Over done, over used and on the out… here are a few interior design trends that have lost their appeal.
The industrial look is our first trend on the out. While a few industrial touches here and there are acceptable and can add character, keep it to a minimum. It’s been done to death.
Copper recently made a huge resurgence and now every homeware shop in the country seems to stock copper trinkets. Apart from being incredibly mainstream, cheaper pieces can end up looking garish and off-colour after a while. Opt for a classic gold or brushed brass instead.
Move over facets and geometrics and say hello to smoother looking furniture. There’s nothing like the appeal of a smooth surface to run your hands over. New York architect Mark Zeff states, “Unless a faceted table is made of real quartz, what’s the point?”.
Too much of a good thing can be bad and Mad Men may be the reason for this. Inspired by the show’s decor, many homeowners rushed out in effort to replicate this style. A strategically placed Eames chair can be a brilliant accent piece and a nod to the classics but an overload of the mid century style is tired and overplayed.
They say there’s nothing like the original and we think that stands with modern reproductions. The whole concept is slightly hypocritical – to buy a vintage looking piece of furniture that’s fresh out of a factory. While we understand not everyone can splash €7000 on a chair, which is what an Eames Lounge Chair can go for, a reproduced piece just doesn’t garnish the same effect.
By Aoife Rhattigan, Creative Director, Restless.Design
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