It’s Time to Leave These 5 Outdated Home Trends in 2020

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As we say goodbye to 2020, it’s also time to move on from these outdated home trends, according to design experts.

We’re only a few days away from 2021, and we know how excited you all are to say goodbye to everything about 2020. Yes, that includes outdated home trends, as well. Design experts shared that one of the home trends they can’t wait to leave behind are white and neutral spaces. However, that’s not all. There are many outdated home trends design experts are eager to part with. Read on to find out!

Exposed Lightbulbs

Leslie Martin, co-founder of M + M Interior Design, shares with MyDomaine that one of the outdated home trends we should all leave in 2020 are exposed lightbulbs. She says, “What we’d love to give a big goodbye to is lighting with exposed bulbs. There are few exceptions to this, but on the whole, it’s time for them to skedaddle. If you have an existing fixture with exposed bulbs, please take this responsibility seriously and buy the proper bulbs. Your retinas will thank you.”

It’s best to replace exposed lightbulbs with lighting that can mimic natural light. Trust us, you’ll feel more connected and more in-tune with nature and wind down as the day comes to a close. You can also opt for sustainable and stylish lighting.

Metallic Gold Décor

We can all agree that it’s really time to bid goodbye to metallic gold décor. Ever since this style became popular, we have seen it literally everywhere that it looks a bit tacky like a dollar store décor. If you want to add a metallic touch to your home, consider brass or ceramic. Both materials will add a more mature feel to your home.

Non-Functional Spaces

Michelle Gage, founder of Michelle Gage Interior Design, shares that it’s time to say bye-bye to slapped together rooms that aren’t functional for current life, especially now that many of us are working from home. So, if you’re still using your kitchen counter, dining table, or bed as your home office, it’s finally time to create a small workspace where you can work better, even if it’s as simple as a tiny desk in the corner of your living space.

Open Floor Plans

You must be surprised that the open floor plan is on our list of outdated home trends. After all, it was not easy to knock down those walls to achieve that Instagrammable open floor interior. Brady Tolbert, creative director at Bobby Berk, shares with MyDomaine that the open space floor plans we all loved before 2020 proved to be pretty difficult to live in when we found ourselves working, dining, and lounging in the same space. He adds, “As the world has shifted, so too have our needs in the interior design space. I predict a lot more designs that allow for an open ‘feeling’ without having to sacrifice privacy or functionality if we do need a separate space.”

White and Neutral Interior

Of course, we think it’s finally time to say goodbye to white and neutral rooms. Ever since Pantone announced its colors of the year, we know that colors will reign in 2021. As much as we love crisp, white rooms, we also think that we’re going to see more bold colors and patterns in 2021.

Heidi Caillier, founder of Heidi Caillier Design, shares that people are gravitating more toward spaces that feel cozy and welcoming, so expect that homes will be painted with warm colors and textures.

That’s a wrap for all the outdated home trends we should all leave behind. Learn the home trends that will be popular in 2021 on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!

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