Contemporary Furniture Trends 2023

Just like our clothes and cars change over the years, our homes change over the years to reflect contemporary trends. These changes might be large, like a full remodel, or small, like the addition of a new paint color or some accessories and decor.

One thing’s certain– the wave of changing aesthetics and interior design concepts never stops. Throughout 2023, a few great trends shaped the world of interior design worldwide.

Organic minimalism

Organic minimalism is a blend of nature and modern design, which is inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. This trend celebrates imperfection, simplicity, and the beauty of natural materials.

Organic minimalist furniture features clean lines, muted or neutral colors, and an emphasis on texture. For example, a sleek and smooth wooden coffee table with a textured linen sofa. This subtle contrast and focus on textures creates a cohesive and calming ambiance.

Art Deco revival

Some might refer to this trend as “maximalism”. We definitely saw a comeback of the glamor and opulence characteristic of the Art Deco era in 2023. Bold geometric patterns, luxurious materials, and intricate details and craftsmanship. Art Deco-inspired furniture looks sophisticated and luxurious.

Picture velvet-upholstered chairs with sculptural gold frames, or lacquered cabinets with the gorgeous patterns that Art Deco is famous for. These pieces can help to bring a dramatic, elegant vibe to your living space.

Modular design

Urban living spaces are continually becoming more and more compact, which means that we all have to make the most out of the space that we have. Furniture that serves multiple purposes is rising in popularity.

The sofa bed is probably the best-known example of modular furniture, but the sofa beds today are a lot better-looking and more comfortable than the ones you might be familiar with. Other modular furniture might transform a bookshelf into a dining table, or a console to a workspace.

These innovative designs optimize space but allow for personalized configurations, which allows homeowners and renters to tailor their furniture to their specific needs within their living space.

Sustainable chic

“Sustainable”, “green”, and “eco-friendly” are all buzzwords that have been around for a while, but as environmental consciousness continues to grow, sustainable furniture is a relatively new trend that gained significant momentum in 2023.

Sustainable furniture focuses on using eco-friendly materials, like reclaimed wood, recycled metal, and natural fibers– no more plastics or polyesters!

Furniture makers, too, are embracing more sustainable practices, making an effort to reduce their carbon footprints and upcycle materials that might otherwise have been wasted.

Incorporating sustainable pieces into your home means that you’re incorporating great-looking furniture into your space and doing your part to contribute to a healthier, greener planet.

Soft edges

Curved and soft-edged furniture became a lot more popular in 2023. This trend is a callback to the charm of mid-20th century furniture, with rounded forms and gentle lines.

Sofas with curved silhouettes and coffee tables with rounded edges add a sense of playfulness, ease, and warmth to a space, making it feel more inviting and approachable. And if you’ve got kids, you know: the less sharp corners in your home, the better!

Continually evolving

The developments in contemporary furniture design in 2023 speak to the creative ingenuity of designers who allow us to change how we perceive and interact with our living spaces. No matter which of these trends you choose to adopt, and to what degree, you can add more personality, style, and function into your home.

If you’re looking to update your home to reflect what’s currently trending, consult with one of the design experts here at Kaufman by Design. We’d be delighted to help you design your home to be gorgeous, comfortable, and functional!