We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on my posts on 15 Most Hated Home Decorating Trends That Need to Die in 2017! Thanks. Today we hit some of the biggies. I want to know if you love or hate these decorating trends! I also welcome your thoughts on the need for being totally “on trend” with every renovation. Must we? Does every house need to look exactly alike? Some of our mentors insist on doing each house with the same “modern” elements. Is this good?
Of course shiplap is on the list or trends that must go down in flames. It’s either loved or hated by our shabby chic friends and fellow rehabbers. One of my friends said that houses with shiplap on them will be instantly dated to the period starting around 2015, known as the “Joanna Gaines Era.” Another friend points out that what Joanna uses often isn’t really even shiplap. (This article cracked me up.)
Up until now, we’ve never incorporated shiplap into our houses. However, the Taylor house has shiplap up the wazoo, and it’s of the correct era to actually incorporate it. The house may well look good with a shiplap wall or two, since it is not one that would look good turned into a mid-century paradise.
Mandi tells me beadboard is way better than shiplap. Maybe it’s the next trend. I’ve always liked it, and it seems more timeless than shiplap, since it’s always been an exterior finishing technique, while shiplap usually was UNDER the actual walls.
Prediction: Shiplap will say bye-bye soon. Use in small doses, in appropriate homes, in areas that are easy to change.