Designing with Layers: The Latest Trends in Home Decor

A recent Houzz survey of design professionals and homeowners featured seven trends as we move into 2023. They include:

1) The Return of Color

2) Playful Traditional Style

3) Layers of Texture

4) Connection to the Outdoors

5) Natural Materials

6) Modern Rustic Styling

7) Warm Kitchen Colors & Innovating Islands

Homeowners Want More Color

A renewed interest in adding color is one of the most frequently mentioned updates in the survey. Why color now after years of gray and white? One simple reason: our extended time at home made us realize we miss color! Plus, as we have become comfortable in our homes, it has given us the confidence to use our favorite colors, whether on-trend or not! Designers are also going all in with color, from moody saturated walls in a study or office to a pop of color through accessories like pillows, rugs, and artwork.

Color can also be added through custom window coverings! Budget Blinds can match a paint color for your blinds or shutters or create a bold custom fabric for drapery, pillows, and Roman shades. No need to settle for neutral; turn your windows into a work of art with a custom design in your favorite colors.

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Traditional Goes Playful. What exactly is Playful Traditional?

The phrase is not only popping up in the recent Houzz survey but also in design magazines. Homeowners, especially millennial first-time homeowners, are embracing the comfort of traditional styling but with a twist. They are adding their personality to the style with new colors, modern patterned wallpaper, and an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furniture in a room with classic traditional architectural details. Less minimalist and more layered, less structured and more playfully mixed.

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Layered shades and draperies are a perfect complement to the playful traditional look. Picture classic pinch pleat drapes in a playful print or bold updated color layered over a textured woven shade – the ideal combination of classic elements in an updated style. Mix in acrylic hardware or mixed metal drapery hardware for playful styling to finish off the look.

Natural Materials Add Organic Style

As you flip through home design magazines or scan new homes for sale, you will notice that natural materials are trending! The recent Houzz survey confirms that natural is in; from stone countertops and white oak cabinetry to wood floors, handmade tiles, and stone fireplaces, a natural organic feel is on-trend for 2023 and beyond.

Layers of Texture

Natural elements are also featured in layers of texture, from light fixtures and wallpapers to accessories and window treatments. Using rattan, wood, stone, and warm metals add a beautiful layer to any space.

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Picture the perfect combination of layered texture with draperies in a natural organic material layered over woven shades of jute or bamboo in a room filled with handmade pottery, naturally dried florals, and other organic accessories.

Connecting to the Outdoors with Large Windows

Windows are getting more prominent, and large triple sliding glass doors are often featured elements of home remodels or new builds. Our love of the outdoors, combined with the natural benefits of sunlight, has made us seek a connection with nature and bringing the outdoors in.

These large openings, while giving us the best views and abundant natural light, also create a challenge when it comes to window coverings. You won’t find off-the-shelf solutions. Instead, you need to seek the advice of a trusted window covering provider like Budget Blinds. With options from custom draperies to sliding panels and by-pass shutters, Budget Blinds has the perfect options to filter light and give you a layer of privacy when needed no matter what size your windows are.

Modern Rustic Style for the Rooms You Live In

In the recent Houzz survey, homeowners wanted a modern yet rustic and cozy style for their main living space. The top features requested included stone fireplaces, wood beams, and a mix of comfortable furniture in warm neutrals like cream, beige and brown. Think more of griege and siege than the stark grays of the past few years.

Don't panic if you just bought a gray sofa or painted your walls gray, warm the room up with a lighter rug and add cream and beige pillows to your sofa. Or warm up the space with modern light-filtering roller shades in an off-white or choose a warm white woven shade to brighten up the room.

Kitchen Colors Trend Toward Warm & Welcoming

Extending from the living space into the kitchen is a trend toward warm, soft colors for a restful and relaxing style. The survey results and color choices may reflect how our time spent in the kitchen has changed over the past three years. Our kitchens have transformed from a place where kids drop their backpacks and the mail piles up to a haven where we enjoy family meals and game nights or conversations about school and work. It is where we gather. This change has also resulted in a redesign of the “typical” kitchen island. For 2023, Houzz sees islands reconfiguring from the traditional row of barstools to a larger two-sided seating style more conducive to conversation.

2023 is About Personalization

From a bold use of color to soft neutrals, 2023 reveals a mix of home décor options. Like the wide-ranging difference in the color of the year selections from Sherwin Williams's quiet neutral Redend Point to Benjamin Moore’s bright bold Raspberry Blush, homeowners are choosing to reflect their personalities and color choices in their homes whether its trending or not.

Budget Blinds understands personalization; it is what we offer daily to the thousands of homeowners we serve. We customize every detail, from the fit to the color to the style for your home and budget.

Visit our website to schedule a complimentary consultation with your local Budget Blinds design consultant. We can’t wait to show you samples and help you find the perfect window treatment to fit your home's personality.

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