It’s almost that time of year again: Out with the old, and in with the new! If refreshing your indoor or outdoor spaces falls on your resolutions checklist, consider these six emerging trends for 2023.

Colors will go dark and moody. We often worry that dark colors will make a room feel smaller. But another way to look at dark rooms is “cozy”. With the right lighting and accents, dark colors like chocolate brown, black, navy blue, inky purple, or deep green can make you feel enveloped and snug. Pops of brighter accents lend balance, and the overall effect is rich and soothing to the senses.

Colored marble. We’ve all trended toward more natural and organic materials for some time now, but it seems everyone is getting bored with earth tones. Colored marble might be exactly what the bored homeowner requires to spruce up flooring or countertops while holding on to that “natural” feel.

More “life” in design. Speaking of those natural materials, biophilic design is still huge. Interior designers are bringing more plants indoors, along with organic touches like woven baskets, unfinished wood, and pottery. We’re stripping away the division between indoor and outdoor life, and creating a mood that flows seamlessly from living room to patio, and dining room to outdoor kitchen.

Bold patterns. Say goodbye to boring solids, and hello to bold patterns that make a space feel lived-in and inviting. Everything from wallpaper and throw pillows, to tile flooring and backsplashes will boast bold patterns in 2023.

Making the old new again. Supply chain problems, combined with a nostalgia for simpler times, have motivated many of us to look twice at vintage items. Thrift shop finds can be spruced up with a coat of paint or new fabric, and who knows what you might find when you raid Grandma’s storage unit.

Hand-crafted items. Supply chain hang ups have had many of us turning to local artisans for unique, hand-crafted items. Not only will your decor feel more personal; you can support your local community too.

Reading through these trends, does something spark an idea for you? Give us a call and we can help you renovate your outdoor kitchen, patio, pool area, and other backyard living spaces. By incorporating just a few new trends you can keep your space feeling current for years to come.

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