i just love the idea of starting fresh and clearing out the old baggage and making way for new possibilities. as it goes for life, it goes for home decor trends. i know each of you has had that moment when you’re scrolling through pinterest and see a pin and you’re like ‘no, not that again‘ – friend, we’ve all been there. i’ve compiled a little gathering of trends that i’m ready to say goodbye to with some great alternatives to start this new year with!
chevron: ahhh chevron, i might be beating a dead horse with this one but i know i’m not the only one ready see this trend buried for good. it certainly had a good run but it was found on everything from painted walls, bedcovers, rugs, and even toilet paper holders – it was making me dizzy! i was never that big of a fan of this trend to begin with but it’s definitely time to make way for other great graphic patterns
try abstract patterns instead: matisse-inspired patterns have been popping for a little while now but i love it. taking design cues from the bold colors and cut out shapes from matisse himself these kind of patterns can add visual interest in small and big ways!
mason jars: i’ll admit that i jumped on the mason jars bandwagon and i doubt that anyone has gone to a wedding lately where they weren’t used for centerpiece bouquets – i saw it at three last year. although it definitely gives off that shabby chic, country wedding vibe i think it’s been far overdone. let’s leave mason jars out of bathroom storage and wedding centerpieces and back in the kitchen pantry where it’s meant to be
try wooden lidded jars: minimal, yet sophisticated. wooden lids on jars offer stylish storage in the kitchen, bathroom and in your living spaces too
pallets: i’m certainly a fan of the inexpensive diy, using found objects plus pallet wood definitely offers that rustic look that can be oh so desirable, but things are getting a bit out of hand: bed frames, tables, wall storage, photo frames… there becomes a point when ‘shabby chic’ isn’t chic anymore, it’s just shabby.
try thrifted furniture: thrifting has always been pretty popular but long gone are the days when it was old ladies digging through piles of junk. designers like emily henderson and sites like chairish show how incorporating vintage pieces not only add interest to your space but can look totally stylish too!
on sale now at chairish
marquee lighting: now i might actually be alone on this one because i know marquee lighting is still pretty hot but i’m kind of over it. while it may bring back nostalgic memories of yesteryear i think it looks super cheesy. my bedroom is not a movie theater from the ’40s and i don’t need a reminder what letter my first name begins with (and maybe that dips into my dislike of monogramming) but i vote no on marquees.
try a statement pendant: who doesn’t love a good statement pendant, am i right? lighting has become such an art piece and can definitely become a focal point in your space.
via elle decoration
what other trends would you like to say goodbye to?