Decorating fads come and go….some are here one day and gone in a blink of the eye.
Do any of you remember avocado green and harvest gold appliances? That’s a fad that I pray never comes back.There are things that never seem to go out of style and are considered timeless. Below are my two picks for trends I think will be around for quite a while.
I believe Carrera marble is one of those everlasting decorating trends. The house I grew up in was built in the late 1950’s and had Carrera marble counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms. This marble does require extra care but most would agree though it is a beautiful timeless look.
We chose white cabinets in a previous home over 20 years ago and I remember the builder’s designer trying to talk me out of it by saying white cabinets would be out of style by next year (LOL) I am still in love with white kitchens as evidenced by all my Favorite Kitchens
pins over at Pinterest and I hope they are here to stay.
Now for a few of the looks I think we will be seeing less of in the future….
This Summer I was a vendor at a vintage flea market and I sold tons of stuff. I had some cute burlap pillows at a cheap price and not a single one sold. Has burlap run it’s course?
Antlers were really hot sellers for a while. Again, there was absolutely no interest at all at the flea . I had six pairs including a couple of mounted row antlers. I don’t think a single person even looked at them.
Heavily Distressed Furniture.
My personal opinion is that a couple of lightly distressed pieces in a room add character (I have some myself and love them). Recently a friend told me about seeing a room in a magazine that was full of nothing but heavily distressed furniture. She showed it to her book club and they all agreed the room looked like it was furnished from the dump. Ouch! Is this a fad that “a little goes a long way”?
The popularity of blogs, and sites like Pinterest, spread anything new in design like wildfire. Below are some of the most popular in the last few years.
Chalk and Milk paint
Motivational signs like “Stay Calm”
TV’s over the fireplace
It’s fun to incorporate the newest styles in your home and I sometimes add a few of these to my own home. I have learned from experience that most of these things will be passe in a couple of years so I NEVER, EVER spend much money on them! That way I can enjoy a few trends but not feel guilty when they make their way to the thrift store.
I would love to hear your thoughts on fads and which ones you still love (or loathe)