When designing a custom home, you can really let your creativity loose and make a stylish space that keeps on stylin’. However, it might get a little tough if you aren’t updated about the latest trends and challenges currently faced by homeowners in BC.
2023 has shaped up to be a great year for home design, with forthcoming trends that blend a clean, timeless, and personalized aesthetic. If a home renovation is in the cards for you, here are some of the emerging home design trends for 2023 and beyond you should definitely keep an eye out for.
What’s Hot in Custom Home Design in 2023?
Sustainability and Green Building
Sustainable design is not just a fleeting trend, it’s becoming the norm. More and more people are getting well-informed and seeking healthier options for their homes and loved ones. This is great because it means there are a lot more choices available.
Design experts take into account things like how, where, and who makes the materials, furniture, and homewares. And, they love to back those who are making a positive change. Keep an eye out for products made locally and in small quantities. Also, look for craftsmen who like to upcycle, repurpose and reinvent.
Why not give an old antique a new lease of life by turning it into a cupboard or a table? Or, you could invest in some quality pieces that you’ll be able to enjoy forever!
Interiors with moodier, richer hues and decor
Combine the intense, bold shades with subdued neutrals and organic materials such as wood, plaster wash, or polished concrete. As you move away from minimalism, there’s a growing fascination for texture, pattern, and striking splash of colours. You can always add in personality by choosing items like glazed tiles, terrazzo, or even through your choice of paint and wallpaper.
If you’re not ready for a major commitment yet, there are loads of easy-to-integrate items that can instantly jazz up the mood of your place. Think area rugs, cushions, ceramics, art – the possibilities are endless. Take the leap, play around, and don’t hold back from integrating rich, deep colours.
Comfy Corners and Spaces In-Between
With more and more folks working from home, you might need a snug tiny corner to serve as your study or craft room.
Why not experiment with your petite restroom or children’s area using unique designs and hues you wouldn’t usually try in bigger zones? Personalize these spaces with architectural accents, treasured collections, and warm recollections. Imagine highlighting a stunning chair with dazzling lights or potted plants to provide a fresh visual appeal.
So go ahead and discover that unused corner of your house, and turn it into your sanctuary.
Biophilic (Interior) Design
Since nature has a calming effect on us, it’s essential to bring it into our homes whenever possible. This can be achieved architecturally through the use of large windows with stunning views, or foldable walls that blur the line between indoor and outdoor living spaces.
An indoor ecosystem is another excellent method for introducing nature into your home. This could consist of a green wall or a mini kitchen garden illuminated by UV lights. However, if you’re looking for a quicker solution, try incorporating elements like plants, fresh air, sunlight, natural materials, photos of the great outdoors, or even pets into your decor. Cut flowers are a quick and easy way to freshen up a room, or you could display collected treasures from outdoor adventures, such as a gorgeous shell or interesting stones.
When the weather allows, open up your doors and take a moment to breathe in the fresh air.
Vancouver’s Focus on Eco-Friendly Living
In most houses in Vancouver right now, the heating, cooling, and use of natural gas are responsible for more than half of the city’s carbon emissions.
The good news is, there’s already a solution for that! By tapping into the power of solar energy and recycled materials, homeowners now have a real chance to get on board with Vancouver’s green design trends and significantly lower their carbon emissions.
Built-In LED Lights That Enhance Your Space
Built-in LED lighting is a fuss-free solution for setting the mood of your home. You can install them around your vanity mirror for activities like preparing for the day or activate them during nighttime in areas like stairways, hallways, or commonly used spaces.
If you’re a tech enthusiast, you might want to consider smart home LED lights. These can be programmed to switch on and off at specific hours of the day. Consequently, managing the lighting of your entire home becomes automatic, or as simple as tapping a button on your smartphone!
Transforming Homes with Smart Technology
The boom in energy efficiency has led to smarter functioning of various appliances facilitated by smart home technology. Its influence is evident as you can now control everything from home appliances to security systems simply using an app. Additional programming options boost security, enhance comfort, and allow you significant savings.
This smart home trend has been growing for quite some time now. Chances are, if you’re building a new home, incorporating smart technology is likely to become a standard feature.
Let’s Build Your Dream with Building Space
Do you dream of a home that could become a cherished family heritage in years to come? Or a profitable real estate investment with a high return? No matter your objective, you can confidently count on Building Space to make it come true.
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