While some decor is timeless, some just ... isn't. It's sad, but true. That's why we asked a few of our go-to designers to level with us and reveal they believe have seen their best days.
"I'm growing weary of mid-century pieces used out of context," designer says. "As someone living on the west coast, we seem to be completely inundated with pieces from that period and that 1950s kitsch gets on my nerves." Instead, he prefers furnishings from the mid-1800s.
"I love a good like anyone else, however it's time to skip the skin!" says designer . "You can still get a similar or ." Which is safer, too, since cowhide might offend some guests.
In Bilotto's opinion, light bulbs are meant to be covered by a shade — end of story. "Time and time again I see people placing Edison bulbs in lamps that were not designed to have them," he says.
"Yes, they are cute and super power of a flower still reigns supreme," Bilotto says. Supplement your windowsills or centerpieces with to add a pop of color to your room., but the
"Industrial-looking or bronze and gold instead, which are having a moment and will help lend elegance to your space.have had their day," says designer . He recommends shiny, warm metals like
When done right, designer says can be useful — but people often come across the inclined to untidiness, ." Plus, keeping items dust-free requires constant upkeep.: "If you're the least bit
Even though Bilotto take this trend too far. "You may actually lose space inside your home by eliminating places to hang art work, place furniture and create privacy," he says.(mom can cook, kids can play), he says it's possible to
Or framed quote posters and opt for actual or ," says Bilotto. "And let's keep the cute sayings to your greeting cards.". "Time to scrap the
"While it's great to have a period piece as your starting off point, it's more aesthetically intriguing to create a look that cohesively mixes elements from the past and the future," Sheets says. So statements (versus an entire room of antiques) is the way to go.
"Oversized furniture not only serves to overwhelm, but they have become an inefficient use of space," Sheets says. If you're tempted to pick out a giant chair you can curl up in, he points out that an will make your home feel bigger.