Do-It-Yourself Fresh Updates

We looked at design trends last month and some worked for me and some did not. With that in mind, I’ve been scouting out the 2023 home decorating trends and design styles that don’t require major investments. Maybe you just need a paint refresh or small tweaks to what you already have.

However, you can’t go wrong in taking a look at the current design trends and styles, because it expands your awareness of what’s out there. I’ve found that when I look at my spaces with a fresh perspective, I can often repurpose pieces I already own to create a brand new look.

Every designer says you should have a pop of black in a room and this is a simple add to your existing décor. Whether it is a mirror, coffee table, picture frames or a black ceiling, it really is an easy fix. These are all inexpensive refresh ideas that add great impact to a room.

Add a Little Touch of Black

Invest in Some Good Lighting

Lighting is the jewelry of the home. You don’t have to live with the bad, brass lighting fixture that came with the house. Its very easy to change out pendants, sconces and chandeliers. When working with any lighting, make a paper size replica by taping paper together till you arrive at the height and width of the proposed fixture. Hang it our hold it up in the spot to make sure it works. Often you need to go bigger than you realize. Its worth the exercise! You never want a light that is too small that will look undersized in the space. If anything, go big.

Pops of Color

After the past few years of non-stop neutrals, in 2023 we’ll see a return of color in home decor, paint colors, and bedding.

​​​​​​​Tying in with the other home trends in this post, a luxurious palette of rich jewel tones, soothing greens, timeless blues, and warm earth tones will dominate in 2023.

You might decide to try this trend via wallpaper in the powder bath, a bold wall color in the home office, laundry room, or dining room, or simply by adding a few colorful accents to the living room.

Or try layering your bedding with different colors, rather than just a monochromatic look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with mixing different patterns, as well!

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