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Current Interior Design Trends That Won’t Age Well

(5 min read) Interior design trends are constantly evolving and our homes seem to be at their mercy most of the time. However, home renovation is far too expensive and takes too much work to be repeated every few years. On that note, it is good to try and predict the trends that should be avoided because they are likely to become outdated sooner rather than later.

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Colors and mismatched furniture are the future. Image source: Link  


Design experts don’t have special crystal balls and you won’t catch them playing with tarot cards trying to predict the future. However, they do have a couple of important advantages. They have experience in the industry and sometimes even insider knowledge. 

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Think twice before going for marble countertops. Image source: Link  


There are many reasons why a particular trend becomes outdated or even hated. after all, we do live in the age of cancel culture and political correctness, and even trends can become victims to them. Let’s chat about some trends experts claim won’t age well and try to discover the reasons why that may be the case.

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Patterned tiles are about to exit the stage. Image source: Link  


White and gray domination

White and gray have been dominating interiors around the world for years at this point, but it seems that the world is about to face the fact that beauty truly lies in variety. Minimalism already started to fade out and with it so will all white and gray interiors. Both tend to look cold and lack distinction and the world is catching up on that as we speak. Bolder colors are about to hit the main stage and we are here for it!

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It is time to break that white and grey domination with some color. Image source: Link  


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Pops of vibrant colors are slowly making a comeback. Image source: Link  


Furniture sets

It is nice and satisfying when things match, but it can quickly turn into too much of a good thing. This goes especially for living room sets where each furniture piece mirrors the next without any novelty or additional detail. We are more likely to see the popularization of individual pieces that both contrast and complement each other in the near future.

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Matchy-matchy can mean boring-boring. Image source: Link  


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Different pieces of furniture will make your living room look more fun and stylish. Image source: Link  


Pastel and white marble countertops

Marble countertops are quite the star of kitchens around the world at the moment. However, designers predict this expensive trend will become a problem in a year or two, especially for those who like to spend a lot of time cooking and baking. Unlike quartz and granite, gentle-tone marble tends to stain and even chip quite easily. Marble countertops are satisfying to look at, but they are expected to become a bummer to have sooner rather than later.

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Quartz countertops are just as pretty as marble and much easier to maintain. Image source: Link  


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Stunning and durable granite countertops. Image source: Link  


TV-centric living rooms

Now we are not saying throw out your TV sets, but maybe forget that they are in your living rooms, at least for some time. Living rooms have been revolving around TV screens for decades, but it seems that the end of the pandemic is finally putting a stop to that trend. I guess we all had our fill of binge-watching in isolation, so it’s time to shut down the TV for the time being. So if you are about to remodel your living room and make the TV its main focus, think twice.  

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It’s all about the artwork, not about a black square. Image source: Link  


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Gathering around the table, not in front of the TV. Image source: Link  


Patterned bathroom tiles

Patterned tiles have been trendy for a couple of years and everyone seems to love them, from celebrities to your average stay-at-home mom of two. However, some experts think that they will do some serious soul-searching once the popularity of this expensive trend dies out. Tiles are one serious investment in terms of both price and installation. they are costly and a bummer to replace. Installing new tiles takes both a lot of money and time, so think twice before you go for patterned tiles. they are simply too “loud” to last. If you want bold but timeless better go for mosaic tiles. They are stunning and they never go out of style. 

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You will never regret a mosaic tile invention on your bathroom wall. Image source: Link  


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Interesting and charming, softer shades with mosaic tiles. Image source: Link

These are just some of the interior design choices people will likely regret in the near future. However, interior design is after all a personal choice and if you decide to go for some of these no one will come knocking on your door to stop. We are just saying that you should be careful with following some of the trends that pop up these days, or you just might end up with an empty wallet afterward. 









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28 Comments

  1. Laith
    November 2, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    I’m definitely not a fan of going with trendy designs, ESPECIALLY for home interior design. Trends come and go, and when they’re out, they’re out.

  2. Levit Duke
    November 3, 2023 at 5:11 am

    I really appreciate your perspective on furniture sets and the trend towards individual pieces that offer contrast and uniqueness.

  3. adriana
    November 3, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Wow! I’m surprised by some of these, like the marble countertops and white/gray combo. Maybe I’m surprised because I love both haha!

  4. Luna S
    November 3, 2023 at 9:38 am

    The house I rent could use a few modern updates! It has a horrible green stone countertop in the kitchen that looks like it jumped out of the 70’s.

  5. Tammy
    November 3, 2023 at 9:45 am

    I’m a neutral kind of girl who likes to use pillows and accents for color. But that green and pink bathroom. OMG!!

