21 Home Decor Trends on Their Way Out
You got rid of the wood paneling years ago and updated your kitchen cupboards, furniture and even your light fixtures. Here are 21 trends that are on their way out in 2022.
Gold Metallic Decor
Too Much Granite
Granite is a top choice for kitchen counters, but don’t go overboard. If granite is your countertop of choice, try adding accents such as butcher block countertop for the kitchen island or quartz for your main kitchen workspace.
All those anchors and seashells belong at your seaside retreat, not as part of your suburban living room décor. You can get a more subtle look with a beach-themed paint color combo, such as crisp blue with white and rose accents.
Giant Tufted Headboards
Glass Block Bathroom Windows
Plants can help improve your indoor air quality, so choose one living plant over several fake plants and flowers. If you’re concerned about your lack of a green thumb, there are plenty of indoor plants you (probably) can’t kill.
Too Many Pastels
One pastel in a room is nice. Too many pastels is one of those outdated home trends. Stick with a pastel-colored sofa or a soft rose hue on your living room wall to make the room appear bigger.
A popular kitchen design trend for much of the 2000s, Tuscan kitchens are starting to lose their appeal. Instead of lots of stone and darker colors, today’s kitchens focus on lighting and a crisp color palette for home trends.
Metals may be in when it comes to accessories, but avoid shiny brass as it can make a kitchen look dated. Instead, replace cabinet hardware with brushed nickel, glass or stainless steel.
Bold kitchen colors are fun, but avoid choosing bright colors for appliances. You wouldn’t put a ’70s avocado green or goldenrod refrigerator in your kitchen now, so just imagine how that bold red or seafoam green appliance will look in a few years.