Home trends will always come and go, but there is nothing more disappointing than investing in a decor item that magazines and design blogs suddenly declare to be “outdated.”
While I usually choose a classic style for my nicest pieces, I fall for bold trends pretty often. My home has all of these things and I have no regrets:
It’s out, it’s in, it’s embarrassing, it’s hip. I’ve never really gotten over this shimmery green floral wallpaper my mom had in the dining room in the early 90’s. For awhile, graphic wallpaper was acceptable only in fancy hotels or garish restaurants. But it’s been back with a vengeance for several years now and you can bet I jumped on that bandwagon. I have graphic wallpaper in my powder room and in my home office.
Photo by West Elm
I wasn’t sure about the pouf at first. Was it a footrest? Extra seating? For children only? But they got so popular in so many styles, I decided I loved the pouf.
Photo by Ballard Designs
You’d think that by now the starburst mirror would have ventured into “classic” territory, but I still occasionally see references to their over-ness. I love a good gold starburst mirror. Over a bed, over a mantle, they make a big statement and can fit in with all sorts of design styles.
Stainless steel appliances
This article in the Wall Street Journal predicting the end of stainless steel sent ripples around the blogosphere last week. Having just completed a kitchen model with lots of stainless steel, I frowned upon this idea. I like the modern, sleek look of stainless, even with the fingerprints. Lucky for me, the lifespan of appliances averages to about fifteen years. So if this trend is just starting to fade out, it will take awhile.
Put a bird on it
What home decor trends are you (still) not over?