  6. AJ
    November 3, 2023 at 10:27 am

    These pictures are such beautiful examples. My favorites are having pops of vibrant colors and amazing artwork! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sonya Tress
    November 3, 2023 at 10:40 am

    I couldn’t agree more! Staying ahead of interior design trends is essential to ensure your home feels fresh and modern without breaking the bank on constant renovations. Identifying trends to avoid is a smart approach to maintaining a timeless and enduring aesthetic in your living space. Looking forward to your insights on which trends to steer clear of to achieve a lasting and stylish space.

  8. Tammy
    November 3, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    I was told years and years back to get granite over marble and I’m really glad I listened. Great read and interesting article!

  9. Stephanie
    November 3, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    I am one of those people to tends to jump on the latest trends – so this article was most helpful in knowing what to avoid. Thanks for the information.

  10. Emily
    November 3, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Some of these trends are so cute and fun, but I can definitely see how they’re going to eventually fall out of style. It’s best to keep to a more classic look if you don’t want to keep renovating/redecorating!

  11. Lisa
    November 4, 2023 at 5:05 am

    I appreciate your advice on this. I don’t know about these trends but I won’t be making any design mistakes in the future!

  12. Ray kay
    November 4, 2023 at 8:46 am

    I found this article really interesting, especially since I’m a fan of interior design. It’s so true that trends can come and go, and it’s important to find a balance between what’s stylish and what suits your personal taste and lifestyle.

    As a content creator, I often see how people are drawn to the latest trends, but it’s essential to remember that your home should reflect your unique personality.

  13. Reez H.
    November 4, 2023 at 10:08 am

    I enjoyed reading your article about current interior design trends. As a small cafe owner, it’s important for me to keep my place inviting and trendy. Your insights on what trends may not age well are very valuable.

    It’s a great reminder that while it’s fun to follow trends, timeless design elements are just as important. Thanks for the useful tips!

  14. Sayan Suety
    November 5, 2023 at 9:42 am

    This blog post provides valuable insight into the world of interior design trends. Keeping up with the latest styles can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor, so it’s essential to be discerning in our choices. Identifying trends that are likely to become outdated quickly is a smart way to make long-lasting and timeless design decisions for our homes. It’s all about creating a space that remains both stylish and functional for years to come.

  15. Rosey
    November 5, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    That’s too bad the marble will chip and stain. It’s sure pretty but no one wants a counter that doesn’t age well.

  16. Raymond
    November 7, 2023 at 4:24 am

    This is why I try and keep my decor fairly neutral as a base and just add accessories that can easily be changed and updated.

  17. Melanie E
    November 7, 2023 at 4:28 am

    I completely agree with this. There are some design trends that certainly won’t stand the test of time. Things like mismatched furniture is something I never got on board with.

  18. Samantha Donnelly
    November 7, 2023 at 5:19 am

    I can see why some of these will not age well, decorating does come down to individual taste but it is still worth thinking about how long it will be what you want

  19. Hari
    November 7, 2023 at 5:47 am

    I know nothing about interior design but I agree that white and grey color patterns lack life and attraction. Learned a lot and thanks for putting this wonderful resource together.

  20. Ambuj Saxena
    November 7, 2023 at 6:07 am

    This is a very honest analysis of the current interior design trends. I really appreciate the way the current trends have been analysed and alternatives have been proposed.

  21. Marie Cris Angeles
    November 7, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Woah! All these are great ideas. I will save this for inspo. Were planning to renovate our house next year.

  22. Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    November 7, 2023 at 8:13 am

    So true! Keeping up with ever-evolving interior design trends can be a real challenge, not to mention expensive. Your post’s perspective on predicting trends to avoid makes so much sense. It’s a valuable guide for those looking to create a timeless and enduring home style. Thanks for the insights.

  23. Melanie williams
    November 7, 2023 at 10:59 am

    We are in the process of planning some home changes so this is really handy as we are after timeless looks that will age well so we now know what to avoid x

  24. Rob A.
    November 7, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Your analysis of the latest design trends and your perspective on their longevity is quite thought-provoking.

    It’s essential for anyone looking to update their living spaces to consider not only what’s trendy now but also what will stand the test of time.

  25. Natalie
    November 7, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    One of my rooms is white and grey haha. Interesting hearing these perspectives. Just more of a reason for a refresh every so often!

  26. Jupiter Hadley
    November 8, 2023 at 7:22 am

    I love marble counter tops! They feel timeless and look great in kitchens!

  27. Paula Richie
    November 8, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Some of those interiors are god-awful! We’ve never followed trends in interior design.

  28. Vanda Kray
    November 15, 2023 at 3:59 am

    the idea of mixing up furniture instead of going for the matchy-matchy look is brilliant — adds a touch of fun