Our Top Six Design Trend Predictions of 2023

The new year brings a moment of reflection of the past and anticipation for the year to come. Each January, The Glam Pad often takes this time to speculate and predict the design trends of the new year. While we are ardent proponents of timeless classics and tend to shy from trends, our interiors evolve with time making trends worth evaluating…. particularly when they involve classic styles. There is always room for a balance between the classics and of-the-moment pieces.

Without further ado, here are our top six design trend predictions of 2023.

Nods to the 90s 

In a linear fashion we have moved from 1980’s flashy hues and bold prints to the 1990’s quieter counter parts. Nostalgia for the 90s is in full swing after louder interiors reminiscent of 80s opulence have been the domineering trend. One show in particular has helped to usher in the 1990s zeitgeist.

The Crown, now in its fifth season, regularly portrays intimate spaces of notable royal residences including Buckingham Palace and Balmoral. Though, it was not until the latest season, taking place in the late 80s to early 90s, that Princess Diana’s private Kensington Palace quarters had been displayed. Making a departure from the typical royal English environ, her apartment was feminine, but with a casual elegance not often seen. With wallpaper borders, damask prints, and muted hues, her private residence perfectly captured her youthful spirit and relatability.

Diana’s apartment is extraordinarily captured by set designer Alison Harvey in season five. She drew great inspiration from Henrietta Spencer-Churchill’s Classic English Style,  and Colefax & Fowler by Chester Jones making for a superb take on 1990s meets English country. In the year to come, TGP predicts to see interesting wallpapers borders, updated damask galore, and greater hints of subtle elegance.

The Crown
Designed by Bambi Sloan. Photographed by Stephan Juilliard.
Alex Papachristidis

Feminine Style 

Between the Grandmillennial movement, “Barbiecore” and the “Coquette” trend, feminine style is here to stay. The color pink is a cheerful and uplifting response to the difficult years we have all experienced, and florals and chintz have made an undeniable comeback… And perhaps there is even a bit of Shabby Chic nostalgia?

©Inviting Interiors by Melanie Turner, Rizzoli New York, 2021
Amy Berry
The home of Aileen Grodzinsky via Apartment Therapy

Green is Here to Stay

Over the last few years, greens of the emerald variety have captured our hearts. From striking lacquered millwork to luxe velvet upholstery, we cannot get enough of green. The good news is – it’s here to stay, but we will begin to see more natural hues. Following a cycle of daring colors, natural hued greens will provide relief and a return to a more organic approach to design.

Beaulieu House, Newport, Rhode Island.
Jack Fhillips’ Black Squirrel Farm.

Make Do and Mend

Just like the phrase coined in 1943 by the British Ministry of Information in the midst of WWII, buying less, repairing more, and getting creative with DIY projects will once again come to the forefront. This trend has already begun to take hold in the fashion industry. Many designer giants, like Coach and Valentino have piloted up-cycling programs to give their products a new life.

With growing climatic and economic concerns, purchasing habits are shifting. Many feel inclined to invest in beautiful goods that will last for generations to come. There is nothing more sustainable or economical in the long term than acquiring goods, and many times antique goods, that will last many lifetimes.

Belvoir Castle
M + M Interior Design
Samantha Todhunter’s 18th Century Oxfordshire Home


We all need a little whimsy! After the pandemic and other global events, we are ready for some fun. Parting ways with a serious approach to interiors, we will begin to see more irreverent touches filtrate into homes. Whether it be seemly disparate styles, cheeky needlepoint phrases, artwork that makes you do a double take, or mix-matched throw pillows, there is an art to evoking a smile or even a laugh within a space. A dose of kitsch could do us some good!

Hotel Les Deux Gares designed by Luke Edward Hall.
Allbright Club, Mayfair, London.

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