6 Design Trends Going Away This Year

Here are six interior design trends going away in 2023, according to interior designers and experts.

1) Boxy Furniture and Seating

In 2021, we started to see designers create beautiful rooms with curved sofas and settees upholstered in cozy yet chic fabrics, such as bouclé. By 2022, consumers and the mass market became more interested in this look. In 2023, we will see more of these curved shapes and less boxy pieces, according to interior designer Noelle Isbell of Noelle Interiors.

“For the new year, I’m saying goodbye to boxy furniture and seating. The curved sectional, swivel lounge chair and rounded edge accent table are all the rage this coming year,” she says. “While furniture with more hard edges may fit against a wall, they give a room that restrictive sense of space when it should feel organic and dynamic. Any room gains an unexpected dimension by layering in curved pieces with retro influences and combining them with modern textures and fabrics.”

2) All White and Neutral Everything

From kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms, all-white everything has been one of the most popular looks in recent years. While it seems as if every newly built or designed home for sale or rent has at least one room that checked this trend off the list, this look will finally become passé in 2023.

3) The Color Gray

Followed by the all-white interior, all-gray or heavily gray accented interiors have been ubiquitous. But according to Morgan Bratcher, Lead Designer at Design West, gray will finally start to fall out of favor in 2023. “While gray can be a versatile color, we’re noticing the shift away from cooler tones laden with blue and purple in favor of warmer neutrals in the greige and taupe families.”

4) Modern Farmhouse

The modern farmhouse aesthetic and all of its kitsch, will finally drop off in 2023, explains Bratcher. “With the new year incoming, we’re looking for simplicity and a focus on thoughtful accessories and minimal furnishings to achieve a more modern and high-end look. That being said, the farmhouse trend, as well as all of the overdone adornments and design platitudes, such as cliche text art, that have found their way into home design, can finally be put to rest.”

5) Minimalism

Minimalism, whether it’s related to color or lack of furniture and accessories, started to decline in 2022, but it will be truly going away in 2023. “The overly basic, barely furnished, colorless space is a 2022 trend I’m relieved to leave behind. Adopting a more vibrant and layered look is something we can hardly wait to embrace in the new year. This way we can provide our customers with a more customized and distinctive design that reflects their unique personality. So, let’s bring on the patterns and colors,” says Amy Forshew of Proximity Interiors.

6) Wood Tile Flooring

Wood tile flooring is the linoleum of the 2020s. This type of ceramic tile, which features a faux-wood finish, started to become popular around 2018. While it appeared to be a smart and eco-friendly alternative to wood and laminate flooring, more often than not, it’s poorly installed with thick grout lines that don’t match the color of the wood. As a result, wood tile devolved from sleek to sloppy. Designers and homeowners have become incredibly sick of this look and, in 2023, it will finally be considered dated.

Noelle Isbell was featured recently in the story above from FORBES GLOBAL PROPERTIES.

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