Trends come and go, but some should definitely stay gone. Sometimes it’s a mystery as to why trends even rose to popularity in the first place. Whatever the case, as you ring in the New Year, take a look around your home and make sure you don’t have any of these interior design trends in your home anymore. Your friends will thank you.
1. Animal Print
Now that it’s 2023, we can finally admit that animal print is way too cheesy to be relevant.
2. Mass-Produced Furniture/Art
Target prints are cute until you’ve seen them in three of your friend’s houses. Mass-produced art is great for people on a budget, but if you’re looking to give your space a more refined, sophisticated feel, go for unique art pieces that represent your personal style.
3. Pastel Rooms
Pastel bathrooms were fun in the 80s, but now it’s time to leave the trend where it was born. Pastel colors, particularly green, can give rooms a sickly, washed-out vibe.
4. Carpet in Bathrooms
Aside from the obvious water-damage implications, carpeted bathrooms just aren’t a good look anymore. They have zero function and very little if any, aesthetic.
5. Art With Words
The “Live, Laugh, Love” phase is officially over. No one wants to see mass-produced Hobby Lobby words hung all over your house. It went from trendy to tacky real fast.
6. Matching Everything
Blue curtains, blue couches, blue rugs, blue everything. Not as cute as you think. Contrast is a real thing and should be utilized.
7. Wood Furniture Overload
If every major piece of furniture in your living room is made using pine wood, you need to hire an interior designer immediately. All wood furniture went out of style nearly a decade ago (think 70s), time to catch up.
8. Vertical Blinds
Unless you live in a low-rent apartment, there should be no reason to have vertical blinds in your home. They’re tacky, they break easily, and they’re loud if there’s a fan blowing directly onto them.
9. Popcorn Ceilings
Popcorn ceilings are a relic that people seem oddly hesitant to let go of. If you switch to a smoother material, your trypophobic friend will likely visit more often.
10. Fake Fruit
It’s cute, it’s colorful, but do you really want to have to dust each individual piece? Didn’t think so. Let’s leave fake fruit in the 90s where it belongs.
This article was produced and syndicated by Nature of Home.