20 Home Decor Trends on Their Way Out
You got rid of the wood paneling years ago and have updated your kitchen cupboards, furniture and even your light fixtures. But, trends come and go. Here are 20 trends that are on their way out in 2019.
Edison bulbs, exposed brick, all that metal—there is such a thing as too much industrial. If you want to go for an industrial look, stick with just a couple elements such as a pegboard backsplash or some modern pendant lights.
All those anchors and seashells belong at your seaside retreat, not as part of your suburban living room decor. You can get a more subtle look with a beach-themed paint color combo, such as crisp blue with white and rose accents.
Reclaimed Wood Overload
That rustic barn door looks great in your home’s den, but don’t go overboard. When it comes to trendy wood accents such as reclaimed barn wood projects and wood accent walls, one is plenty—less is more.
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Too Many Open Shelves
Open kitchen shelving can help bring order to your kitchen, but stick to one or two open shelves. Keep items that are easy to stack on open shelves and store things like mix-and-match glassware and older pieces to your kitchen cabinets.
Plants can help improve your indoor air quality, so choose one living plant over several fake plants and flowers. If you’re concerned about your lack of a green thumb, there are plenty of plants that are easy to care for, even in winter.
Whether it’s on an accent wall, a living room rug or on your bedroom curtains, the chevron pattern trend is fading. Instead, keep the chevron pattern to a smaller accent, such as in DIY wall art or on seasonal decorations, such as painted pumpkins.
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If you have vertical blinds, you know how they can be a pain to open and close and how they can easily become tangled. Instead, update to some mini blinds, fun DIY window treatments or lightweight curtains.
Indoor Wicker Furniture
Wicker furniture is a great choice for your new screened porch or for a porch swing, so keep the wicker outside. When used indoors, wicker is one of those home trends that can quickly make a home look dated.
A popular kitchen design trend for much of the 2000s, Tuscan kitchens are starting to lose their appeal. Instead of lots of stone and darker colors, today’s kitchens focus on lighting and a crisp color palette for home trends.
Distressing seems to be all the rage at the moment, but even now it’s on it’s way out as a trend. Unless you truly want a rustic feel (here’s how to get that awesome rustic barn wood door) in your kitchen, we suggest avoiding the look for now.
Metals may be in when it comes to accessories, but avoid shiny brass as it can make a kitchen look dated. Instead, replace cabinet hardware with brushed nickel, glass or stainless steel.
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Bold kitchen colors are on trend, but avoid choosing bright colors for appliances. You wouldn’t put a ’70s avocado green or goldenrod refrigerator in your kitchen now, so just imagine how that bold red or seafoam green appliance will in a few years.
Hanging Pot Racks
Hanging pot racks have hung around long enough. The trend is toward clean, sleek lines and those hanging racks can make a kitchen look cluttered. Instead of hanging a large pot rack over a kitchen island, try building cabinet rollouts.
When updating your kitchen cabinets, think bright. Instead of dark wood finishes that have been a go-to for the last decade, try lighter wood tones.