Perhaps you’ve noticed that I have a few opinions on decorating. Actually, all of us at Hermit Haus do, based on our experience buying and selling real estate, or in Carol’s case, working with home buyers and sellers as a real estate agent. We all watch a lot of home decorating shows, read a lot of magazines, and look at what’s in the big box and specialty stores. A lot. That leads to opinions.
Of course, there are always features that turn buyers on and off. They change as time goes on. (I have another blog post brewing about why we folks keep insinuating that we have to get rid of anything that’s good quality, just over five years old.) Anyway, yesterday I came across a Facebook post by one of my fellow real estate investor friends with a link to this fine article on the 15 Most Hated Home Decorating Trends That Need to Die in 2017. Die? Are they death-worthy?
I gleefully devoured the post, which is less annoyingly filled with ads on the phone than on the computer. Then I stewed on it. I totally agree that some of today’s trends will not hold up long. Others just might. So, I thought I’d share the items on the list, along with my reactions, based on my experience and gut feelings. Which trends do I overdo? Which do I reject?
Here are the first few!