When it comes to home decor, some things (like pops of plant life) never go out of style. Other decor trends, however, don’t stay fresh forever. While we’re all for decorating your home in the interior design style that suits you best, there are a few outdated decor trends and home decor items that we’re thinking we’ll see less and less of in 2023. Read on for 10 of our predictions for decorating trends on their way out for 2023.
Akin to the move away from totally minimalist aesthetics, we’re seeing more and more homes incorporating a little more texture into their decor pieces and design. From braided wall art to curvaceous furniture pieces (like this swoon-worthy vintage credenza featuring ornate carved details), texture and dimension are increasingly in when it comes to home decor.
Basic Nursery Colour Schemes
While any colour can be a fun choice for a kids’ room or nursery, the growing trend in nursery decor is to go with calming neutral colour palettes and gender-neutral nursery themes. Want some fresh ideas? We’ve rounded up some adorable nursery ideas here.
Is it time to say goodbye to the barely there ghost chair? Whether acrylic or lucite, see-through furniture like chairs and accents tables have been a trend in the past few years — often thanks to the optical illusion of more space that a clear piece can create. Now, however, it seems that the clear aesthetic is being taken over by newer trends like pretty pearlcore finishes or decor and furniture pieces made from more natural materials like wood.
Cozy and comfy, modern farmhouse decor has been one of the most popular design styles for many years. While we still love farmhouse details like sliding barn-style doors (hello, space-saving details), certain elements are verging on overdone. Case in point? Buffalo-check plaid might feel a bit boring when it comes to bedding or entryway decor in 2023.
We know that there’s a case to be made for less being more (and trust us, we’ve made it!), but there comes a time (ahem, perhaps after spending the past few years dealing with a global crisis from home) when many of us may want to surround ourselves with a little more warmth, colour and interest. With that said, we’re thinking we’ll see less austere living rooms replaced with living spaces finished with maximalist furniture, boldly patterned wallpaper and lots of personal touches.
Caged Industrial Lights
Simply stylish, industrial-inspired caged designs have been ultra popular for lamps and light fixtures in recent years. Moving forward, however, we’re seeing industrial-look lights being replaced by more sleek, curved lighting trends.
There’s a reason why matte-black hardware has been seemingly everywhere in the past few years — black hardware provides a stark-yet-sleek contrast, especially in all-white kitchens and bathrooms. Moving into 2023, however, we may see a shift towards more classic hardware styles in metallic tones. One upside to abandoning black finishes and hardware? The matte designs can be really hard to clean.
While there’s definitely something welcoming about a lived-in look, choosing new pieces with faux-distressed details — whether that means intentionally destructed furniture or tiles with distressed finishes — is on its way out for home decor.
“Granny chic” decorating has been on the rise in the past few years, and — while we don’t think this design aesthetic will disappear in the coming year — we do see some of the quintessential grandmillenial decor trends like lace, chintz and fancy chandeliers being overtaken by another grandmother-themed style: the up-and-coming “coastal grandmother aesthetic.”
A Touch Too Much Blush
Whether it’s colour-pop millennial pink or soft blush hues, pink can absolutely be a dreamy pick (case in point: this Montreal bungalow) to use for painting projects or home decor items — but in 2023, we’re thinking we’re going to see some other colours reigning supreme. Some top colour picks for 2023? We’re thinking that we’ll see more of new neutrals like warm spice-inspired shades — and, of course, the continued popularity of everything sage green. If you’re ready to pick up a paintbrush, you can find plenty of DIY ideas here.