Marquetry is a traditional woodworking technique that involves creating beautiful patterns and designs with thin veneers or layers of wood. This noble technique is making a big comeback, and interior designers are using it to bring an artistic touch to furniture pieces that could otherwise have been fabricated from plastic or synthetic materials.
‘Antique Design’ is Back
This 2023 trend is a reflection of our nostalgia for antiques and classic styles that we grew up with or are drawn to as adults. This trend is a great way to re-inspire a room with furniture that harkens back to a time when our grandparents had their living rooms and dining rooms decorated.
‘Curved Shapes’ are Ready to Shine
If you want to add a little extra drama or visual interest to your space, don’t be afraid to incorporate rounded or curved shapes into your decor. From arcs and crescent sofas, to tulip and egg chairs, circular rugs, and architectural details like oblong mirrors, cabinets and credenzas, rounded pieces can be just what you need to lift a room up a notch.
‘Multipurpose Furniture’ is Back
For those of us who love having an option to switch from a lounge to a desk, coffee table to dining table in an instant, multifunctional furniture is here to stay. Whether you prefer low-slung couches or slick lift-top coffee tables, these pieces offer a range of functions and work well in both contemporary and rustic homes alike.
‘Sustainability’ is the New Black
As environmental awareness becomes an important part of many people’s lives, sustainable materials are becoming increasingly popular in home decor and design. This includes natural and recycled materials such as bamboo, cork and recycled wood.
‘Reeded’ Is Inbound
Reeded touches of all kinds are on the rise, according to Jess Weeth, founder and director of Weeth Home. “This is a great way to add a hint of texture, a unique look, and a sense of warmth to a space,” she says. This can be achieved in a number of ways, including by adding reeded insets into wall panels or crown molding, or by using reeded drawer and door faces in cabinetry.
‘Cozy’ Is Here for 2023
Cottagecore and grandmillennial design are still in full effect, and it looks like this trend is here to stay. Floral wallpaper, upholstery, window treatments, and floral accents lend a cozy, lived-in feel to any space and evoke visions of English country houses or rustic cabins.
‘Coastal Grandma’ Is Here for 2023
As far as a more coastal vibe is concerned, the use of dark wood furniture, print and floral fabrics, skirted sinks, pleated lampshades and bucolic artwork are all signs that we may be ready to embrace a more traditional style in our homes this year.
While ‘Coastal Grandma’ isn’t out yet, there are several other furniture trends to consider for 2023, as well. For example, “we’re seeing more and more rounded furniture shapes in wood as opposed to more slope-armed and curvy furniture silhouettes,” says Weeth.