Wall décor is one of the understated yet incredibly impactful ways to decorate your home. Your choice of wall décor showcases your personality, sense of style, muses, and what inspires you in daily life. Of course, wall décor can appear dated from time to time, so here are the latest trends in wall décor for 2023 for you to choose from, to beautify your space.
Making a space appear light and airy with a plethora of wonderfully warm lighting options in a cozy setting has been trendy for many years but is particularly fashionable in 2023. In 2023, people have been seen deviating from the minimalist standard that was trendy a few years ago and transitioning to open spaces that have thoughtful, cozy, and homely touches.
Lighting fixtures are a kind of wall décor that can stand out like a statement piece on their own or they can complement the existing wall art and photographs you have on your walls. Hanging lanterns and chandeliers from the ceiling work brilliantly with wall murals or gallery walls providing that extra light and warmth.
Any wall in your home does not need to be filled to the brim in order to be powerful and beautiful. Choosing larger, high quality frames and luxurious touches like vintage plaster moldings can have an enduring appeal for the décor of your home especially if you are doing your interior design in emulation of a particular design era. Subtle, neutral colors like white, cream and monochrome, or earthy, natural colors are all on trend for wall décor in 2023.
When designing your wall décor for any larger wall in your home, do not limit yourself to one kind of art or photography or any other wall art. Play with patterns, textures, colors, and types to create a uniquely alluring statement. To state an example, you can have a locally made tapestry in the center with photographs and paintings surrounding it and even the odd bit of pop culture memorabilia thrown in. The more personal and haphazard the better!
A pet portrait is a great personal addition to any wall and there are so many designs such as watercolors, embossed, pencil sketch style, and so forth to choose from and it is a beautiful reminder of the love our furry best friends bestow on us.
Sustainable décor is one of the top trends for wall décor and also generalized home décor for this year. Upcycle wall art decor items by painting, fixing, and polishing old frames or restoring old wall art pieces to their complete glory and then displaying them. The idea is not to endlessly consume and replace and throw away old art but to add to it, repurpose it if need be and to showcase one’s own creativity using sustainable materials like paints and fabrics. Having group arts and crafts activities is a brilliant way to bond with family and one’s children so incorporate that into your wall décor this year.
A new trend that is gaining a ton of traction this year is dopamine oriented décor options in every part of the home whether it is the walls or the furniture and even the appliances. The main gist of the idea is that the homeowner has to choose colors and textures that bring them innate comfort and a feeling of coziness and being home. Mental health has been deteriorating worldwide with depression being an unspoken pandemic among millions and millions of people.
Since a lot of people who suffer from depression, anxiety and high-functioning depression, and anhedonia prefer to spend more time at home, it makes sense that wall art should bring them comfort and joy whenever they look at it. The choice of colors and textures and types of wall art will vary from person to person but picking this approach to wall décor gives an individual a chance to identify the color and vibe that settles their inner turmoil best.
Abstract art that is mostly clouds of watercolor or oil paints is very trendy nowadays, especially in larger frames or mural sizes. They cause the mind of the viewer to wander and dream and every individual can have a different interpretation of the work of art. For places that see a lot of foot traffic like the foyer or the main living area, it can be interesting to have reflective works like this instead of art that is very specifically of a particular style.
As mentioned earlier, the era of minimalism definitely seems to be coming to an end as maximalism is more the order of the day. Gallery walls, a vibrant and clustered array of wall art are more in sync with the fashions of today. The idea is to showcase as much personality and personal interests as possible with an outburst of color and different textures. Having a multicultural experience in terms of choosing wall art is a beautiful way to display how well-traveled you are. Not to mention such wall décor provides endless small talk and icebreaker opportunities for when guests come over.
A century or two ago, it was not uncommon to find landscape paintings in houses but the trend did go away for a while. Tranquil landscapes with stunning colors in larger sizes are very fashionable for 2023 in terms of wall décor. As with a few other wall décor types mentioned in this article, landscapes provide ample opportunity for the viewer to contemplate the meaning of life and to find calm and comfort in viewing the shifting colors synonymous with nature and the great outdoors.
Larger sizes are perfect for both bedrooms and more ‘public’ rooms and it is a simple yet glamorous way of dressing up a wall. Landscape paintings can be mixed up with personal photographs and even 3D animal wall art pieces for some diversity and visual excitement.
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