I was reading this fabulous post entitled “Trendy Elements That Scream 2000” over at Things That Inspire, and felt like adding my two cents to the discussion. The post was inspired by an electronic forum on trends that will link decor back to the 2000s and cause a home to look dated in the future, as opposed to timeless.
Let me begin the discussion by agreeing with the author of the post and saying that I believe in decorating with what you love, so if some of these trends are “your thing,” please do not take offense! If you read the original post, many people consider granite countertops, open floor plans and the chocolate and blue color combination “out”. I have all of the above in my house and happen to love them regardless!
So, here are my thoughts on the elements that will invite the comment, “That is soooo 2000s….”
1. Red Dining Rooms.
We bought a house in 2003, and every home we saw had a red dining room. I think this was a Pottery Barn-inspired trend and it has had its heyday.
2. Lots of Toile
I really like toile in moderation but, in my opinion, the 2000s have seen a scary overuse of toile. Look at this room above — toile upholstery, pillows, wallpaper and window panels, OH MY!
3. Sunburst Mirrors.
I really like a beautiful sunburst mirror, but I think they have been really overused, and in the future, they are going to be immediately identified with the 2000s.
4. Tray Ceilings.
I think this double tray ceiling is vintage 2000s, especially with the painted tiers, recessed lighting and Tuscan style ceiling fan.
5. Extra-Long Window Panels/Pooled Drapes.
Do you remember this trend? It’s kind of waned in popularity recently. I remember seeing the pooled drapes on the cover of Traditional Home a few years back. I can honestly say that I have never been a fan of this look, mostly for practical reasons. such as dustball collection and more fabric equals more money!
6. Antlers and Zebra Rugs.
Antlers and zebra rugs can add an interesting design aesthetic to a room, but I am over them! The antlers were really fresh when they first appeared in Domino Magazine, but they now seem to be a staple in all design mags. Honestly, I have never seen either antlers or zebra rugs in “real homes.” These items may still have their place in a hunting lodge, or in the home of an avid hunter, but not in the living room.
So, do you agree or disagree with my picks? What are the trends that you strongly identify with the 2000s?