Home designs are constantly changing to keep up with consumer behaviors and priorities. As 2023 home design trends begin to emerge, the future of homes looks promising! If you’re building your home this year, consider some of these trends to make your dream home even better.

Eco-Friendly Choices

Eco-friendly building practices and design has been around for a while, but only recently are people demanding a “greener” approach when building their home. So why now? More homeowners are paying attention to climate change reports, which means they’re thinking about the importance of preserving resources and utilizing sustainable materials and designs.

The good news is there are many resources out there to include when building your home! Energy-efficient windows and using stone, brick, wood, and other recycled materials are increasingly popular.


Another popular trend is making the smart choice to create a smart home. As the world increasingly becomes digitized, there become more options available to have convenience and control in every aspect of our lives. So it’s no surprise that smart homes have been on the rise and will continue to be a popular home design choice in 2023.

The availability of smart devices in homes has become more accessible and affordable thanks to tech giants Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. From smart thermostats to security, lights, blinds, and home assistants, customizing your home perfectly to suit your needs is easier than ever. Not to mention, it can also help you be more sustainable too!

Biophilic Design

First things first: what is biophilic design? It is a human-centric approach to design that focuses on our connection to the natural world. It emphasizes creating a calming environment with natural elements. This style is gaining more popularity as homeowners become more eco-conscious.

The most popular features of biophilic design include:

  • Earthy colors – greens, browns, and other earthy tones that appear in nature are popular in biophilic design.
  • Curved shapes – curved shapes are popular in nature, hence their popularity in biophilic design! Consider adding archways when building your home.
  • Natural light – natural light is big in biophilic design. Skylights and lots of windows are common fixtures.
  • Greenery – plants, plants, and more plants! Adding greenery brings more life and natural color into the space. Not to mention they improve your house’s air quality too.
Space Separation

With more of us spending time at home, homeowners realized the ever-popular open floor plan offers almost no privacy and little storage space. When family members work from home, attend virtual school, and need space for hobbies, it’s clear that everyone needs separate spaces. So as we head into 2023, home builders will be creating spaces with more walls and privacy than in the past. This means a return to home offices, playrooms, and entertainment rooms.

When a home is built with a more closed floor plan, you and other family members can get away, relax in peace, or work remotely while others can do what they want. As a bonus, it also offers significantly more storage space that open concepts don’t often provide.

Adding Color to Kitchens

White and neutral kitchens have dominated house design for years. In 2022, things began to change. Colorful kitchens began to emerge and in 2023, we’re going to see more of it!

Although white is still the go-to when it comes to kitchen cabinets, more and more homeowners are adding pops of colors and personality into the heart of the home. Shades of blue and green are popular colors without being obnoxious, but bright colors are also trending. If you want to shake things up in a safe way when building your home, consider adding a patterned backsplash or choosing statement hardware.

Outdoor Spaces

As biophilic design is becoming more and more popular, so is paying attention to outdoor spaces. Decks, patios, and backyards are continuing to become a greater part of the home And in beautiful Colorado, it would be a pity to not take advantage of the fresh air and beautiful views. Establish flow between the indoor and outdoor areas by installing sliding doors and uniting the spaces with cohesive furniture.

Let Us Help You Build Your Dream Home in 2023

For 2023, home design trends bring more sustainability, color, and comfort. If you want your custom home to incorporate some of these trends, Ridgeline Homes is ready to help. Let us show you how simple and enjoyable custom homeownership can be. We’re based in Montrose, Colorado, and are ready to start this exciting process with you.

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