Kimberly Varner, ASID
Kimberly Varner Interior Design
Think about the ‘80s; many design trends used then would never be repeated today. At some point, a collective decision was made that these trends looked dated and, in certain applications, hideous. The same thing may eventually be said for many current design trends that have become ubiquitous. Just because a look is featured on a popular design show or seen on social media does not make it a good choice for everyone from an aesthetic or even functional standpoint. One to avoid would include all-over gray tones. Instead, utilize a warmer French gray layered with other colors that will lend themselves to more versatility. Tropical print or themed design overload can also easily date an interior. Try using an accent wall, or accessorize with curated pieces of art, pillows, and décor in a tropical look. Seek to make style choices that are fresh and also stand the test of time.