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9 Tacky and Outdated Home Decoration Trends To Avoid in 2022

If you’re planning to give your home a full makeover, it’s best to avoid outdated home decoration trends that are falling out of style. Not only will they make your house look dated, but they’ll also feel like an eyesore after a while.

Thankfully, we’re here to help you figure out which outdated home decoration trends you should avoid. Here are a few ones that are on their way out:

1. Open-floor plan

Watch any home renovation show and you’ll find builders tearing down walls to create an open-plan living room. But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people utilize their homes. Remote work and distance learning have become more common, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that they’re here to stay.

Given that, people now crave spaces where they can be free to study or work without distractions. Naturally, these study rooms or home offices should be quiet and private, without feeling like cramped office cubicles.

Still, that doesn’t mean you have to go with a traditional building design and start putting up walls everywhere. To create a compromise, try broken-plan living. It’s the midway point between the open and traditional floor plans. 

Instead of walls, you can use zoning furniture, privacy screens, and glazed glass walls to demarcate spaces. The goal is to maintain the same level of connectivity between rooms but offer privacy. Make sure that light flows freely across the entire space.

2. Boring neutrals

Most building designers lean towards neutral colors when renovating a property. However, as more people start spending time indoors, it makes sense to warm up the space and personalize the colors to their individual tastes. 

If you don’t want to commit to colored tiles or wallpaper, free to add pops of color to the furniture, decor, and accessories. Installing a feature wall painted in a different color can also do the trick.

3. All-white kitchens

Same with boring neutrals, all-white kitchens are starting to feel too cold and sterile. What’s worse, people who want all-white kitchens also tend to choose the same design elements: Carrera marble countertops, shaker cabinets, and open shelving.

If you don’t want to repeat this overused trend, go for bold, dark kitchens. Fibreboard cabinets with flat panels are particularly great at giving kitchens a sleek, modern feel. In case black cabinets feel too dark for you, you can try dark blues or greens.

Alternatively, you can keep the white cabinets but add pops of color by installing colored or patterned wall tiles. You can also choose to add contrast by installing dark quartz countertops.

4. Subway tiles

Subway tiles are sleek and gorgeous, but they seem to have become too popular in recent years. These days, you’ll find subway tiles in every newly renovated kitchen or bathroom.

If you want your outdated home decoration to make an impact, ditch the subway tiles for more unique geometric tiles. For example, you can pick hexagonal or diamond-shaped tiles in unique colors. You can also go for textured tiles to create a truly unique bathroom or kitchen.

5. Marble and granite everything

Most homeowners gravitate towards marble and granite whenever they plan a kitchen or bathroom renovation – for good reason. Marble and granite counters look classy and elegant in these spaces. 

However, more and more building designers have started opting for quartz countertops. Not only are they easier to clean and maintain, but they’re also less prone to staining. So, you don’t have to worry about coffee or tomato sauce changing the color of your countertops forever.

6. Ultra minimalist

Uncluttered, sparsely decorated homes were all the rage in the early 2000s. But as more people spend more time at home, they’re looking for more meaningful and personalized home accents that reflect their personalities and hobbies.

This is why draftsman suggests that instead of minimalist designs, cluster core and grand millennial styles are becoming quite popular. These are all about mixing and matching old and new finishes to create a unique look. Antique furniture, in particular, is becoming a trend among young homeowners. That’s because antique pieces are more sustainable and well-built compared to flimsy, factory-made pieces.

Moreover, just like every hit movie from the ‘80s and the ‘90s, maximalism is getting a much-awaited reboot. Neutral and solid colors are making way for bold colors and fun patterns.

7. Faux midcentury modern

Midcentury modern was an interior design style that became popular in the 1950s. It’s characterized by its liberal use of angular shapes and straight lines, especially when it comes to furniture and decor. 

However, this style can easily look dated if you overdo it. To bring this style back to the contemporary era, you can opt to add furniture and decor with curved shapes, like rounded coffee tables or curved sofas.

8. Framed word art

Framed word art decals are quite common in Pinterest-inspired bedrooms and living rooms. But these prints often come with corny messages like “Enjoy every moment like it’s your last” or “Be you.”

Instead of framed word art, swap it for actual art paintings or art pieces. Scour flea markets for a piece that matches your home interior. 

9. Millennial pink paint

Millennial pink was a huge trend in the past decade. But just like any bold color trend, it’s now considered passé. If you’re still into the soft hue, you can use it for items you can easily replace, like bedside tables or pillowcases.

April Talens

Carmina Caparras is an interior design and architecture nerd who has been writing about home renovation trends for more than a decade. She spends most of her days writing web content for some of the world’s leading web d