As interior design continues to evolve, embracing fresh ideas and bidding adieu to outdated trends becomes paramount. Here are my top five design trends that I believe are on their way out in 2023 and hopefully gone for good.
No.1 Bye, Bye Fast Furniture
The era of fast furniture, characterized by its affordability and disposability, is gradually fading away. I advise in seeking longevity, craftsmanship, and sustainability in your furniture choices. By investing in furniture that stands the test of time, you create an enduring and personalized space that reflects your unique style. That ultimately, tells Your Story of Home.
No.2 Adiós, Gold Hardware
In the ever-evolving world of interior design, there is a shift away from the allure of antique brass and those man-made golden hues towards the raw beauty of unlacquered brass. Unlacquered brass, my forever favorite, offers a distinct charm with its natural patina, allowing it to age gracefully over time. This elegant and authentic material adds a touch of understated luxury to any space, creating a captivating visual appeal that stands the test of time.
No.3 Ciao, Open Concept
Open-concept living spaces have long been hailed for their sense of spaciousness and connectivity. However, in 2023 I’m seeing an intentional balance between openness and defined zones. Side note: Something I truly fell in love with when buying my home. It’s all about creating distinct areas that encourage intimacy, privacy, and versatility, without compromising on the sense of unity and flow.
No.4 Au Revoir, Minimalist Spaces
While minimalist spaces have celebrated simplicity and decluttered aesthetics, spaces that embrace a “lived-in” look are so 2023. Rather than shunning personal collections and cherished items, focus on curating meaningful displays that reflect your personality and experiences. Combining modern elements with vintage pieces adds depth and character, creating a captivating narrative that visually resonates.
No.5 Adeus, Gray Tones
In recent years, gray tones (which truthfully has never been a favorite of mine) have dominated color palettes, evoking a sense of neutrality and calm. However, 2023 welcomes a shift towards earthy and warmer hues that infuse spaces with comfort and vitality. Embrace nature-inspired colors such as warm browns, soft greens, and earthy terracottas to create a cozy and inviting ambiance.
As we bid adieu to these once-upon-a-time design trends, we open ourselves up to an exciting new era. Embracing the more intentional route creates spaces that are not only visually stunning but also deeply personal and enriching. It is my belief that your home should reflect the ever-evolving tapestry of design classics not trends, inviting everlasting beauty and functionality.