Plan Collection Sets Trends and Predictions for 2023 – Friend’s Entry, Modern Bungalow, Rafters, Accent Walls and Small Space Design

SCARSDALE, NY, October 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The blueprint collection, the pioneer of online home design plans, announces its annual home design forecast and trends report that reveals millennial preferences, the economic realities of inflation and shareable spaces on social networks that will influence the direction of 2023. While home design will be more comfortable, relaxed and aesthetically pleasing, with inflation approaching 10%+ in some categories, spending on big projects could be out of whack. scope. Expect owners and designers to get the most bang for their buck by pursuing smaller projects with bigger impact in the coming year.

“Home design will see significant change in 2023, with some design trends driven by inventive new ideas inspiring millennials – a generation that makes up more than 40% of homebuyers and social media – while others will be influenced by the practical reality imposed on budgets by rising interest rates and inflation,” says Laurel Vernazzainterior design expert at The blueprint collection.

With insights gathered from trusted architects, builders, real estate agents, contractors and other housing industry experts, The Plan Collection reveals its top trends in home design and construction for 2023.


  • Tiny spaces with big impactAs interest rates rise and homeowners stay put, homeowners are reinventing neglected alcoves, nooks, and crannies into compact, colorful, and inviting spaces. A mundane space under the stairs is revamped with a collection of framed photographs, distinctive artwork, fabulous lighting, and a vintage armoire or a dead-end hallway transformed into a quiet meditation space or cozy reading nook.

  • AffordabilityGoodbye modern farmhouse, hello bungalowThe modern bungalow is increasingly attracting the attention of millennials and empty nesters who want to downsize affordably but in style. Modern one-story bungalow designs are generally less expensive, offering curb appeal, high ceilings, contemporary open floor plans, larger bathrooms, and a 21st century exterior.

  • Stay in place with floating sinks and vanities – Homeowners with fixed rate mortgages may rethink trading in a larger home in 2023 and rethinking home renovations instead. Expect kitchen and bathroom solutions that are attractive and affordable while creating a greater sense of space to be particularly popular. In the bath, floating sinks will be the center of attention, especially in small bathrooms and wet rooms. Floating sinks/vanities can expand a small space and enhance the room with their clean lines and sleek look.


  • Aesthetic look for social media shareable photos/videos – The aesthetic look is favored by millennials and Gen Z for Instagram, TikTok-worthy posts as the design is visually appealing and reveals a unique personality and showcases trendy ideas. This look can also be budget-friendly with creative design choices.

  • Feature Walls Developed for “Zoom-Ready” Spaces – The hastily created accent walls of many working from home during the pandemic extend beyond the library or virtual background. Accent walls express more personality with materials like stone, brick, tile, wood, and modern wallpaper.

  • The colors of Mother Nature – Nature-inspired shades of green, blue and lilac inspire visions of meadows filled with wildflowers, all surrounded by green trees and clear blue skies. Whether on the wall, on a pillow or on furniture, these pops of color are a welcome addition to the whites, grays and blacks so often used throughout the home.

  • Herringbone patternsHomeowners are embracing the herringbone pattern on wood and tiled walls, doors and doors.

  • natural woodNatural wood isn’t just for floors. Exterior woodwork, garage doors and framed entrances give the homes a warm and inviting feel. Stunning interior accents include wooden beams, impressive wooden highlights for vaulted ceilings or patterned accent walls.


  • Prep pantry – New must-have in kitchen design – Designers are adding prep pantries, the successor to butler’s pantries, to new homes – a separate prep area usually located next to the kitchen/dining room. With so much fun in the kitchen, unsightly items are tucked away in the prep pantry.

  • A friend’s entrance and the well-appointed cloakroom – With many open floor plans, the traditional front door foyer has been greatly reduced or completely eliminated. The result? A cluttered mess in the living space when visiting family and friends. Enter the friend’s entry as the solution. A throwback to the late 19th and early 20th century, the Friend’s Entrance provides an additional doorway into the home leading to a transitional space between the outdoors and the main living areas. Today, the owners are reinventing the dressing room in this very space.


The blueprint collection features over 20,000 affordable home plans developed by the nation’s most talented architects and designers. Through the use of pre-made yet customizable blueprints, builders and those looking to build can develop their dream homes for less. In addition to the wide selection of plans available, the site offers detailed how-to articles and knowledgeable customer service representatives to help visitors find quick answers to their questions. For more information, visit

Jessica Prah
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