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Popular Interior Design Styles That Won’t Age Well

(5 min read) We are all aware that interior design trends are constantly changing. Sometimes they are evolving and other times they are…rolling downward until they become obsolete. Either way, one thing is certain, your modern home interior is at the mercy of this ever-changing process. What’s popular this year could be easily thrown away as trash by the critics next year. Just ask mumble rappers…

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Are neon plastic and weirdly shaped furnishings here to stay? Image source: Link.


Needless to say, interior design trends are very hard to predict, as well as their longevity. Would you believe me if I told you that beaded curtains and carpeted bathrooms were all the rage once upon a time? Imagine carpeting your lovely bathroom mosaic floor one of these days. Oh, the blasphemy!

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Millennial pink is still alive and well, but…Image source: Link.


On that note, experts are always trying to predict which trends will flop quickly and which are here to stay. We have our top five shooting stars here and it’s our estimate that they will gloriously disappear within a year or so. Let’s hope we’ll never see them again…

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Too kooky to last. Image source: Link.


Neon Plastic

So this particular trend came to be due to the all-consuming ’90s nostalgia movement that’s been going on for the past two years. We already met it, had a whirlwind romance with it, we let it have its way with us, and it left us feeling kinda disgusted with ourselves… Why did we want it back? Beats me. It’s like watching a car crash. You know it’s gonna be awful, but you just can’t look away. Don’t get me wrong. If you are up for some neon fun times, go for it. However, don’t throw all of your savings on a lime green neon plastic designer piece expecting it to last for years.

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It’s cute, but will it last? Image source: Link.


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Even the subtlest of pieces can be too much when it comes to neon plastic…Image source: Link.


Millennial Pink

As much as I do understand the mood-boosting qualities of wearing pink, I don’t think that this trend of pink on pink will age well. In fact, I think it will die screaming. I mean, if this was a horror movie, a busty girlfriend wearing pink would be the first to go. However, this is not a movie, and this ridiculous trend that has been going on since 2017 keeps prevailing. However, I don’t care how many pink faux fur and cowboy hats Lil Nas X pushes, and how many pink bell bottom pants Gigi Hadid wears, this ridiculous trend just has to become boring and die eventually.

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Too sweet to last long. Image source: Link.


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Some vintage modular millennial pink… for the time being. Image source: Link.


Marble kitchens

Marble has been a surefire hit in kitchens for ages now, but its undisputed reign is coming to an end. Not that marble is getting a bad rep or anything, but there are just too many materials out there at the moment. Soap-stone, granite, quartz, ceramic tiles, laminates, etc. are all terrific options and all have their pros and cons. Marble will likely never completely die down as a kitchen material, but its monopoly over kitchens is definitely being compromised more and more as time goes by.

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Its majesty marble is on a shaky throne as of recent. Image source: Link.


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Sophisticated and classy, but maybe it’s been present in our kitchens for too long?… Image source: Link.


Wacky sculptural furniture

Wacky and weird-looking furniture trends are the answer to this nostalgia craze that’s been going on everywhere. From the movie industry and the flood of coming-of-age movies, through remixes of good ole songs we forgot about, to rounded mint-green refrigerators and boucle everything, previous decades seem to be coming back with a twist. Needless to say, we’ve seen these odd furnishings come and go once and we will certainly see them go again.

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I don’t care how popular it gets, it will always look like a poop emoji…Image source: Link.


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The 70s seem to be back, but will they stay…? Image source: Link.


TV-centric living rooms

The pandemic had us all binge-watching our favorite TV shows to seemingly no end. Is it strange that we are becoming a bit sick of our TVs? It is to be expected. Not to mention that they are also spoiling every single design style with their boring look. So, I predict we’ll be seeing more and more non-centric rooms. Mosaic artwork here, a painting there, but not a huge TV to ruin the stylish vibe.

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More shelves, less TV, please. Image source: Link.


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TV-centric in its entirety. Image source: Link.


So, these are just some of the trends that have truly taken the stage these past couple of years, but it’s safe to say that they will dwindle down or go away with a bang pretty soon. It is highly unlikely you’ll see a poop-emoji-looking Terrazza sofa or neon pink plastic shelves anywhere in ten years.

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24 Comments

  1. Beth
    September 23, 2022 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    These are great examples of why you should always opt for timeless designs rather than the newest trends.

