What interior design trends will be popular in 2023

 As the new year has just begun, it’s time to start making plans for the future by considering what will be popular design trends in 2023. Even though it may seem early to start considering design trends for 2023, if you are passionate about your space like we are, planning ahead is the greatest approach to keeping your place feeling new.

The pandemic has come and gone but positioning back into pre-pandemic living hasn’t looked likely as the shift has caused many to seek isolation and rest in their daily lives, spending a lot of time indoors.  

“With so much happening in the world today—often uncertain and stressful—I predict we’re going to see a shift towards balance, calm, and simplicity in terms of home design,” says Kathy Kuo, interior designer and founder of Kathy Kuo Home.



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The following are the trends for 2023, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks.”- John Muir

The biophilic design increases occupants’ connectivity to the natural environment through natural plants, a lot of them. This trend has helped spur a boom in startup companies to plant-obsessed millennials and gen z and it will continue in 2023.

In determining the benefits of plants in office spaces, Researchers in Australia, the Netherlands, and the UK conducted a study and concluded that greenery significantly increases workplace satisfaction in employees, heightens self-reported concentration levels, and improves perceived air quality.

Plants are not just interior design elements that elevate designs, are aesthetically pleasing, or are a functional discipline, they also improve air quality and people’s mental and physical well-being. 


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A lot of things have changed coming from the pandemic, there has been a large emergence of the digital presence of people around the world, online meetings, and engaging with people in a digital way through zoom, Instagram, Tik-Tok, video calls, etc. This has led to the demand for a statement wall for us to have our meetings or online experiences/ conversations.

This could be anything from a bookshelf, mural, wallpaper, sculptures, or something Eye-catching that looks great on the screen and is picture worthy.


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 In office spaces, we can see the rise of digital walls, Digital walls are large wall panels, often from floor to ceiling that brings unique designs into the space. They are only limited by our imagination, they are unique contemporary ways to transform a space and add personality to modern interior designs. They can elevate the fill of a space, creating an ideal space to pause, relax and contemplate, offering amazing, interesting, and interactive modern interior design ideas for both homes and offices.

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The application of the digital world to interior design has started to feature in interior designs and would definitely be a trending 2023 with certain decor components and vivid neon colors. We are in an era where freelancing is the norm of the day and big industries such as tech has gained popularity for working from home, this has created the need to upgrade spaces to look more like a digital world.

This trend is characterized by a futuristic and sci-fi look which is achieved with the use of Electronics, a limited color palette of glossy and matte hues, repeated geometric patterns, metal, glass, ambient lighting and automation are some of the components that this trend would feature

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Think of Danish design as Scandinavian meets pastel colors, immaculate minimal lines of Scandinavian design but with pastel colors, pink, green, orange, lavender…

This style is taking over the internet with all-white furniture with fine textures and curves but with a pop of color. It’s great for a minimalist who is tired of a dark space. The reason why this would be a trend is that it is affordable


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The world has changed, and furniture is getting smarter with voice assistants and face-scanning cameras helping us navigate new technologies. The possibilities are endless, the following is a forecast of how interiors will evolve between now and 2023.

  1. Voice-activated furniture will become a thing: Think about it, why bother getting up from the couch when you can simply tell Alexa or Google to turn on your lights, adjust the temperature or play music? These days, technology is everywhere and we expect our spaces to be just as connected as our smartphones. This trend will continue in 2023 with voice-activated furniture that responds to your requests without lifting a finger.Also, in office spaces, we would get to see more technology being used such as Digital work boards, Dynamic glasses, and self-sterilizing surfaces to mention a few.
  2.  Genz will rule: We’ve all heard about the Gen z generation, but what does it mean for interior design? Well, here’s one thing we know for sure: Gen z is not afraid to experiment with their living spaces and this trend will continue in 2023. Expect bold colors, unique patterns, and creative layouts as these young professionals take over the world.
  1. Bigger/ Flexible spaces: More space, more light, and more storage space are all on the wish list for many space owners. In 2023, larger spaces will be the norm as people’s needs change and they start prioritizing spaces in larger properties with plenty of room to spare.Offices and companies will adopt a more flexible attitude when designing workplaces, this would be done by integrating open spaces with non-permanent walls or desks. The result is an office that can be reconfigured to meet the team’s changing needs or technology at a moment’s notice.
  1. The rise of augmented reality: What’s the easiest way to bring a room alive? By adding some color and motion. If you have an iPhone or Android device, you’ll be able to access AR apps that allow you to place virtual furniture in your home before committing to purchasing it. This will help designers visualize what the space could look like with certain pieces before making any big decisions.
  2. The rise of smart homes will continue: Who doesn’t love the idea of being able to control every aspect of their home from their smartphone? From lights, appliances, and even window coverings, smart technology is making it easier than ever for homeowners to manage their homes from anywhere in the world. 

In 2023, this trend will continue as more people demand connectivity in their properties.