Check out the 10 trendiest interior styles for 2023

Magenta has a moment. Somewhere between blue and red, warm and cool, this year’s Pantone Color of the Year is “Viva Magenta,” likened to a “fist in a velvet glove” by Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Pantone Color Institute. It’ll crush white mold with its bold, vibrant beetroot hue, so expect plenty of that color to be splashed on homewares this year. It’s bold, it’s fearless, it’s vibrant, and it encourages optimism and joy – just what we all need to start the new year.

Perfectly imperfect

From messy beds to rickety vases and one-off pieces, there has been a move away from manicured interiors toward less than perfect design, with a tilt towards the handcrafted, artisanal and incomplete. Think antique furniture, distressed rugs, dripping glazes, imperfect handcrafted pottery, and left-of-center patterns.

Who doesn’t love a sophisticated room styled with loose textiles and a nod to the unpredictable? This laid-back design ethos will last for a while as the slow living trend gains momentum and people return to simpler lifestyles.



Annie Sloan Paris Gray and Old Violet Chalk Paint

The checkerboard pattern has a long history, from the worn black and white tiles of French palaces and Egyptian temples to the classic American diner, going in and out of style over the centuries. But the feel-good print rallied with aplomb during the pandemic, splashing everything from linens to bathmats, pillows, vases and tableware. It also took a scenic departure from its classic checkerboard black and white towards pastels and bold colors, while still managing to retain the nostalgic feel but with a slightly more disturbing edge.

statement lamps


‘Oyster’ wall lamp from Ferm Living

Yes, it’s functional, but lighting also has the power to define a space and showcase your personal style. This year, statement lamps are all about catching and keeping your attention. Etsy’s trend report revealed a 344 percent increase in searches for sculptural, decorative, vintage and colorful lighting. Retailers are responding to the call with a vast, interesting and eclectic pool of lighting, from wall sconces to oversized floor lamps and fixtures in every imaginable material. In the words of designer Kelly Wearstler, “It can change and transform architecture, make art seem important, raise the ceiling of a room, and set a mood.” Enough said.

Outdoor inspired


Wall panel in Moss, Dowsing & Reynolds

It was big in 2021 and looks set to remain a leading trend in the year to come. No wonder, really: With an increased focus on climate and sustainability and a hangover from Covid, we’re still lusting after the outdoors, with nature-inspired interiors leading the trends for the year.


Crane Fonda ‘Jade Green’ wallpaper

Dulux named “Wild Wonder” its Color of the Year for 2023, a yellow neutral and “bright, upbeat shade that celebrates and reflects the awe-inspiring nature.”

plastered walls

Blame it on huddled at home during lockdown when we had to stare at the four walls for what felt like five years, or the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which celebrates beauty in imperfections – but a little over the warmth and texture of plastered walls gripped us. This aged, imperfect look has become the poster child for “warm modernism”; Some would say a reaction to all things digital and a return to handmade items. In any case, tactile, interesting surfaces are very important this year.

Master Craftsmanship


Woodwork of two wooden horses

Flat-packed, mass-produced furniture has its place, but our throwaway culture is being mercifully remade. This is thanks to our yearning for more sustainable options and a more discerning eye for the craft – and the time and effort put into it.


Wooden bowls available from the Irish Design Shop. Photo by Al Higgins

Luxury is no longer associated with jewelry, instead we see it expressed in more subtle, natural ways, such as hand-carved details, the reverence for wood, and variation in each piece. Craftsmanship is back on the interiors radar and hopefully here to stay.

Mud room/pantry


Pantry with original BTC Cobb Rise & Fall pendant lights for the kitchen

Part laundry room, part hallway, part pantry, part pantry, part pet parlor: it’s one of the hardest-working rooms in the house, mostly reserved as a hiding place for the washer and dryer. But it’s going to work a lot harder this year than a multi-purpose room that houses pretty much everything from muddy boots to kids’ scooters, laundry and dog beds. It’s nothing new, but is often seen as a luxurious addition to a home. Now, homeowners are becoming familiar with their spaces and are finding ways to remodel even a limited footprint to include this awesome space.

finds thrift

It’s often far more interesting to be surrounded by things that are carefully made and have stories to tell. Thrift stores and second-hand finds are a hot interior design trend, but one that’s built to last.


Oil painting from the French Art Shop

Sustainability is a major catalyst for the trend, but there’s also a tremendous opportunity to find and own your personal interior style. Today more than ever there seems to be a shift from coordinating rooms and matching furniture sets to interiors that incorporate unique pieces, antiques, heirlooms and found objects to add personality and character to a space.

meaningful objects

With a major move away from perfectly curated spaces, it’s no surprise that we tend heavily to fill our homes with more meaningful pieces and objects. The keywords for the coming year are “authenticity” and “nostalgia”. Whether it’s your grandmother’s soup tureen, your uncle’s treasure chest, your mother’s ceramics collection or an antique sideboard – whatever brings you joy, brings back memories and reflects the true you in your living space is trendy. Check out the 10 trendiest interior styles for 2023

Fry Electronics Team

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