  2. Sarah Stockley
    September 24, 2022 at 4:54 am — Reply

    I agree, some trends age way too quickly. In the 90s I had an inflatable chair in my bedroom alongside loads of colourful gadgets. I much prefer natural looking furniture.

  3. Lisa
    September 24, 2022 at 4:16 pm — Reply

    The neon plastic trend… I have never understood it. These are all trends that thankfully we can say we have avoided.

  4. Lavanda Michelle
    September 24, 2022 at 6:52 pm — Reply

    I always love a tv-centric living room. They always seem so inviting and cozy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Laura
    September 24, 2022 at 11:14 pm — Reply

    I am not a fan of the marble kitchens and everyone seems to have one. I love millennial pink but it can be too much pretty quickly.

  6. Rhian Westbury
    September 25, 2022 at 10:08 am — Reply

    There are so many different interior design styles, and some really cool ones here. We don’t tend to go with what’s popular with our house, but that’s the important thing, that it works for you x

  7. Paula Richie
    September 25, 2022 at 1:35 pm — Reply

    Wow. All of those designs now look hideous to me. Good example of popular styles gone bad.

  8. Renata Feyen
    September 25, 2022 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    Oh my, that neon plastic is not for me. It is not easy on the eyes if you ask me. I would rather have an all pink room then

  9. Luna S
    September 26, 2022 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    Some of these designs & pieces are really out there, but I like them at the same time. Great posts, it is always neat to see different home decor styles.

  10. Rosey
    September 27, 2022 at 5:49 am — Reply

    I think it would be great to have an all pink room. I’m not sure how the rest of the family would feel about it, lol, but I’d be delighted.

  11. Natasha Mairs
    September 27, 2022 at 6:38 am — Reply

    I hate the neon plastic look. Too tacky for me. But I do love the pink and the TV centered living room.

  12. Melanie E
    September 27, 2022 at 9:10 am — Reply

    Although it’s hard to predict the longevity of trends there are some destined to fail from the outset. I don’t see the pink lasting long. I hated it from the outset.

  13. Riv
    September 27, 2022 at 11:52 am — Reply

    Neon plastic should never be allowed! I can see why these designs won’t age well, I don’t like any of them!

  14. Tammy
    September 27, 2022 at 11:55 am — Reply

    Yeah I totally agree with this. I think working with a neutral base is key and then you can add trendy accessories but it’s easier to change and redesign when it isn’t permanent like paint or built-in fixtures. I feel like these trends will get boring very quickly so it’s nice to be able to swap things in and out without breaking the bank either.

  15. Christine H
    September 27, 2022 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    Although these styles are not for me, I laughed as I looked at them and read though. I am probably considered boring as I like neutrals and safe designs. And I wouldn’t call our house trendy by any means!

  16. Melanie williams
    September 27, 2022 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    There are some really nice interior styles here for sure. The marble kitchen for me always works as a very clean space x

  17. Clarice
    September 27, 2022 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    These are great insights! I agree with you there are many that will flop and actually only a few of the trends would be timeless.

    I actually love pink but I wouldn’t want to go this route for my home interiors.

  18. Jane
    September 28, 2022 at 3:16 am — Reply

    Some trends really do come and go so fast it is often not worth investing in them. Then again, some people keep their interior the same for years, where others change more often.

  19. Melissa Dixon
    September 28, 2022 at 11:31 am — Reply

    I have always thought about using pink but then think about how poorly a color like that can age. These colors were so cool at one time!

  20. Laura Street
    September 28, 2022 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    Yup some of these won’t age well but I also like the idea of embracing trends in the moment and being flexible to change although I’m still not sure about neon

    Laura x

  21. Yonca
    September 29, 2022 at 2:02 am — Reply

    Can’t agree more! “More shalves less tv”. Liked it. I like to use colors for decoration but trends change often.

  22. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    September 29, 2022 at 4:56 am — Reply

    Those are all wonderful examples of interior design styles you’ve got there and they all look amazing! Definitely loving the marble kitchens a lot for sure.

  23. Samantha Donnelly
    September 29, 2022 at 10:39 am — Reply

    You have chosen some great examples. It reallly is worth looking at the future and if you will really want to change everything

  24. Nicole Hood
    October 4, 2022 at 10:54 am — Reply

    Wow! These are hilarious! I think the green fluffy one is the craziest.

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