Now that work-from-home has become a permanent condition for many, Americans are spending a lot more time in their home office and living spaces, which is likely to continue through 2023 and beyond. Even for those who commute to the office, a sense of organization and security in our living spaces is increasingly important. We’re collectively re-imagining how we use our homes and investing in thoughtful, sustainable improvements built to last and make our lives easier.
A well-thought-out space can improve mental well-being and quality of life, supporting increased job satisfaction and personal relationships. However, upgrading interior and exterior living spaces doesn’t have to break our budgets. There are distinct trends in DYI and upcycling and a growing focus on well-made investment pieces.
According to Laurel Vernazza, home design expert at The Plan Collection, “Home design will experience meaningful change in 2023, with some design trends driven by inventive, new ideas inspiring millennials — a generation representing over 40% of home buyers and social media driven— while others will be influenced by the practical reality imposed on budgets by higher interest rates and inflation.”
But how do you know how best to channel your investments into creating a fresh yet timeless and sustainable design for your home? We talked to experts in interior design and related fields to get their take on the best way to improve your spaces in 2023.