As in fashion, home decorating has trends. Some trends are merely fads that come & go, but some are longer lasting and actually change the way we decorate. There are some trends I love – like open concept rooms and the decline in the popularity of wallpaper replaced by paint. But, there are trends that just don’t connect with me. Below are 3 I struggle with.
Empty frames on the wall. I guess I am too right-brained to be comfortable with this. I always want to fill the frames in with something. I get that the frame can be more beautiful than the content, but eliminating the content all together strikes me as odd.
Antlers – Antlers are EVERYWHERE lately – real ones, faux ones, cardboard ones, ceramic ones. And frankly, all of them give me the heebie jeebies. They remind me of bull skulls, and the only time skulls are permissable in my home as decor is at Halloween.
Owls – What is the obsession with owls as of late? They are everywhere. I find birds kinda creepy. I like them outside on my deck or in my yard, but those beady eyes definitely don’t need to be staring at me at night while I try to fall asleep.
I guess the key to incorporating trends into one’s home is to choose carefully & not be pressured by what is popular. Classic with a pop of trendiness has always worked best for me. What are some trends in decorating you love or loathe?