6 living-room trends that'll be huge this year and 3 that will be out

Multipurpose living rooms are more practical for life right now.

People are opting for "layered" living-room spaces instead of following minimalistic approaches.

"This means they need to be multifunctional," she said. "Their purpose is to now act as a space for social gatherings and accommodate a modern work or work-from-home lifestyle."

Curved furniture is on the rise.

We have seen a lot of curved sofas in 2022 — as well as accent chairs and benches — and the trend will only get bigger.

Large, bold-colored furniture is trending.

People are incorporating more color into their living rooms through statement furniture.

Another trend we see continuing in 2023 is larger pieces in bold colors like burnt orange paired with muted pastel paint and textiles.

Purple hues will continue to rise in popularity.

Purple will be a big hit in living rooms this year.

The hue is versatile and has a tremendous range of shade variation, from periwinkle to mauve to aubergine.

Ambient, comfortable lighting is in.

There are many different lighting fixtures to choose from when designing a living room, and ambient lighting is still a popular choice.

We should see more indirect lighting coming from coves and eye-level fixtures, with wall sconces doubling down on form and function.

We'll continue to see interiors following eco-friendly trends.

Homeowners will continue prioritizing sustainability-inspired designs.

This is reflected in everything from warmer, brown-based neutral colors to eco-friendly materials, biomimicry finishes, and access to natural light

On the other hand, rattan is going out of style.

Rattan-heavy living rooms will be replaced by biophilic touches that make the room feel closer to nature.

In contrast to other materials, a well-placed rattan element is still a welcome addition, but these will no longer dominate any space, especially living rooms.

Fast furniture is falling out of favor.

"Fast furniture" often helps homeowners save money, but flat-pack pieces from big-name stores aren't as popular as they once were. While they represent inexpensive opportunities to save money on switching up styles, the negative impact on the environment is something more and more people want to try to avoid

The shabby-chic trend is fading.

Popular shabby-chic trend is fading out of style.

Shabby chic just isn't as chic anymore. The whitewashed wood signs and farmhouse tables have become synonymous with something very widespread, so design clients are looking for something unique.

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