Now that we’ve talked about all these cool Interior Design Trends, let’s talk interior design mistakes and why you should use common sense when incorporating trends.
Right now, there is a huge issue in neighborhoods across the country (and even in my own neighborhood) with homes that were done in the trend of the day. For example, the homes that went with the heavy Tuscan vibe back in the day are not getting much love. To remodel some of these can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Tayler Alexander-Perez , of Launch Real Estate in Scottsdale, AZ, says, “Years ago, people didn’t mind buying something and fixing it up but now days buyers want a home that is move-in ready. At some point these hot trends cycle out of favor so if a trend has been used with a heavy hand, at some point the owner will either have to invest a significant amount of money to remodel, reduce the price accordingly, or find a buyer gutsy enough to take on a major project”. I find this to be true, we get calls after a home has sat on the market and the owner wants to know what they can do to make it sellable. In a million dollar plus home, this can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is good for our business but it really hurts to see fabulous homes that have become irrelevant due to trends. To avoid this happening to your home, try to incorporate the trends in things that are not that big a deal to switch out and keep the big ticket items more timeless. If you do your entire floor in a trendy pattern or every counter top in the trend of the day, then ripping it out and re-doing it is a major expense. For some, money is not an issue and they can go for it, enjoy it and call us down the road, but for most people this is an issue.
I like to think of Interior Design Trends like my wardrobe. If everything is trendy in my closet, then I’ll have to spend a lot of money every time the trends change. But if I have a few cool, trendy pieces that I can put with a mostly classic wardrobe, then I am able to transition with minimal cost throughout the seasons. If you are unsure about how trendy you should go, it can be worth every penny to consult with a designer who is able to strike the perfect balance between Trend and Timeless Design (and yes, I know of some great ones).
Hey, thanks for spending some time with me discussing Interior DesignTrends and let me know your thoughts! I’m interested!