4 interior-design trends that’ll disappear in 2023, and 5 you’ll see everywhere

4 interior-design trends that’ll disappear in 2023, and 5 you’ll see everywhere
Insider asked interior designers for insight into 2023’s upcoming and disappearing trends.
They said gray interiors and floating shelves will decrease in popularity.
Experts said bold colors, modernist curves, and vintage furniture will be on the rise.

Used and vintage furniture is here to stay.

Vintage furniture has become a major social media trend in recent years, and interior designer Jen Dallas told Insider it’s one that we’ll continue to see more of in 2023.

“A trend that will continue to grow is buying used, vintage, or antique furniture,” Dallas said. “It is an amazing way to add character to your home and so much better for the environment when we do.”

Modernist curves are a hot new trend for 2023.

Diesel told Insider that people will likely opt for more curves in their homes to create dimension.

“As people look to switch things up more in the home, a move away from straight lines and toward more modernist curves is on the horizon,” Diesel said. “Things like rounded furniture allow for a different, bold style without looking garish or unsightly.”

The designer recommends opting for arched doorways and curves around exterior walls to add interesting shapes and dimensions.

Accent walls are still having a major moment.

Interior designer Rudolph Diesel expects to see more accent walls add definition and eye-catching elements to spaces in 2023.

“Opt for an accent with a unique texture or wallpaper in a similar color to the rest of the room,” said Diesel. “If you want to create a wooden accent wall, make sure you’re using vertical slats as they give a roof a lift, and make small spaces feel more intimate and large spaces feel more inviting. Avoid using reclaimed wood, which will make your home look dated.”

Diesel also recommends choosing the correct area to adorn, as it’s best to decorate the first wall you see when you walk into the room.

Bold, unexpected colors will make a comeback.

Natural and neutral tones have been popular but Barnes said we can expect to see more color in spaces in 2023.

“Moody colors, especially on the wall, can create the right vibe before you set the table or ease into your favorite sofa,” Barnes said. “We have seen them slowly returning this year in accent pillows and rugs that work hard to anchor a space.”

On the other hand, the zellige-tile trend will likely soar in popularity.

Designer Amanda Barnes of Amanda Barnes Interiors predicts the zellige-tile trend, which spread across social-media platforms, will rise in popularity for all the right reasons.

“Zellige tile will continue to have its moment this year,” Barnes told Insider. “The perfectly imperfect charm it brings naturally leads us to a more punctuated version next year.”

According to Barnes, the rough textures and  refined aesthetic create an elevated focal point without needing additional layers in a room.

The modern-organic trend will decrease in popularity.

Interior designer and Spruce Up! founder Sarah Bowen told Insider the modern-organic trend, defined as  a blend of minimalism, mid-century-modern décor, and bohemian-design styles, will likely start to decline in 2023.

“While modern organic was soaring in early 2022, its popularity will likely experience a steep decline in 2023,” Bowen said.

According to Bowen, modern organic is currently overwhelming the market and homeowners will begin to move away from the trend to avoid interiors that look too similar to other homes.

Floating shelves will fall out of favor.

The open-shelving concept took the design world by storm as people strived to create feelings of openness and more storage, but according to Diesel, the trend will make an exit in 2023.

“We saw stacked, open shelves explode onto the scene during the farmhouse movement, but I think they’re due a swift exit,” Diesel told Insider. “You see them in every kitchen now, and they’ve been done to death.”

The designer said longer shelving looks better than multiple shelves because it’s more seamless and less cluttered.

Massive lighting fixtures have proved to be impractical.

According to Hayward, light fixtures have increased in size and, in some cases, have grown too large for the scale of certain rooms.

“I hope we leave massive lighting in 2022,” Hayward told Insider. “Fixtures keep increasing in size and often do not match the scale of a room. A chandelier should not be as big as the dining table beneath it, and you should be able to approach the table without feeling like you are going to hit your head on the light fixture.” 

Shades of gray are on their way out.

Interior designer Susan Hayward of Susan Howard Interiors told Insider the popular gray-interior trend is slowly fading out and being replaced.

“Gray interiors are on their way out, along with cool tones in general,” Hayward said. “Instead, we are going to see more pops of color, highlight walls, and warm tones taking their place.”

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