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The Design Trends You Need To Ditch For 2023

The Design Trends You Need To Ditch For 2023

Let’s be real, we’ve all made some questionable décor choices in the past that we’ve later regretted. (Who could forget the shag carpet trend?) But hey, it’s all part of the fun of home decorating! Just because a design trend isn’t popular anymore doesn’t mean it can’t be reinvented in a modern way.

Trends come and go, but style is eternal—so the saying goes.

Designers know how to strike the perfect balance between current and timeless design. And let’s be honest, sometimes that does mean incorporating a trend or two. But even the most stylish of us get tired of seeing the same old things over and over again. That’s why we asked FURNISHD, your dedicated online interior design company, to share the styles and objects they’re leaving behind in 2022.

Read on for the interior design trends you may want to leave behind in 2022…


1. Waves 

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a trend towards the use of wave-like patterns in design elements such as wallpaper, textiles, and even furniture. While these undulating lines can add interest and movement to a space, they can also feel overwhelming if overused. Consider swapping out some of these wave-inspired pieces for more understated, linear elements.

The design trends you need to ditch for 2023

2. Bouclé

Bouclé is a type of textured fabric with a looped, curly pile, and has been so popular in recent years, with many furniture manufacturers jumping on the trend. While it can be a great option for certain pieces, it can also feel outdated and heavy when used too extensively.

Instead, consider incorporating other textured fabrics such as linen, patterns or velvet for a more modern look. Patterns and colours, particularly those that evoke nature, are visually interesting and also feel emotionally reassuring, at once retro and of the moment.

The design trends you need to ditch for 2023

3. Certain “blobby” furniture only - sorry, Millennials

It’s time to say goodbye to blob-like furniture and squiggly design elements. While these styles were a fun and whimsical departure from traditional clean lines, it’s time to move on and try out some new trends.

We had a great time incorporating pieces like the Ultrafragola mirror and wavy tables and chairs into our homes, but it’s time to return to more classic, timeless designs. The only ones we say keep are the blobby coffee tables, dining tables (like the stunning irregular-shaped Prince dining table below from our friends at Grazia & Co) & desks. Don’t worry, there are plenty of other exciting styles to explore and incorporate into your space. Let’s move forward and embrace a new aesthetic!

The design trends you need to ditch for 2023

4. Fast furniture

“Fast fashion” is a term used to describe cheap, mass-produced clothing that quickly goes out of style. “Fast furniture” refers to similarly low-quality and inexpensive home decor items that are also intended to be replaced frequently. These items are often made quickly and cheaply in factories and are not built to last. As a result, they may need to be replaced in just a few seasons or after a move.

These mass-produced items became popular in the mid-1980s and continue to be popular today. While fast furniture can be a budget-friendly option, it often leads to waste and lacks the uniqueness and character of antique or repurposed furniture. Instead of buying into the fast furniture trend, consider choosing vintage or recycled pieces to reduce waste and add personal and historical value to your home, whilst telling a story.

The design trends you need to ditch for 2023

Have an expert guide you

Overall, the key to successful design is to find a balance between incorporating current trends and staying true to your personal style. By being selective about which trends you choose to incorporate, you can create a space that feels fresh and current without becoming dated too quickly.

Your dedicated FURNISHD. Online Interior Stylist will expertly guide you to tell a story – your story – with the furnishing of your home. If you’d like to find out more, book in a free consultation with one of our team members below.

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