New Year, New Trends—5 Home Design Trends to Watch in 2023

New Year, New Trends—5 Home Design Trends to Watch in 2023

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December 28, 2022

As we ring in the new year, our desire to make a change for the better certainly grows stronger, especially in the spaces where we spend most of our time. At Gemcraft Homes, we make it our mission to always stay on top of the latest trends in home design to keep up with the wants and needs of our homeowners, and we’re always trying to look ahead to guarantee our homes remain timeless for all types of buyers. While it's hard to predict exactly what the future will bring, there are a few key trends that can easily spruce up your space in the coming year—so read below to find 5 design trends that we think will be especially popular in 2023.


With concerns about climate change and the environment at the forefront of many people's minds over the past few years, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This might involve buying a home with smart features, using low-VOC paints, incorporating natural materials like bamboo or cork into the design, or choosing furniture and accessories made from recycled materials. Buying used, vintage or antique furniture is a great way to add more personality and character to your home—and doing so can also help save the environment. 

Versatile spaces

As people spend more time at home, the need for flexible, multi-use spaces will continue to grow. This might include the creation of home offices, studios, or even gyms within the home—which is exactly what our versatile floor plans at Gemcraft Homes are designed to do. From libraries and dens to recreation rooms and additional add-ons, these spaces can adapt and change as people's needs evolve to make it easy for our homeowners to have design elements that can be easily rearranged or repurposed, which will be especially prevalent in 2023. 

Biophilic design 

Biophilic design is all about bringing the outdoors inside through the use of natural materials, plants, outdoor lighting, and other elements that connect us to nature. This trend is driven by the belief that being surrounded by natural elements can positively impact our mental and physical well-being. Whether you start with one plant or ten, bringing parts of the outdoors into your home can help improve health and productivity while creating a chic, elegant look in your home. Look for biophilic design elements like living walls, indoor plants, and natural wood finishes to be incorporated into interiors in 2023—especially in layouts like those of Gemcraft Homes that let in an abundance of natural lighting

Retro interiors

Retro design elements, such as bold patterns and bright colors, are likely to be popular in 2023 as people look for ways to add personality and warmth to their homes. This trend is driven by a desire to create comfortable and welcoming spaces. Additionally, retro interiors pair incredibly well with sustainability, as many retro pieces can be found at vintage resale markets and consignment stores. Whether you add a vibrant accent wall or incorporate pieces of furniture from the 70s and 80s—retro designs in 2023 will make for a great way to decorate your home while providing a wonderful mood booster. 


While the minimalist trend has been around for a while, it shows no signs of slowing down in 2023. Minimalism is all about simplicity, functionality, and a focus on the essentials. This might involve choosing furniture and accessories that are versatile and multi-functional, and opting for a neutral color palette to create a sense of calm and balance. Additionally, minimalist design is a great budget-friendly option due to the notion of “less is more,” and it’s a great way to make your home feel extra open and airy. To elevate your minimalist interior, incorporate bits and pieces of biophilic design and add pops of color for a sleek, cohesive look. 

Explore these trends in a new home from Gemcraft Homes

Whether you're looking to create a more sustainable home, carve out a dedicated workspace, or simply add some personality to your space, there are plenty of options to choose from with these design trends in 2023—and why not enjoy them in a brand-new home? At Gemcraft Homes, we’ve been building timeless homes that remain conscious of the current trends for over 25 years now, and there’s no better time than the new year to find the home of your dreams. Browse through our wide range of floor plan options throughout our new home communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia—and be sure to check out our quick move-in homes for those looking for a faster move-in date. For any additional questions, feel free to contact us online or give us a call at (800) 291-7436—and have a wonderful new year!

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