8 Design Trends We’re Ready to Say Goodbye to in 2019
Yes, yes—your home should be a reflection of who you are. But as with fashion, there’s no harm in knowing what’s de rigueur, eh? To that end, here are eight decor trends that are officially spent for 2019.
Cactuses are the new fiddle leaf figs—by which we mean, the houseplant so ubiquitous, it’s become a cliche. (The whole Southwestern boho vibe is looking a little tired, TBH).
Back in the day, these silhouettes were the height of fashion. But nowadays they’ve become emblematic of the “rustic” look that’s better suited to coffee shops in the Pacific Northwest.
Beloved by disciples of modern farmhouse and Scandinavian design alike, what once looked quirky is now reading more basic, thanks to popularity across the Tumblr-sphere.
That goes for macrame, hippie tapestries and, yes, those widespread wall poufs that look like smushed cotton balls.
We know, tragique: 2017’s haute textile is going the way of chevron. Ditto shiboris and indigos and anything that suggests global panache...when you actually ordered it on Etsy.
Single-finish metal situations are on the fritz overall (helloooo, mixed metals), but copper metallics in particular scream "trendy in 2016."
The “mattress-tossed-on-the-floor” look suggests a sexy European ease that we were glad to co-opt stateside. But 2019 is seeing a big move toward more traditional design (read: proper bed frames).
Don’t get us wrong: A quality mid-century piece (or several) is forever chic. But midcentury everything, not to mention the mass-produced midcentury-style items you can now buy at every bargain retailer, is no longer a fresh look.
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