The start of a new year isn’t just the perfect time to get serious about fitness, health, career, and maybe even finding love.
It’s also a chance to dump some tired, tacky, and downright troubling design ideas and make a fresh start for your home. Yahoo DIY is here to help with 10 trends to banish this year (and beyond). Make up your own mind, of course, but don’t be afraid to toss out those old design ideas along with those 2014 calendars.
1. Smocked Bedding:
(Photo: Soft Surroundings)
Because you do not want your bedding to look like old curtains from “Gone with the Wind” or a bridesmaid dresses that you never wear again.
2. Tile and Marble Everywhere:
(Photo: Home Bunch)
YES! You can have too much of a good thing.
3. ALL One Color ALL the Time:
(Photo: Mel Cleaning)
Shake it UP! Because this gets old so fast. You have to have varied shades and colors in a room to keep it feeling alive!
4. Indoor Hammocks:
Hammocks should stay outside. It takes up way too much room and makes it nearly impossible to create a nice flow through a room.
5. Fake Canopy Beds:
(Photo: Bark & Linen)
They are just wrong. There are so many more interesting ways to highlight a bed.
The days of having dead things gazing down at you are over. This décor idea can really pull focus in a room and drown everything else out. Taxidermy is literally and figuratively DEAD.
7. Chalkboard Paint Walls:
(Photo: Nellie Bellie)
They have become so grating that when they are spotted in a room you can hear the nails running down them. Enough already. This trend is way overplayed.
8. Too many textures in one room:
Because nothing can make a room more confusing and overworked. The chaos is exhausting.
9. Painting just one “accent” wall.
(Photo: Apartment Therapy)
Make up your mind! If you do not like the color enough to use it on all the walls then just skip it. Nothing breaks up a room more than a disjointed choice like this one.
10. Sentiment on Canvas:
(Photo: Stephanie Lynn)
NO MORE preachy words on wall art. No one wants a décor accent to tell him or her how to feel. DONE DONE DONE.