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Are you looking to spruce up your home with the latest design trends in 2023? Look no further! Scroll down to find the 13 top design trends that you don't want to miss. From bold colors to striking patterns, this list has something for everyone. Keep reading to find out which trends you should be incorporating into your home this upcoming year.

All Interiors in the photos below are Designed by Reem Akkad Design

1. Natural Materials and Repurposed Elements
Natural Materials and Repurposed Elements 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 Alpine Dental Bathroom by Reem Akkad Design Birmingham Detroit Michigan
The use of natural materials and textures results in a calming and holistic environment that improves our well-being. Not only do the materials found in nature make our space look more beautiful, but they are also more sustainable and do less damage to our environment. The move towards natural materials that are easy to replenish, recycle and reuse is becoming more prevalent as people become more aware of the harm synthetic materials do to the environment.  Many interior designers are now incorporating eco- friendly practices in their designs such as repurposing furniture, antique architectural elements,  or choosing organic upholstery fabrics made from cotton, wool, hemp or linen instead of synthetic fabrics. Natural and rapidly renewable building materials such as bamboo and cork can be used for walls and flooring for an aesthetically pleasing finish that’s also environmentally-friendly. You will find that incorporating the design approach imbues an interior with soul and a sense of calmness.
Repurposed Materials 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design .jpg
2. Color Splash
Color splash pink powder room 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg
Although timeless, the neutral color palette has had the spotlight for far too long. We have found that more and more people are seeking to express their personal tastes by boldly using color in their spaces. From bold wallpaper selections to bright patterned pillows to even accent-painted nooks and niches- we’re excited for this trend to keep us on our toes. The beauty of a colorful palette is that it's versatile; it can be used in any setting and any style of home in any design style. Whether you decide to do some colorful accent chairs, or drench your whole space in your favorite shade, one thing's for sure: it will never feel bland or dull!

Color splash 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design Lakeside Estate Project.jpg

3. Self-Care
Self care bathtub photo interior design project 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg

After the rough covid years that passed we’re all about self-care in 2023. Bathrooms today are designed to serve more than just bathing- they are designed to provide relaxing experiences and a refuge to unwind after a long day's work. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their features- insisting on multiple shower heads with various spray settings, rainheads, and large, deep jetted tubs. To further enhance the experience, high-tech sound systems have become a popular addition to bathrooms as well as digital controls for lighting, temperature, and steam systems. Looking for that ultimate spa feel? Try incorporating the five elements of Zen into your space-earth, fire, water, metal, and wood into your bathroom. Features such as river stone rock and wood accents give it a spa-like feel that promotes relaxation and wellness.

4. Checkerboard Floors
Checkerboard Floors 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design

Black and white has always been a classic combination that never goes out of style. This classy color palette is making a roaring comeback and has been spotted in high profile interiors across the globe. The versatility of this combo is second to none-it can be used to enhance any neutral palette or as a grounding element for any bold color palette. Try it with a twist as we have designed it in the bathroom above using black and white marble mosaics with an accent strip of timber marble to ground the deep rich forest green of the vanity and wainscoting. The bold green set against crisp white backdrops and checkerboard flooring create a contrast that is sure to wow.  What better place to create an eye-catching accent than your bathroom or powder room. The white walls, trim and shower keep things light and airy, while the bold pop of color and checkerboard floors create a punch of drama. Brass details and taupe marble mosaic ascent help add warmth to the otherwise cool palette. Try this black and white design for a classic interior that will never go out of style. 

5. Warmed-Tone Kitchens
Warmed-tone kitchens 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg

Move over white kitchens, warm tones are here to stay. White kitchens have been dominating the scenes for more than a decade but now the tides are turning and we are seeing taupes and warm wood tones dominate the kitchen scene. We are seeing newly designed kitchens with warmer tones of greige, and taupe palettes offset with warm woods and brass and bronze accents. This gives interiors a cozy feel while still allowing other decorative elements to take center stage. Goodbye cool grays and whites, hello to the warm and cozy tones!

6. Coffered Ceilings
Coffered Ceilings Angled Ceiling Livingroom 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg

We’re basking in the glory the coffered ceiling trend has to offer. In flat or vaulted ceilings, a coffered detail is an array of recessed panels organized in a rectangular or square grid. In addition to serving as a delineator of spaces, a coffered ceiling can also serve as an acoustical dampener in large open spaces thanks to the changes in the ceiling plane. Structured ceilings are versatile and lend themselves to any kind of space, no matter the size or location. The nature of its adaptability means that it works with both traditional and modern decor – allowing for minimal disruption to any existing interior. Whether the more involved deep set coffered ceilings or those with surface applied trim, this is one design feature that will add a wow factor to any room.

