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Stop Doing This: Overdone Interior Design Trends

Welcome to the style shake-up you didn’t know you needed! Are you still clinging to design trends that scream 2010? Let’s dust off those decor cobwebs and explore some overdone interior design trends that are begging for a retirement party. Whether you’re a home decor enthusiast or just looking to freshen up your space, this guide will help you steer clear of passé pitfalls and introduce you to fresh, timeless alternatives.

All-White Everything

Why It’s Time to Say Goodbye:
Once the epitome of chic, all-white interiors now risks looking more sterile than stylish. While they offer a clean slate, they also lack personality and warmth, which are crucial for making a house feel like a home.

What to Try Instead:

fabric and color options for interior design

Embrace color! Soft pastels, earthy tones, or even bold statement walls can add depth and character to your space. Textured wallpapers or color-blocking techniques can also introduce visual interest without overwhelming the senses.

Open Floor Plans

Why They’re Out:
Open floor plans were all the rage, promoting a sense of togetherness. However, they often sacrifice privacy, making everyday living noisy and chaotic. Not to mention, if one section is shambles, then the whole house is messy.

What to Try Instead:

modern interior design

Think ‘zoning’. Use furniture, rugs, or even room dividers to create distinct areas within a larger space. This approach maintains an airy feel while providing well-defined areas for dining, relaxing, and working.

Industrial Overload

Why It’s Overdone:
Exposed pipes and ducts, and an abundance of metal might have brought the cool-factor once, but they can leave your space feeling cold and unfinished.

What to Try Instead:

dark and textured bedroom design

You can still achieve the urban look but with mixed materials. Incorporate wood, plush fabrics, and greenery to bring warmth and life back into your space. Industrial can still be in, but let’s aim for a blend rather than a takeover.

Mirrored Furniture

See it’s way out:
While adding a touch of glam, mirrored furniture can be a high-maintenance nightmare with all the smudges and fingerprints to clean. It also quickly screams outdated and limits your design choices.

What to Try Instead:

cozy living room with fireplace

Opt for furniture with matte or satin finishes that offer elegance without the extra upkeep. Pieces in rich, dark woods or with metallic accents can provide a similar level of sophistication.

Fast Furniture

Why Avoid It?:
Cheap, assembly-required pieces might be kind to your wallet, but they’re not so kind to your home’s aesthetic in the long run. They break easily and do not travel well if/when you move. The time cost to put them together is extensive; if you’re looking to redesign your home, then time is of the essence.

What to Try Instead:

entry way cabinet

Invest in quality over quantity. Look for well-crafted pieces made from sustainable materials that will last and not just fill a space. These choices can actually save you money and hassle over time.

Read more about how self-assembly is not the way to go.

Embrace the New Era of Home Design

It’s time to move on from these tired trends and refresh your space with thoughtful, sustainable choices that reflect your personality and meet your needs. Remember, the best interior design doesn’t just look good, it’s also timeless.

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