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Want to give your walls a quirky kick? Stay away from the skulls and taxidermy. Instead, go for ’70s-throwback fabric hangings--now woven in fancy silk and metallic threads.
Up-and-coming: White appliances
Mark our words. In 10 years, an all-stainless kitchen will look so 2006. We’re seeing a movement back to a classic white look.
Up-and-coming: Butcher paper
Look, we've got nothing against chalkboard paint. It’s just not particularly novel anymore. To get that same craftsy feel, hang a roll of butcher paper on the wall and use it to scrawl to-dos, grocery lists, etc.
This traditional Japanese fabric checks the same “graphic” box as chevron, but with a decidedly softer, more casual vibe.
Photo credit: Houzz
Blues still reign supreme in 2014. But gone is the mid-century-inspired turquoise that was everywhere last year. Now it’s all about a more sophisticated, classic navy.
Up-and-coming: Light-toned wood
Look, the farmhouse table isn’t going anywhere. But aren’t you a little tired of dark, distressed, barnyard-y furniture? For a fresher look, go with lighter woods like oak and cherry.
Remember the first time you saw a throw pillow with a deer silhouette on it? “How charming,” you thought. “How lodge-y woodland chic.”
And then you saw 9 million more.
There’s nothing wrong with embracing a home-decor trend, but it’s important to know when hip and edgy has become overdone and played out. (If Panera Bread is installing Edison bulbs, it might be a sign that they’ve jumped the shark.)
Here, our list of the design trends that have been done to death--and alternative looks to try instead.
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