Wicker furniture should always stay on the outside of your home. Unfortunately, during the ‘80s and ‘90s, interior design trends encouraged people to bring their rickety furniture inside the house.
Beyond being entirely uncomfortable for actual lounging, wicker furniture always looks a little out-of-place in an indoor space. Since that’s what your wicker furniture is made of, why ruin your indoor aesthetic with these pieces?
The Plastic Couch Cover
Originally, the 'clear plastic cover over the couch' trend had a very simple and functional reason: you could protect your furniture while still being able to look at it. However, many designers just adopted this as a home decor trend, and it's definitely overstayed its welcome.
The cover does lengthen and maximize the life of your furniture, but it also looks like you're living in a furniture store where everything is on display and in its original wrapping.
That’s One Way to Solve A Problem
What to do when you have a fire hydrant installed where you need your stair rail to go? Definitely not this! Sure, the curved railings fit perfectly around the hydrant. Can’t fault them there.
But we’re dying to know what their plan of action is if they ever need to actually use the hydrant. Here’s hoping that the building has an eternally fire-free future!
Glass blocks used to be the ultimate way to create a light and bright bathroom space, without sacrificing any privacy. Unfortunately, they haven’t withstood the test of time. With so many new materials at our fingertips, glass blocks now tend to look cheap and dated.
In addition, they’re not the easiest to maintain. The seal between the glass blocks tends to get dirty over time. The more yellow that seal gets, the older your house tends to look. We're glad this is a trend that's out of date and we hope that eventually, all interior designers give it up!
The Cheap-looking Lacquer Cabinets
If you remember '80s movies, you surely remember there was never a house without glossy lacquer cabinets. In fact, the shinier the cabinets looked, the better. But as we've learned with other '80s home decor trends, it's probably best to just stay away. Far, far away.
Adopt a more modern look for your house and stick to marble or granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Interior designers, please, leave the lacquer in the eighties, where it belongs.