And just like that, we are quickly coming up on 2023 in a few short months. Whether you are considering selling your home or staying put in the new year, adopting some of the new and exciting design trends are sure to be a win. If you choose to sell, these additions can make your home more attractive and desirable to buyers, and if you are staying, they can make your “home sweet home” even sweeter.
Bringing the outside, inside
The physiological and mental benefits of nature and the outdoors is well-known. According to the American Psychological Association, nature improves “attention, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of psychiatric disorders and even upticks in empathy and cooperation.”
Designers and home-owners are thereby incorporating natural elements into their designs and decor to bring those healthy benefits indoors. From glass walls that open to lush green flora to wallpaper with leaf patterns, biophilic design elements are here to stay at least for 2023. This design aesthetic allows occupants to feel like they are part of the natural world even when they are sheltered from the elements.
Bringing the feel of the outdoors into your home doesn’t have to be elaborate, it can be as simple as adding greenery and plants to your home. Not only do they improve your sense of wellness, but they make your home more attractive to buyers, and they improve the overall air quality within your home.
Bringing in colors from the outdoors like sandy beiges reminiscent of days on the beach, lush greens like your favorite forest hike, or the warm feeling of stone and wood can be just as calming and will likely appeal to buyers.
Smart home technology is always a hit
Not all technology is created equal, nor does it make our lives easier, but one smart technology that you shouldn’t live without is smart lighting. We have all experienced snuggling into our bed or getting cozy on the couch only to realize that we have forgotten to turn off or dim a light. With smart lighting, you can turn off your lights with the ease and convenience of your smartphone.
If you don’t have your smart thermostat installed in your home yet, it is a must as well. Not only will it attract buyers but it will help you to keep your heating bills down this winter. We have all forgotten to turn down the heat after we leave our homes in the mornings. With a smart thermostat and a smartphone, you can turn your home’s heat up and down from wherever you are located.
Voice controlled options of different devices will make your life easier and your home sweeter as well. From turning your lights down to changing the volume on your television to changing songs on your home stereo system, there are a number of voice activated devices that you can add to your home.
Gold Replaces Silver
As they say, “there is nothing new under the sun.” While stainless steel and silver finishings have been popular for a number of years, a shift to gold has been slowly making its way back into the design scene. Gold accents can be found in many new designs, furnishings, and decor. According to Decorillo, its popularity is connected to people’s desire to be more connected with the earth and bask in the warmth of a “gentle” and “organic” gold.
So, if you are looking to update your appliances, light-fixtures, or hardware, consider moving away from stainless steel, nickel, and chrome finishes and veering into rose and gentle gold instead.
Other trends for home design and decor are:
- the return of alcoves
- the continued inclusion of bright and bold patterns
- flashy bright Caribbean blues and soft subtle lavenders,
- getting back to natural light
- a focus on luxury work spaces
- continued ingenuity with storage
- elaborate laundry and mud rooms
Whether you are looking to stay in your home for years to come or getting it prepared to sell, adding some of these 2023 trends can make your home even sweeter than it already is and make your time at home even more enjoyable. Share with us your favorite designs on our 616 Realty Facebook Page.