Popular shows like Fixer-Upper on HGTV aided in the resurgence of shiplap and farmhouse chic decor themes in homes across the U.S. In response to the rising popularity of farmhouse chic, furniture stores have begun carrying more rustic, lighter-colored, vintage-looking pieces to cater to the masses. When it entered the mainstream market, homeowners covered their houses with farmhouse decor without figuring out if the pieces fit with the current style of their homes. Eventually, interior designers began to call farmhouse chic “overdone” because the style became too accessible and (typically) done poorly.
Unless you live on near an ocean or coast or came from a family of sailors, don’t overdo the nautical theme and make your home look like it belongs on a beach condo.
Giant Silk Flowers
We’ll always have that grandma that loves her silk flowers, but they look obviously fake. With the natural trend, people are gearing towards real flowers bouquets. They’re a little harder to keep in a home, but a fresh bunch of flowers really upgrades any room in a home.
Matching Furniture Sets
Give your home some personality by avoiding matching furniture sets. By mixing different textures and materials in the furniture, your room will be more visually interesting and less cookie-cutter.
Accent walls can be distracting and can unintentionally become the focal point of the room. If the accent wall is painted one solid color, it may clash with new decor you’re introducing if you decide to change color palettes.
Furniture with reflective finishes can look elegant, but only if you clean them constantly. Save yourself some headache by opting for furniture without mirrored accents.
Can we stop with the mason jars now? They’re everywhere from the bathroom to the kitchen. Yeah, they’re convenient, but it makes a home look pieced together—like you never unpacked after moving. They can go back to their original job of canning preserves.
Granite is a classic choice for countertops, but classic doesn’t always mean it’s still in style. People are opting for lighter colored materials, like marble, to brighten up the space.
Avoid overdoing it on the tropical prints unless it will complement the rest of your décor. Otherwise leave it for the beach houses.
Quotes on the Wall
Inspirational quotes on the wall have become a cliche. Removable signs are better than vinyl stick-ons, but it’s best to avoid this cheesy decor altogether.
Sliding Barn Doors
Unless your home is rustic, barn doors can look out of place (and should really stay on a barn).
Chevron made its way into just about every corner in every house a few years ago. It’s become outdated and can easily cheapen the look of your home and make it look childish.
White-on-white kitchens have been the latest rage recently, but the kitchen is usually the dirtiest place in the house. All the white will make it harder to clean on a daily basis.
Moroccan rugs are everywhere, but not for much longer. They started showing up in houses all over the United States, but now, many people are trading their Moroccan rugs for a Persian-inspired floor piece. They’re just as great and can be beautiful to design around.
Honestly, everyone is getting tired of seeing “Home,” “Family,” and “Live, Laugh, Love.” The worst is when you’re in a room designed for something, and there’s word art that encapsulates it. We know that the kitchen is for eating.
Wicker got a little popular late last year and stuck around—why? Wicker isn’t convenient. It’s cheap because after a while, the wicker starts to wear down. This makes for uncomfortable furniture. Instead, play with color by purchasing a saturated sofa.
Wood is a weird trend. While wood flooring and furniture never really goes out of style, it goes through cycles of shades. Apparently, experts are saying that light wood is phased out in favor of medium tones. French oak is a good option and will bring a little color to a room.
Metal has been pretty huge lately, but brass won’t see the next year. It’s a fine example of too much of a good thing. Nickel and distressed silver are becoming the top metal accouterments to add to a room. While we’ll always love brass, it’s time for a break.
Giant Tufted Headboards
Tufted headboards used to be the thing to have in your bedroom, but that’s changing. Instead, home decorators are choosing headboards that look more sophisticated like bookshelves are minimalistic wooden ones.
This one is controversial because some designers say it’s in while others say it’s out. Basically, the argument is that large pieces make a better statement than a smaller gallery wall. We’ll let you decide what you want to do about this one.
Pastels are getting the boot. Designers are now gravitating toward saturated palettes that have a mature feel to them. Rich shades of deep blue, green, purple, and orange give a room a more luxurious feel.
Open shelving went great with the industrial trend. That being said, dishes didn’t go well with open shelving. The issue is that everything gets dusty, and no one wants to see their mismatched dinnerware as decoration.
It’s hard to take care of plants, and we get that. That being said, there are a plethora of easy-to-care-for plants, and that’s caused the fake plant movement to die down quite a bit. In its place, people are choosing real plants from snake plants to succulents.
Mirrored furniture just looks dated. They’re difficult to keep clean, and they don’t add a lot of personality to a room. Thankfully, this trend is on its way out. A lot of people are choosing wooden furniture in its place.
Finally, Millennial Pink is seeing its end. We’ve been waiting on this one for a while. The trendy color popped up a few years ago, and suddenly, it looked like ‘70s kitchens all over again—pink everywhere. To replace it, the new trendy color is lavender, duck egg, and rust.
Hollywood Bathroom Lighting
The marquee, Hollywood-style bathroom lighting looked good while it lasted. Now, it’s beginning to phase out. Thankfully, this is a pretty easy bathroom remodel. Instead of marquee lights, trends are pointing toward sconces or overhead lighting.
While wood is still in, reclaimed wood is out. Wood décor and furniture are gearing toward a sophisticated, refined look rather than the worn appearance that can come from most reclaimed wood. Sanding and re-staining reclaimed wood are also pretty easy to do, so you don’t have to throw away your other pieces.
50 Shades of Gray
Last year, there was a lot of craze about gray. Rooms were monochromatic, but not anymore. Now it’s about saturated colors, meaning gray is out the door. Now, people want neutrals with more personality like warm tans and browns.
The industrial trend was fine while it lasted, but people went overboard. As usual, that kills any trend. This industrial revolution brought us exposed brick, metal, and piping. It doesn’t make a home look like a home. It just makes it feel like you’re living in a warehouse.
Boho can still make a home look like a magazine spread, but it looks too commercialized today. Everyone adopted the boho trend in the last few months to a year, and it’s too much. It’ll have a special place in our heart, but it’s gotta go.
These antique style lights looked good, but they’re not practical. There’s a reason everyone swapped over to LED lighting. You can get the same warm look by choosing a “warm” light instead of cool or neutral. Exposed Edison bulbs belong in the past.