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2023 Interior Design Trends to Leave Behind

It's time to say goodbye to a few outdated trends and make room in our homes, and our hearts, for the new year.

There are many possibilities and approaches when it comes to interior decorating. Even though everyone has different tastes and preferences, there are always a few guidelines that you can follow even as things change. As time goes on, trends change and what was once “in” may not be trending now.

Minimalistic, safe color palette interior design trend to leave behind in 2022

Here are a few interior design trends to leave behind in 2023.

Safe Color Palettes

Monochromatic all-white interiors definitely deserve the first spot on the list of interior design styles to leave behind in 2023. This trend has simply been around for way longer than it should’ve been. Even though we’ve all enjoyed our spotless white kitchens and bathrooms, as well as great shiny touches in our monochromatic gray and cream living rooms, it’s time for something new.

This year, it’s all about going out of your comfort zone when it comes to color. The periwinkle blues, the warm neutrals, the mesmerizing blanched thyme are all great choices. Of course, if you’ve been wanting to experiment with a particular color all this time but just haven’t had the guts to do it, now’s your time to shine. If your home has an open living space, make sure to pay attention to how well matched your rooms will be. Otherwise, you can even divide your areas and make each one a certain color.

If you're nervous to commit to color in a bold way, try little pops with bedding and decor first.


Even though minimalism is a positive thing at its core, it has definitely taken on another form through the years. The Marie Condo “keep what brings you joy” technique is actually a very practical and reasonable way to cleanse your home and your life. However, people have taken this trend a bit too far in my opinion. Nowadays, minimalist homes look more like hospitals than they resemble spaces where people should live and feel cozy in. The new year is as good of a time as any to leave this interior design behind us. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should make your home look tacky and cluttered. Try to find a balance and think of practicality as well as aesthetics.

Rooms that don’t have a clear purpose

Rooms such as basements and attics that don’t really have a particular purpose should be left in the past as well. Why use these rooms for extra storage and trash that you’ll never use again when they have the potential to be so much more? If you’ve always wanted to have a room where you can play pool or maybe a small home cinema, let's get to work! Setting up a recreation room inside your home is usually less effort than people actually think.

While this can be a pricey project. It’s important to explore affordable ways to do it so that you don’t end up spending unnecessary amounts of money. Buying used pool tables, for example, is a great way to save up. Working with a designer and setting a realistic budget can actually help you save money and time in the long run.

Catalog Design

Making your home look like the front page of a catalog might sound like a good idea...After all, a team of professional interior designers has made an effort to put together a cohesive and modern look. However, once you actually sit on this idea for a bit, you’ll begin to see some faults in it. Is sharing the same living room with hundreds, if not thousands of other people, really what you want? Out of all the interior design trends to leave behind in 2023, this one might be considered an “unpopular opinion”. Nevertheless, embracing your personality is a huge part of interior design, and you won’t be able to do that if you’re merely copying what someone else is doing.

Final Thoughts..

Although keeping up with trends and rules inside interior design is something you should do, don’t overdo it. Being too caught up with following the latest trends isn’t something you should focus on. In fact, this will only cost you more, especially if you are not investing in quality pieces. Working with a designer can help you determine what to invest in seasonally and long term to ensure you are not throwing away money on styles and trends that may be out in a few months.

If you need support updating your home and moving away from some of these old trends, let's work together! Contact me today for a free virtual consultation.

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