Every year, design experts predict which home trends have staying power and which won’t last long after you pop the cork for your New Year’s Eve champagne toast. It’s good news for people who can’t stand ship-lap and bad news for anyone who spent thousands trying to perfect the modern farmhouse: no trend can last forever. Sorry, Joanna Gaines!
Think about it. There was once a time when people thought it was a good idea to put carpets over hardwood floors. Seriously! Every trend has a beginning and an end. And while not every home décor idea will come back in style (we can probably let inflatable furniture go forever), there are many that will go out and come back in again. Who would have thought mid-century modern would become cool again? Besides Don Draper?
Ahead, check out the home trends you see everywhere now that no one will be doing in 2019.
Bad news for Fixer Upper fans – the whole farmhouse chic thing is beyond played out and probably won’t be nearly as popular in 2019. Now that the stores are overly saturated with every kind of farmhouse accent imaginable, the whole trend is on a downward trend.
It’s time for all those farmhouse fans to branch out and try a new aesthetic.
Expensive furniture updates
Replacing outdated sofas, dining tables, and dining sets can become a pricey proposition. Despite the costs, home renovators were encouraged to overhaul their spaces, often for many thousands of dollars.
According to Modsy, an online design firm, more customers lately are interested in updating cheaper accessories rather than big ticket items. Pillows, rugs, lamps, coffee tables, and other smaller items can make the whole house feel fresh and won’t cost a fortune.
Not quite pink and not quite peach, the millennial pink trend took over home décor in 2018. But for as popular as it once was, millennial pink is over now.
According to Modsy, blues and neutrals are more popular now, but pastels (which is technically the umbrella millennial pink falls under) is one of the least desired options.
The succulents trend was alive in well in 2018, but now things have gotten a little out of control. A few cleverly placed plants make your home look and feel amazing. But there’s a limit. If your living room resembles a tropical jungle or your windowsill is so covered in succulents you can’t see it anymore, it might be time to scale back.
Rifle through the décor section of your local craft store or Target and no doubt you’ll find plenty of word art signs emblazoned with words or phrases. Joanna Gaines is notorious for using this kind of décor in her remodels and helped popularize word art, especially farmhouse inspired signs.
But sometimes you can say more with a photo than you can with words. A lot of word art is trite, which is why so many people are moving away from this overplayed decorating trend.