Home trends to keep in the closet

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HOME FASHION trends come and go so quickly, at times it’s hard for us to keep up with what’s in and what’s out.

However there are a few trends that are best left back in the 80’s, 90’s or noughties where they originally surfaced. Here are ten of the worst that no home should ever witness again:

AVOCADO GREEN AND HARVEST GOLD

Avocado bathrooms anyone? They were a must in any new build house in the 1980’s building boom. These two calm colours were staples of the 70s too, however, the colour combination can come off as drab and, naturally, outdated.

DAMN IT …. GRANITE

The early 2000s witnessed a single-material overload, often appearing in the mass application of dark granite in kitchens. Today, accents tend to be more effective, and a minimalist, modern aesthetic with lighter materials is often preferred.

TUSCAN KITCHENS

This style was everywhere in the early 2000s. Today’s kitchens, however, focus on creating a light, airy place to cook, rather than emulating a dark Italian villa.

PINE FURNITURE

Now, let’s face it an occasional pine accent is quite acceptable. But in the 80s and 90s, it was just about everywhere, from bookshelves to dressers to chests.

BEAN BAG SEATING

Hello 90s. Though this may have been a handy chair to eat a slice of pizza in between college lectures, it should never leave a dorm room, for the sake of your back.

HOLLYWOOD MIRROR LIGHTS

Yes, you’re a star. But that doesn’t mean you need to be blinded by this 90s trend every morning.

SPONGE EFFECT WALLS

Homeowners in the 90s started getting crafty, but unfortunately, that often meant swapping carefully painted walls for ….. wait for it, sponge painting. Although it created ‘texture’ most people appreciate today’s chic, bold and sponge-free look instead.

GLASS BLOCKS

In years past, glass blocks were used to let light shine into a shower area without sacrificing privacy. Now, however, they may come off as dated. Homes today are more likely to use creative glass designs or a skylight to offer privacy.

VERTICAL BLINDS

Do you really want your home to resemble an insurance office? Not only are these annoying to open and close, but they’re also a relic of the past. Invest in some well-made curtains for an eye-catching element in the room.

FAKE FRUIT

Although there was something satisfying about pinching those rubber and plastic grapes throughout the 90s, the dust that collected on them wasn’t as fun. Faux has been traded for fresh with the growing popularity of eating green and shopping local farmer’s markets.

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