You Don’t Have to Like Every Trend

Trends come and go and before you hop on board, really think about if you want to get in on it.  And by get on it- I mean spend money on it. There are some trends I can’t stand, there are some I like but not in my home, and there are some I HAVE TO HAVE RIGHT NOW.

For example:

  • chevron, aka, zig zags. Meh. I think it’s cute, I have a few little chevron accents here and there in the form of a storage basket and a small metal planter. But a whole wall? It’s just not really my taste.
chevron wall, gray wall, accent wall

It looks so so sweet, and I can totally appreciate the massive amount of time it took, but I just don’t think I’m that whimsical of a gal. (But you should totally check out Michelle’s blog anyway, because her bathrooom redo- I DIE.)

  • emerald green: Pantone’s color of the year was emerald, and I’ve seen some real awesome pieces of furniture and stenciled walls lately. But there’s no green anywhere in my house, and I’m not about to change my who decor direction to be stylish for the year.
Holy crap did Jenny knock it out of the park with this faux malachite desk- but this would never work in any room I've got.

Holy crap did Jenny knock it out of the park with this faux malachite desk DIY- but this would never work in any room I’ve got. I would find a way to make those chairs work though. I WOULD FIND A WAY.

  • two tone kitchen cabinets: light colored uppers, dark colored lowered. The things my dreams are made of. I would die for white uppers and slate gray lowers, but that’s a house #2 dream, not right now but I’ll never let go….
two toned cabinets, kitchen

I love Ashley’s kitchen so much. It’s so opened, and contrasted, and fantastic.

  • Hexagons: I think this is going to be a big trend, up and coming right now. And imma get my hands on it realllllll soon. Because it makes my heart jump up and down.
SHINY AND HEXAGON? Oh yeah. I'll see you soon good lookin.

SHINY AND HEXAGON? Oh yeah. I’ll see you soon good lookin.

 

What trends are love it or leave it for you??

 

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For the month of October, I will be participating in The  Nester’s 31 day challenge.

new homeowner tips, 31 days, neutral home colors

 

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10 thoughts on “You Don’t Have to Like Every Trend

  1. I think I FINALLY convinced momma Myers to paint the kitchen cabinets this spring… we eventually need to replace the countertops but the woodwork is getting dark gray on the bottom and a very very light gray on top. Slowly but surely I’m making this house mine… they will just have to accept it when I kick them out to their retirement condo in a few years.

  2. I agree! I think I learned that lesson with the damask stencil. It was so much work, and right when I was done, the fad was out. And I HATED it.

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  4. I cannot get on board with open upper shelving in the kitchen. Do these people not have dust in their house – or are they just particularly fond of wielding a duster on a daily basis? I don’t normally like shiny… but done minimal in those hexagons like that I can see myself warming up to it!

  5. I’m with you on the chevron. It’s fine in small doses but entire walls covered in the pattern are kind of nauseating. lol I’m STILL mostly undecided on whether or not to paint something green. The two-tone kitchen cabinets are forever faves of mine, though! Anything painted charcoal or slate grey wins my heart. 🙂 I’m really into the geometric patterns, too. Burlap though… just.. no. lol

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