Jennifer Egbert

Whether you’re thinking about listing your home in Boulder or are simply an interior design enthusiast, you may be interested in keeping tabs on the ebb and flow of interior design. We’ve all heard that trends are cyclical, and this is certainly true in a sense. Trends in both fashion and interior design tend to shift slowly, decade by decade. As we begin 2023, we’re seeing new preferences emerge while many are on the way out. Interested in learning more about features that may date your home? Here’s a glimpse of what’s no longer en vogue:

Modern farmhouse aesthetic

The modern farmhouse look has had its time in the spotlight for the better part of the last decade. This style is defined by neutral color palettes, smooth lines, and rustic elements. While this look can work well for homes on acreage, expect modern farmhouse-inspired décor to be less prevalent in 2023 and beyond.
Splashy appliances

Appliances reminiscent of the 1970s (think: avocado green) have been popular recently, but interior designers are moving away from this retro trend. If you love an unexpected pop of color in your kitchen, there are still many ways to incorporate this in a more contemporary way. Art is always at home in the kitchen, so feel free to get creative with how you express your more colorful side.

Statement shelves

Those of us with minimalistic preferences will be glad to know that statement shelves are on the way out this year. I love that shelves are done having their moment, as any space feels less cluttered when you let the artistry of your home shine (rather than objects).

Brass and gold hardware

There’s a lot to be said for simplicity, which may be why flashy brass and gold hardware are on the decline. These metallic finishes have been commonplace for quite some time, but we’ve  already begun seeing different stylistic touches emerge this year. Look for understated hardware to take the place of gold or brass as 2023 unfolds.

If you’re like me and love keeping up with the latest in interior design, I hope these insights were enlightening. Staying apprised of trends is beneficial for anyone who doesn’t want their home to look dated, and is especially important if you’re preparing to list your property. If you’re exploring the possibility of offering your home for sale, please contact me. I would love to help you achieve your goals in Boulder’s one-of-a-kind market.

Jennifer is an award-winning, licensed Realtor® at milehimodern real estate with more than twenty years of experience. She specializes in Luxury neighborhoods, home builders and current market conditions. Visit, e-mail by visiting or call 720.802.3050.