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People Are Split Over Whether These Boomer-Loved Home Design Trends Are Timeless Or Borderline Offensive

Honestly, I forgot all about some of these.

My parents are boomers. I love them dearly! But I don't always love their home design choices. Let's be real here, designing a home is hard — no matter where you happen to fall generationally. I mean, one day open-concept floor plans are all the rage, and years later, people want their "rooms" back. You can't win.

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To that end, I'm very curious about where you stand on these pretty divisive home design trends (that baby boomers definitely loved at one point or another). Have they withstood the test of time? Or, should they have been doomed to stay in the 80s or 90s for all eternity? I'll let you be the judge.

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  1. 1. Tell me where you stand on wood paneling.

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  1. 2. What about patterned wallpaper?

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  1. 3. Any feelings on good ol' linoleum floors?

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  1. 4. Or...carpeted bathrooms?

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  1. 5. When you see window valences, what do you think?

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  1. 6. Do you like shag carpets?

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  1. 7. Thoughts on the once very popular Tuscan kitchen?

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    (AKA, the Olive Garden aesthetic.)

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  1. 8. Do you like gold hardware?

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  1. 9. How 'bout crystal chandeliers?

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  1. 10. When you see Roman columns, what comes to mind?

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  1. 11. Any feelings when it comes to motivational signs?

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  1. 12. What about vaulted ceilings?

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  1. 13. Is the classic pedestal sink something you can get behind?

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  1. 14. What about these plastic furniture covers?

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