Buzz·Posted on May 16, 2022Here Are 8 Home Design Trends That Are Here To Stay, And 8 That Are OutdatedBe wise with your DIY and design choices!by Kaitlin StevensBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink These days, home renovations are easier than ever and there's constant inspo everywhere! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS / Via giphy.com But with that being said, some of these trends need to go, no matter how easy they are. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tkay Maidza / Via giphy.com 1. GO: Starting with the geometric accent wall. This might be different and easy to create, but it's an eyesore. The Outdoors Daddy / Via youtube.com The busy nature of this design makes a space feel cluttered and fails to offer a focal viewing point. 2. STAY: Accent walls are a great idea, though, and if you prefer sharp lines, you can go for a diagonal painted accent wall. View this photo on Instagram @smileandmake / Via instagram.com Rather than crowd a room, this simple trend elongates and opens up a room. 3. GO: Putting stone on the outside of a bathtub needs to stop. HomeTalk / Via youtube.com Imagine scraping your leg on that when you get out of the tub?! Why are people doing this? 4. STAY: Wood panel on the side of a tub can look really nice, as long as the rest of the design is minimal or modern to give it a spa feel. View this photo on Instagram @3boys_1dog_and_ahouse / Via instagram.com 5. GO: Fake hanging vines in the bedroom have to go. Chelsea Brown / Via youtube.com They tend to cheapen the look of the room's design, which can throw off an otherwise carefully-curated room. They also clash with real plants! 6. STAY: But hanging plants are always a cute addition to a room, for adding more dimension or greenery. They can be fake, too! View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @tribeandus / Instagram: @craigowilliams / Instagram: @craigwilliams / Via instagram.com 7. GO: Peel and stick tile on bathroom floors is just not safe, therefore it has to go. Kristen McGowan / Via youtube.com It's not ugly, it's just not durable! The steam and water in a bathroom make anything peel-and-stick vulnerable. 8. STAY: If you're bored of your tile, try changing the grout color! It's easy and fun. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @goodboneslondon / Via instagram.com 9. GO: The once-trendy acrylic coffee table had its moment, but it's over now. View this photo on Instagram @swelldecor / Instagram: @laurasumrak / Via instagram.com The surface tends to get cloudy or scratched up, and it's simply not functional. 10. STAY: Ottoman coffee tables are attractive and multifunctional. View this photo on Instagram @livingroom_ideas_tips / Via instagram.com Ottoman coffee tables double as seating or a comfy foot rest, and the addition of a tray makes it just as sturdy as a coffee table as any solid surface coffee table. 11. GO: Thoughtless gallery walls aren't making any kind of statement. Mandaue Foam Home TV / Via youtube.com Using generic images with no real meaning for a gallery wall is lazy and impersonal. Art should be personal. 12. STAY: A personal gallery wall of family memories with room for growth is a lovely and personal take on the gallery wall. View this photo on Instagram @copacombossa / Instagram: @managollo / Via instagram.com Adding mixed media that fits the theme of family and home and varying the framing techniques makes this gallery wall one-of-a-kind. 13. GO: Boucle furniture is cute, but it isn't durable. View this photo on Instagram _fifthandmadison / Via instagram.com The material is prone to wear and tear, not to mention, it's often white which is prone to stains. 14. STAY: A good leather chair or couch never goes out of style. View this photo on Instagram @roseandgreyinteriors / Via instagram.com Few design trends are timeless, but you can never go wrong with a good brown leather chair. Leather furniture also stands the test of time, which means you can shop for vintage stuff or save yours as a hand-me-down for future generations. 15. GO: Painted countertops may be a quick and cheap fix, but they can look cheap, too. View this photo on Instagram @heirloomtraditionspaint / Via instagram.com For one, a missed spot will be super visible. And paint chips! Especially on a heavy-traffic area like a kitchen or bathroom countertop. 16. STAY: Concrete countertops are modern and clean. View this photo on Instagram @ourhighlandshome / Via instagram.com And also easy enough to DIY! 17. What are your favorite current home design trends? Which do you hate? Let us know in the comments!