Trends can be a wonderful thing. They can help you get out of a crisis of home decor style, when you know you want something… but you can’t quite decide as to what it is. They’re a helpful way of nudging your own style into being, giving you a helping hand while you wait for inspiration to strike.
And sometimes, they’re just overkill.
When a trend truly takes hold, it’s nice for awhile (if you like it). There was a time when it seemed that pineapples were a really fun and innovative thing to use as decorative touches in your home. Now, they’ve become so ubiquitous, every room can quickly resemble an exotic fruit stall.
Still, that’s living and bedroom areas. Surely the kitchen and bathroom are more safe from trends, blessed oasis’ in the desert. They’re functional rooms, so they can’t fall trap to the same trends… can they?
Chalkboards are great from an aesthetic point of view. Hang one near the fridge so you can add to a shopping list, or outside the bathroom shower to record those infamous “shower thoughts“.
In reality, they’re not so fun. Firstly, you will lose the bit of chalk, so now you just have a chalkboard with nothing written on it. Secondly, if you do find the chalk, it’s now all over your hands. Lovely.
We get it, tile stickers are a useful way of giving the kitchen and bathroom a new look without having to take out a loan to do so. They can also make basic low-cost white goods and cheap shower seem more expensive when used strategically.
The downside is that they peel, even if you follow every step and affix them exactly as you’re meant to. The second the edges begin to fray, your easy style statement begins to look exactly as it is: easy, and not particularly reliable.
Italicised Typographic “Inspiration”
We’ve all seen them, the inspirational typographic art with the same few phrases on them. There’s nothing wrong with typographical art, but the same sentences are being used time and time again. Used in the bathroom as the first thing you see in the morning, it’s a shame so few quotes are being used so many times.
If you want this kind of art, then why not go for something custom and relevant to you and your family? They’re inexpensive to have made and can turn a generic trend into something far more inclusive of your home.
Coffee. Just… Coffee.
We get it: coffee is amazing. It makes you feel human in the morning. It’s the lifeblood on which the world thrives.
But do we so constantly need to be declaring our love for it? Tea gets a showing sometimes, but coffee love is found throughout kitchen decor design.
Found in kitchen the land over, you will find coffee posters. Coffee mugs proclaiming the drinker’s love of coffee. Coffee cookware. Coffee chopping boards. Coffee robots – well, not yet, but it seems inevitable. It’s become a default statement, the go-to design when the designer can’t think of anything else to profess love for. It’s a trend that just won’t die because it’s so simple and uniting.
That doesn’t stop it from becoming incredibly dull, though. Why not express your love for a different beverage in your kitchen decor? Or your love for… literally anything else at all?