These Home Decor Trends are Done For the Year

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Ah, trendiness, you are a fickle thing…

A wise person once said that fads are cyclical; what was trendy before becomes untrendy later, but then becomes trendy again in a few years. Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing. I don’t know, I’m not a behavioral psychologist. Here’s what I do know, though: the trend train is always chugging forward, and as it does so, some carts are going to get disconnected and left behind. Such is the case with home decor styles. Whether you’ve just gotten your first home or are looking to remodel an old one, if you want to be at the head of trend train, you’ll want to steer clear of these leftover trends from yesteryear.

The “Rustic Look”

The whole rustic farmhouse cottage look is nice for certain settings like, well, rustic farmhouse cottages. In a modern home, though, the only real upshot to this look is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to maintain, which kind of defeats the purpose of trendy remodeling. It’s fine if you want a cozy little home with a lived-in aesthetic. Just remember that every shack in the world started as a house. Don’t jump right to the shack stage.

Mason Jars and Pallet Art

Mason jars were huge five years ago. Everyone was getting really into the sustainable decoration thing back then. Y’know, mason jars instead of vases, art on recycled wood instead of canvas, and so forth. As with the rustic look, though, too much of something simple leaves you with a shabby house. Get yourself a vase, and use those mason jars for what they were made for: storing stuff.

Rose Gold

Pink gold sounds really nice on paper, but the main problem with it is that it clashes with almost everything, even itself. Different fixture makers make their rose gold stuff differently, so if you place two rose gold items next to each other, chances are it won’t even match with itself. Just stick with good old chrome. Chrome goes with pretty much everything, plus it’s easier to clean.


The old standby. Gray has been a fixture in minimalistic houses for ages, but it seems people are finally getting bored with it. Kind of ironic, huh? Still, I guess when something has been around for such a long time, it’s pretty much guaranteed to become passe at some point. According to recent trends, people are leaning more toward warmer colors for their homes these days, though it seems earthy tones are also becoming popular.