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Just for Fun - The Ten Decorating Trends You Wish Would Go Away

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The 10 Decorating Trends You Wish Would Go Away

We asked, you answered. From taxidermy to stainless steel, here are the top trends that our Facebook followers said are over — and hoping will finally fade away in 2013.

http://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/decorating-trends/decorating-mistakes-1212?src=nl&mag=hbu&list=nl_hbn_dot_non_011013_decorating-mistakes&kw=ist#slide-1


Do you have any of these?  Do you think they are mistakes, or are there trends on this list that you disagree with?

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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Vertical15
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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While the one in the photo is pretty I wouldn't like it.

Quoting TigerofMu:

TVs on the Mantel

"Televisions hung above the fireplace." —Kelly J.


new_mom808
by Andrea on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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 I'm still a big fan of food for decor and the open layouts. I'm waaayyyy over the stainless steel and i've never been a fan of dead animal decor.

TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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I think that's a whole different situation!

Quoting Vertical15:

I do have an Eiffle Tower statue on my shelf.  It was my grandmothers and its all I have of her.  So I don't know how cliched that is?

Quoting TigerofMu:

Clichéd Design

"Attempts at Parisian design by putting an Eiffel Tower statue on a shelf and a black-and-white harlequin rug on the floor." —Lou L



TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Not a big fan of stainless steel, but I don't like the texture, drives me nuts...you will see this answer again on the chalkboard :).  I think we're going to go with butcher block when we get to the countertops.

Quoting Vertical15:

I like stainless steel though I don't have it and I guess I would like granite but I'm not sure if I would recognize it in any home right away.  I've noticed when I watch house hunters people do seem obsessed with it.  I say it all depends on the space.

Quoting TigerofMu:

Cookie-Cutter Kitchens

"I'm waiting patiently for the end of stainless-steel appliances and granite counter tops. What's next?"—Deb O.



TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Chalk dust makes me sick, and the texture of the chalkboard and the chalk creeps me out.  I could handle a dry erase board!  But not a whole houseful.

Quoting Vertical15:

I like the chalkboard look but I wonder about the amount of chalk dust?  And I wouldn't want a whole wall of it or anything but maybe one area or so.

Quoting TigerofMu:

Chalkboard Overload

"Turning every vertical surface in your house into a chalkboard." —Jennifer K.



TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

A little goes a long ways, but those cushions are kind of cute.

Quoting Vertical15:

I think this depends on where or how much really. 

Quoting TigerofMu:

Neon

"Don't start the neon trend. Leave the colors in the '80s where they belong." —Laura J.



jlbelknap35
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM
I love open houses. I hate having people over and going into the kitchen or living room or something and feel segregated. I wanna be able to cook and stay in the grove of the party. We have a house like that now and I LOVE it.
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Annettey19
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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I agree with the word decorations (family, eat, love, etc.) and the chalkboard thing. I'm on Pinterest a lot, so I get tired of the DIY overkill sometimes. Other than that, I don't think all of the things on the list were bad. I don't think taxidermy is necessarily a trend, and while open layouts in every house aren't good, I do think they look nice. Granite counter tops I do wonder about. They look nice, but I think they will end up dated, maybe?

TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I meant to clarify this, because unless you've been in my living room this may not make much sense.  The wood/coal stove that we use to heat our house is in the living room and makes it too warm for a television.  

Quoting TigerofMu:

We can't even have a TV in our living room.  It gets too hot and the TV blinks off and on.  

Quoting batjmom:

Too high to look up to I think

Quoting TigerofMu:

TVs on the Mantel

"Televisions hung above the fireplace." —Kelly J.



TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jan. 10, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Yes.  I hate those kitchens that are a whole separate room, or where the cupboards cover the opening.  I like an open kitchen/dining/living room or other area plan.  I do like my bedrooms and bathrooms on their own though! ;)

Quoting jlbelknap35:

I love open houses. I hate having people over and going into the kitchen or living room or something and feel segregated. I wanna be able to cook and stay in the grove of the party. We have a house like that now and I LOVE it.


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