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Trends that should pass away with the pandemic

(4 min read) So, it’s been a while since we did that “unpopular opinions” piece and I thought it’s just the right time to do another. This one is a bit chunkier and a bit more sarcastic, but so are we after all these quarantines and lockdowns…

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Cute, simple and bench-free

Coffee table books

What the heck is a coffee table book and why do you need it? Seriously? You need people to see that Art, Fashion and Architecture by Louis Vuitton you’ve never read, right? Because… Why? So as a horror fan I should display Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix on my coffee table because it’s big, it looks cool and people should know I have it? Nah, I don’t get it, sorry. That fakery should die together with Covid and if not, they should invent a vaccine against it too. Unless you are actually reading a book, keep it off of your table. Hard pass.


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Okay, are you gonna read those now?

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Unless you are actually reading it, no book on top of the table is needed. Design by Christopher Knight Home.

Tik Tok DIY interior decoration trends

OMG, someone hand me a spoon, so I can gouge my eyes out. No better yet, take that can of expanding foam and spray it in my eyes before you ruin that mirror or “make” that vase. Seriously! and that homemade cardboard/bronze solar system looks just like the one you saw on Etsy. By all means, please hang it on your ceiling! *insert sick green-faced emoji here


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Voila! Not my kinda vase! Stool by Nordal.

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Now stand in front of it and say “Bloody Mary” three times.

TV above the fireplace

Your fireplace is already a focal point of the room. Your TV is… ugly. Yes. It might be functional and you might love it, but it’s ugly. It’s a black square for crying out loud. It’s basically a black hole you’ve decided to ruin your focal point with. Leave your fireplace alone, or put a mirror or a painting above it. Put your fun-box elsewhere.


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Oh look! Two black squares. Yey.

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There ya go!

Fury carpets and covers

Masochistic much? No, we’re not judging, you do you boo. If you’re into some light self-torture, that’s your thing. I mean, some people support James Charles, some people read Chandler Morrison, some people listen to NBA Young Boy, and some people put furry carpets in their houses. Yes, yes, some people just voluntarily add some dust-collecting mite habitats in their own homes. Don’t ask me why. I dunno. Don’t be one of those people. Go support Elvis the Alien, read Kealan Patrick Burke, listen to J. Cole, and put a loop pile carpet in your living room. Express your masochistic tendencies elsewhere. *wink, wink


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Love nest for mites and dust-bunnies. Photo by The Rug Seller.

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Perfectly stylish, easy to clean solution.

Dining benches

So, you love your dining bench? Okay. Make a three-course meal for your dinner party and a bowl of fruit punch just for fun. Now sit on your bench — IN THE MIDDLE. There. That’s it. You wanna cry huh? Yeah, your dining bench looks cute, but you should chop it up and use it as firewood for that fireplace under your TV.


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May the force be with you, dude in the middle.

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Aaaand every guest is happy!

Aaaand that would be it for this one. I hope you had some fun, I hope you had some laughs and I hope I made you think twice before you decide to mount that TV above your fireplace.


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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

Passionate art enthusiast; avid reader (you can find me on Goodreads under the same name); movie connoisseur; intolerable before my morning coffee.

27 Comments

  1. P.
    August 6, 2021 at 4:48 am — Reply

    I loved the sarcasm of this post and couldn’t agree more about the TIkTok DIY ideas, some trends go viral and you can only wonder what is people thinking to go for it. I enjoyed myself a lot with this reading. Thank you.

  2. Wren LaPorte
    August 6, 2021 at 10:07 am — Reply

    I have to almost fully agree with you. There are just some decorating ideas that aren’t just unattractive, but unusable.

  3. Krysten Quiles
    August 6, 2021 at 11:01 am — Reply

    I agree with almost all of these, but don’t take away my coffee table books!

  4. Romy
    August 6, 2021 at 11:59 am — Reply

    Love this list of stuff to go away! Honesty and being direct!

