At the beginning of each year, the media is flooded with trend predictions for the months ahead. But in today’s trend cycle, styles are changing faster than ever. “Instagram and TikTok have made it very difficult to keep trends from passing,” says Monica Khemsurov, co-founder of Sight Unseen and co-author of the book. . How to live with things. So before you swap your home’s decor for what you see on your social media feed, it helps to know which home design trends are here to stay, and which are just fads.
To help differentiate between the trendy and the timeless, we asked Kemslov and other design experts for their opinions. They helped you decide which interior trends are worth investing in and gave you tips to love them for years to come. To come.
But all the experts we spoke to advised not to worry too much about what’s in and out of fashion. More importantly, don’t care about trends, focus on what you like and embrace it. “If you worry too much about failure, everything in your house becomes very bland,” says Kemslov. So, take these trending recommendations at a discount and check if they resonate with you.
For interior designer April Gandy and her clients, black is currently the “it” color. “I think a lot of people are tired of the safe whites and grays. They want to do something different,” says Gandy, founder of his Alluring Designs in Chicago. Even if you’re not into black, she notes that overall dark and moody rooms are appealing to customers this year.
natural stone and travertine
Some design experts felt it was marble-like. too much Although it will be all the rage in 2022, Noah Morse, founder of furniture brand Sundays, says stone is still on the rise. “Marble and travertine are high-quality natural materials that will never go out of style,” he says. His advice for making stone timeless is to embrace the rounded edges (rather than pointy modern corners) of natural stone. You may also want to avoid high-contrast marble countertops. It might get a ton of likes on Instagram, but for something that’s going to stick around for decades, it’s safer to choose a more natural-looking finish.
Another stone-related trend Gandy sees that continues to grow in popularity is slab backsplashes, where the countertop material is carried into the walls. This style not only looks stylish, but is also easy to maintain. As for the permanent look, Gandy says: “Personally, I like things that are clean and simple. That’s the easiest way to look at your investments over the long term. If you don’t get carried away with patterns, you’ll be able to make the most of your investment in 10 years and even in 20 years. It must have meaning.”
While 3D tiles are all the rage, Gandy specifically mentions fluted tiles as something she’s looking at in 2023 (she’s also considering them for her own home). there is). Gandy says that while she is usually wary of trendy tiles, her fluted tiles have a particularly timeless quality, she notes. “Fluted is a look that has an Art Deco feel, but is also more classic,” she says (think fluted columns in classical architecture).
metals, especially iron
Hand-carved metal is making a comeback. In a recent trend-forecasting interview, Kemslov points out that Bruzes Gallery, a modern furniture showroom, is currently displaying semi-brutalist metal furniture. trend, Designer Jake Arnold also cited “Giacometti-inspired” iron details as an upcoming trend. Fortunately, wrought iron accents are very affordable and available in the form of sconces, small sculptures, side tables, and more, and can be used in midcentury-inspired styles or historic styles already in your home. It goes well with both.
curves and arches
Curves and arches won’t disappear in 2023, but arch motifs may already have reached their peak, so think about adding them in architectural ways, such as arched doorways or built-in niches. Think about it, please. Instead, choose furniture and accent pieces that embrace the curvaceous trend.
Italian design from the 1950s and 1960s
One high-end design trend that Kemslov believes still has room to grow and penetrate the mainstream is the resurgence of mid-century Italian design. 1970s Italian design has certainly come a long way in recent years. You know those bulbous sofas you’ve seen all over Instagram (probably)? You were looking at designer Mario Bellini’s Camaleonda sofa. This is what he originally designed in 1970 (there are probably some replicas as well). And CB2 goes even further back in Italian design, recently introducing a collection of Gianfranco Frattini designs from the 50s and 60s.
mixed old world
After years of mid-century modern styles being produced, some are starting to trade in their clean lines and minimalist designs for something a little more old-world. In particular, dark wood with antique, hand-carved accents is on the rise, Kemslov said. She describes the look as having the “villa feel” of Italy or France. And Morse points out that embracing this trend isn’t about completely changing your style, but rather mixing it up. “Don’t be afraid to try different styles if it’s fun,” he says. “There’s nothing wrong with combining traditional and modern design.”
You may have seen rooms with colorful or contrasting ceilings on Instagram or Pinterest and wondered if they would translate well to real life. Gandy says this trend is worth trying because it can have a big impact with relatively minimal effort. “Most of the clients I pitch ideas to say they haven’t even considered them. [painting their ceilings] Any color other than white,” she says. If you don’t like that, Gandy points out: “It’s just paint.”
Designers have told us time and time again that color is making a comeback. After years of interiors drowning in neutrals, designers are seeing their clients embrace bolder colors. If you want to follow suit, here are some tips to keep in mind. With today’s fast trend cycles, you no longer have to worry about finding the trendiest colors (which will probably be out of style next month anyway) and more about choosing the colors you love. You should put it. The Jonathan Adler x Levity furniture collection will dress up your home and set the mood with bright colors and bold patterns. If your home is currently decorated in beige, choose your favorite shade and choose a neutral color with a touch of dirt or earthiness to make the transition smoother. This, experts say, will result in shades that are more livable than pure or more saturated colors.