We hear so much about the latest and greatest design trends – but what about the not-so-great ones? The ones that seemed like a good idea at the time, and yet looking back… not so much. And while the important thing to remember about trends is that all that really matters is what you like, it can still be fun to take a stroll down memory lane. Here are four trends design experts are happy to say goodbye to.
- Bare white walls. There’s a difference between minimal and blank. White or off-white walls in rooms filled with warm furniture and beautiful art are classic. Bone white walls that are blank are just boring.
- Disposable furniture. You know the furniture you can buy super-cheap at box stores or discount chains? Well, there’s a reason it’s so cheap. Furniture like this isn’t designed to last and usually has to be replaced every few years. It’s a much better investment to spend a bit more on well-made furniture that will last you for years to come.
- Ultra-modern spaces. There’s nothing wrong with design innovation or a futuristic spin to an interior space, but super straight lines, uncomfortable chairs and strange light fixtures that are more art installation than illumination device? No thank you.
Big houses with tiny yards. Truly the opposite direction of where the interior design world should be heading. Forgoing outdoor living space for a home with a bigger footprint leaves us with less of a chance to connect to nature – and more indoor space we have to clean.