Saturday, October 13, 2018

6 Design Trends We're Happy to See Go Away

While we all love the thought of a timeless space, the way home décor trends seem to come and go make getting a classic look a challenge. One day everything is shabby chic and the next thing you know it’s all minimalist wabi-sabi (we like).

Not that there is anything wrong with either of those design styles if that’s what you love. There’s nothing wrong with experimenting with a trend or two, mixing a few unexpected elements into your home décor. However, there are some trends we’re happy to see go away, hopefully never to return.

beautiful peaceful linving room

1) Move over Fast Furniture

I’m sure you’ve heard of fast fashion, a cheaper version of clothing based on what is currently on the runway. Or even fast food, which enough said. And then there’s fast furniture. I think you know where this is going. Fast furniture is inexpensive design that you know you’ll toss in a few seasons. And even if you don’t know, you end up doing so. These easy-to-put-together, easy to afford pieces gained traction in the mid-1980s and are still growing strong.

It’s easy to see why, but this is a use case example of penny wise and pound foolish. And it’s also the reason why investing in classic, well-made pieces is having a moment or two. In the long run, this saves you money and reduces waste. In addition, as these pieces become valued family heirlooms that tell the story of you and your family.

Choose a piece like the Laurel Canyon Hallandale Two Piece Sectional Sofa from Lexington. Its sleek lines are both contemporary and classic, so it will fit in with any style. It brings together timeless shapes and a stunning blend of materials.

2) Matching Curtains and Swags

When your curtains are paired with giant swags and both match your furniture, you’ve strayed into the land of matchy-matchy. This is no place you want to be. Swap big swags or boxy valences for elegant, updated modern curtains for a more streamlined, timeless look. Remember, curtains make the room, so choose ones that highlight rather than compete with the rest of your décor.

3) Harvest Gold and Avocado Green

Do I really need to say anything? These two staples of the '70s were extremely popular once upon a time. Now they just come off as drab and outdated. Green and gold are definitely in, just don’t stray too far into the '70s color ranges and you’ll be fine.

armelss chair in neutral living room

4) Bean Bag Chairs and Couches

Almost nothing says “Hello, '90s” like a bean bag chair, or worse, a bean bag couch (yes, that was a thing). Arguably, these were handy for eating pizza in the dorm, but that should be the end of it. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. You can have both comfort and style by choosing a cozy chair instead.

Choose a streamlined style such as the MacArthur Park Branford Armless Chair from Lexington. Subtle details and rich textures create a traditional aesthetic, making this chair the “little black dress” of your interior décor. You really can put it anywhere.

5) Silk Flower Arrangements

Popular in the '90s, silk flower arrangements are almost always the first thing to go when sprucing up your interior décor. They’ve had their moment – maybe a little too much of one – and now it’s time to let them go. Thankfully, real flowers and real plants have taken the place of these dust catchers.

6) Popcorn Ceilings

Very few things date a space like a popcorn ceiling – and not in a charming way. It's bound to end up in the museum of "What were they thinking?" They are hard to repair, hard to clean, and basically, just giant dust catchers. Get rid of your popcorn ceiling and consider painting it a striking color.

Don’t panic, your special mid-century modern heirloom piece will always have a place, but these outdated trends should really go away - if they haven’t already.

Read Glassdoor's Baer's Furniture reviews to see why they have a 5-star rating. Visit Baer's Furniture on Houzz for more design ideas.

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