(Closed) Home trends

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I took a test a very long time ago and it said i am a romantic french country.

I wouldn’t mind getting one of these but in red.

Post # 4
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love a lot of decor and design trends. I really love kitchens with stone floors, for example. To figure out if a trend has any staying power, figure out whether the materials are durable. So, granite- huge staying power because it is so durable. However, colors of particular granite will probably become more and less popular over time. Same with things like cabinet colors. 

I really love two story foyers. They’re very modern and I don’t know how much staying power they’ll have given the added heating and cooling costs. Functionally, having a 2 story foyer was a lifesaver when it came to moving in. Holla, king size bed!

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Trends I like-

Grey- It’s been all over my wardrobe for years, and I am so thrilled to see it being used more in interior design.

Open floor plans- They are so much better for entertaining and casual family living.

White kitchens- They feel fresh, clean, bright, and welcoming to me. J’adore.

Kelly green- I am all over this color. Too bad Mr. LK is not a fan. 🙁

Blue- Navy and pale blue are hot colors right now. I think out guestroom is going to get some serious navy blue action.

Wood floors laid in a chevron pattern- Swoon. This one makes me go absolutely weak in the knees.

High end wallpaper- Damask, chinoiserrie, grasscloth, metallic… it’s all so hot right now. I am trying to figure out how to work it into our house without breaking the bank. I really want to do grasscloth on the entire wall behind our bed. I love the texture of it.

Good old fashioned woodwork/trimwork- I’m seeing a lot more high end woodwork going on from crown moldings to window casings to wainscoting. I think it’s fabulous.

Mixing it up- Mismatched dining room chairs, furniture of different styles/periods all in one room, mixing fabric patterns, different metal finishes…. I just love how we are breaking out of the “matchy matchy” mindset.

Gold- It’s back. I’ve seen it done well, and I’ve seen it done poorly.

Spa bathrooms- I want one so bad, but it’s not at all in the budget. Oh what I wouldn’t do for my very own steam shower.

Vintage- It’s trendy right now, just like it is in the wedding world. There’s a nostalgia about old stuff and the way things used to be.


Trends on their way out-

Granite- It’s definitely an early-mid 2000s thing. I’m seeing tons of honed marble now, which is not practical for a lot of people.

Minimalism- It will always be around, but it’s not nearly as “in” now as it once was. I think that when the economy turns south, people want to surround themselves with things that feel warm, relaxed and cozy at home. Minimalism is definitely not warm, relaxed, and cozy feeling for most people.

Accent walls- Thank goodness. They needed to go.

Tuscan colors- It was an early 90s trend. Sorry, OP. But if you really love it, who cares whether it’s “in style” or not.



Post # 6
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lovekiss:  One place green REALLY works for us is our kitchen.  The countertops are a really nice formica, which I am seeing more and more often as a viable alternative to granite. 

Still needs a ceramic floor though!

Post # 7
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrBroccoli:  Baha I didn’t see that you had posted this and I was like, THAT BEE POSTED A PICTURE OF OUR KITCHEN OMG. Then I realized it wasn’t some woman on weddingbee but rather my own fiance.  D’oh.

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m loving all the grey, the mismatched furniture, open floor plans, big kitchens and bathrooms, and lots of custom touches. 

I’m honestly not sure what is on it’s way out, i’ve never been a big trend spotter. I kind of find it hard to believe that granite is going because it seems like it has been a staple for SO long, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I do certainly think that for a while it was the “only” option for an impressive kitchen and now there are a ton of other great options from other solid surfaces like marble or quartz to concrete, butcher block, etc. 

I really try not to worry much about what is in and out, as long as I love my home. Since I”m the one who has to look at it every day after all 🙂

Post # 9
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t know what’s on it’s way out. But I love an eclectic house – a mix of styles. Some glitz (my West Elm capiz dining room chandelier), some rustic touches (my World Market rustic dining room table), etc.

I’m not big on wallpaper. And I HATE “theme” rooms. I like the entire house to be cohesive in some way or another, and not have every room be so different from each other.

Post # 10
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have no clue what’s ‘in style’ right now (we’ve been renting for the last 2 years), but I know what I like, for sure. Like OP, I LOVE brick accents – think its so beautiful. I also love grey, some of the really cool backsplashes I’ve seen in kitchens, accent patterns (like one stand-out piece of furniture), and open-concept anything. We’ll be looking for our first house in the next month or so, and I’m so excited!

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, I don’t really know about trends or anything. I prefer a clean, cozy look…think Pottery Barn. Lots of neutrals and lighter colors. Black or stainless steel appliances. Open floor plans. Front doors in fun colors (preferably matching the shutters!). Nice trim, but only in white (I hate wood finishes unless they’re dark).

I don’t think granite counter tops will ever be outdated, unless they’re in weird colors. Nice, tough countertops will always be in style, unlike the white with gold fleck laminate countertops at my old place, or the faux butcher block laminate where we live now. Unfortunately, people pick things in weird colors that aren’t easy to change (green counter tops or green cabinets, purple cabinets, mauve counter tops, etc.) because that’s what they like right now. I feel like it’s always better to choose something more classic/neutral and dress up other things (furniture, paint, etc.).

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