnishings. Round edges and cloud-like materials evoke a state of cozy calm and contentedness, something we’re all hoping for in 2023! So once you’ve revamped the floor plan, replace your furniture with squishy sofas, bulbous armchairs, and boucle upholstered anything.
Move over, bare-bones minimalism! Opulent maximalism is here, with its rich fabrics, luxurious textures and deep, jewel tones. Warm brass and gold hardware replace monochromatic black, and once-white walls are covered in gold-accented wallpapers and ornate wall sconces.
In 2023, the bedroom is getting a biophilic makeover to create harmony between the natural world and our interior one. Natural materials, eco-themed motifs, integrated plants, window design, and smart lighting all work to help connect us to nature.
If a bathroom reno is in the cards for 2023, think outside the box, literally. One of the hottest home reno trends is moving the shower outdoors (à la Gwyneth Paltrow’s L.A. compound). Opt for gorgeous weather-resistant tiles and well-situated, curving privacy walls.
Speaking of tiles, there’s a home reno trend that’s making the old new again — reclaimed vintage tiles. By reusing rescued antique tiles, you get to enjoy that Old-World patina while keeping pieces of history from the landfills. Use on their own or pair with a newer tile of the same tonal family.
This trends walks the line between Earth Mother and minimalism; it’s warm and inviting yet simple and modern. Muted earth tones mix with soft whites — think layers o cotton, wool and ceramics, both the material and their colour palettes.
Once a utilitarian space — you get in and get out — laundry rooms are getting a major renovation revitalization in 2023. With beautiful backsplashes, artisanal floating shelves, and custom lighting designs, these rooms are far from the dingy basement corners of yesteryear.
Not to be left out, mudrooms are another formerly utilitarian space that are at the top of home reno trends must-do list. From chic storage solutions to custom areas for rinsing off boots (and pet paws!), mudrooms are gettin a much-needed modern facelift.
In 2023, look to the ocean for colour inspiration — its tranquil blue hue is going to be a big trend. This saturated mid blue was one of WGSN x Coloro’s key colours for Spring/Summer 2023, as well as bluish-green verdigris.
Don’t Lose Your Marble
Marble, granite and quartz have been playing it safe for too long — in 2023, these countertop material are getting wild. Bold colours and wild veining will be spotted in kitchens and bathrooms, and maybe in unexpected places too (hello, stairs!).
Put away the wood-floor samples, reach for a bottle of wine (sounds good so far!)… and think about cork. Cork flooring is a mega home reno trend for 2023 thanks to its eco credentials, sustainable sourcing, and heat-retaining properties. Plus, it comes in a variety of hues and makes cleaning up wine spills that much easier.
When it comes to lighting trends, wall sconces are taking the limelight in 2023 — the more unusual, the better. Wall sconces awash a wall with soft, flattering light, creating a cozy, contained moment inside a larger space.
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