Outdated 2016 Trends

Even though these trends were everywhere last year, experts say they’ve on the verge of hitting their expiration dates.

In 2016, we saw a lot of home design trends explode with popularity thanks to things like social media, Pinterest and everybody’s favorite TV channel—HGTV. All these contributing factors make it easier to hear about new trends, envision how they would look in your home and even find a seller who has it all at an affordable price.

Sometimes, this leads us to jump on the trend bandwagon pretty quickly. But should we all be jumping off just as fast as we got on? Here are a few trends that are way past their due dates in 2017.

Mid Century Modern Everywhere

Every time you turn on HGTV, it only takes a minute or two before somebody drops the phrase, “Mid Century Modern.” It’s a design craze that has come back in a big way over the past few years, but according to the experts, it’s overdone.

“Well, most trends don't go away that quickly, but I believe the mid-century modern design craze has been waning for a number of years and is well past its time,” said Nate Ross, communications director at Haute Living. “There will always be die-hard fans, and that's okay because it was such an important time in design history. But there's too much good design happening in our time to ignore, and people are starting to notice and pay attention.”

Reclaimed Wood / Shiplap

Farmhouse Chic was one of 2016’s biggest trends in home design. And in 2017, we still can’t escape this adorably easy DIY trend.

Thanks to the success of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” there has been a huge spike in home decor that transforms your space into a farmhouse. Everybody was so quick to install huge, rolling barn doors and giant walls covered in reclaimed wood.

Of course, this trend will stick around for those who actually live on the farm. But it will most likely fade out by the end of 2017 for those who just wanted to have fun with a design trend that they fell in love with on TV.

Rose Gold Overload

In 2016, it seemed like everything was available in a rose gold hue. From iPhones to trash cans, everything looked like it was dipped into the same type of paint. For home decor, we saw this trend mostly take form as cute accessories that you would decorate your room with. However, there were a few die-hard fans out there who went as far as using this metal finish for their faucets and cabinet handles.

So far, the rose gold trend is still sticking around in 2017. But slowly and surely, people are starting to move away from the pinkish gold to a darker, rusty gold.

DIY Disasters

Since the dawn of Pinterest and Etsy, everything has turned into one giant DIY project. Basically, if you find something you like on the internet, there’s probably a fun tutorial on how to make it yourself.

While DIY projects can be fun and easy on a budget, they don’t always turn out as expected and can leave your decor looking tackier than you imagined. One simple search for “DIY Home Decor” on Pinterest can lead to an endless supply of projects that almost anybody can accomplish.

For the serious crafters out there, this trend will probably stay. But for the typical home-owner, it’s likely that the industry will see a shift in decor trends. Most design experts think that this trend will fade because buyers are more willing to spend the extra money to get a piece of furniture that’s more unique and will last longer.

Edison Bulbs

All you have to do to spot this trend is look up at any trendy restaurant. Edison bulbs are part of a trend that has been brewing for many years in the a few corners of the country. But recently, it has finally hit mass appeal.

In 2016, an overwhelming number of restaurants, coffee shops and retail stores all capitalized on this rustic, urban trend. That’s why it’s no wonder that this trend finally made its way into our homes. From pendant lights in the kitchen to the sconce lights in your bathroom, there’s no way to escape this urban trend. But there’s a possibility that by the end of 2017, this trend could fade out. However, for now, its future still looks pretty bright.