8 Home & Design Trends Primed to Take Over in 2023

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As a homebody who also happens to work from home, I spend a lot of time…

This post contains products independently chosen (and loved) by our editors and writers. Food52 earns an affiliate commission on qualifying purchases of the products we link to.


As a homebody who also happens to work from home, I spend a lot of time inside the same four walls. It can get pretty boring looking at the same decor day in and day out, so I try to keep my living space fresh with seasonal updates (think: swapping pillows and blankets every few months) and incorporating new trends where I can (for instance, if I’m upgrading a piece of furniture or considering painting a room).

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11 Gift Ideas Inspired by Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year

We teamed up with our friends at Ecco to to share the colorful items topping our holiday gift list this year—including their Textureblock Pot Bag
and Textureblock Pinch Bag, plus a few other vibrant goodies hand-picked by our editors. (Heads up: Food52…

We teamed up with our friends at Ecco to to share the colorful items topping our holiday gift list this year—including their Textureblock Pot Bag and Textureblock Pinch Bag, plus a few other vibrant goodies hand-picked by our editors. (Heads up: Food52 earns an affiliate commission on qualifying purchases of the products we link to.)


Every December, Pantone predicts what they think will be the color for the following year, and every December I cross my fingers in hopes that they'll choose one of my two favorites (chartreuse and pink). This year I got my wish; Viva Magenta is the official Pantone 2023 Color of the Year, giving me (and you!) even more reason to lean into bold, bright tones in the new year. And if you're still shopping for folks on your holiday gift list, this stunning shade of berry pink is also a perfect theme for presents. From splashy leather bags by our friends at Ecco to the best and brightest kitchenware, here are the magenta items I'm planning to give as gifts this holiday season.

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24 Vibrant Kitchen Essentials

With the new year quickly approaching, it’s only natural to start daydreaming about the goals you have for the next twelve months. Maybe 2023 will be year you finally master a chocolate soufflé, start throwing a monthly dinner party with your friends, …

With the new year quickly approaching, it’s only natural to start daydreaming about the goals you have for the next twelve months. Maybe 2023 will be year you finally master a chocolate soufflé, start throwing a monthly dinner party with your friends, plan that trip to the South of France, or just get your fridge organized. Regardless of how big or small the changes might be, the new-year scheming is often a fun part of the coming weeks.

If you’ve grown tired of the neutral and grayscale colors that can quickly accumulate in any kitchen—and a design refresh is on your list for the new year—you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 24 of our favorite eye-catching kitchen items from the Food52 Shop to help brighten even the most beige and boring of spaces.

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The Front Yard Design Trend That Puts Friendliness First

A couple years ago, outdoor spaces were largely a “nice to have” on home wishlists. Sure, it would be lovely to clink glasses on a balcony, or spill out onto the patio on a summer night, but other features often won out. Most of us have come to realize…

A couple years ago, outdoor spaces were largely a “nice to have” on home wishlists. Sure, it would be lovely to clink glasses on a balcony, or spill out onto the patio on a summer night, but other features often won out. Most of us have come to realize that an outdoor space—particularly one that’s attached to your house—can be hugely impactful on mental health, our ability to socialize, and creating a home base that really ticks all the most important boxes.

It’s no wonder, then, that landscape and outdoor design firms have been inundated with projects, transforming once-neglected yards into oases for relaxing, gathering with loved ones, and simply living in—much like we do inside our homes. While chatting about this idea of creating outdoor living spaces with Kevin Lenhart, ​​landscape architect and design director at Yardzen, he mentioned that “social front yards,” were an emerging trend among their clients—and I was intrigued.

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The Classic Decorating Trick That’s Making a Comeback

When it comes to quick ways to completely make over a room—with no remodeling involved—wallpaper easily rises to the top of my list. It’s a transformation you can accomplish in a weekend, and oftentimes, it doesn’t even require professional installatio…

When it comes to quick ways to completely make over a room—with no remodeling involved—wallpaper easily rises to the top of my list. It’s a transformation you can accomplish in a weekend, and oftentimes, it doesn’t even require professional installation. With the range of colors and patterns out there, it’s a great way to bring dimension, layers, and interest to a space.

While the earliest wallpapers (or painted decorative papers) date back to China, not too long after paper itself was invented, its extension, wallpaper borders, are relatively more recent, originating in the 1700s. If you’re unfamiliar with the use of wallpaper borders, they’re essentially thin strips of wallpaper meant to be used as accents instead of complete wall applications. They are typically horizontally oriented and measure between two to eight inches high. Their popularity has ebbed and flowed over time, but they’ve made a marked comeback—and are looking fresher, more modern, and less fussy than their predecessors.

