2023 Interior Design Trends That Pahlisch Homeowners Will Love

Nothing transforms a house into a home quite like the right interior design touches. From colorful wallpapers and accent walls to soothing, nature-inspired finishes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But the best interior design isn’t just about aesthetics. It also improves your space’s livability and usefulness. Some of our favorite 2023 interior design trends are the perfect balance between form and function.  

Pahlisch’s Favorite 2023 Interior Design Trends

Interior design trends come and go, but the best ones become a through-line for years to come. Just look at trends that have withstood the test of time, like natural accent materials and neutral design palettes. We believe the best interior design trends of 2023 have the potential to leave a lasting legacy!  

Nature-Inspired Pastels & Textures

Pastels had their heyday in the 40s and 50s, with a resurgence in the 1980s. Now, they’re predicted to make a comeback. But if you’re picturing overpowering pinks and Easter-egg blues or greens, we have some good news. Trending tones in 2023 will be subtler than traditional pastels. Nature-inspired hues include soothing mid-level blues, eucalyptus, and delicate pink blushes

We expect to see these soothing pastels paired with biophilic accents that bring the outside indoors. Think natural wood grain, rough-hewn stone, and rooms with big windows and plenty of natural light. These elements add raw beauty and depth to all sorts of spaces, from the primary suite to the great room.

2023 interior design trends include nature-inspired pastels

Dramatic, Moody Monochromes

On the other end of the spectrum, moody and monochromatic could be one of 2023’s top interior design trends. Think jewel tones, like deep green, purple, burgundy, or wallpapered walls that match the curtains and furniture. This style is also characterized by creative uses of luxurious fabrics like velvet or suede. 

Examples of this dramatic interior design trend include modern gothic and the closely-related dark academia. Both of these looks have been on the rise throughout 2022. But contrary to popular belief, gothic interior design isn’t all black all the time. In reality, it’s all about deep, rich colors, lavish textures, and vintage oddities. Done right, these color schemes can feel just as warm and welcoming as the pastels we discussed above. 

Still, unless you’re going for a decidedly medieval vibe, we don’t recommend letting moody monochromes set the tone for your whole home. Instead, focus on adding gothic touches to one or two rooms within your home. For example, modern gothic works well in spacious rooms with higher ceilings. Or, in the kitchen, dark and textured countertops create a nice contrast with rich wood and ornate fixtures.


examples of dark academia; interior design trends

Softer Lines & Rounded Edges

Modern design has been synonymous with hard edges, clean lines, and minimalist colors for decades. But in recent years, we’ve seen design trends start to soften up a bit. Curves and soft edges add a subtle feeling of flow to your living space, while round tables, arched doorways, and curved wall accents are dynamic additions to any room.  

Besides being on-trend, soft lines and rounded edges can give the illusion of added depth and create a focal design point. By pairing neutral colors with soft lines, you can instantly create the illusion of a bigger space. Curved arches, rounded furniture, and a more playful take on the minimal design create a unique style without standing out in the wrong kind of way.


examples of soft corners and rounded edges; interior design trends 2023

Well-Organized, Multi-Functional Spaces

With many of us still living and working from home, well-organized and multi-functional spaces are an enduring design trend. From convenient built-ins to convertible furniture, the possibilities of a flex space are endless. 

With multi-functional rooms, design elements can create the illusion of separation, and small additions can add versatility to your space. For example, bookshelves, curtains, and area rugs can subtly separate open-concept spaces. 

Going hand-in-hand with multi-purpose use is a room’s organizational potential. Today’s homeowners are turning to convenient built-ins and stylish storage spaces to optimize living spaces. In 2023, we’re looking forward to more creative uses of space. Things like the office closet, the guest room home theater, and the guest-friendly living room are sure to change how we think about our homes.

“Japandi” Could Play A Big Role In 2023 Interior Design Trends

We’ve already discussed the perks of Scandinavian-inspired design, especially when it comes to seasonal decor. Now, we’d like to introduce you to the newest interior design trend on the scene: Japandi. This style combines the best Japanese and Scandinavian design elements into something wholly unique. 

Japanese and Scandinavian styles work well together because they’re both rooted in minimalism and comfort. As a result, Japandi prioritizes simplicity, warmth, and natural elements. It’s the perfect balance of form and function, focusing on clean lines, bright spaces, and neutral, airy colors. Perhaps most importantly, it emphasizes sustainability. 

If you’re looking to experiment with the Japandi style, we recommend reducing clutter and focusing on natural materials and greenery. Plenty of houseplants, unfinished woods, and muted colors bring a sense of outdoor living into your home.


See These Interior Design Trends In Action At Easton!

Pahlisch’s expert designers don’t just predict trends; they put them to work. As a result, our model home at Easton embodies some of 2023’s most exciting interior design trends. 

This model home features a coastal color scheme, which includes plenty of the nature-inspired colors and textures we expect to trend in coming years. According to Forbes writer Amanda Lauren, coastal design has been on the rise since the pandemic because it creates an airy, vacation-like feel for landlocked homeowners. Colors like silvermist, skyline steel, and pure white evoke the rugged beauty of the Oregon coastline.


The Easton model home also demonstrates Pahlisch’s commitment to quality, livability, and luxury. When you visit, look for convenient built-ins and rooms with multi-functional potential. Full-height wainscotting and shiplap ceiling details add a subtle but dynamic dimension to the home’s living spaces. 

The Easton model home will be ready for tours by spring 2023. Stop by to see some of our favorite interior design trends in action! Get in touch with a New Home Specialist to schedule a tour at Easton, or visit our website to find a model home in your area.


Which Interior Design Trends Are You Looking Forward To? 

There’s nothing we love more than seeing how interior design changes over time. Our expert designers are especially excited about the trends toward natural materials, sustainability, and livability. What are you most excited to see? We’d love to hear from our homeowners (and future homeowners) about your aesthetic and functional preferences. 

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