Trends come and go like the weather, with the next hot thing quickly becoming “so last season!” We buy into IKEA’s latest clever product, and before we know it, that lamp that we thought was so cutting edge that’s sitting in the corner of our living room is absolutely everywhere and no longer feels so cool. There comes a time for every piece of household decor when they no longer reflect good taste and style. A time for them to be consigned to landfill or donated if you want to think more about the environment. Here are some trends that you should really move on from.
Every single DIY and renovation show from 1990 to 2010 had at least one accent wall in every house they worked on. Want to make a room seem bigger? Have an accent wall. Want to highlight an interesting fireplace? Have an accent wall. Can’t think what to do in your dining room and don’t have that much paint? Have an accent wall.
I’m here to tell you that design has moved on. The accent wall is no longer the answer to all of your problems. It doesn’t really feel as if it enhances the space, rather that you just ran out of ideas (or paint). There are so many better ways to make focal points in your rooms: A beautiful light fitting, for example, or perhaps a large piece of artwork.