With each new year come new interior design trends and, on the other side of the coin, former trends that it’s time to let go of. If you haven’t yet spent time thinking about the design ideas that should be nixed in 2019, you’re in the right place. As you read on, you’ll discover five past trends that are no longer in the forefront of modern decorating.
- Small porch columns – At one time, thin porch columns, often made of wrought iron, were extremely popular. Depending on the age of your neighborhood, in fact, you might still see these on a daily basis. Today, however, homeowners and decorators alike are turning to thick, statement-making columns instead. Whether you choose vinyl, stone veneer, or wood for your column material, thick columns will prevent your residence from looking outdated.
- Picking the right neutrals – Have you ever looked at a white, grey, or tan house and thought it just lacked a certain something? If so, the odds are good that the homeowner chose the wrong neutral shade for his or her residence. Picking the right neutrals is key to creating the visual impact you want when people pass your home. If you need help with this, speak to a local Carolina decorator who does color consultations. You will probably be amazed what simply changing the shade of your home’s siding can do, even if you stick with the same overall color family!
- Chevron patterns on soft furnishings – For half a decade or more, homeowners have loved chevron patterns on outdoor seat cushions, pillows, and rugs. Instead of continuing to use this rather overdone look, consider an ikat or Aztec-inspired pattern instead.
- Cheaply made outdoor furniture – Note that this doesn’t mean you have to spend an arm and a leg on your patio furniture; great deals can be found on high-quality pieces at stores both online and throughout the Carolinas. Because outdoor living is so important to most modern homeowners, though, it is important to get rid of cheaply manufactured outdoor furniture in lieu of well-made pieces that will stand the test of time.
- Using an excessive amount of colors – Using too many colors, especially on the outside of your house, can make it look unnecessarily old-fashioned. Instead of using different colors for the siding, the roof, the porch, and any trim stick to a palette of just a couple of hues, perhaps in varying shades. This will result in a sleek, yet timeless, aesthetic. The exception to this is if you are restoring a historic home, particularly from the Victorian Era, and you want to keep everything authentic to the period.
If your home currently has any of the above features and you would like to alter them before 2019 progresses any further, the team at Hatch Homes is here for you! Simply call our office to discuss the project you have in mind and schedule a time to meet with our skilled team members about your job. We are proud of the work we do throughout the Carolinas, and we look forward to updating your home with a look you’re sure to love!