People Are Sharing Current Home Design Trends That’ll “Probably Age Poorly,” And I’m Genuinely Curious If You Agree With Them

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People Are Sharing Current Home Design Trends That’ll “Probably Age Poorly,” And I’m Genuinely Curious If You Agree With Them

If it includes the word “farmhouse,” I’m out.

Design trends come and design trends go — but sometimes, they go out much more quickly than anticipated.

Recently, u/4jY6NcQ8vk asked Redditors to share the “current aesthetic trends they think will age poorly,” and honestly, I’m out here questioning every single interior design choice I’ve ever made. I know where I stand on most of these, so I’m genuinely curious to see if you love ’em or if they won’t stand the test of time. Either way, I’m all ears.

1.

“Anything that says live, laugh, love…or honestly, any combination of those words.”


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What do you think about “live, laugh, love” signs?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

2.

“All-gray interiors that scream: ‘This house is a flip!'”


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Thoughts on all-gray interiors?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

3.

“When people paint their houses black. They’re annoying as hell when it comes to upkeep.”


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Is painting your house black a chic trend, or will it just age poorly?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

4.

“Those totally overused ‘farmhouse’ light fixtures — you know, the ones where it’s just an empty square (or rectangle) frame around a bulb.”

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When it comes to “farmhouse lights,” what’s your opinion?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

5.

“Those super chunky microwave-hood combos. I know they’re convenient, but they’re ugly.”


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What’s your stance on over-the-range microwaves?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

6.

“Those damn sliding barn doors! Just make it a full-out pocket door or leave it alone!”


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What do you think of sliding barn doors?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

7.

“Any ‘word signs,’ just generally. Yes, we know you ‘eat’ in the kitchen…”

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Word signs: Are they actually cute, or not so much?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

8.

“Yes, open layouts make the house appear bigger, but I can’t get over how much it makes a house echo. When you have more than a few people living in your home, they make it truly impossible to have much privacy.”


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Any thoughts (or feelings) on open layouts?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

9.

“Shiplap. It’s literally just wood paneling painted white…but I can’t stand it.”


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What do you think about shiplap?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

10.

“Kitchens that are basically floor-to-ceiling subway tile. It resembles a rest stop bathroom, and I think they’ll eventually start to feel as dated as McMansions do now.”


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How do you feel about subway tiles?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

11.

“Gray vinyl flooring. Wood isn’t gray. Stop pretending it is.”

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What’s your opinion on gray vinyl floors?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

12.

“The Moroccan-inspired tile in every home. It definitely works in some houses, but it’s being put everywhere right now. I don’t think it’ll age well — except in houses where it’s genuinely aligned with the rest of the architecture.”

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Are you a fan of Moroccan-inspired tile?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

13.

“Farmhouse sinks…unless the house is literally on a farm.”


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Farmhouse sinks: Yes or no?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

14.

“Painting anything that’s old to be white — just to ‘modernize’ it.”


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White paint…love it or hate it?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

15.

“Linear mosaic tile. Oh god it’s ugly…and since I’m a designer, everyone is asking for it. I straight-up tell our clients not to do it. It’s going to look like shit in 10 years — I mean, it looks like shit now, but it’ll be so dated then.”

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Is linear mosaic tile trendy, or will it just age poorly?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

16.

“Granite countertops — especially brown granite.”


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How do you feel about granite countertops?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

17.

“The white farmhouse exterior. It’s WAY overdone, which just means that people will get sick of it (and it’ll look dated in five or so years).”

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When it comes to farmhouse exteriors, are you a fan?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

18.

“Painted brick. If you don’t want to look at it, render or stucco it — but painting is a quick and often less-than-successful process of ‘restoring’ brickwork.”


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What do you think about painted brick?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

19.

“Wallpaper with bold prints. It goes in and out of fashion (and has for decades). Don’t get me wrong, I think it can be cute…but don’t kid yourself into thinking that your big floral wallpaper with toucans is going to be timeless in some way.”

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Will bold wallpaper stand the test of time?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

20.

“The tired ‘blue cabinet and gold hardware’ trend in kitchens and bathrooms.”


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Is the blue cabinet and gold hardware look cute, or meh?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

21.

“I’m just gonna say it: Any kind of fake hardwood flooring will be the avocado-colored shag carpet of our time.”


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Will “fake” (laminate or vinyl) wood flooring stand the test of time?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

22.

“Brass faucets, or really any kind of brass accents. It’s part of that gross ’80s retro look that’s becoming popular again (along with hunter green and mustard yellow). It was gross back then, and it looks no better now!”


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Thoughts on brass accents in general?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

23.

And finally: “Cottagecore. Period.”


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Is cottagecore actually cute, or just a passing phase?

  1. I don’t have strong feelings.

Are there any current design trends that you don’t think will age all that well? Tell us in the comments!

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