5 Outdated Design Trends

May 07,23 Joe Zieba
5 Outdated Design Trends

As we move into 2023, interior design trends continue to evolve and change. While some trends from previous years have become classics, others have become outdated and are no longer popular. Here are five interior design trends that are no longer in fashion.


1. Black and White

While the timeless contrast of black and white will never completely disappear from interior design, 2023 is all about more color and expression. The monochromatic look of black and white has been overused in recent years, and people are looking for more depth and personality in their interiors. 

Instead of relying solely on black and white, designers are experimenting with brighter and bolder colors.


2. Unsustainable Furniture

In 2023, people are prioritizing quality over quantity. The trend of fast furniture is fading, and people are investing in pieces that will last a lifetime. People are now more conscious of the environmental impact of their furniture choices and are opting for sustainable materials and practices. 

Repurposing and vintage pieces are also becoming increasingly popular.


3. Open Floor Plans

For years, open floor plans were all the rage. However, as people have spent more time at home during the pandemic, they have realized the importance of separate spaces for work, relaxation, and entertainment. 

Open floor plans are no longer as popular as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean they’re out entirely. Instead, designers are finding ways to create distinct zones within open spaces using bookshelves, room dividers, and rugs.


4. Straight Lines

The trend for straight lines and geometric shapes has been popular for some time now. However, in 2023, curves and movement are taking over. People are looking for more fluid and organic shapes in their furniture, wallpaper, and accessories. 

The softer lines add an element of comfort and relaxation to a space, which is essential in the current climate.


5. Modern Farmhouse

The modern farmhouse trend has been ubiquitous in recent years, but it’s not going to be as popular in 2023. Instead, people are looking for brighter colors and bolder patterns in their decor. 

The cozy and rustic farmhouse aesthetic is being replaced with more eclectic and bohemian styles.


Out With the Old, in With the New

As with any trend, it’s essential to remember that design is personal, and what works for one person may not work for another. While these five trends may be outdated, they have undoubtedly had their moment and will continue to influence design for years to come. However, as we move into 2023, it’s time to embrace the new and exciting trends that are emerging in the world of interior design.


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