10 Family Room Trends in 2023 – Design Ideas for a Modern Home
If you’re looking at your family room and thinking that it’s time for a makeover, you’re not alone. Your family room is likely where you spend the most time with everyone, so it’s important that you get it right.
That’s why we tracked down and highlighted 10 of the best family room trends out there this year. The good news is that to master most of these trends, you don’t need to spend a ton of money.
With a bit of creativity and guidance in the right direction, you can transform your family room into the highlight of your home.
Top 10 Family Room Trends in 2023
1. Use the Mirrors
Whether you’re in a small space and need it to feel larger or simply want a more grandiose appearance, mirrors can get you there. They can make even the smallest spaces feel a bit more open, and they add a stylish element to a room.
It’s a win-win, and it’s a huge reason that you should consider adding mirrors to your living space this year.
2. Keep It Natural
There are a few different ways that you can do this, but any way that you add a natural element to your family room is a win. You can use wood elements in the furniture or hang up picture frames, or you can bring in plants and other natural elements to the room.
Going with a natural look in your family room makes everything feel a bit more open and relaxed, and if you bring in plants, there are even various health benefits. In a world that seems like it’s constantly trying to push you inside, sometimes the best thing that you can do is bring the outdoors in.
3. Add Color
When we say to add color, we mean it. Don’t settle for soft palettes and background colors, get bold and creative. Do keep in mind, though, that this doesn’t mean everything in the room should be bold colors.
But even if you just add a few signature pieces that add a splash of color to your family room, it can make a huge difference. Place a piece strategically, and ensure that it is something that you want to draw the eye to.
4. Use Vintage Looks
You don’t want to go super old-school with the look in your family room, but if you’re trying to make it stand out a bit, there’s no better way than a blast from the past. Refinish and repurpose older furniture pieces, and you might find that you already have the centerpiece of your family room.
Or you might be able to hit up a garage sale or a thrift store to find a nice piece of furniture at a discount. Get creative, and you can have an extremely stylish family room at a budget-friendly price!
5. Keep It Minimal and Multifunctional
Minimalism has been on the rise for quite a while, and it’s not going anywhere soon. However, now there’s a twist. You won’t have a ton of stuff, so everything that you have should be able to serve more than one purpose.
Perhaps your coffee table doubles as a work desk. Maybe your entertainment stand also provides plenty of storage space. Find new ways to use existing objects and make the most out of each piece.
You can also transform your family room into an office or a workout room if you’re tight on space, and this fits right in with the modern trends this year. Get creative and use what you have —don’t just keep bringing in more stuff!
6. Add Curves to Your Furniture
Everyone’s talking about adding lines and curves to your living area, and while it’s a good idea, the best way to do it is with a signature furniture piece. Ensure that the piece has curves, and tie it into the rest of the décor in your room to set everything apart and give your room a modern look.
While you only need one signature piece to pull this off, consider looking for curves for just about every piece in the family room. Sharp edges don’t flow as well, so do your best to eliminate as many as possible!
7. Throwback to an Old Style
Sometimes all you need to put your room over the top is tips and tricks from the past. We recommend going with a few of the popular interior trends from the ’70s, though any decade works.
Keep in mind that you don’t want to completely decorate from this generation — just pull a few different styles and incorporate them with modern ones.
8. Repurpose and Reuse
Sustainability has been an up-and-coming trend for years, and that’s not changing any time soon. So, take look at what you already have, and reconsider how you can refinish it and use it again. You can also hit up different thrift stores or garage sales to try to find a signature piece that you can repurpose and reuse in your home.
With this trend, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box a bit. You can transform plenty of items into things outside of their original purpose, and this fits in modern trends and saves you money!
9. Lay Down Eye-Popping Rugs
It used to be the signature way of adding flair to a room, and there’s a reason that it was effective. Don’t settle for a single-color rug or something simple, though; instead, find a rug with plenty of colors and intricate designs.
Don’t worry if the rug takes up most of the room. Having an eye-popping rug as the centerpiece of your family room is a great way to go, and it can elevate the living space.
Just ensure that if you do have a rug as a centerpiece, you take the time to clean it routinely. Otherwise, the rug will lose its luster, and the overall appearance and style of the room will drop too.
10. Add Local Touches
Shopping local and supporting small businesses is a huge trend pushing its way to the forefront this year. Between the COVID-19 pandemic hurting local businesses and wreaking havoc on supply chains, it’s not just a stylistic touch, but it’s also a feel-good option.
So, when you’re redesigning your family room, head out to local stores and businesses to see what you can find. You might just surprise yourself with how modern your room looks when you finish putting on the final touches, all while you’re supporting your local community!
Is Grey Still Popular in 2023?
If you’re decorating the inside of your home, chances are that grey isn’t the color that you want to go with. It’s becoming less popular for indoor décor, for any room in the house.
This includes the walls, carpeting, furniture, and anything else that you can think of. There is one exception to this rule, though: if you’re looking to sell the home. Grey is a great neutral color and makes it easier for potential buyers to envision what they want to do with the space.
So, even though grey is becoming less popular for interior decorating, it’s still an extremely common choice for contractors and new builds. Once you move into the home, though, it’s time to paint over that grey and add life to the room!
Is Farmhouse Going Out of Style in 2023?
While farmhouse style is definitely not as popular as it was, that doesn’t mean it’s going completely out of style. Many people are simply finding that it’s just too much to have everywhere, but if you like this style, it’s up to you and what you do with it.
Just keep in mind that while you might love the way that it looks and plenty of others do too, many people find it cliché and overdone, so if you decorate with a farmhouse style, it’s not going to please everyone. But if you love it, go for it!
It doesn’t take much to transform a room, but similarly, it doesn’t take much to make it an eyesore. Hopefully, by taking a few notes from this guide, you can push your family room in the right direction and make it the highlight of the whole house.
With the current trends, you don’t need to spend a ton to do it, so get creative and transform your family room!
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