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Thrifted Finds for Home Decor Trends in 2023: Secondhand Shopping in the New Year

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Home Decor Trends to Thrift in 2023

With a new year comes new home design and decor trends. Which means, you most likely will be seeing alot of fresh home decor ideas all over the place. If you’re like me, you can’t help but get inspired and dare I say, a little influenced.

This article aims to help you narrow down what you should start looking for in the thrift stores for the new year that will align with projected home decor trends for 2023 and not break the bank!

Patterns and Color

Over the last few years, we have seen a lot of very neutral home decor. Every room was painted white, every piece of furniture went white and so was every decor item.

Trends tend to swing in the opposite direction, so it’s no surprise that patterns and pops of color are making a comeback in 2023. The growing popularity of the grandmillennial decor style may be having an influence on this trend forecast for 2023. Grandmillennial style is known for its take on grandma’s style, reimagined in a chic and modern way.

Picture ornate floral wallpaper, upholstery and china in bright soothing blues, greens and pink-coral colors. These pops of color and pattern add a fresh and exciting escape you often see in boutique hotels.

A white couch with red toile throw pillows and a red toile throw blanket.

Look for these thrifted finds to add more pattern and color to your decor:

  • Striped, plaid or floral pillows and throws in soft blues, greens, tans or moody jewel tones.
  • Unique and colorful wallpaper that can be applied to the back of a cabinet or framed as artwork.
  • Curtains and tablecloths in a monochromatic block print or a traditional toile.
  • Checkerboard rugs and throw blankets

Can’t find these items at the thrift store? Try shopping these alternatives:

Richly Toned Wood

The days of using Easy Off to strip every piece of wood furniture to a pale, raw wood shade is over in 2023, the design experts say. Rich wood tones are back in style. For those of us who despise the wood stripping process and clean up, this is fantastic news!

Rich wood tones are reminiscent of a more traditional decor style, which is making its rounds again in design.

Traditional design can also be seen making a comeback in 2023 as we may start to see home design moving back towards closed room layouts. The open concept layout may have lost a little bit of appeal as more people are working and spending more time at home and now see the value in having individual rooms for specific purposes.

Overview of a living room featuring rich wood toned trim on the ceiling and windows.

Rich Toned Wood Items to Thrift in 2023:

  • Dark stained wooden candlesticks can be found in abundance at thrift stores and they are a small and easy way to add this trend to your home in 2023.
  • Small wooden side tables and plant stands that still retain their original stain are pretty common items to find at thrift stores and they are typically inexpensive.
  • Darken and aged wooden bowls and spoons always look beautiful in kitchen decor and will be especially popular in 2023.

Can’t find these items at the thrift store? Try shopping these alternatives:

Moody/Dark Academia

This 2023 home design trend has really began to gain alot of traction recently. This trend looks like deep and desaturated painted rooms with dark wood trim, rich velvet furniture, vintage books, lots of artwork and brass.

Again, I believe this is another shift in the opposite direction as the prior all-white-everything farmhouse movement in home decor we saw for so long.

Looking into a bathroom with deep green painted breadboard half up the wall and the top half is full of vintage gold frame art.

What to for Thrift Dark Academia Home Decor:

  • Moody richly colored rugs with ornate patterns in deeply saturated colors.
  • Velvet chairs/furniture and pillows in deep jewel-toned colors.
  • Tarnished brass candlesticks and oddities.
  • Vintage artwork in ornate frames.
  • Books with ornate and interesting covers in deep moody colors.

Can’t find these items at the thrift store? Try shopping these alternatives:

Collected Craftsmanship

In 2023 we will see much less match-matchy fast furniture and instead, high quality craftsmanship will take its place. Heirloom pieces will be desirable. Such as, your grandmother’s buffet and a parlor table your great aunt inherited.

Old is new again.

These pieces were made with high quality materials and have stood the test of time. Their presence in your home lends themselves to a memory of a simpler and more intentional time.

Collecting these vintage pieces will help your home tell a more curated and diverse story.

Heirloom Pieces to Look for in Thrift Stores:

  • Antique furniture pieces with handiwork of inlays and ornate woodwork.
  • Vintage chairs that are unique and made with high quality materials that can be reupholstered with a fun and unexpected modern fabric.
  • Wooden framed vintage sofas with hand carved accents that can be reupholstered with a gorgeous deep velvet material.
  • Well-made vintage buffets that can be reimagined into a kitchen island or bathroom vanity.

Final Thoughts on 2023 Trends to Thrift

With a new year comes the desire for change and our home environment is a great place to start. However, starting over with your home decor is not always in the budget. This article gave you many ideas on how to incorporate some of these 2023 decor trends by looking for specific items at the thrift store. Thrifting trends is a great way to update your home with a fresh new look without investing a small fortune every time a new decor style hits the social media platforms.

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