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One Designer Is Over This Furniture Trend

An antique side table and chair featuring carved wooden scrollwork.
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While maximalism is slated to dominate this year, one designer would like a certain furniture trend to go.

Courtney Sempliner, a designer based on Long Island, can’t wait for the “fancy” furniture trend to die. She’s referring to “heavy and ornate” pieces, so think scalloped legs, golden finishes, and over-the-top details.

“The heyday of the heavy traditional look has passed, and a cleaner aesthetic feels refreshing and allows for easy accessorizing and layering,” Sempliner told The Spruce.

This would be a major shift from what Dayna Isom Johnson, an Etsy trend expert, predicted last year. According to her, art deco was the trending style for home décor, with the site seeing increased search traffic for items like sunburst mirrors.

Maximalism is also on the rise as a backlash to the previous years of bare, pared-down minimalism. While designers might like to see a return to those clean aesthetics, only time will tell if the public agrees.

You don’t have to replace your furniture to upgrade your space, though. If you want to start small, check out these 12 simple suggestions.

[Via The Spruce]

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