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Six Home Trends from the 2023 International Builders' Show

If you couldn’t join us in Las Vegas for the 2023 International Builders’ Show earlier this month, don’t fret! We’ve compiled a list of all the trends you’ll want to incorporate into your properties to save significant time and money.

Color is making a comeback!

Dry Bar IBS 2023 with pink walls, art, and green tile.Colorful Kitchen 2023 IBS with pink island, blue and peach cabinets.

While we don’t see earth tones and neutrals going away soon, they’ll need to share the spotlight with pops of color. Still living post-pandemic, home remains where people spend most of their time. This has resulted in a massive shift in how colors are incorporated into homes. People want color, vibrancy, and personality.

Check out the 2023 Colors of the Year here!

Textured wallpaper, tiles, and hardware, oh my!

Decor at 2023 IBS with warm earth tones and textured decor.Bathroom vanity 2023 IBS with green sink and textured tile.

Texture is here to stay! Whether you’re considering adding texture through tiles, wallpaper, hardware, bedding, or décor, the options are endless. Textured tiles and wallpaper were the two leading ways companies incorporated texture. Incorporating texture adds a tasteful twist to the ordinary and could be just the thing that’s missing. If adding texture is new territory, consider starting with décor and bedding for an easy future swap out.

The effect of lighting.

Lighting bookshelf 2023 IBS with black and white decor.Kitchen wall lighting 2023 IBS with kitchen appliance and white textured walls.

Light has a more significant effect on us than we may think. Incorporating light into spaces that lack natural light can make a huge difference in day-to-day living. According to the NAHB, "4 out of 10 people in the U.S. have a vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sun exposure." If natural light isn’t an option, consider adding a window to the space or warmer-toned lighting to create a similar effect.

Work(out) from home!

Workout room in home with glass doors and yoga mat.Workout area in home with yoga mats and mirrors.

Home gyms haven’t gone away, and it doesn’t look like they will. Who doesn’t want to save money on a gym membership and not have to wait in line for equipment? Dedicating a space at a rental property for a gym has become a new standard for renters. Whether in an unused space, or basement, repurposing an area that may not get used is a great way to add a gym.

Home offices are taking over!

freedomRail White Dual Desk Office with adult and child desk set up.Classica Home Office with office decor and white color palette.

Working from home continues! The NAHB shared that 70% of employed people work remotely at least once a week post-COVID. This has shifted residents' priorities to sacrificing space to fit an office or, better yet, a flex space. If adding an office isn’t an option, consider repurposing an extra closet or corner in a unit.


Bloomington plant with landscape and flag pole.Sustainability statement 2023 IBS with green graphic and TV.

Companies shared their sustainability mission and efforts. This has been gaining momentum in recent years as consumers’ priorities shift from brand loyal to brand conscious. Organized Living has provided high-quality products for more than 100 years. To expand on our legacy, sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. Through leveraging technology and innovation, we help improve climate protection in the building industry.

To learn more about Organized Living’s sustainability efforts, click here.

However you decide to incorporate these trends, Organized Living is here to help. With high-quality products paired with industry-leading technology, we are committed to leading the way in storage and organization to make closets simple. Organized Living provides our partners with programs and support to ensure their success. Want more great ideas? Contact Kyle Wilkins, Director of Multifamily at 513-277-3714 or [email protected].