It’s the start of a new year, and with it comes the promise of new opportunities to dream, plan and achieve our goals. If one of your goals for 2023 is building a new luxury custom home, or perhaps renovating your existing home, then keep reading to find out all about the building and design trends that are set to take 2023 by storm. From sustainability to comfort spaces, with the right custom luxury home builder, the home of your dreams can become your reality.


Sustainability will be a crucial consideration in many builds this year. With concerns about the environmental impact of human beings’ activities rising, sustainable building, design, and living practices will certainly be at the forefront of many people’s minds.

Considerations of sustainability can start with thinking about the materials that are used in the building and construction process. This can include using materials that are recycled or made from renewable resources.

Another consideration is ensuring that the finished home is energy efficient, and again, the materials used for the build can contribute to this, too. Other factors include energy-efficient appliances, lighting and hot water systems, effective insulation, and of course, solar power.

Nature in the Home

Nature within the home has been a big trend in building and design for some time now, but this doesn’t just mean having an abundance of potted plants around the home. Rather, what we are talking about is something called biophilic design, which according to Wikipedia, is a building concept that is designed to “increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment”. It’s a style of design that attempts to emphasise a building or a home’s natural qualities in a variety of ways.

A feature of biophilic design is the use of direct nature, which includes considerations of light, air, water, plants, animals and weather, fire, and natural landscapes. An example of one of these considerations in practice is the use of water in building and design, which can be done through incorporating aquariums, or water features. Having one of these can provide homeowners with a calming multisensory experience.

Further, indirect experiences of nature are used in this design style through images or representations of nature. Images of nature include artwork like paintings or sculptures, and representations of nature include such aspects as naturalistic shapes, use of natural colours, use of natural materials, and natural geometries. For instance, the use of natural colours can mean using a lot of earth tones, or even pale tones of blue and green.

Comfort Spaces

Another aspect of custom homes in 2023, will be the comfort space. These spaces are specifically designed for rest, relaxation, and recharging. Comfort spaces will be extremely individualised, and very particular to the people that live in the home. This is good news – it means that the options and opportunities for your comfort space are as boundless as your imagination!

So, your dream comfort space could be a gorgeously designed living area, filled to the brim with plush textiles and all your favourite books. It could be a lavishly designed bathroom space, complete with a deep tub for you to soak away the worries of the day. It could even be a lux theatre room, fitted out with recliners and totally filled with the best movies and TV shows. 

The comfort space is just that – a space designed just for your comfort. These corners, nooks, or rooms can serve just one function or could be multi-purpose, depending on how you like to relax. Whichever way you want to plan, build, or design your comfort space, remember to keep rest and relaxation at the centre of this area. If you are looking to build a custom home, why not think about incorporating a comfortable space into your new home?

Statement Walls and Bold Colours

This is one trend that is still going strong from Spring 2022, but the statement, feature, or accent wall, along with some bolder colours, are here to stay this year! Statement walls attract the eye and add a sense of dynamism to a room. From wood panelling to bright and bold colours that really make a statement, the accent wall is something that can create a big impact in a bedroom, living area, or bathroom.

Ready to Build Your Luxury Custom Home?

Look no further than S&B Lamble Builders for all your luxury custom home needs. If you have been inspired by the building and design tips in this article, and if you are dreaming of and planning for a custom home or extension, then we are here to help to make that dream a reality.

S&B Lamble Builders are proud to offer you exceptional customer service, alongside stunning custom solutions to all your high-end commercial and residential building needs. We are backed by 35 years of industry experience, and we thrive on providing amazing custom design and construction services.

When you need exceptional custom builders, contact us at 03 5941 8135, or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you.