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"I Give Them Another 6 Months": People Are Revealing Which Interior Design And Architecture "Trends" Are Soon-To-Be Dated, And I'm Conflicted Over Several

"You're not Joanna Gaines, and trying to be is becoming more and more cringe."

I don't know about you, but I always feel like I'm one step behind when it comes to which design trends are actually "trendy" and which ones became "outdated," like, mere seconds ago. Anyone else?

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Recently, u/HeatherAnne1975 asked redditors to share their takes on which "home design and architecture trends will look dated very quickly," and I for one am feeling reaaaaally conflicted about several — so I want to know where you stand. Are these current trends just a passing phase, or will some of these actually stand the test of time?

And just to say it: Let’s all agree that home design is completely subjective (and often has a lot more to do with limited inventories, rising prices, and budget constraints than personal aesthetic). The opinions below are definitely not fact — which is why I'm suuuper curious to see what you think, too.

1. "Flippers replacing all the cabinets in a kitchen with inadequate open shelving. Some open shelving? Great! But when they tear down all the storage space and replace it with a few open shelves that need to be meticulously arranged? Hard pass."

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2. "Those huge, bowl-shaped above-the-counter sinks. I had one in my old home and it was a huge pain in the ass to keep unclogged and clean."

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3. "Two-story entryways. It's a waste of space, waste of energy (for heating or cooling), and for a lot of homes (unless they're very well thought-out), it kind of destroys the coziness factor. Plus, sound travels and echoes between the two stories, which is annoying if you're working from home."

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4. "That minimalist, cold, 'blank slate' look seems like something the next generation (the kids who grow up in it) will want to be changed when they become adults."

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5. "Barn doors on bathrooms. Who thought that was a good idea?! Might as well use the restroom with the door open."

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6. "I could see the open-concept floor plan trend scaling back a bit as people, over time, would want some areas to be cut off by a door or doorway. They're very nice-looking and functional for hosting, but open floor plans take away privacy. And if it's a smaller open floor plan, there might not even be another area for a kid or spouse to go when they need some space to themself."

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7. "Light fixtures with bare bulbs and no shades or glass covers to diffuse the light."

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8. "White-painted houses with black windows. It's a classic look, but the problem is it's being done to death. Neighborhoods that once had some charm now just have rows of the 'modern farmhouse' look."

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9. "Waterfall islands. They are ugly AF and they're going to be a real pain to remove for remodeling thanks to all that heavy stone."

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10. "Those horrible 'painted arches' that people are adding to rooms lately. Honestly, I give them another six months."

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