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What’s In and What’s Out: Interior Design Trends for 2023

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As the new year continues to progress, it may be time to consider making updates to your home. Here are five key trends to consider (and five trends to let go) this 2023.

In: Warm, earthy tones // Out: Beige, gray, and greige

There was a point in time that cool neutrals dominated the interior design world, but this year, it’s time to incorporate more color into your life. Warm earth tones can effortlessly add spice and personality to any space, making it an easy and cost-effective way to update your home. Consider warm browns, browny pinks and mauve, moss green, and muted blues. If it’s your first foray into using more vibrant paint colors, add them slowly in the form of an accent wall or a new sofa.

In: Cozy paper and fabric lighting // Out: Giant, industrial light fixtures

Large lighting fixtures sure are effective conversation starters. But if you want to make your home feel cozier and more comforting, consider switching to lighting made of paper or fabric. Unlike other materials, paper and fabric are best if you want to achieve warm, ambient lighting in any space. If you are hesitant because a room might be darker than expected, invest in dimmable light bulbs so you can adjust the light intensity according to your mood or needs.

In: Repurposed vintage furniture // Out: Brand-new, fast furniture

Fast furniture can be convenient and easily accessible, but in reality, most people trade those for longevity and durability. And in a world where more people are starting to make more environmentally conscious choices, fast furniture simply has no place. Interior design experts predict that repurposed or antique furniture will have a bigger spotlight this year (and the years to come). 

In La Quinta, check out FOSS Resale House and Angel View Resale Store. Other notable antique dealers in the area include Norma’s Treasures in Indio, Maison Felice in Palm Desert, and Delany’s Antiques in Rancho Mirage. 

In: Modern farmhouse aesthetic // Out: Brutalism and surrealism

Brutalism and surrealism are expected to make big comebacks this year. In your home, these styles can manifest themselves in the form of concrete floors or, in the case of surrealism, unexpected touches such as small, curvy cocktail tables or playful lamps. Installing concrete floors, of course, necessitates a major change in your home if you don’t have them already. You can dip your toes into the world of brutalism by replacing rustic farmhouse-style items with concrete decor and accents, made warmer and more inviting with plants and wood. 

In: Functional yet beautiful kitchens // Out: Minimalist, clean kitchens

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so you shouldn’t feel scared to make a little mess in that space. This year, say goodbye to the clean, minimalist aesthetic and hello to thoughtful, functional maximalism. Show off your china and porcelain collection, add plant life into the space (preferably herbs you can use in your cooking), and swap white walls, marble, and cabinetry with the earth tones discussed earlier. Need inspiration? Check out Dakota Johnson’s Los Angeles kitchen.

Instead of updating your home, perhaps it’s time to move to a new house. Kathleen O’Keefe Galigher can show you homes for sale in La Quinta, CA that have already been upgraded. Call 760.567.7822 or leave a message here to see what’s currently available in the market.