At VERANDA, we usually encourage people to decorate their homes with things they love instead of simply following the latest passing fad. But we also know how fun it is to explore the latest home decor trends to see what fits your personal style.
We recently went to Maison et Objet, the highly anticipated interior design trade fair held bi-annually in Paris. Maison et Objet and the accompanying Deco Off take over the city for a week, showcasing the latest and greatest tableware, textiles, furniture and home decor (read: these shows are a dream come true for design enthusiasts and tastemakers). We were so inspired by our finds in the City of Lights, and we noticed several emerging design trends while we were there. We anticipate that these will be the biggest spring home decor trends for 2023.
7 Home Decor Trends for Spring
From the whimsical tree of life Jacobeans to suzani-inspired designs, embroidery is having a major renaissance this spring. What sets today’s crop apart is the rise of hand-crafted details, like hand-sewn French knots and chain stitches, that lend these fabrics an undeniable artistry and charm.
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To bring this beautiful trend into your own home, opt for embroidered pillows, textured wall coverings or colorful tapestries.
At the spring shows, travel inspired every corner of the design world—from wall coverings that beckon exotic locales to textiles evoking the relaxation of a weekend getaway by the lake.
Wall covering brand Arte filled their collection with textural designs and surprising colorways, like the Tropicali print in hues of gold and lilac pictured above. This tropical scene is part of their Antigua collection and is drawn in an Old English style, with the illusion of delicate tears in the design for a wholly realistic antique effect.
Métaphores’s newest collection is premised on the idea of escaping the clamor of city life for the fresh air and quietness found in the natural world. Hamac, a delicate yet intriguing sheer (pictured above), creates beautiful shadows as reminder to stop and notice the small moments in design.
Get the look in your own home by hanging sheers with some texture that still allow the natural light to shine in.
Cozy, Textural Fabrics
Holly Hunt’s collections, featured for the first time at Deco Off this year, are full of calming yet unique colors and lots of texture. The new fabrics, leathers and wall coverings are part of the Relaxed and Refined collection; an ode to “exhaling and letting go.”
Knubby bouclés also don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, but the now ubiquitous white hues that have been gracing sofas recently have made way for earthier, more saturated colors like ochre, terracotta and forest greens. Also on offer to up the cozy factor this year? Chunky, knit-like woven fabrics and even the return of chenille.
Under the Sea
The design world is no stranger to shell and sea life motifs, but this season’s iterations feel especially luxe. Whether featuring shimmering silver embroideries of fish and seaweed or shell-shaped porcelain adorned with 24-karat gold, the sea floor has never looked so good.
A gorgeous balance of moiré, embroidery and beadwork, de Gournay’s Amami Waves wall covering (pictured above) is a feat of handcrafted beauty. Sea life has never been so enticing as with this delicately colored underwater wonderland, which was inspired by Japanese kimonos and the designs of Edo period artist Ito Jakuchu.
While we think this wallcovering would be stunning in every room, if you’re not quite ready to commit to a full under-the-sea motif, you can bring in luxe ocean-inspired decor with a simple but stunning brass shell planter.
French lighting and manufacturing brand Designheure’s showroom was full of modernist details that inspired us this season. Though the elegant designs are simplistic in nature, every aspect feels curated and special.
We also loved Alexandra Ferdinande’s wicker and rattan pieces. While you may associate these natural materials with tropical climes or beach houses, they feel equally at home as art pieces among the ancient stones of French homes, proving they belong anywhere.
Luxury furniture and lighting brand Pulpo is known for its modern European creations. We loved this particular light—designed by Sebastian Herkner—that glows like a delicate sculpture.
While we noticed many different lighting styles at the spring shows, there was a common thread that tied them all together: They’re all treated as works of art. To get this look in your own home, opt for lighting that speaks to your personal style—whether that’s a more contemporary lamp or a freeform woven sconce.
Striking ’70s Rewind
1970s decor has been popping up for a few years now, but Maison et Objet proved this trend isn’t going anywhere. English designer Lee Broom showed off his sleek designs as part of Maison et Objet’s British Capsule collection, full of shiny chrome and curving lines reminiscent of something seen in a James Bond film. The Musico table (pictured above) is inspired by the wraps and coils of musical instruments, and the Brutalist Vesper lights feel ahead of their time. We love that this trend seems to look towards the future, with a distinct 1970s bent.
Pierre Frey’s collection spans a variety of escapist realities, including an elegant-yet-groovy embroidery filled with mesmerizing illusions of colorful waves.
Maison Matisse’s low-slung rattan seating surrounded by playful earth-toned patterns feels like a more comfortable and modern interpretation of a bygone era. The newest additions? Accessories and seating envisioned by French Designer Guillaume Delvigne using recycled and sustainable cork.
Get the groovy look in your own home with this sofa made of natural materials. We think this ’70s-inspired piece would look absolutely stunning in a sunroom surrounded by plants.
Tree and Leaf Patterns
There is no better way to bring the outdoors in than with a botanical-inspired pattern. After years of lush palm and tropical-inspired prints taking center stage, today’s tapestry-inspired patterns featuring verdant trees and leaves, all in vivid shades of green, are feeling especially fresh.
Coral and Vermilion
It’s been interesting to see the transition from ‘millennial pink’ to last year’s terracotta craze. This spring, we’re seeing these reddish tones take a step further on the color wheel with the resurgence of vibrant corals and vermilions. These bright, cheerful colors are popping up on everything from tableware to outdoor fabrics.
We think this cheery color would be great on fabrics, as an interior paint color or incorporated into furniture (like this dining chair).
Sara Clark is the Style Assistant at VERANDA, where she writes about interiors, fashion, style, and the latest design trends.
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I’m an Associate Market Editor at the Hearst Design Group and a decorating fanatic. I love ticking stripes, trompe l’oeil, and embroidered linens, and I collect Wedgwood’s black basalt obsessively!