Decorating is fun and an expression of self. However, some home trends are particular to a decade in time. Who remembers the groovy ’70s? From flowery furniture to tile countertops, there are many designs that you should just leave in the past. Sure, you love the Brady Bunch, but, according to Elle, nobody wants avocado-colored appliances or a shag carpet anymore. How many of these decor blunders are you guilty of from the 1970s?
If you are free of any ’70 scares, what about the 1980s ruffled bed skirt? Popcorn ceilings, glass blocks, and terrazzo offices — oh my! Damask patterns and bean bag chairs are staples from the ’90s. Maybe you fell for the more recent millennium flood of pink everything. Either way, we hope these outdated home trends never come back, and you will probably agree. Check out what designs are popular this year, and what home designs will be here and gone by, like, yesterday!
30. Tile Countertops Are Just Germ Colonies.
In the 1970s, you were below average in society if you did not have a tile countertop in your kitchen. These days, you will do well for your reputation by getting rid of this old cliché. After all, not only are the tile designs not that attractive, it also attracts dirt like a magnet, and it takes a dangerous level of determination to clean. You don’t want to be seen sweating while wiping your kitchen tile countertop with a detergent and rag. Even in the worst cases of dirt domination, you might have to use bleaching cleaners and a rag (maybe even a mop stick). Meanwhile, the bleaching agent will only make your tile countertop lose its shine.
Instead of going for this horrible choice, you should follow the granite or marble kitchen countertops styles. Maybe a bit more expensive than tiles, but you certainly should not consider trading a good life of ease for some old 1980’s trend. As for marble countertops, they are less expensive than many countertop materials. Even though they give off an expensive look, they are best for your budget. Since your kitchen countertop will be exposed to heat, you should use a heat-resistant material such as marble which can easily resist cracking.