Whether you’re in the market for a new home or are considering refreshing your current space, it’s important to know what’s new, fresh, and on-trend in home design.
And it’s just as important to know what’s not so new, fresh, and on-trend.
So, as we close out 2023, what trends are on their way out?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined design trends you may want to leave behind in 2023, including:
- Curvy sofas. A curvy sofa can add visual interest to a room. But they typically don’t provide much seating, and can also be hard to match with other furniture pieces. If you love the curvy furniture look, consider incorporating it into an accent piece, and choose a more classic (and functional!) shape for your sofa.
- Gray paint. Gray is neutral, which makes it a popular paint choice. But it’s not considered the most on-trend shade at the moment, particularly in top-of-the-market homes. If you like the look of neutral paint, consider opting for another neutral, like off-white or greige.
- Cluttercore. “Cluttercore” — which is a design trend that incorporates a high volume of art, objects, and decor in a room — had a definite moment in 2023. But this trend, which can be visually overwhelming, is on its way out. This may be a blessing in disguise since the more stuff you have on display, the more stuff you have to clean and take care of. Instead, consider paring it down to a few interesting focal pieces; this will add interest to the space while cutting down on visual, and physical clutter.