Designing a home that you love can be a tricky task. With so many trends and styles to choose from, it can be difficult to know what will work best for you. However, one home expert has revealed seven trends to avoid if you want to avoid a tacky looking home.
According to property expert Thomas Goodman from MyJobQuote.co.uk, matching flatpack furniture is the first culprit. Speaking to the Express, he said: “Filling a room with matching flatpack furniture is a sure-fire way to make a room look tacky. Flatpack furniture is instantly recognisable due to its lack of design and flimsy construction. These pieces of furniture serve a purpose but do nothing for interior design.
“If you’re on a tight budget, try opting for second-hand furniture that has some character rather than instantly turning to flatpack furniture for an attractive price. Second-hand pieces are often even cheaper than flatpack pieces and will bring some personality to your indoor space. Plus, second-hand furniture tends to be much sturdier and more durable than flatpack furniture, which can often be very flimsy and may start to fall apart after a few short months of use.”
Rattan furniture is fine in small doses claims the housing expert, but too much of it can look cheap. He suggested using the material as accent pieces rather than a focal point.
Next, the home expert recommended steering clear of chevron patterns in the home. He added: “Although it was once popular, it’s time to think about ditching this design if it’s present anywhere in your home. Instead, choose some less distracting patterns and designs, or simply go for a minimalistic, sleek look without incorporating any patterns.”
Old windows can completely ruin the curb appeal of your home and make it look cheap. He recommended replacing your windows – but make sure they fit in with the style of the exterior of your home.
While we all love to try our hands at DIY, too much of it can make a room look cheap. A broken or dirty driveway can also keep your house from looking classy says Thomas. The housing expert suggested giving it a clean for an immediate glow-up.
Finally, the property whizz said you can’t forget about your garden. No matter how good your home looks, if the garden is messy it will affect the entire appearance of your house says the expert. He added: “If you have a front lawn, be sure to keep this looking neat and tidy. Outdoor lights can help to improve the appearance of the front garden at night.”
In conclusion, while it may be tempting to follow every trend and style, it is important to keep in mind what will work best for you and your home. By avoiding these seven trends, you can ensure that your home looks stylish and sophisticated, rather than tacky and cheap.