Brian Hogan
Jan 11, 2023 5:01:15 PM

Luxury is truly in the eye of the beholder, but there are 7 design trends we are seeing pop up in luxury home remodeling for 2023, and it’s all centered around the homeowner's and the planet’s well-being.

Luxury Design Trends for the Common Good

Environmentally conscious & eco-curated design

The human impact on the environment remains top of mind and is reflected in the choices designers and homeowners make for their homes when taking on luxury home renovations. The eco-conscious design harnesses the natural environment and renewable resources to create beautiful and sustainable spaces. Key elements we expect to continue to see incorporated into luxury designs include:

  • Sustainably sourced materials, such as reclaimed wood, bamboo, or recycled plastics, in the construction of interior rooms, furniture, and décor add a unique, modern touch to a space. 
  • Discerningly curated, recycled, or repurposed vintage furniture and décor add character and create a luxurious, timeless space. 
  • Green technology, like solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, and smart lighting, ensures that designs have a minimal environmental impact.
  • Biophilic elements, such as living walls, large windows that allow natural light in, green roofs, and natural materials, help to create a connection between people and nature, making a space more comfortable and healthier to inhabit.

Ultimately the trend of environmentally conscious design is a win for all. It creates aesthetically pleasing and sustainable spaces that benefit the environment and the people inhabiting them.

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Smart technology integration

Smart technology in luxury home design reduces stress, saves time, and lowers a home's carbon footprint. The most popular smart technologies found in luxury homes are: 

  • Smart Lighting: Smart lighting systems allow homeowners to easily adjust lighting settings from their phone or a control panel. 

  • Smart Security Systems: Smart security systems allow homeowners to monitor their property from anywhere with a camera-enabled system and receive alerts for any suspicious activity. 

  • Automated Window Treatments: Automated window treatments allow homeowners to easily adjust the amount of light coming into the home and provide privacy when needed. 

  • Smart Thermostats: Smart thermostats allow homeowners to adjust the temperature of their home remotely and set up automated temperature settings to save energy. 

  • Smart Water Sensors & Valves: Smart Water Monitors, Sensors & Valves allow homeowners to be alerted to potential water leaks and quickly take action to prevent costly water damage.

  • Smart Appliances: Smart appliances allow homeowners to control and monitor their devices from their phones and set up automated settings for convenience.

Incorporating smart technology into the home allows homeowners to achieve peace of mind with the ensured safety for their home and family and the knowledge that they are doing their part in conserving the planet.

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Luxury Design Trends Focused on Physical & Mental Well-being

Arches & curves

Architectural arches and curved design elements within a room continue to be popular in luxury home design. The shapes are aesthetically pleasing and have a psychologically positive effect on those who frequent the space. 

Curved furniture and other room elements create a sense of enclosure and protection that help to make a space feel more welcoming and safe. Curved pathways lead people through an area in a way that feels secure. Studies even show people feel more relaxed and comfortable in spaces with curved architecture, reducing anxieties that allow for improved cognitive functioning and increased social openness. 

Curves are organic and natural. These natural arches found in the ocean, clouds, and trees are generally seen as peaceful and calming, creating a soothing effect because they are less abrupt and harsh than straight lines and angles. Curves in bedrooms have even been proven to improve sleep. They create a sense of movement and flow, leading to a feeling of calmness and relaxation. 

Personal cocooning spaces

A product of the pandemic, in-home privacy spaces have become necessary for many household members. Rather than just a designated, make-shift nook, luxury home designers see an uptick in requests to construct interior spaces meant for an escape from others to focus, regroup or relax.

These quiet and calming rooms emphasize privacy and soundproofing, with acoustic panels and sound-absorbing materials incorporated into the design. They are designed to be comfortable and cozy, with plenty of natural light, plants, and soft furniture. Ample storage is included to avoid clutter and maintain a serene environment. Smart technology is integrated into the space - smart lighting, temperature, and music controls - to create a personalized atmosphere since flexibility is essential to allow the room to meet the different needs of its inhabitant. 

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Nature-inspired elements

The importance of being with nature for our physical and mental health and well-being is no secret. However, with so much of our lives spent indoors, it is no wonder the trend to bring nature into interior spaces is top-of-mind for luxury designers and homeowners alike. The unique patterns, textures, and shapes of nature-made materials, such as wood and marble, are visually eye-catching and help bring a balance of nature and modern sophistication to a space. 

Natural shapes continue to be a trend in interior design - specifically the humble mushroom, adding an earthy playfulness to rooms. Classic white cabinets are being replaced by light wood variations, maintaining a bright and fresh atmosphere but with a greater connection to nature. Organic textiles, like cotton and silks, create a link to the natural world.  

Not only do these materials and designs add beauty and a sense of calm, but they also add character and elegance to any room.

A color palette inspired by the natural world

The trending color palette in interior design for 2023 evokes many emotions. It can create a sense of warmth and vibrancy in any space and can be softly calming, boldly energizing, or somewhere in between.

Soft yet crisp pastel pinks and lavenders, with their muted hues, create the sense of a new beginning in a post-pandemic world. Warmer, moodier earth tones return to large wall expanses to create a cozy and tranquil environment that is nature-inspired. Vibrant reds and citrus-inspired colors provide a freshness and playfulness, adding energy to spaces and motivating homeowners to take on life's demands. And soft gold metal accents offer warmth and timeless elegance to interiors.

Art-focused design

Art has long been a great way to make a statement in any room, and the luxury design trends of 2023 will be no exception. Artwork brings a room to life, introducing color, texture, and depth to the space. It creates interest and can be an expression of the homeowner's personality, style, values, and beliefs.  

Art-focused design is about creating a space that reflects and enhances the artwork it houses. It involves carefully considering all aspects of the environment, from the layout and color palette to the furnishings and lighting. It's about creating a unified vision that celebrates the art and provides a unique experience for viewers. With thoughtful design, art-focused spaces can become inspirational and memorable.

Ready to get started on your own home renovations for 2023 and are you looking for a home remodeling contractor in the Chicago area? Hogan Design and Construction’s service area extends from Chicago to the western suburbs like Lombard and Wheaton, to the northwestern suburbs of Barrington and Arlington Heights. HDC even works as far north as southeastern Wisconsin. 

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