There’s plenty of interior design clichés present in homes across the world, but here are the ones that are really on their way out.
10 – Shabby Chic
From distressed white furniture to cutesy accessories, the shabby chic trend has well and truly had its day. It’s everywhere and it’s started to become the opposite of its namesake; chic? Most definitely not…
09 – Animal Print
The animal print trend has gone one step too far with the creation of a creepily realistic tiger sofa. It’s been overdone to the point of no return and now it screams tacky rather than tasteful.
08 – Minimalism
Monochrome, steely greys and sleek furniture? Yawn. This is one trend that we’re glad to see the back of. It’s cold, impersonal and boring; we’ve definitely had enough!
07 – Patterned Wallpaper
Remember the days when a patterned, papered accent wall was quirky? Well, those days are over and now every Tom, Dick and Harry has incorporated this trend into their home décor.
06 – Nautical
First it took the fashion industry by storm, and then in crept into the realm of interior design. Blue, white and accents of red mixed with wood and rope textures? No thanks, we’re over it.
05 – Chevron Prints
It’s almost impossible to escape this incredibly overdone trend, with chevron printed cushions, rugs, bedding, curtains, tea towels and place mats surfacing in almost every high street store. Some like to have options, but we just call it overkill.
04 – Oriental
Delicate floral prints, dark wood and accents of red and beige were once all the rage, but the oriental trend has moved aside for other less predictable home décor themes.
03 – Keep Calm and Carry On
This very British cliché catchphrase has been emblazoned onto mugs, coasters, tea towels, t-shirts and every other item you can possibly think of. It’s well and truly been overdone to the point that now, it thankfully has no place in any stylish home.
02 – French Boudoir
White bedding, white walls, white floors and white furniture anyone? This trend has infiltrated Pinterest boards like no other recently, and has consequently earned itself a spot in the top ten most overdone interior design trends.
01 – Bringing the Outside In
Green plants, earthy tones and plenty of oak furniture are the classic elements of any room that’s attempting to ‘bring the outside in’. As winter is approaching, we’d much rather opt for a warmer, cosier design.