These Are the Design Trends People Are Buying in 2023 So Far

published Jan 25, 2023
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When it comes to interior design and decor trends, minimalism has dominated for a long time. But in 2023, search data indicates a return to big, bold, and maximalist.

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Though only a few weeks into the new year, the shopping and payment pros at Klarna have pulled data to take a peek into what home decor trends are popping, especially given that the start of a year often inspires people to shake things up in their spaces. Turns out a fresh start for many includes a return to colorful prints and patterns, which might infer that pared-down neutrals are becoming a thing of the past.

Among the two top trending search items, per data from Klarna: jewel tones and patterned wallpaper, with a 92 percent increase in purchases of peel and stick wallpaper in particular.

It seems like color will be everywhere in the coming months, with a 104 percent increase in searches for both pink curtains and green curtains, respectively. Searches for purple rugs have spiked 96 percent in the first two weeks of 2023, and year over year, purchases of green rugs have increased by 66 percent while orange rugs increased by 33 percent.

Per the data, purchases of black side tables have increased by 34 percent and gold mirrors have increased by 31 percent in the first two weeks of the year. Since December, purchases of geometric rugs have increased by 153 percent as well, proving that bold decor statements are the best way to spruce things up without making a major commitment.

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That said, people are interested in more permanent decor changes, too. While purchases of sleek, minimalist white tiles have increased by 263 percent, searches for bold blue tiles have increased by 53 percent in the last two weeks. Year over year, black tiles have increased by a whopping 388 percent, so it seems like unexpected flooring choices will reign supreme this year. If you’ve never considered an orange rug or blue tiles on the floor, perhaps now’s your chance to try something totally out of left field.