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April 19, 2023

The 5 Most Captivating Home Design Tips for 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 fun experience. It’s where your personality and style can shine. It’s your chance to create a mood for your home.

As a home builder with over 30 years of experience, Ernest Homes knows a thing or two about good home design trends. Just take a look at our photo gallery! With a new Ernest home, you can be sure your home includes quality features and stylish finishes to enhance your everyday life. Read on for some captivating home design ideas that may inspire you during the home design planning phase of your new home journey.

A Few Of Our Fave Home Decor Ideas

Color, Color & More Color!

It’s safe to say we all need to add a bit more color into our lives after the 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 recently. 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, they 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 liven up your home's look and allow you to play with home decor ideas too.

Patterned Wallpaper

Wallpaper is one of those home design ideas you must consider thoughtfully because it can be difficult to apply – and remove. However, the visual interest they 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 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.

Natural Materials

Using natural materials in interior design is one of the most popular home decor trends. There are endless options available when it comes to natural materials you can use in your new home. Wicker, stone, bamboo, wood, and others can 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.

  • Universal appeal. 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 applications, from a stone wall to dried flowers and feathers.
  • Creates a calming effect. Natural elements connect the outside to the inside and provide the sense of peace that comes from being in nature.
  • Catches natural light. Sunlight beaming into your home will bring the natural materials to life.

Your Escape Starts Here

One of our favorite trends and home decor ideas is making your home feel like an escape. Your home should feel like a retreat from the outside world. This trend pushes homeowners to get cozy, comfortable and relaxed with the decor in their homes. You want it to feel similar 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 treasures from your latest travels for decoration or incorporate breezy linen curtains. Whatever gets you feeling calm and happy.

Everything Old Is New Again

Combining vintage elements with modern home designs is a 2023 trend that we think has legs. 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 style as well. Look at your family heirlooms or shop at vintage stores for anything that speaks to you and can mix well with your preferred style. 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.”

Our Design Studio Has Everything You Need To Personalize Your Home!

Your home’s design will be the backdrop to your happiest memories and show off your style, so it’s important to have all the right options to make that happen. Ernest 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. Whatever you need, our Design Studio is ready for you!

Connect with Ernest Homes for More Home Design Planning!

The first step in designing your new home with Ernest Homes is buying one! We offer communities in the Richmond Hill and Guyton areas of Savannah where you can build your dream home from the ground up or shop available 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!

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