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Home remodeling and updating are constant as homeowners’ tastes shift and design trends flourish. After spending much more time at home over the past few years, property owners are facing 2023 with renewed enthusiasm for livelier and bolder designs. Not everyone will suddenly opt for saturated deep-hued colors, but the common thread is a quest for design schemes that bring joy and create a welcoming space for all dwellers. To explore some of the most salient trends for this year, check out the list below.

Rustic with a Twist

Rustic styles are popular this year but don’t have to be rigid. On the contrary, natural materials are incorporated to create warmth and a sense of belonging. In kitchens, in particular, you can find beautiful wood cabinets coupled with countertops made of natural stones. To complete the modern rustic look, you can expect to see exposed beams and steel appliances to add a modern touch.

What happened to the All-white Design?

For years we have seen all-white décor grace the covers of industry magazines, and it is hard to believe that it would lose popularity. However, designers point to a shift to neutral tones, including off-white and beige, that can help create a relaxing environment reminiscent of a spa. When light wood and subdued patterns join a soft palette, you create a safe space where you can relax and feel at home.

Blue and Green Kitchens

Along with a deviation from a stark-white design scheme, designers keep seeing more blue and green incorporated into kitchen cabinets and décor. Light and dark hues are combined with brass fixtures and wood touches to create a rich, layered look.

The Island is the Place to Be

Family life tends to happen in the kitchen, and the kitchen island has been the most popular seat in the house. Traditionally island seating faces the kitchen, and guests are seated in a row. In 2023 designers are getting more creative, experimenting with alternatives to seat more people facing each other at appropriate heights.

Add an Industrial Look

Manufacturers are bringing an industrial look to their residential lines and have been well-received by homeowners. Faucets and sinks now have an industrial look and functionality that help the kitchen’s cleanup and efficiency. Some have even added options like chopping boards, strainers, and drying racks that incorporate easily and make cooking an easier task.

Bathrooms are also Changing

Bathrooms are also a pivotal design decision in most households, and they are also changing. Like kitchen designs incorporate blue and green into their color schemes, so do bathroom tiles and vanities. Dark colors that contrast with more traditional lighter tiles make the space look polished and chic. The goal for many is to have their bathrooms feel airy and serene.

Relaxation is Key

The bathroom experience has been elevated in recent years. Technology has made its way into bathroom fixtures beyond the well-loved rain showers. Curbless showers and continuous flooring make the space look bigger and more inviting. When combined with décor pieces seeking to bring outdoor elements into the bathroom, you have a spa-like feeling to help you relax and face the day.

In 2023 your design decisions will be bolder than they were in the past but very focused on modern needs. Warmth, togetherness, and peace of mind continue to guide our choices, and thankfully there are many options out there to achieve the look and feel we want.