The Home Trends To Be On The Lookout For In 2023, According To Dream Home Makeover

The end of the year is the perfect time to tally up which home trends were the most popular and which ones got kicked out of the mix to prepare for the following year. Sometimes we'll see the same movements with a fresh look, and other times we'll see something new altogether. A few of the biggest home décor trends we saw in 2021 were natural colors and textures displayed in rattan and wicker furniture, and the green cabinets seen on almost every DIYer's Instagram feed after Architectural Digest gave us a look inside Dakota Johnson's Hollywood home. Then, in 2022, we saw those natural colors and textures continue in the form of houseplants in every room (via The Nordroom).

On the other hand, we saw a few 2021 trends that simply didn't make the cut for 2022. All-white kitchens had their moment, but interior designers have since moved from a minimalist interior to one filled with bold colors and patterns, claims blogger Camille Styles. The farmhouse craze may have also met its end, along with its white kitchen cabinets. Even though the style does a fantastic job at making a space look and feel cozy, it's dated, and there are other ways to create a comfortable space. As we reach the final days of the year, Shea McGee from Dream Home Makeover has something to say about which home trends we should be on the lookout for in 2023. Let's take a look.

Maximalist interiors

Maximalism is taking over in 2023, so you'll see vibrant colors, mixed patterns, and an endless supply of décor pieces. "I think that we're seeing maximalism... That's exciting for me; I think it's really fun. I love neutrals, but we're seeing more color as well," Shea McGee told We got a small taste of maximalism towards the end of 2022 as DIYers remodeled their apartments or homes with over-the-top embellishments, colorful textures, and picturesque themes to make them look abstract. The minimalist interior style started the year strong with neutral colors and simple layouts, but homeowners found that they wanted something more exciting.

McGee claims that a maximalist space needs subtle patterns to flush out a design (via Homes & Gardens). This can be accomplished by incorporating geometric shapes for balance, which may be displayed in architectural details like arches, or décor like round rugs. Similarly, flashy prints, such as floral wallpaper, make a bold statement, but by combining them with solid accents in the same color scheme, you can create an even flow throughout the room. A balanced mix of patterns and shapes will add contrast to the interior without allowing them to compete with one another.

Lots of textural layers in traditional interiors

Shea McGee mentions that we'll see many textured layers in 2023, especially for traditional-style interiors. "I love to pair traditional and modern pieces and throw some vintage into the mix. I love a layered and textural aesthetic," states the designer (via According to Vevano, classic interiors are timeless and often include elements such as book collections, vases, chandeliers, and built-in cabinets to create a well-balanced look. It's an excellent base style because you can layer it with embellishments from different eras as long as the theme stays consistent, whereas combining random elements from other interior design styles can create a chaotic look that loses its overall appeal.

A few ways to combine a traditional interior with modern styles are through furniture and trendy items, such as coffee tables and lamps. McGee says, "I love modern accents because of their creative form," per Hunker. To get the look, try displaying modern lamps on standard side tables for the perfect contrast. When decorating an interior in a classic style, try not to overthink whether the pieces complement each other; go with what feels right to you and what you love. There will be plenty of ideas from fellow homeowners and DIYers next year that will give you some inspiration.

Open floor plans

One design trend on everyone's renovation wish list is creating an open floor plan. Since they don't have a specific layout to separate the kitchen from the living room, open floor plans add more space to a home. However, having all one space without barriers can sometimes feel empty, making it a layout that homeowners either love or definitely do not want. Shea McGee told, "I think people [still] want some open spaces in their home. But we are past the time where you walk into the door and everything is all in one room." 

If you don't want your floor plan to feel vacant, dividing it up can be beneficial. According to an interview with the Seattle Times, McGee suggests "creating separation between rooms with architectural details such as moldings and arches, so everything doesn't run together." You can also use furniture to divide up rooms in order to easily tell where the living room diverges from the dining area. Open floor plans will always be considered timeless; they just need a refresher each year with new ideas to keep them on trend.