Interior design trends for 2023

Some trends stand the test of time and others make their graceful exit. In 2023, we can look forward to stronger contrasts, architectural accents, mixing and layering materials, and much more. We’re saying goodbye to unwelcoming industrial decor and overstimulating maximalism in the new year. 

Intriguing color palettes 

We’ll see a lot more soft colors and contrasting bold colors pairings – especially in decorative pieces or even some larger pieces like sofas. A couple trends in interior design that have remained popular in recent years, like neutral palettes such as white, gray, and beige, will continue to be influential in the new year but accompanied by cheerful hues. These muted colors can create a calming and sophisticated atmosphere, and when paired with bolder accent colors- it adds interest to a space. Natural and earthy tones, such as terracotta and green, have also been popular and are expected to continue to be so in 2023.

Walnut doors on Besta frame from IKEA
Walnut triple doors and paneling with Sara and Ilse black legs on a Besta frame from IKEA.

Textures, finishes, and detailing 

Another trend here to stay is textural materials in home décor, like velvet and boucle chairs, shag rugs, and faux fur throw pillows. Natural materials such as wood, stone, and marble remain timeless and adapt to different decorating styles so beautifully. We’ll see more architectural arches in doorways and round structural shapes in furniture like sofas, armchairs, kidney-shaped tables, etc. There’s a movement towards mixed materials, such as combining different types of wood or combining wood with metal.

In terms of finishes, there has been a trend towards matte finishes, which can add a modern and minimalist touch to a space. There has also been a trend towards mixed materials, such as combining different types of wood or combining wood with metal. We'll see luxury being stated in more subtle and natural ways.

Eleanor and Amelia doors on mounted Besta frames from IKEA
Eleanor medium doors and Amelia small doors in white lace with chrome Cornelia and Agnes pulls on IKEA Besta frames.  

No more cookie-cutter decor

As for accessories- decluttered minimalism remains, with a focus on functional pieces that serve a purpose in your home. This can include items such as baskets for storage, or multi-functional furniture like ottomans with built-in storage. Keep on incorporating plants and greenery into home decor as well, they can add life and a natural element to a space that will not be going out of style any time soon.

Decor, storage, and accent pieces are a great affordable way to include quality craftsmanship and subtle luxury to your home. Cookie-cutter looks are really falling away in the new year. This isn't surprising since we've spent so much time at home over the last two or three years, we know our furniture inside and out. Trends are moving towards personalization and self-expression, as well as the need to voice our values through our purchases. Buying more sustainably, shopping more consciously, etc.- which is exactly what Norse stands for.  

Susan doors in silver sage on Sektion frames from IKEA
Susan doors and paneling in silver sage with Sara and Ilse black legs and Ingrid black pulls on IKEA Sektion frames.  

If you’ve recently added something to your home that some sources predict to be “going away” in the new year, don’t change it. Your home is beautiful and if it bring you joy then your interior is perfect the way it is.  

If you're looking to add a new piece for the new year, you can't go wrong when designing your own forever furniture. Our design tool allows you to tailor your custom wood products, mix and match panels to fronts, and dress up your piece with hardware and legs. Contact our advisors if you have any questions during the design process. 



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