Outdated House Trends to Ditch in the New Year
Leave These Outdated House Trends Behind in 2020
It’s the start of a new year and a new decade, which makes it the perfect time for a home renovation project. Just make sure you don’t use last decade’s design ideas in your update. Here are a few outdated house trends that you can forget about as you plan your 2020 renovations.
All-White or All-Grey
Using all-grey or all-white in kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms may have been trendy in years past. However, the current consensus among designers is that these monochromatic color schemes are too sterile and cold for everyday living. Warmer colors are the trend for 2020, with greys and whites being used strictly as strategically placed accent colors.
High-shine cabinets used to be trendy a while back, but the look hasn’t stood the test of time. Oust this outdated house trend by installing high-quality wood cabinets painted in warm colors such as deep green. Or, let the beauty of the natural wood come through with a beautiful stain.
One kitchen trend to avoid is the farmhouse chic style kitchen, which exploded in popularity in the early 2000s and has since overstayed its welcome. Any farmhouse kitchen still around in 2020 will immediately look dated. What décor style should you choose instead? Consider bohemian, modern, traditional, or pretty much any style that speaks to you—except farmhouse!
Although popular in the early 2000s, this outdated house trend should have phased out years ago. If you’re going to repaint any room in your house in 2020, then choose warm colors or warm neutrals, and paint every wall in the room the same color.
Linoleum flooring was once prized for its affordability and ease of installation. Yet today, linoleum makes any room look dated. Choose tile or wood flooring instead for an updated and classier look that can still withstand plenty of wear and tear.
This soft salmon-pink-meets-peach hue would be on-trend if it were 2016. Millennial pink had a good run over the past decade, but it’s time to admit that we need to move past the millennial pink craze and embrace something new. We recommend yellows or muted green tones, which can work well across a range of design styles. If you’re asking yourself, “What’s millennial pink?” then consider yourself lucky to have never succumbed to this now outdated house trend.
Live, laugh… leave it alone. Word art featuring cliched sayings or single words (e.g., home) is in every department store and is relatively cheap for decor. As a result, it’s appeared in homes across the country over the past decade. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for your home. Rather than settle for a generic piece of word art, take the time to choose something more meaningful that speaks to your aesthetic.
This style was everywhere in the early 2000s, and we can certainly see its appeal. When done right, a Tuscan kitchen emulates a woody and dark Italian villa. The design aesthetic of today’s kitchens, however, is the complete opposite of that Tuscan look. Modern designers are creating kitchens that evoke feelings of space and airiness using open floor plans, fully integrated appliances, and creative kitchen seating.
The final outdated house trend you should forego in 2020 is shiny gold, brass, or rose gold hardware and fixtures such as bathroom faucets and cabinet pulls. Instead, consider copper, brushed nickel, or matte black for faucets, fixtures, and accents to be on-trend in 2020.
If an updated kitchen or bathroom is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then be sure to contact Special Additions. Our kitchen and bathroom specialists will work with you every step of the way to help you create the kitchen of your dreams that will look stylish for years to come. Call us for a free quote today!