On the internet, one can observe how quickly home decor trends take hold and proliferate. Thanks to the influencers of television and social media, trends like the “modern farmhouse” start to feel like universally accepted design wisdom. But everything that rises must fall, and these well-worn fads have faded.
Sparse, all-white interiors are synonymous with modernism. But rooms designed like smartphones can feel more cold than calming. More and more decorators are leaving blank spaces behind in favor of rooms with personality.
During the 2010s, urban hipsters pioneered the industrial decor trend. Bare bulbs and exposed pipes were markers of authenticity. But in the new decade, the trend is waning, with fewer people wanting their homes to resemble every brewery and bike shop in town.
Today’s designers don’t shy away from bold paint colors in every room of the house. So there’s less demand for a single accent wall that provides a “pop of color.” Similarly, the gallery wall–one wall that displays every photograph–is on its way out.
Farmhouse fatigue has people forgoing white shiplap and quirky reclaimed wood signs. The decor trend initially won devotees with its unvarnished charm. Lately, glamour is making a comeback inside the home. Meanwhile, the oft-copied modern farmhouse has become a design cliché.
Pink all over
Recently a particular nursery-room hue got so hot that it earned the nickname “millennial pink.” Around the same time, rose gold became the metal of the moment. Decorators, advertisers, and Instagram stars couldn’t get enough of the youthful color. But decor palettes are taking a turn for the moody and dramatic, leaving peppy pinks in the dust.
The faux hotel
Once master bedrooms were designed to be blandly aspirational. Their sleek lines, beige tones, and ambient lighting mimicked a hotel suite in Anytown, USA. With the rise of the B&B, travel rooms are imitating home, and the fake hotel master bedroom is losing steam.
Outside of a college dorm or a VW bus, the carefree ’70s vibe is difficult to pull off. Interior decorators are easing up on the succulents, macrame wall art, and precarious living room hammocks.