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5 Compelling Home Design Ideas for 2023

March 23, 2023

Decorating and designing your home has to be one of the most exciting parts of homeownership. Whether it's your first home, your second home, or even a vacation home, getting to choose the details that bring your home to life is a magical experience. This is where your personality and style can shine and it’s your chance to create the overall mood of your home.

As a home builder with over 35 years of experience, New Tradition Homes knows a thing or two about good home design trends. Just take a look at our photo gallery! With a New Tradition home, you can always be sure your home includes quality features and stylish finishes to enhance your everyday life. Read on for some compelling home design ideas for 2023 and when you need a little inspiration during the home design planning phase of your new home journey.

What are Some of the Best Home Decor Ideas for My New Home?

Color, Color, & More Color!

It’s safe to say we all need to add a little more color into our lives after the intense past few years. Including more color in your new home design is a nice way to add a pop against the non-stop neutrals and monochrome tones we’ve seen in the past. In 2023, the color trends will lean more toward a luxurious palette with “rich jewel tones, soothing greens, timeless blues, and warm earth tones…”

Speaking of color trends, each year paint companies reveal their color of the year or sometimes a whole palette. This year there were a variety of great options to use in your home, from Pantone's Viva Magenta to Valspar's Green Trellis and Sherwin-Williams' Redend Point. And, like any good paint color, can be used in many different areas of the home. Perhaps a bold color in the kitchen, an accent of blue in the living room, or even a pop of color in an unlikely space like the laundry room. Don't be afraid! The right color palette can really liven up your home's look and allow you to play with home decor ideas too.

The Use of Natural Materials

Using natural materials in interior design is on the up and up of popular home decor trends. It’s a great reminder that while technology advances, it’s important to stay grounded and make sustainable living more of a priority. There are endless options available when it comes to natural materials you can use in your new home. There’s wicker, stone, bamboo, wood, and many others that will help give your home a more organic feel. Many designers are seeing a shift in homeowners' preference for natural materials like quartzite and white oak, which can add distinct character to many areas of your home design.

Consider some of these benefits of natural materials during your home design planning process.

  • Creates a calming effect. Bringing in natural elements connects the outside to the inside of your home and provides a similar sense of peace that comes from being in nature.
  • Simple to match. Natural materials work well with many different styles and existing home decor trends.
  • Works as a small or large detail. You can add elements of nature in large and small quantities like a stone wall statement or decorate with dried flowers and feathers.
  • Can be applied to any room. Each room should feel comfortable and natural materials will create that exact effect.

It catches natural light beautifully. Sunlight beaming into your home will bring the natural materials to life.

Patterned Wallpaper 

Wallpaper is one of those home design ideas that you really have to consider thoughtfully because it can be difficult to apply and remove. However, the flavor they can add to your home’s design is well worth it. There are some very fun and interesting trends occurring for wallpaper in 2023. Patterned wallpaper is so versatile there are a variety of ways it can be used to make a space unique to you and the look you want to achieve. Popular 2023 wallpaper styles to consider are large-scale prints, botanical, faux textured, 70s prints, striking murals, wallpaper in built-in millwork and freestanding cabinets, paneled wallpaper, gold leaf, muted maximalism (“a heavy and textural pattern, in light muted and tonal color washes”), and using wallpaper across rooms.

The Home = An Escape

One of our favorite trends and home decor ideas of 2023 is making your home feel like an escape. Your home should feel like a sweet retreat from the stresses of the outside world even if you work from home. This trend pushes homeowner to get cozy, comfortable, and relaxed to your favorite vacation spot. Perhaps that's creating a spa-like feel in the bathroom, adding plush cushions to your living room seating, or some ambient lighting throughout. You can also bring out some unique treasure from your latest travels for decoration or incorporate breezy linen curtains. Whatever gets you feeling calm and happy


Joshua Smith, principal designer and founder at Joshua Smith Inc. says, “Mixing the old with the new will always be around. Not only do we breathe new life into these treasures when we combine antiques with new, modern pieces, but it’s also a sustainable approach.”

Combining vintage, nostalgic elements with modern home designs is a 2023 trend that we don’t think will ever end. There’s something comforting about bringing back things from the past that make us happy. Incorporating classic styles from different eras is coming back in a big way, especially the 60s, 70s, and 80s eras. It’s important, however, to make sure it works with your personal style as well. Look at your own family heirlooms or shop at vintage stores for anything that speaks to you and can mix well with your preferred style.

Our Design Studio is Ready for You!

Your home’s design will be the backdrop to your happiest memories and show off your personal style, so it’s important to have all the right options to make that happen. New Tradition Homes’ state-of-the-art Design Studio is the place for all of your home design planning needs. From cabinets, flooring, and countertops to lighting, appliances, masonry and so much more, we have thousands of options available to create your perfect space. Plus, with the help of our professionally trained designers, you’ll get to enjoy a completely personalized home design experience. We have options that can fit your unique style as well as your lifestyle. For example, if you have dogs and young children we might recommend hard surfaces and stain-resistant carpets with easy-to-clean countertops and cabinets. Whatever you need, our Design Studio is ready for you!

Connect with New Tradition Homes for More Home Design Planning!

Take the first step in designing your new home with New Tradition Homes… buying one! We offer communities in the Vancouver, Winlock, and Tri-Cities areas of Washington state where you can build your dream home from the ground up or shop quick move-in homes with a variety of move-in timelines. We can’t wait to work with you and bring your home design vision to life! Contact us today to get started!

This was our first time building a home. Our experience couldn’t have gone any smoother. New Traditions has made the process so easy and stress free. The customer service we received during building, closing, and then recently at our two year check in was excellent. I can’t recommend enough.

Michelle Nelson | Google Review