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The Closet Organization Trend I Just Can’t Get Behind

When it comes to my home, experimentation is the name of the game. There’s rarely a trend I won’t try, a DIY I won’t take on, or a product I won’t give a shot. I’m firmly in the camp of “you never know until you try” and, honestly, some of my favorite …

When it comes to my home, experimentation is the name of the game. There’s rarely a trend I won’t try, a DIY I won’t take on, or a product I won’t give a shot. I’m firmly in the camp of “you never know until you try” and, honestly, some of my favorite decor moments have been born of this experimental attitude (case in point: tiling my kitchen backsplash solo—without ever having tiled before in my life).

That being said, there is one trend blowing up lately that I just can’t muster the enthusiasm for: color-coded closets. I know, I know—they’re all over TikTok and Instagram, and they look great there. We can probably credit Clea and Joanna from The Home Edit at least partially for the renewed interest in rainbow-hued organization—the duo are basically the Patron Saints of calming chaos by color-coding (just peep their Instagram feed!), and season two of their Netflix series hits April 1, so there’s been a lot of buzz around beautiful ways to corral your closet lately.

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I’m Getting Rid of All My Dinnerware—Except for Blates

Everything, and I mean everything, tastes better in a pasta bowl. Pasta, of course, but also risotto! Salads! Grilled steak or seared pork chops over a bed of mashed potatoes with a shallow puddle of red wine reduction! Beef stew cooked in even more re…

Everything, and I mean everything, tastes better in a pasta bowl. Pasta, of course, but also risotto! Salads! Grilled steak or seared pork chops over a bed of mashed potatoes with a shallow puddle of red wine reduction! Beef stew cooked in even more red wine! If you’ve dined out in the last five years, you may have taken note of the fact that more and more restaurants are serving some of their most attractive dishes (and even the less photogenic ones) in a low bowl—aka a blate.

That odd moniker doesn’t do its handsome form justice. Blates are, simply put, a happy medium between a plate and a bowl. If you’re serving something creamy, saucy, or brothy, you probably want a little bit of a lip to contain said sauces. But a more traditional deep bowl (aka a regular bowl) doesn’t always feel right outside the confines of serving soup, chili, or noodle bowls. “This style of plate really lends itself to beautiful sauces or something brothy. It’s a really nice option because you can go so many different directions with it,” says Campfire Pottery Founder Kristen Camp. “They’re also space-savers and look really great stacked up on open shelves.”

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A Newbie’s Guide to Mid-Century Modern in Your Home

Mid-century modern decor first arose in the late 1940s, right after World War II. Its modern visuals, sleek lines, vibrant colors, and nods to everything space-age was more than just a new design style—it was hope for the future represented through hom…

Mid-century modern decor first arose in the late 1940s, right after World War II. Its modern visuals, sleek lines, vibrant colors, and nods to everything space-age was more than just a new design style—it was hope for the future represented through home decor. Much of the world had just gone through the challenges of war, and was yearning for something fresh and encouraging. In its own way, mid-century decor answered that call.

While interior design certainly won’t save the world, it can make us feel more joyful. Little acts of bettering our homes have proven to be a healing salve throughout these tough times, and decorating does its part to help us feel like we’re in control of our own little universes.

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What Is a Garden Window? A Plant Lover’s Dream.

Since the onset of the pandemic two years ago, people have turned their attention to their homes like never before, and in the process, discovered houseplants. If you follow “plantfluencers” such as @houseplantjournal and @hiltoncarter, it’s also not n…

Since the onset of the pandemic two years ago, people have turned their attention to their homes like never before, and in the process, discovered houseplants. If you follow “plantfluencers” such as @houseplantjournal and @hiltoncarter, it’s also not new to you that millennials have been at the forefront of this trend, even before the pandemic. Millennials are plant parents who know their stuff, and according to this study, making sure that plants get enough sunlight is their number one concern. No light, no photosynthesis, no plant growth…it’s that simple.

In many homes—large or small—bright, sunny spots where plants thrive are precious real estate. Sure, you can install overhead grow lights, but they take up additional space, and they’re not exactly a stylish addition to your living space. That’s where garden windows come in.

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The Iconic ’70s Design Trend That’s Back in a Big Way

If you’ve ever added to cart a boldly striped tea towel, admired the optical illusions of Heath Ceramics tiles, or dreamed about how Marimekko’s classic Lokki pattern would look covering your couch, then you already know the power of bold graphics on a…

If you’ve ever added to cart a boldly striped tea towel, admired the optical illusions of Heath Ceramics tiles, or dreamed about how Marimekko’s classic Lokki pattern would look covering your couch, then you already know the power of bold graphics on a space: They add energy, vibrance and eye-popping personality. What you may not know is that many of these graphics have their roots in a style of wall art called “Supergraphics”.

Supergraphics was born in the 1960s, created by the pioneering San Francisco-based artist Barbara “Bobbie” Stauffacher Solomon for The Sea Ranch, an iconic 7000-acre coastal community in California. Conceived as a way of brightening the area’s often-foggy mood, Solomon’s high-impact combination of bold forms and primary colors have inspired artists and designers ever since, finding their way into public art (think: this pedestrian bridge in Jersey City or the punchy postcard typography of this mural in Austin’s historic 6th Street) and homes alike.

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