Out of Fashion: 20 Trends
There is the concept of “fast fashion”, which designates clothes from the assembly line, a much more budgetary version of what is being shown on the catwalks right now. She allows you to dress in the spirit of the latest trends and just as quickly goes out of fashion. Its equivalent in the world of interiors is “quick decor”: inexpensive items, things “for one season”, which, however, can stay in the interior for a long time.
Since the 1980s, "seasonal" decor began to be sold in chains and large stores. Buying a plastic napkin or starfish in a square frame, the consumer behaved the same way as with fast food: quickly satisfying hunger, he lost the pleasure of collecting special items with their own history. And, as a fashion victim, he paid twice.
Anchors, ropes and shells should stay on the beach, not in your living room. Even if the house is located near the ocean, get rid of the “marine decor”.
You can create a beach atmosphere in much less obvious ways. Choose a color palette inspired by the seascape, or add unobtrusive decorative elements such as corals and snags.
In the 80s, everyone loved the floral print, which means it was everywhere. In modern design, floral motifs are used more thoughtfully - as accents. In the 90s and 2000s, ferns literally captured the houses, but the living room has no need to look like a greenhouse of the dinosaur era.
Tablecloths and napkins
Speaking of lace, especially when paired with a flower tablecloth, it should be noted that for a modern interior (even in the spirit of boho chic) it is too much. Twenty years ago, plastic lace tablecloths were laid on top of plastic to protect furniture. Like any imitation, this plastic luxury is better not to let in the present eco-oriented interiors.
Artificial Flowers and Fruits
To many in the 90s, artificial inflorescences and branches seemed an interesting way to decorate the space. Still life from fake apples and grapes then might look funny, not to mention the dust that they collected.
With the growing popularity of farm products and urban markets, there is no need for them at all.
And the “biological” copies of plants, even in antitrend, are good for a television show.
This style was found everywhere in the early 2000s and can be attractive in its own way. However, the main thing in today's kitchens is to create a visually light, free space for cooking and socializing, and not to imitate Italian villas.
Banks, starting in the 90s, were the answer to all petty household needs. They are used as candle holders, salad containers, soap dispensers - the list goes on. The trendy café serves cocktails. However, with the advent of a huge number of interesting craft products, including handmade vases, cans can return to their original task - to store canned goods and cereals in cabinets.
Damask or damask pattern.
This pattern could be found in the 90s on anything from wallpaper to curtains. If "Damascus" is still in your home, try replacing it with a large print: floral or abstract (it is important that there is not much). Even in the wake of nostalgia for past decades, he, like fur and too bright a mirror shine, is already strongly associated with the glamor and baroque of past decades.
Regardless of whether the bureau passes through the middle of the nursery or cuts off the upper part of the wall, this trend after the 90s is not relevant.
Skirting board in the color of the floor
How much effort has been spent searching for oak skirting to match oak flooring! However, such a decor makes even the most beautiful floor look like a trough. The baseboard is a relative of the boiserie, which closed the walls not so much for beauty as for warmth in the damp, poorly heated châteaux, and it is part of the wall, not the floor. Today, the gap between the floor and the wall can be camouflaged in different ways, in particular, completely abandoning the plinth. Another option is to choose flat white with a minimal relief or accent black, accent and doorways.
Even if you are a star, this does not mean that every morning you should be blinded by the glamor of the 90s. Today, bathroom lighting is more delicate and softer than lamps attached to mirrors.
These two calm shades were at the peak of popularity in the United States in the 70s, when the country came to life after the Vietnam War. But now this combination of shades is perceived as dull and, of course, outdated.
In the early 2000s, we often witnessed the massive use of any one material: for example, dark granite in kitchens. Today, the emphasis is on minimalist aesthetics with lighter materials.
A checkered plaid pattern originally from the 70s could be found not only on beds and sofas, but also on the wallpaper pattern - and feel like in a checkered kaleidoscope. As with many other items on this list, the key point here is the strict minimum dosage.
Individual items made of light pine wood look great - like small accents, especially in the Scandinavian interior. But not when almost everything was made of pine - from bookshelves to cabinets, as in the 80s and 90s.
Not only are they rather inconvenient to open and close, vertical blinds are an obvious relic of the past. Invest in beautiful curtains to add room appeal.
Such chairs are greetings from the 90s. Perhaps they were comfortable to eat a slice of pizza in between couples at the university, but they should not leave the hostel. In order not to sacrifice comfort, it is better to purchase a comfortable beautiful chair for reading.
Lambrequins and frills
Of course, almost everything in the 80s was with ruffles: from curtains to skirts. But when the window has lambrequins and the bed has frills, this is a problem. Especially when the lambrequins are the same color as the curtains, and those correspond to the furniture, you understand that you are definitely in the decade before last. And maybe a century.
Glass blocks were used to add light to the bathroom without sacrificing privacy. Now, however, the solution is not too relevant.
Embossed acoustic ceilings (popcorn ceiling) are no longer in vogue. Instead of adding surface relief, it is better to paint it in a bright color.
Massive and quilted headboards
In the past, headboards were large, heavy, made of wood. Today they are often more minimalistic or even absent. Canopies and awnings, on the other hand, do not lose their relevance. Quilted furniture has existed for centuries, but it no longer looks fashionable, as it once was. Now it looks a little stuffy - and if you want to have a truly spectacular headboard, choose the spectacular one, and not what can merge with your mattress.