I always find it amusing to look at these types of posts. What homes looked like a specific year. I often say I don’t follow trends, I do my own thing, but I must be following trends to a point, as my home doesn’t look like something from the 70s or 80s. Or perhaps it is exactly as I have said in the past, if you go very trendy, which these pictures reflect, then the look will get dated. Stay a little more classic and the look will better endure the test of time.
House Beautiful has put together a list of 65 decorating ideas. They say these were decorating secrets only professionals know, well I’m not sure about that, but, there are some good ideas here. I had trouble choosing a feature image as so many ideas were interesting. Enjoy!
Elle Decor has put together a list bad interior design trends. You likely won’t agree with them all! You may, like me, be guilty of one or two. I don’t even understand some of them: vessel sinks are bad, leather sofas, karate chopped pillows – I agree, too many icon pieces – oops, sentimental decor, beveled glass. Well the list goes on… I think my take would be if your space looks too trendy or decorated that can be ofputing. I’m about a space looking collected, furniture, objects acquired over time.
Martha Stewart says walls are coming back in style. With the pandemic, and more people doing different things in the house a bit of separation is “A good thing!“. Not for everyone I suppose! I’ve always liked walls! I’d like new construction to show options some with, some without.
This article from boredpanda is a very nice collection of design idea pics. Title says 40, but list goes on to 116 – so, I recommend a large coffee or a cocktail according to the time of day you’re perusing. Of course, I chose the gallery wall pic as the featured pic if only because I can totally relate to as my walls look quite similar.
Tis the time of year to look back at the past year trends and forecast their effect in the coming year. In this case ApartmentTherapy (seems to be my go to website) looks back at 7 trends that dominated 2021. There is talk about biophilic design, bringing the outdoors in. Considering the times we have been living that makes sense. That perhaps also explains the popularity of green sofas. The return of closed floorplans. That’s not too surprising either as families spend more time together the ability to create distinct spaces would be desirable. More elaborate home office spaces also makes sense as more and more we’ve been working from home.
Refine + Define highlight 5 suggestions for countertops and backsplash. Part of my renovations included a new kitchen counter and now I’m pondering what to do for a backsplash. I do like the look from the pic above but I think it needs more wall than I have.
I always say you have to be careful with trends when you’re renovating. According to your budget and your intent playing safe is often the best way to go. If you want a punch of colour in your kitchen for instance go with small appliances in fire engine red. Investing.com has put together a list of renovations that increase and others that decrease the value. But admittedly sometimes predicting the future can be difficult.