As someone who's always been super curious about home design — and watches way too many HGTV and random Discovery+ home reno shows in his spare time — hearing what real people think of all the design "trends" out there enthralls me to no end. That's why I've been polling you, our loyal BuzzFeed readers, on your home design opinions for over a year now...and your hot takes never cease to fascinate me.
There are plenty of design trends that y'all pretty much unanimously dislike, like floating staircases. And there are lots that people can't get enough of, like gallery walls. But there's also a surprising number of trends that our readers are genuinely split over. Based on the numbers of folks who weighed in on the following trends (occasionally 100,000 or more!), these 16 are the most divisive ones out there. What do you think?
Note: Before you ask me why the screenshotted percentages below don't add up to 100%, that's because there's always a third option on these polls of "I don't have strong feelings," which felt kind of unnecessary for this post. Carry on!