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4 Home Trends That Are on the Way Out

Home design trends come and go, and some of the trends that have been holding steady for the better part of a decade are finally on their way out.

Of course, if any of these trends are something you absolutely love, that’s fine – your house should be a reflection of your style and preferences. However, if you’re interested in remodeling with the latest trends in mind, here are some design choices to avoid:

Anything Gray

Gray has been the neutral go-to color for at least the last decade, but those days are over. Whether you’re deciding on paint, flooring, or tile, gray is no longer the must-have tone. Instead, find color palettes that give your home some character.

Instead of gray tones, go for a warmer color palette. Warm shades of brown, terra cotta, and dusty pinks are great choices if you’re looking to update a space. These colors make a space feel warm and cozy and are a nice change from the sterile whites and grays that have dominated home design for years.

Shiplap Accent Walls

The farmhouse trend as a whole is on its way out, but Shiplap, especially, is looking dated. So unless you live in an actual farmhouse, it’s time to move on.

Although Shiplap may not be at the top of everyone’s home remodel wish list, accent walls are still highly desired. If you’d like something more timeless, you could go with board and batten to make a space like your dining room feel more complete. For something more trendy, you could dress up your walls with reeded panels.


COVID inspired some interesting trends – sourdough bread making, gardening, and minimalism, to name a few.

While gardening and breadmaking seem to be living on, the minimalism trend is over and done with. We know you love reducing your consumption and keeping your spaces looking tidy, but from a design perspective, warm and inviting spaces are in style for 2023.


Open-concept floor plans became popular in the early 2010s when many homeowners were buying 1960s-style homes full of walls. Every single space in the home was divided by walls, making it feel small, dark, and cluttered.

Knocking down walls remedied those problems and left homeowners with a large, open space perfect for entertaining. Today, the desire for an open-concept floor plan is dying out, and homeowners want defined spaces within their homes.

If you’re remodeling a space, including room dividers will make your home look more modern. Don’t worry; you don’t need to box in your home. Adding something as simple as a column between your living room and dining room may be all you need to close in a space. You could also add a fireplace between spaces to really warm up a room.

If you’re ready to get rid of some of these out-of-date home trends and update a space, we are here to help! Give us a call so we can discuss your wants and needs in detail.

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