  5. Catherine
    August 6, 2021 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    You are so right about the television above the fireplace- two black squares! LOL I agree with you on a lot of these trends.

  6. Jupiter Hadley
    August 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    I love dining benches! They are so useful when you have kids – you can fit so many of them on there! Those tik tok diys though – they are laughable!

  7. Paula Richie
    August 6, 2021 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    I agree that some interior design trends need to go. These are dreadful!

  8. michelle
    August 6, 2021 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    So pleased to be able to read this and say, no, I don’t have any of those things!! lol It might be different if my Tik Tok crazy daughters had their way!

  9. Lauren
    August 6, 2021 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    What is that foam stuff? But yeah, it’s not looking great in these examples! LOL and I always hate bench seats because my back inevitably starts hurting.

    -Lauren

  10. August 6, 2021 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    Interesting read. We used our living room non-stop during the pandemic! Agree with the coffee table books as our coffee table consistently had a puzzle going! BUT, we moved the TV into the living room and over the fireplace as that is the only place that made sense. I agree it’s ugly and am always trying to find solutions to cover it when not in use.

  11. August 7, 2021 at 12:17 am — Reply

    I haven’t seen those vases or frames before. My sister just put her tv above her fireplace and I don’t like it there much but she does. 🙂

  12. Edyineth Melgarejo
    August 7, 2021 at 10:47 am — Reply

    This is very interesting! Love all the decor. Thanks for sharing your tips.

  13. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    August 7, 2021 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    I don’t use any books on my coffee table. It’s just unnecessary clutter as far as I can see. I’m totally with you on that x

  14. Lavanda Michelle
    August 7, 2021 at 9:52 pm — Reply

    I love this list of stuff to go away! I’m totally with you!

  15. Lily
    August 8, 2021 at 12:09 am — Reply

    I cracked up at the tik tok trends. The mirror and vases are ugly gross!

  16. Laura le Roux
    August 8, 2021 at 12:25 am — Reply

    hahaha love this!!! I haven’t see those DIY tik tok things – they are quite something!

    I do love the look of benches but yeah once you are in you are in!

  17. Erin
    August 8, 2021 at 12:30 am — Reply

    I agree with the dining benches that they should go. Also that foam around the mirror doesn’t look good either!

  18. Blair villanueva
    August 8, 2021 at 9:46 am — Reply

    I am literally smiling while reading this post. I never tried any tiktok decor or designing hacks, nor that fake Chanel book, although I have a book about rare plant species on my coffee table.
    I’m quite guilty of having fake fur rugs! Hey, I got them for free, lol.

  19. Lasonia
    August 8, 2021 at 9:56 am — Reply

    I can agree that some of these design trends need to go away. I’m not ready to get rid of the tv above the fireplace just yet though, lol.

  20. Cynthia Nicoletti
    August 8, 2021 at 10:17 am — Reply

    Loved this read !! I do have to say I won’t be getting rid of my furry blankets and rugs !!, to cozy 🙂

  21. A.Z.
    August 8, 2021 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    That was an interesting read! And I completely agree with you. I never keep my books on top of table.

  22. Lara
    August 8, 2021 at 9:06 pm — Reply

    Totally agree with these. It’s funny – we haven’t had a coffee table in years and I don’t think we’ll ever go back to coffee table books again.

  23. Val
    August 9, 2021 at 7:06 am — Reply

    Agreed with several of these!

  24. Jennifer Passmore
    August 9, 2021 at 9:13 am — Reply

    oh, about the coffee table books, that was good! I always wondered the purpose of them. I mean, they just sit there, lol.

  25. Christiana
    August 9, 2021 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    Nice Post! I love the ideas you shared and the tone you used in passing this page.

  26. Iftikhar ahmed
    August 18, 2021 at 11:34 am — Reply

    wow….. I love it.

  27. RAD
    August 31, 2021 at 9:30 am — Reply

    I just love the way you critic. It is funny and sarcastic but lots of ideas and learning. …..
    Taking a cue…..
    Waiting for more….

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