Furniture trends we hope never return

Written by realestateview.com.au in Lifestyle

For the most part, every trend has a wonderful beginning, and then an not-so-wonderful ending (except perhaps some of these timeless pieces of furniture or these we hope never go out of style). In some cases, the end really could not have come fast enough. Below we have listed the top furniture trends we hope never return to grace our homes.

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Naked bulbs have had their time in the sun – or dark.

Edison Bulbs

The naked bulb may have been fine back when Thomas Edison first designed it, but these days you can do a whole lot better for your pendant lighting. Get rid of that ‘exposed’ look and invest in something a little more complete like some of these designs.

Beanbags and university student go hand-in-hand.

Beanbags and university student go hand-in-hand.

Bean Bags

All the rage in the 90’s, nothing screams broke-university-student quite like the bean bag. You could get away with chucking one in the corner of a kid’s room, but if your living room is abound in beans, it’s time to invest in an accent chair or comfy couch instead.

Granite on granite on granite on granite...

Granite on granite on granite on granite…

Granite Overkill

In moderation, granite can be a pleasing and inoffensive addition to a kitchen. Overdo it though, or chose a tone that is just a tad too dark, and you’ll end up with a home straight out of the early 2000’s. These days minimalist is the aim of the game!

Too much pine, makes one pine....

Too much pine, makes one pine….

All the Pine

This is another ‘in moderation’ piece, but excessive pine furniture in the bedroom, living and dining rooms can be overbearing. Leave the pine in the past!

There are far better options for your bathroom nowadays.

There are far better options for your bathroom nowadays.

Tiled cabinets or benchtops

Once upon a time if you could tile it, people tiled it. Difficult to keep clean (especially with lighter grout) and adding unnecessary cluttered look, get this trend where it belongs – gone!

Functional, yes, but trendy?

Functional, yes, but trendy?

Glass Block Windows

Originally designed to allow natural light into your home without sacrificing your privacy, these windows tend to look a little dated now. Frosted glass or skylights are the preferred these days.

It's time to ditch the word art!

It’s time to ditch the word art!

Word Art

Overstayed and overplayed – this is one of the more recent trends to hit the interior design market. Sometimes, saying less means more. A lovely photo or piece of art is far better than spelling it out.

Your home should reflect your personality.

Your home should reflect your personality.

Extreme minimalism

Not necessarily a piece of furniture but rather a style as a whole, extreme minimalist-styled homes are sterile, uninviting, and frankly, a little boring. Your home should be a reflection of your personality – let it shine through!