10 Outdated Trends Interior Designers Beg You to Ditch Now

While an all-white interior may look clean and modern, it can feel cold and sterile. As a reader on Reddit commented “I’m ok with white walls but there’s got to be color somewhere else.

All White Interiors

Gone are the days of perfectly coordinated furniture sets. Mixing and matching different styles, textures, and finishes adds character and interest to a room.

Matching Furniture Sets

The Tuscan trend, with its heavy use of earth tones, dark wood furniture, and faux finishes, has been overdone to the point of being kitschy.

Tuscan-Inspired Décor

Using different shades of the same color may seem like a safe choice for your interior, but it can also create a lack of contrast and visual interest.

Monochromatic Color Schemes

While accent walls were once popular, they have become overused and can make a room feel unbalanced. Instead of choosing a bold color for one wall, consider incorporating that color in smaller accents throughout the room.

Accent Walls

Thick, heavy drapes may have been popular in the past for blocking out light and adding privacy, but they can also make a room feel dated and dark.

Heavy Drapes

With its distressed furniture and floral prints, the shabby chic trend has had its moment in the spotlight. But now, it can make a space feel overly cluttered and outdated.

Shabby Chic

While comfortable furniture is always important, oversized and overstuffed pieces can make a room feel cramped and dated. Choose more streamlined furniture with clean lines for a modern and spacious feel.

Overstuffed Furniture

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