Whitelaw and Sons Real Estate Morgan Hill
reaching your real estate goals
2023 home design trends

2023 Home Design Trends To Watch

by | Feb 2, 2023 | Real Estate Articles | 0 comments

Robert Whitelaw, Realtor®

Robert Whitelaw, Realtor®

Published:Feb 2, 2023

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, Robert has helped clients successfully buy, sell and invest in real estate throughout Santa Clara County. Robert uses his local market knowledge to help clients across Silicon Valley!

As we spend more time at home, the importance of personalized design elements that make our homes cozy and comfortable is clear. So what can we expect for 2023 home design trends?

2023 home design 6 trends to watchUpdating your home with functional spaces, such as a home office, or upgrading appliances is great, but it’s also important to think about the long-term impact on its value. In considering 2023 home design trends, opt for popular design choices that are timeless and stand the test of time.

If you’re in the market for a new home, look for features that may need updating soon and factor in renovation costs in your budget. This article outlines the top 6 home design trends to watch in 2023 and how you can incorporate them in your home. Consult a real estate professional for specific updates and upgrades that will impact your property’s value in your local market.

Separate Kitchen, Dining, and Living Areas

2023 home design separate diningOpen-concept floor plans for kitchen, dining, and living areas have been popular in home design for years. However, with the pandemic forcing families to work and study from home, privacy and separation became necessary. As a result, designers are seeing a return to kitchen and dining room walls to break up the space. To retain a sense of flow and openness, prioritize natural light and consider how you will use the space. If you have an open floor plan and need privacy, rearrange furniture and use room dividers, bookshelves, or rugs.

Nature-Inspired Design

2023 home design nature inspired designThe biophilia trend is still popular and shows no signs of slowing down. Embrace the trend by bringing nature into your home with natural and sustainable materials like bamboo, cork, and live-edge wood. In 2023 home design trends move toward the natural.  Wooden kitchen cabinets, islands, bathroom vanities, and shelving will become more common, with white oak and walnut being popular choices. Nature-inspired colors such as mossy greens and desert tones will blend seamlessly with wood tones, and natural stone countertop materials like quartzite, marble, dark leathered granite, and soapstone will be used. Embrace the trend by using nature-inspired materials or incorporating nature-inspired paint colors and houseplants.

Lighting as a Design Feature

2023 home design trends layered lightingSpending more time at home has highlighted the importance of the right lighting for specific tasks and times of the day. Homeowners are rejecting bright overhead lighting and opting for lamps and task-specific lighting. In 2023, expect to see more statement chandeliers, pendants, and wall sconces in various shapes and materials. Start by adding floor or table lamps and swapping out fixtures before investing in rewiring. Take note of what works and use that information to make bigger lighting decisions.

Vibrant Color Palettes

2023 home design vibrant colorsAfter the long dominance of whites and grays, more vibrant colors are making a comeback. In 2023, warm and earthy neutrals, jewel tones, and shades of red and pink are popular, while light greens, blues, and pastels are great for a more subtle look. Major paint brands have responded to these homeowner preferences with new releases. Benjamin Moore’s 2023 color of the year, Raspberry Blush, is a great example.

Architectural Accents and Smooth Lines

2023 home design architectural elementsIn 2023, curved furniture and architectural accents are becoming increasingly popular. Rounded edges are seen as more relaxed and natural than sharp ones, offering a sense of flow and comfort to a home. To embrace this trend, consider adding curved kitchen islands, arched windows and doorways, or incorporating a bubble chandelier or globe pendants. Soft furniture with curved edges and arched décor items such as folding screens and circular rugs can also help bring this look to your home.

Resurgence Of Art Deco

2023 home design art decoArt Deco, a design style from the 1920s and 1930s, is also making a comeback. The modern interpretation of this style is more subtle, focusing on bold colors and accessories rather than incorporating all elements of the style. Add a touch of Art Deco glam to your home with vintage mirrors, lamps, or vases, or embrace bold colors and fabrics such as velvet. Pillows and throw blankets in bright colors and geometric patterns are also a great way to nod to this style.


If you’re planning to remodel or make significant design changes to your home, keep in mind that buyer preferences vary based on the neighborhood and price range. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how your design changes might impact the resale value of your home.


  1. US News and World Report – https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/slideshows/interior-design-trends-for-2023?slide=2
  2. Architectural Digest – https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/design-trends-in-2023
  3. Insider – https://www.insider.com/popular-home-decor-trends-for-2023-according-to-experts-2022-
  4. Houzz – https://www.houzz.com/magazine/35-home-design-trends-on-the-rise-in-2023-stsetivw-vs~164032473
  5. The Spruce – https://www.thespruce.com/2023-design-trends-6743803
  6. The Spruce – https://www.thespruce.com/2023-lighting-trends-6891412
  7. The Spruce – https://www.thespruce.com/2023-color-trends-6751137
  8. Good Housekeeping – https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/decorating-ideas/g42084756/interior-design-trends-2023/
  9. Benjamin Moore – https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-colors/color/2008-30/raspberry-blush
  10. Sherwin Williams – https://www.sherwin-williams.com/content/colorforecast/colormix-2023/color-of-the-year-2023
  11. Behr – https://www.behr.com/consumer/inspiration/2023-coty/
  12. The Spruce – https://www.thespruce.com/art-deco-trend-for-2023-7092174

Schedule A Consultation With Robert!


Let's Talk About Achieving Your Real Estate Goals!

Check Out The Last Podcast!


NAR Settlement – For Buyers and Sellers

The NAR settlement, once it is approved, is set to go into effect in the middle of July 2024. This will completely change how Buyers agent are compensated and we can count on chaos while the systems adjust to the new reality.

Get Your FREE Home Value Estimate!

Just enter your address and get access to your instant home value estimate, but also amazing tools to evaluate refinance options, your equity, ways to levarage your homes equity, how to pay your home off faster… and so much more!

Schedule A Consultation With Robert!


Let's Talk About Achieving Your Real Estate Goals!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join to get access to the best information on our local real estate markets, important real estate news, insights, information and tips on how to realize your real estate goals!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Feel Like Sharing?

Share this with your friends and followers on social media!