Furniture Trends for 2023

Solid wood furniture has always been a popular choice for homeowners who appreciate quality and longevity in their furniture. However, the trends in furniture are constantly changing, and it can be challenging to keep up with the latest styles and designs. In this article, we’ll explore some of the furniture trends in 2023 relating to wooden furniture.

Sustainable and eco-friendly

One of the biggest trends in 2023 is a focus on sustainable and eco-friendly materials. As people become more aware of the impact that their buying decisions have on the environment, they are looking for furniture that is made from sustainable materials. Solid wood pieces made from sustainably sourced wood, fit this trend perfectly. Furniture manufacturers are also incorporating environmentally friendly finishes and stains to reduce the amount of VOCs released into the air.


Styles showcasing the natural materials of the furniture, such as our Orion Nesting Coffee Tables, continue to be popular in 2023. This trend focuses on the natural beauty of the wood, with a less polished and refined look. This style is perfect for wooden furniture, as it allows the grain and knots of the wood to be highlighted. Textures are also becoming more important in furniture design. Textured finishes such as the Leatherwood inlay in our Oryx Range can add depth and dimension to a piece, creating a more interesting and dynamic look. The use of mixed materials also assists in giving the furniture a more dynamic look. Wooden furniture is being combined with other materials like metal, glass, and stone to create unique and visually appealing pieces. For example, a wooden dining table with a metal base or a coffee table with a glass top can create a modern and sophisticated look.

Multi-functional pieces

As homes become smaller and more compact, furniture that serves multiple functions is becoming more popular. This trend suits wooden furniture perfectly, as it allows manufacturers to create pieces that are both beautiful and functional. For example, a wooden coffee table with storage compartments, or a beautiful Blanket Box that offers a lot of storage while being a stylish piece.

Darker stains

While natural and light-coloured woods are still popular, darker stains are becoming increasingly popular in 2023. Darker stains, such as espresso or ebony, can create a bold and dramatic look in a room. Our Oryx collection in Black Oryx (Ash) and our Zenith Pedestal with ebonized base and Gunsmoke (Oak) top are great examples of darker stains creating bold pieces.

Mid-century modern

The mid-century modern trend has been around for a while, and it’s not going anywhere in 2023. This style is characterized by clean lines, geometric shapes, and a minimalist aesthetic. While mid-century modern furniture is often associated with materials like metal and plastic, wooden furniture can also be used to create this style, just have a look at pieces from our Outeniqua Oak or Outeniqua Ash collections for an idea of Mid-century modern wooden furniture. Furniture manufacturers are creating timber pieces with this aesthetic, using elements like tapered legs and geometric shapes to create a sleek and stylish look.

Statement pieces

Finally, statement pieces are becoming more popular in 2023. These are pieces of furniture that are meant to stand out and make a statement in a room. Wooden furniture is perfect for creating statement pieces, as the natural beauty of the wood can be highlighted in unique and eye-catching designs. For example, a Console table such as our Reed Console or a wooden bookshelf.Solid wood furniture is a timeless and classic choice for any home, and the furniture trends in 2023 reflect this. From a focus on sustainability and eco-friendliness to the use of mixed materials and customization options, Wooden furniture is being used in a variety of ways to create unique and stylish pieces for homes. Whether you prefer a rustic and natural style or a sleek and modern look, wooden furniture can be adapted to fit any design aesthetic, making it a versatile and long-lasting investment for any homeowner.