2023 Interiors Trend Predictions According to Houzz
by Victoria Harrison
23rd February 2023
From nostalgic interiors to warm colour palettes and nature-inspired designs, learn more about the hottest home design trend predictions from the leading home renovation and design platform Houzz.
From the resurgence of ‘modern farmhouse’ style, which is up by 135% in searches on Houzz year-over-year, to the recent interest in cottagecore, homeowners are looking to the familiarity and comfort of the past and bringing elements of this into their modern living spaces. Within the most-saved photos on Houzz, we’re increasingly seeing the use of warm wood, rich colours and carefully chosen vintage pieces along with heirloom textiles, such as patchwork blankets, tapestries and antique rugs.
2. Warm colours
At the beginning of 2022, designers on Houzz predicted a move away from cooler tones to a warmer palette. Now we’re seeing those shades of terracotta, pink and mustard creeping into room schemes with searches for ‘dusky pink’, ‘brown’ and ‘mustard’ all increasing on Houzz this year (up 81%, 25% and 24%, respectively). These colours are warm and relaxing and, along with the trend for nostalgia, could also be a result of homeowners looking for rooms that offer comfort and reassurance.
3. Temperature-regulating design
With greater extremes in weather and rising energy bills comes a need to rethink the way we regulate the temperature in our homes. In the past year, we’ve seen an uptick in searches for ‘external shutters’ on Houzz with heat-reducing window treatments set to play a much bigger part in keeping homes cool in the summer months. Effective insulation will also become a more pressing concern to help keep homes warm and reduce energy costs in winter. Searches for ‘external insulation’ rose significantly year-over-year on Houzz as homeowners seek out ways to improve the thermal efficiency of their homes.
4. Biodynamic lighting
Interiors have increasingly been inspired by nature in recent years, and this is a trend that keeps evolving and developing. The latest iteration is biodynamic lighting–where artificial lighting is designed to replicate daylight as much as possible–which is set to become more mainstream in 2023, according to lighting experts on Houzz. Homeowners are certainly seeing the benefits of a well-planned lighting scheme, with searches for ‘lighting design’ on Houzz up by 73% this year.
5. Circular-economy design
The sustainability of design continues to be a hot topic and is a growing interest among homeowners, with searches on Houzz for the keyword ‘sustainable’ shooting up by 2x this year (106%). Professionals on Houzz tell us that more and more they are considering the whole lifecycle of an item at the outset, including how it will be reused or recycled at the end of its life.
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