7. Built-Ins
Built-Ins- Gray living room 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg

With gorgeous built-in shelving, function and form come together. In addition to giving a room an airy and open appearance, built-ins integrate into the décor rather than stand out. Built-ins also enhance a room's versatility, providing a seamless transition between living spaces. An ideal built-in should look consistent with the rest of the home, blending seamlessly into the overall design. Designers are using clever materials such as metal and wood that offer texture as well as structural strength. Natural materials such as wood help bring warmth and texture to a space while metal frames offer a contemporary structure that is strong enough for heavy items like built-in TVs or bookshelves.

8. Creative Coffee Table Solutions
Creative Coffee Table Solutions- White Room/Pink Room 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg

Moving past the typical single wood coffee table in a living space, this new era in furniture design sees designers getting creative with solutions for furniture that maximize seating and offer more flexibility and practicality to any seating arrangement.  When designing a space, it’s important to provide an array of seating options intended to promote in-person conversation, with seating options that encourage people to come together again. Try adding multiple seating options that can accommodate family members and guests if you want your living room to handle intimate events and lively parties. Sofas, sectionals, loveseats, benches, and daybeds are just some of the many seating options available for this purpose. Experiment with accent pieces like poufs and ottomans as coffee tables that provide a playful sense of flexibility while adding visual interest to your space. Don’t forget to consider comfort when selecting pieces; opt for pieces that invite you to relax after a long day.

9. Wallpaper
Wallpaper Arch Dental Bathroom 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg

It's no surprise that wallpaper is having a major moment this year, with bolder colors and bigger patterns replacing minimalism and gray everything. Wallpaper is getting a lot of attention in intimate dining rooms, moody bathrooms and elegant bedrooms. With almost an infinite number of patterns like florals, geomatics, animal prints, and stripes, there is something to fit everyone’s design style. The key to stay current with this trend is to avoid the dreaded “accent wall” application and use wallpaper in an allover application, in accent panels, or even on the ceiling. Wallpaper makes it easy to create drama and texture while also adding a layer of protection from wear and tear. If you're looking for an easy room transformation with no construction wallpaper is the way to go!

10. Warm Woods
Warm Woods 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg

Warm woods are replacing white woods and dark woods everywhere. Warm toned woods serve as a happy medium between ultra-dark furniture and washed-out gray shades. Warm, medium-tone woods have become popular again in flooring. Try a warm wood selection that gives off a cozy, inviting vibe, as well as adding texture to your home and offsetting any dark or gray tones you may have.

11. Curves and Arches
Curves and Arches- Miftaah Desk Areas by Reem Akkad Deign

Arches are increasingly popular in architectural trends, bringing gentle curves to what used to be a hard-edged structure. In 2023, curves will become more prevalent in all aspects of design-in architectural elements, furniture, wallpaper and textile patterns.  Architecturally, we are seeing more curved walls and arched doorways, while ergonomically and comfortably designed curved furniture takes organic shapes to new heights. Curved surfaces can help break up the linear pattern of traditional designs, creating an interesting juxtaposition between modern architecture and minimalistic styling. Furniture pieces are taking on softer smoother shapes as are being placed in more organic furniture arrangements like circular seating areas or curved built-ins that make a room feel spacious yet soft and welcoming. 

12. Statement Stone Countertop
Statement Stone Countertops Reems Kitchen 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design

Marble is being replaced by a new stone- Quartzite. Quartzite can be just as beautiful as marble but has a leg above because of its durability. Quartzite is less porous than marble and does not stain as easily. It can come in varying patterns, colors and even opacity. Some quartzites have a higher translucency than marble, which makes it a good choice for lighting or for creative uses, such as backlit walls or surfaces that cast a dazzling glow. This allows designers to create statement pieces that make a bold visual impact, like backlit powder room walls and kitchen countertops with unique patterns and textures. Not only is this beautiful, but it also adds a touch of personality and character to any space.

13. Jewel Tones
Lakeside Estate Library room with Wallpaper 13 design trends to watch out for in 2023 by Reem Akkad Design.jpg
From muted in the past  to bold and beautiful now! Boldness and authenticity have been lifestyle themes over the past few years, which have influenced where and how we live today. This boldness is carrying itself through in the kind of interiors we want to surround ourselves with. We are seeing bold jewel tones that are all about luxe greens, inky blues, berry reds, deep magentas, and burnt oranges, providing warmth and coziness alongside drama. Look for upholstery fabric and rugs that have a mix of complementary colors, or wallpapers that feature a modern twist on classic designs. It's all about bringing personality and energy into the home! Remember to use that 60/30/10 rule when mixing colors for a winning combination. Use one dominant color in 60% of the space and mix in a softer hue at about half that amount of the space and add a bold punch of color sparingly.



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