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5 Captivating Home Design Tips for 2023

April 25, 2023

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Designing and decorating your home has to be one of the most exciting parts of homeownership. Whether it’s a vacation home, your first home, or even your second home, getting to choose the details that bring your home to life is a fun experience. It’s where you can show off your personality and style. It’s your chance to create a mood for your home.


As a home builder with decades of experience, McKee Builders knows a thing or two about good home design trends. Just take a look at our media library! With a new McKee home, you can be sure your home includes functional 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.

Here Are A Few Of Our Favorite Home Decor Ideas

Color, Color & More Color!

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…” 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 many ways it can be used to make a space unique to you and capture 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 in the 60s, 70s, and 80s eras. It’s important, however, to make sure it also works with your style. 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.”

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Before you can start designing your new McKee home, you have to purchase one! Don’t worry, we have plenty of options available for you in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Build and customize your dream home from the ground up or shop our quick delivery homes for a faster move-in timeframe. Either way, we’re here to help! Connect with us today to learn more and get started.

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