Where Will 2023 Take Us?
It’s a new year with new beginnings and some new endings as well. In our homes, what’s new and what’s losing its popularity? I researched extensively and a few points stand out as being the likely “ins and outs”.
- Texture. More texture is showing up in furniture, decorative accessories and textiles. It adds warmth and interest in many forms.
- Colour. Bolder and brighter colours are emerging, providing some uplifting, happy feelings using paint, fabric and accessories. Bring outdoor colours in with the greens and browns of nature.
- Desert inspired hues. The pinks and oranges of sunset, and the taupes and beiges of sand bring warmth to a room, trending away from stark whites and cool greys.
- Wallpaper. It’s back and it’s especially stunning when used as an accent or mural wall. Patterns can be soft and subtle or bold graphics and geometrics – colour and textures abound. Price points are higher than years ago when Mom or Grandma used wallpaper to hide wall imperfections.
- Sustainability. We are finally moving away from the cheap, quick furniture that is so readily available. But no need to turn to high end, expensive, new stuff – check out vintage and used. Re-upholstery is a great option to update a piece with the quality that is missing in new furniture today.
- Large open spaces. With more time spent at home during the past couple of years, and the need for work and/or study space, homes are moving back to more defined room spaces and the more cozy feel of smaller, well-appointed rooms.
- Rattan. Still popular for accent pieces, too much rattan as a focal point is a no-no.
- White and Greys. Our love of everything white and/or grey is giving way to more colour, especially in kitchens where you will see more accent colours used on an island, for instance. Wood cabinets are also making a strong return.
- White Ceilings. As bolder colours return, adding colour to your ceiling (either using the same colour as your walls or a soft contrast colour) will provide interest and a finished look to your room.
With home design, there are really no definite rules. Make your house a home in whatever way you can. The design centre at Custom Shades of London is a great place to start!
Owner, Custom Covers and Custom Shades