Wednesday , 6 December 2023
Bad Interior Design Trends

Bad Interior Design Trends

2018 interior design trends

When it comes to interior design trends, like anything else, there are always the good, the bad, and the ugly when trying to keep up with the times, and there are many unfathomable. To keep you posted and to avoid bad decorating decisions and practices, we’ve made a picklist of which bad interior design trends should be avoided for good reason.

Art paint

ugly wall paint interior design trends

We thought this trend left us in the 90s, but we saw it come back on stage for no good reason. It’s too smart and DIY is unnecessary and frankly downright ugly. Go solid, go striped, go patterned, just don’t go faux, please!

The X carpet

Carpet trends

Sure, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the carpet above, we are just fed up with seeing it everywhere. From Walmart to Abc Carpet & Home, this rug happens to be one of the bad interior design trends that make every room in your home look commonplace. Do you really want the basis of a room to be something that everyone else has?


bad interior design trends 2018

Gorgeous slim molding doesn’t deserve the 90s tattoo-inspired decal and neither does a wall in your home. While we don’t recommend it if you really want to go for an inexpensive decal, adult, contemporary silhouettes are a source that is way too early in Cabos for our liking.

Inspirational signs

the worst trends in interior design

In the absence of such a way to find inspiration for motivational greeting card signage, let’s leave this bad trend with interior decorating for kids and seniors, as it’s almost impossible to take kitschy signage decorating a home seriously.

Raw waste wood

Avoid trends in interior design

While there is reclaimed wood, there is only something about the finish that people get so wrong. When thinking of interior design trends that you can implement yourself, we recommend that you focus on craftsmanship and placement while keeping the overall look uniform and symmetrical, as the wall above is like a shipwreck and has been randomly assembled.

Everything is upcycled

ugly interior design trends

As for bad interior design trends, we’ve seen enough terrible DIY upcycled furniture to last a lifetime. They often look too cheap, homemade and incomplete. While we’re at it, what do you think the ceiling ladder (above) is used for?

Farmhouse style

bad trends in interior design

While there’s nothing wrong with shabby chic here and there, we recommend skipping any farmhouse interior decorating trends we’ve seen all too much of – unless you actually live in a real farmhouse. And please, no more barn doors while you’re at it, it’s just too themed.

Mason jars

worst trends in interior design

Good God, enough with the mason jars! Sure, they can do basic functions, but they’re probably one of our most despised bad interior design trends, given that they’re a bit too rural and young. If you are of a certain age, please put the glass down and opt for an adult drinking vessel. Use mason jars for storage rather than decorative purposes.

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