When you notice that every catalog and magazine and every other Pinterest pin has a specific trend shown over and over it’s probably time that trend rode off into the sunset. Here are some of the looks I think need to be retired, and what you may try replacing them with.
OVER IT: BANANA/ PALM PRINTS
Done SOOOOO much and often badly, it’s time to find a new organic, botanical print to work with.
ALL ABOUT IT: VINTAGE FLORALS
Vintage inspired florals are BACK. Try mixing them with modern accents and graphic patterns for an “of the moment” look.
OVER IT: MACRAME ANYTHING
Not my jam, never has been. But it’s everywhere.
ALL ABOUT IT: WOVEN BASKETS ON WALLS
I love textural wall decor, and this look is more natural and timeless and less specific i.e.”hippie in the desert”.
OVER IT: AGATE ACCENT OVERKILL
A little dose agate here and there (bookends, etc.) is fine, but when its EVERYWHERE it looks cheesy.
ALL ABOUT IT: HORN ACCENTS
Horn and tortoiseshell look much more classic and natural but can also look super modern!
OVER IT: OVERDYE RUGS
Too much color, too fake looking. Eyeball searing, really.
ALL ABOUT IT: BLEACHED PERSIANS
Beautiful and antique-looking (many are made new to look old!) Click image for link.
OVER IT: OMBRE
ALL ABOUT IT: SOLID TEXTURES
Rich jewel tones is wovens (like grasscloth) and fabrics (like velvet) will always look gorgeous.
OVER IT: CUTESY/MOTIVATIONAL ART (IN ADULT SPACES)
In kid spaces this kind of thing works, in adult spaces it looks too juvenile.
ALL ABOUT IT: MODERN BOTANICALS
For a more grown up and elegant looking graphic punch try illustrated botanicals like these from Artfully Walls (click images for links).