Move over Instagram and Facebook! It’s time to let TikTok reign supreme. At the beginning of 2020, when the world went to hell in a hand basket, many people resisted signing up for their own TikTok account. Many believed that the former music-driven platform was a cringey trend for angsty teens. But in the past couple of years, if you’re not on TikTok, you’re probably not up to date on the latest trends. And we’re not talking about dance challenges or funny videos. Most trends nowadays are evolving from the short 15 second tp 3 minute videos that the video platform offers. In fact, the algorithm will match you up with the things you’re most interested, say… home design?
That’s right, even home design trends are being created (and rejected) on TikTok. So if you’re not up to date and scrolling through the “For You Page” on TikTok, chances are you’re pretty behind on what the hottest home design trends are at the moment. And luckily for all of us, there’s a wide range of home design trends that we can all find appealing. So if you’re resisting the new wave of social media, don’t. Maybe us showing what TikTok is doing for home design will change your mind. But don’t stress. At the end of the day, you have to design your home the way it makes you happiest. But these tips could inspire a fresh perspective if you’re bored with your home design.
Trend Fatigue: Why Trends Come and Go
We’ve all seen it happen. At first, the cute writing on the barn wood and personalized touches for farmhouse decor was considered the peak of homey versus trendy. But now? Not so much… We hate to break it to you, but because these trends were so overdone, they hit the point called “Trend Fatigue”. Sometimes this is also known as “Fad Fatigue”. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what that means. And farmhouse decor is the perfect example of this. But don’t worry! There are still some elements of farmhouse decor that really can still work. So you don’t need to throw out all of your barn wood just yet. It’s just important for your home design to evolve with the times.
Trend fatigue tends to happen when something like farmhouse style blows up. We saw it everywhere on HGTV, and we consider the Mother of Farmhouse Style to be Joanna Gaines. Who is still a very talented interior designer. But focusing on these trends and playing to the same tune for going on a decade does get old. It’s been 10 years and if you walk into a Home Goods store, you have to wade through the farmhouse decor for something unique. Take the picture above for example. The overly white washed faux antique table is an element that is too overdone now. Along with the wooden “Home” sign and similarly white washed lantern, this is a recipe for looking 10 years out of date. But don’t throw them out just yet! There are ways to update some key home decor elements to fit it into a newer style. Well maybe throw out the home sign. Why are you trying to label your home? You already know it’s your home!