15 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 15 trends that are on their way out in 2018.
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.
Too Much Granite
Granite is a top choice for kitchen counters, but don’t go overboard. If granite is your countertop of choice, try adding accents such as butcher block countertop for the kitchen island or quartz for your main kitchen workspace.
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.
Giant Tufted Headboards
Glass Block Bathroom Windows
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.
Too Many Pastels
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.