12 Living Room Trends That Will Be Everywhere in 2023

Goodbye, Traditional Layouts

We’re going to move away from the more traditional living room layouts of the past, like a sofa with two matching swivels, or matching sofas with a pair of table lamps.

No More Predictable Accessories

A rise in unexpected living room accessories. This doesn't mean you should kiss all your traditional coffee table books goodbye, but rather experiment with more sentimental or exciting accessories.

Living Rooms as Multipurpose Spaces

Many spaces in our homes have grown to develop more than one purpose—see: the basement gym or home office closet—but another space that should be multifunctional is your living room.

Warm and Calming Neutrals

Jill Elliott, the founder of Color Kind Studio, predicts a change in living room color schemes for 2023. “In the living room, we are seeing warm, calming blues, peach-pinks, and sophisticated neutrals like sable, mushroom,  and ecru—these are really catching my eye for 2023,” she says.

Curves Everywhere

Curved upholstery, such as curved back sofas and barrel chairs, as well as round pillows and accessories, seem to be making a comeback for 2023

Exciting Accent Pieces

Labourdette-Martinez and Wahler also are predicting a rise in accent chairs with unexpected detailing, as well as unexpected color pairings when it comes to textiles.

Unexpected Color Pairings

New textiles, colors, and patterns will take forefront in 2023, with complementary colored sofas and accent chairs creating visual interest.

Natural Inspiration

While biophilic design was a huge trend for 2022, Joyner tells us that the influence of the natural world will only broaden in the coming year.

Decorative Lighting

Joyner also predicts a rise in statement lighting pieces. “Although recessed lighting is certainly not going anywhere, I think that lamps—even just as decorative pieces more so than for lighting—will be incorporated into residential spaces,” she says.

Creative Uses for Wallpaper

“Something I’m loving is the use of wallpaper as a border for windows and doors,” Joyner tells us. “I believe that playful uses of prints and color like this will be more widespread.”

Painted Ceilings

Many use walls as an extension of their warm and cozy space—but it doesn’t have to end there

We like to refer to the ceiling as the 5th wall, and depending on the space and architecture of a room, painting the ceiling can create a sense of cohesiveness.

The Return of Art Deco

Ahead of 2020, designers predicted the rise of Art Deco and a return to the roaring 20s at some point in the new decade—and Joyner tells us that time is now.

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