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"I Straight-Up Tell Our Clients Not To Do It”: People Are Revealing Which Current Interior Design Trends Will "Age Poorly," And I Definitely Agree With Several

If it includes the word "farmhouse," I'm out.

Design trends come and design trends go — but sometimes, they go out much more quickly than anticipated.

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Recently, u/4jY6NcQ8vk asked Redditors to share the "current aesthetic trends they think will age poorly," and honestly, I'm out here questioning every single interior design choice I've ever made. I know where I stand on most of these, so I'm genuinely curious to see if you love 'em or if they won't stand the test of time. Either way, I'm all ears.

1. "Anything that says live, laugh, love...or honestly, any combination of those words."

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  1. What do you think about "live, laugh, love" signs?

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2. "All-gray interiors that scream: 'This house is a flip!'"

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    They're cute!
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3. "When people paint their houses black. They're annoying as hell when it comes to upkeep."

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  1. Is painting your house black a chic trend, or will it just age poorly?

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4. "Those totally overused 'farmhouse' light fixtures — you know, the ones where it's just an empty square (or rectangle) frame around a bulb."

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  1. When it comes to "farmhouse lights," what's your opinion?

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5. "Those super chunky microwave-hood combos. I know they're convenient, but they're ugly."

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6. "Those damn sliding barn doors! Just make it a full-out pocket door or leave it alone!"

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7. "Any 'word signs,' just generally. Yes, we know you 'eat' in the kitchen..."

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8. "Yes, open layouts make the house appear bigger, but I can't get over how much it makes a house echo. When you have more than a few people living in your home, they make it truly impossible to have much privacy."

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9. "Shiplap. It's literally just wood paneling painted white...but I can't stand it."

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10. "Kitchens that are basically floor-to-ceiling subway tile. It resembles a rest stop bathroom, and I think they'll eventually start to feel as dated as McMansions do now."

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11. "Gray vinyl flooring. Wood isn't gray. Stop pretending it is."

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12. "The Moroccan-inspired tile in every home. It definitely works in some houses, but it's being put everywhere right now. I don't think it'll age well — except in houses where it's genuinely aligned with the rest of the architecture."

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