I love a decor trend like The Block loves product placement, but sometimes you just gotta know which ones are fleeting and which are here to stay.
So allow me to let you in on a few secrets below because there are some decor trends and movements we’re all already over.
Time to ditch these disasters and embrace something else in 2020.
1. Marie Kondo
Tired of folding your undies into tiny squares and arranging them in formation like they’re kids in a canteen line? Me too! Turns out that throwing all your precious possessions away has not sparked much joy.
Going into 2020 you’ll quickly get over all this purging and embrace a little mess at home. And if you do wish to buy some more stuff, it turns out Marie has an online store, selling things like five-inch mirrors for $150.
New book idea, Marie: The Life-Changing Magic of Getting People to Throw their Stuff Out to Buy New Products from You.
2. That diamond rug
Not a day goes by that I don’t see the diamond rug pop up in a store, in a mag or on my feed.
Like the entire Kardashian clan, they’ve reached peak exposure and need to be rolled up and out. As in, right out of your house so something more unique can be introduced. When a particular style of decor or furniture starts getting replicated by all of the budget chains, you know it’s already at the end of the trend.
3. Jewel tones
I’m also going to throw velvet into this category because the two seem to go hand-in-hand. From ruby cushions to topaz sofas, it was an absolute jewel-tone invasion in 2019.
Going into 2020, you’re already over of these colours, there’s no denying it.
Not only does furniture in these tones stand out against our neutral backdrop at home, but they’re dating quicker than mullets, MC Hammer pants and Agro’s Cartoon Connection.
My latest Google search defines hygge as “A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being”.
That’s all good and well, but us Aussies have absolutely abused the term. Throw on the sofa: #hyggelife. Wearing ugg boots to the servo: yass, hygge queen. Using four-ply toilet paper: bum hygge 4 lyfe!
In 2020 we’ll just create spaces that feel cosy without over-using terms we never invented or truly understood.
5. Fiddle leaf
Outside of a toddler who’s just been refused a Kinder Surprise in the queue at Coles, there’s nothing more temperamental than a fiddle leaf fig.
But here’s the thing: we don’t even want them in our lives anymore. The constant threat of them dying on us, we’re done with it.
The time is now to bid a fond farewell to these nightmare plants to make way for some better, lower-maintenance options.
The olive tree is where it’s at in 2020, people!
Originally published as 5 decor trends you’ll have abandoned by June by Chris Carroll.