In the 70s it was avocado appliances. The 80s had poofy, floral everything (think “Golden Girls”). Every decade has it’s own special “design dilemmas.” You’ve got style, though, so you won’t be guilty of it. Or will you? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the odds are you already are. No worries, though. You’ll have a good laugh over it in 20 years!

Here are five trends you may regret later on.

Design Dilemmas

Home trends come and go, but these are the ones people are most likely to regret in 20 years, according to social media users.

Barn Doors
Commenters feel the use of these hanging doors is already starting to look dated.

Floating Shelves
Using these in lieu of cabinets requires the homeowner to always keep shelves tidy and to have gorgeous, matching dishes to pull off the look.

Pallet Wood Walls
Some equate the use of shiplap to wood paneling from the 70s.

Doorless Glass Showers
Although walk-in showers with no doors are growing more popular, commenters say the space needs to be closed up for practical reasons, like keeping the heat in.

Overusing White and Gray
Some feel the look is overdone. Instead, they want more colorful interiors.

(Source: Reddit and Apartment Therapy, via California Association of Realtors)


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