Top 6 decoration themes to elevate your home 2023

Your home is where you sepnd most of your free time. That is why it is important to decorate it in a way that speaks to your personality and helps you relax.

In this article, you will find the top 6 six home decor themes to beautify your space.

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Trend #1: Minimalism and neutral colors

By now, you almost certaily have heard of minimalism. It’s a trend in lifestyle, and hence, interior design. Simply put, this home aesthetics aims to make your home look cleaner and bigger by making the appearance clean, bright, and less furnishings. Minimalism helps you best if you have a small living space such as an apartment or a townhouse.

To achieve a minimalist look for your home, there are 2 main things that you should do:

  1. Use a neutral color palette for the most part, and
  2. Simplify the visuals by using minimal decor, furniture, and accessories.
 

Use a neutral color palette

Neutral colors like white, beige, and gray reflect light and make walls and ceilings seem to recede. This can make a room feel more spacious, as the eye travels farther and perceives the space as larger. Not to mention, these neutral colors create a timeless look for your home.

Minimalism and neutral colors can also enhance the natural light in a room, making it feel larger and more open. Consider using sheer curtains or blinds to let in as much light as possible.

Neutral color scheme is often used to create a minimalist and timeless look in interior design Affordable home furnishings
Neutral color scheme is often used to create a minimalist and timeless look in interior design

 

If you like your space to be more colorful, adding accent colors here and there is an excellent idea as it adds personality to your home. Think of an accent wall in black color, or yellow cushions. Even adding green plants against a neutral background adds liveliness to the home.

However, be careful when adding accents because if you use too many colors or patterns, the space will actually feel cluttered and smaller.

minimalist design with white and black theme, topped with an astonishing yellow armchair Minimalist home furnishings
Wisely used accent colors add personality to your living space

 

Simplify the visuals

Minimalism emphasizes the lack of clutter, which means having less objects in sight. This makes the room feel larger.

To achieve this look, you can minimize decor, furniture, and small accessories around the home. With that being said, having a smart storage solution is essential. Think of a bed with drawers, a sofa with storage space, or floor-to-ceiling closet.

Other tips include using clean lines, bare walls, and open spaces.

An example of having clean lines is a floor-to-ceiling shelf or closet with doors. It would provide a cleaner look than a typical store-bought shelf that still leaves a gap to the ceiling and has no doors to hide the clutter.

 

Open space and floor-to-ceiling cabinets to make the space look bigger
Open space and floor-to-ceiling cabinets to make the space look bigger

Trend #2: Textured fabrics and materials

Let’s admit it. Plain walls and smooth surfaces can be boring. Therefore, adding texture and patterns into your furnishings is a good idea to elevate the look of your home.

If you use social media like Tiktok, you probably have seen an increase in videos about DIY moulded walls. In those videos, the rooms usually end up having a luxurious feeling. If you are into this DIY project, you can buy some wood slats and paint from the big box stores, and follow those videos.

A moulded wall using wood slats to create a luxurious look

 

If you are not keen on working with the tools, try these easier hacks: use textured fabric around the house, or different shapes and patterns. For exmaple, a natural wood table with an unfinished edge will also add an organic look to your home. Textured fabric cushions or tufted bed head board will also do the trick of creating the luxurious feeling.

Tufted bed headboard and textured fabric create a luxurious feeling

Trend #3: Incorporating vintage and antique pieces

Vintage and antique pieces are items that have been produced many years ago and have a unique story, history and style from a different time period. Or, they can be pieces that are made to look antique. When used as furnishings, they can make your place look royal and charming. Let’s take a look at how Amber Scholl turned her home into a fairytale castle.
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A post shared by Amber Scholl (@amberscholl)



Trend #4: The use of plants and natural elements

Plants are one of the most versatile and cost-effective ways to add life and color to any space.The green of plants can be an accent colors to your home while their natural shapes add texture.

A few ideas include:

  • A pot of plants at the corner of the room
  • A wall of moss
  • Succulents on your desk
  • Hanging pots by the window
 
Plants to decorate the living room in interior design top trends Eco-friendly home furnishings
Adding plants in the living room creates connection with naure

 

Moreover, plants are natural air purifiers which improves air quality. They do this through a process called photosynthesis, where they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, creating a fresh and clean indoor environment. However, you should avoid having too many plants in your bedroom because at night time, the photosynthesis stops and platns will start breathing like a human where they absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide.

In addition to improving air quality, plants also have a calming and relaxing effect on the mind, creating a sense of tranquility. The presence of plants in a space can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall well-being. Their calming effect is not only due to their ability to purify the air, but also because of their natural beauty and the sense of connection to nature that they bring to indoor spaces. The process of caring for plants can also be therapeutic, providing a sense of accomplishment and helping to reduce stress.

Just remember that some plants require more care than others, so make sure you know what kind of plant you’re buying before putting it in your home.

If you don’t think you have a green thumb, using fake plants will achieve the visual benefits.

Moss wall is a fancy touch to your living room
Moss wall is a fancy touch to your living room


Trend #5: The integration of technology and smart home features

Technology and smart home features are becoming increasingly popular in interior design due to their ability to enhance comfort, convenience, and functionality in homes. For instance, you can use your voice to turn on and off the light using a Google Nest and a smart light bulb. How about a robot vacuum to clean your house at a pre-set time in the day? 

Google Nest Mini voice control smart home
Using a voice-control smart device like a Google Nest Mini can help do a lot of things hands free

 

More commonly seen, a good office corner will make you feel more comfortable when working from home. Be sure to have an ergonomic setup to protect your posture which helps you save on health bills in the long run. Consider a good office chair, a standing desk, a vertical mouse, and a mechanical keyboard. Some people even have a treadmill under the desk to walk while working, which is a good idea since it’s recommended to walk 7,000 steps a day.

standing desk is a trend ever since the Covid pandemic made work-from-home popular
Standing desk is a trend ever since the Covid pandemic made work-from-home popular


Trend #6: Statement lighting

Statement lighting is the strategic placement of lights to draw attention to a focal point you choose. It often adds a sense of drama and interest to a space. 

For example, you can use a light to shine to a painting on the wall, or from below a plant to bring the visual interest and create depth. In the image below, the light source comes from below and really creates that dramatic sense for the otherwise plain cupboard.

the light source comes from below and really creates that dramatic sense for the otherwise plain cupboard
The light source coming from below creates a dramatic look for the otherwise plain cupboard

 

On the other hand, indirect lighting, where the lights come from behind an object can also make a statement but more subtly. Although it draws attention in a less dramatic way, it is still very useful in creating a luxurious look.

Indirect lighting under the staircase and behind the bookshelves subtly draw attention
Indirect lighting under the staircase and behind the bookshelves subtly draw attention


In conclusion

Those are the 6 top trends in home decor that can make your space look more charming. To pick a theme that suits your home the most, consider the space and floor plan you have. It’s because some trends work well with smaller spaces while some others are recommended for big rooms.

Most importantly, choose a theme that speaks your personality and lifestyle the best. If you are a minimalist and want that automation life, go for a clean look with minimal clutter, combining with smart devices, and maybe add a couple of plants. 

If you are a queen / king, try imagining your space with vintage and antique furnishings. 

If you love the luxurious and modern feeling, textured walls and statement lighting are the way to go.

Happy decorating!

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