8 Décor Trends That Are on the Way Out (and What to Replace Them With)

As with fashion, when it comes to home décor trends, one day you're in and the next, you're out. While we don't subscribe to every trend that finds its way into our favorite home décor stores, we were curious to know which fleeting designs it might be time to retire this fall. In order to investigate the décor trends on their way out, we tapped Hompolish interior designers Tali Roth and Crystal Sinclair for their expert opinions. Ahead, they're sharing the styles they predict are about to pass their expiration date, along with the latest décor trends you can expect to see replacing them.

If you're thinking out with the old, in with the new, consider this your ultimate home refresh to-do list. Say goodbye to oversaturated styles, tired colors, and stale textures and welcome these eight décor trends you can experiment with instead. Think one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, rich jewel tones, and cozy Mediterranean vibes. Here's the latest in home décor trend-casting. 

On Its Way Out: Minimalism

Vintage Décor Trend
Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design

"[Minimalism] will never really be 'out'—some people are just minimalists—but I think many people were just using this aesthetic because it was trendy," explains Roth. Unless you truly enjoy a sparse living space with a focus on subtle details, it may be time to embrace cozier design styles. "I think people are taking a break from [minimalism] and instead will be adding a lot of personality and warmth into their spaces going forward," continues Roth. 

Instead try: Vintage. Vintage décor is the perfect way to instantly add a unique vibe to your home. Shop online retailers like Chairish and 1stDibs to get the look or spend your weekend perusing local flea markets and thrift stores. 

Chairish Natural Teak & Wicker Chair $755
Studio Dunn Coventry Stool $670 $469

On Its Way Out: Super-Light Wood

French Oak Wood Trend
Alyssa Rosenheck DESIGN: Sean Anderson

"Wood is one of those funny cyclical trends that really comes in and out," Roth says."For the past five to seven years, we have seen a lot of bleached wood tones, and I think we are moving away from that." From the floorboards to accent furniture, the type of wood finishes you incorporate into your home play more of a role in the overall aesthetic of the space than you may think. Just like any other décor detail, it's worth upgrading over time. 

Instead try: French oak. If you're ready for a change, Roth predicts more mid-tone woods will soon be all the rage. This warmer hue will completely change up your home décor.

Vanier Solis European French Oak Flooring $5 sq. ft.
Spin Rotating Coffee Table
CB2 Spin Rotating Coffee Table $799

On Its Way Out: Pastel

Jewel Tone Trend
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Sinclair names pastel colors as one trend you should say goodbye to this year. "While people are still excited to incorporate color into their décor, they are gravitating toward more mature palettes," she says. Richer color palettes in luxurious textures like velvet are a sure way to bring an air of sophistication into your home.

Instead try: Jewel tones. Think deep shades of blue, green, purple, and burnt orange. The right hues and textures will make any space look far more expensive than it might be.

Lush Velvet Pillow Cover
West Elm Lush Velvet Pillow Cover, 16" x 16" $30
Velvet Sculptural Chair
Anthropologie Velvet Sculptural Chair $898

On Its Way Out: Moroccan Rugs

Alyssa Rosenheck DESIGN: Jennifer Robin

Moroccan rugs are everywhere, Sinclair tells me. You've likely come across at least one ivory wool-woven rug with that signature zig-zag design with fringed edges. While they've been trending for a few seasons, Sinclair thinks they're on their way out. 

Instead try: Persian rugs. Forgo the simplistic designs of Moroccan rugs for the more intricate pattern work of a Persian-inspired floor piece. It will quickly become the statement item in any room.

Distressed Medallion Rug
West Elm Distressed Medallion Rug, 5' x 8' $400
Narina Rug
Couristan Marina Lillian Oyster/Slate Area Rug, 6.6' x 9.6' $679 $407

On Its Way Out: Millennial Pink

Lavender Trend
BHDM Design

"I think we have exhausted the Millennial Pink trend to death," Roth says. The trendy color has quickly found its way onto accent chairs, rugs, headboards, and just about any piece of home décor you can think of. However, there are alternatives to the poppy color that you can incorporate in your home décor.

Instead try: Lavender, duck egg, and rust. Roth suggests incorporating these up-and-coming hues in your home to add a pop of color in a way that's new, fresh, and entirely on-trend.

Glenlee Two-Cushion Sofa
Anthropologie Customizable Glenlee Two-Cushion Sofa $1,598
Mercer 41 Eustaquio Barrel Chair in Lilac Velvet
Mercer 41 Eustaquio Barrel Chair in Lilac Velvet $370

On Its Way Out: Über-Modern Design

Warm Décor Trend
Katie Martinez Design

According to Sinclair, über-modern designs are on their way out. Similar to minimalism, highly modern, sleek designs and taking a turn in favor of more comfortable, inviting designs. "People are ready to incorporate more textures, patterns, and warmth in their home," she says.

Instead try: Warmer, Mediterranean vibes. Get the look by adding a cozy rug, a rustic table runner, or stonework to a space. Layered, textured details will make all the difference.

Design Imports Madiera Print Table Runner
Design Imports Madiera Print Table Runner $37
Small Natural Rattan Eve Basket
World Market Small Natural Rattan Eve Basket $50

On Its Way Out: White Interiors

Greige Trend
Liljencrantz Design

While everyone loves a good crisp, white room to invite a bit of light inside, this is one trend that may be on its way out. "White can be so bright and airy, but also a bit boring," Sinclair says. Based on her experience, she believes the latest décor trends will focus more on darker tones.

Instead try: Greige. Sinclair predicts darker shades of paint like a greige—beige plus gray—will soon be all the rage. We've already seen the unique neutral shade of paint emerge as a trend over the past few years, so if you haven't yet experimented with the gray and beige hue, now's the time.

Glidden Touch of Grey Eggshell $16
Benjamin Moore Shoreline $37

On Its Way Out: Brass

Silver Trend
Space Exploration

For a while, it seemed as though brass would never go out of style, but Roth predicts that the metallic material will soon be a thing of the past. "I think brass is on its way out," she says. "Too much of anything is no good, and I think we all overdid it." Although she admits she'll always love brass, she suggests using it sparingly and turning to alternative metallics as a replacement.

Instead try: Nickel and distressed silver. Once trends of the past, Roth thinks a comeback for nickel and silver is in order. Get the look by sourcing accent pieces like pendant lighting and mirrors with hints of silver and nickel.

Beautiful Halo Cocoon Ceiling Pendant Lamp, 16" $101
Infinity Round Black Mirror 48"
CB2 48" Infinity Round Wall Mirror $399

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