If your home should reflect your personal style, it can also reflect current trends. However, according to interior designer and HGTV star Unfinished, Shay Holland, trends shouldn’t be the dominant influence on your home’s aesthetic. “Trends are a great way to glean inspiration and information; not to dictate the design of your home,” she tells me.
Moreover, choosing the latest trends can be a bad decision in the long run. “Trend forecasting is a big part of motivating people to buy more stuff, and I’m very sensitive to the fact that many families are going through tough times in this tough economy,” says the designer. “I encourage people to play with the trends if they want to, but avoid feeling like you have to go out and buy a million things to stay on trend.”
Whether you’re remodeling your current home or just freshening up a room, it’s best to have a space that won’t already look dated by the time it’s finished. Here are nine interior design trends that are dying in 2023.
Design contrary to location
A downtown LA loft isn’t an English cottage, no matter how many Liberty Of London prints you can fit into one space. “A modern farmhouse in Manhattan? Coastal grandma in Anchorage? You get the picture. I think we’re finally copying a design that has no relation to where we live,” says Holland.
Holland recently moved into a posh little house in Los Angeles after living for years in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. “I found that the county club grandpa aesthetic that I brought with me no longer felt natural in the sunny new surroundings. I still love the worn leather, rustic hardware and all that Jake Arnold, but not all at once in my little beach house.
More is not more – maximalism is out
Maximalism has reached its peak and people are finally starting to realize that less can be more. After all, the fewer items in a room, the less there is to maintain.
“Who has time to vacuum carpet bunks or lay out multiple quilts just to make the bed?” says Holland. “Most people want to simplify life, not in a harsh minimalist approach, but in a way that makes simple, everyday rituals easier, like being able to sit on the sofa without having to remove half a dozen cushions first. “
Say goodbye to minimalism
“The minimalist, untextured look is definitely on the decline as people gravitate towards spaces with more depth and dimension. We are seeing more texture in hard finishes such as stone and tile as people are looking for more color and energy,” says Audrey Scheck of Audrey Scheck Design.
“That explains why wallpaper is so prevalent right now – it’s an easy way to bring interest into your space without having to bring in big artwork.”
Open Concept Living is officially closed
After years of incredible popularity of the open concept, people want more privacy. “The pandemic has really changed the way people use their homes, and now there’s a strong desire for more privacy and quiet time,” Scheck says.
“While open-plan living provides ample space, common space is often shared by multiple family members for different reasons simultaneously. Next year we expect to see even more intentional spaces mapped for specific needs in each house.
Use only lighter wood tones
Lighter colored wood has been incredibly popular in recent years, but Scheck sees darker, mixed tones falling back into favor in 2023.
“We love mixing wood tones in our design plans, and we’re noticing that more and more customers are leaning into deeper wood variations than ever before. Mixing wood tones can seem daunting, but it’s makes it one of the easiest ways to create an intentional, collected space.Using just one tone of wood throughout your home can make the space seem more barren and less inviting.
From sofas to chairs and even beds, rattan has had a major resurrection in recent years. But the popularity of this material may have finally reached its peak.
“Rattan has become too ubiquitous,” says interior designer Nicole Salceda of Eye For Pretty. “Although I like to combine it with other contrasting elements, it is now present in all product categories and too much of it is found in the same space. In the future, it will become more of an accent and less of a central point.
White and gray monochromatic color schemes
Monochromatic neutral color combinations such as white and gray have been in fashion for a long time, but Scheck thinks those days are over. “The trend of using white or gray to make a space look airy and open is changing as more designers incorporate creamier neutrals into spaces,” she explains. “Layers and textures are used to warm spaces and make them more inviting as people move away from whites.”
This especially applies to white kitchens. Many designers think it’s time to incorporate more color into these spaces. “I have a feeling many homeowners are tired of all-white kitchens and will either use color when remodeling or make small updates to existing kitchens with colored backsplashes,” says Tara McCauley, designer and ambassador of What’s New from the New York Design Center. , And after.
This also applies to white ceilings. A real design opportunity, ceilings are often an overlooked part of a space. “White ceilings will be gone in 2023. Unless your walls are also white, white ceilings, especially in dark or colored rooms, look lazy and forgotten. Your eye is drawn to white, so if the room is colored or dark, your eye will immediately travel to the ceiling, and instead you’ll see many more rooms completely wrapped in color, including the ceilings, says Sarah Stacey of Sarah Stacey Interior Design.
Fast furniture is on its way out
While it’s a great way to save money, fast furniture doesn’t last and creates unnecessary waste, which negatively impacts the environment. Because durability has become a priority for many, people are moving away from cheap furniture in favor of vintage or used pieces.
“I feel like it’s been fading for a while now, but the days of quick furniture are over. People are becoming more and more in tune with the pieces they bring into their homes, whether they’re vintage or have meaning because of sourcing,” says Tatiana Seikaly of Studio Seikaly.
Arched and curved furniture
From sofas to chairs, we’ve seen curved and arched furniture for the past few years, but this often impractical look is something we’ll end up seeing less of in 2023, according to Chelsea Marks, founder of online furniture store Paynes Gray.
“It’s been in fashion for a while, especially the curved sofa, but it’s definitely a trend and not here to stay. Unless you’re designing a corporate lobby or commercial space, large furniture curves just don’t suit traditional home spaces. A rounded swivel chair or a bar stool sure, but don’t put $3,000 on that curved sofa.