Home Design & Decor

You Might Want to Avoid These Interior Design Trends

"Does this trendy item have staying power?" If you're the kind of person who thinks about design, then you've probably asked yourself this question a hundred times. When it comes to adding the latest design elements into your home, you have to decide whether the item will remain popular for the long haul; otherwise, you risk dating the space and turning off future buyers. Of course, it can be hard to know which fads are destined to become the next subway tile and which are the next wood paneling. To help you know which trends are most likely to leave you with a sense of regret down the road, Apartment Therapy examined the opinions of people on Reddit's popular r/HomeImprovement subreddit and listed some of their most common complaints. However, keep in mind that if you love the look of something and have no plans to move, then it doesn't really matter what anyone else thinks!

Fight House Fatigue with These Inexpensive Updates

No matter how much you love your home, there's no shame in admitting that it's lost some of its luster over the years. Familiarity can often breed boredom, which in this case means house fatigue. You might feel like moving or a complete remodel are the only ways to bring the passion back to your living space, but these dramatic options are expensive, stressful, and usually overkill! In reality, small updates can have a surprisingly potent effect on your perception of an otherwise familiar space! Keep reading to learn about several inexpensive design ideas that will bring new-home excitement back into your old house!

Which Home Improvement Projects are Considered Safe Bets?

Millions of Americans plan to embark on major home improvement projects this year.  What to do, and what not to do, to avoid spending money on a trend that will quickly go out of style?  

A recent study revealed the home improvement trends that experienced the most growth in popularity in the last five years, and are considered 'safe bets'.  

Here are the top 7:

1. Quartz Countertops
2. Smart Homes
3. Stainless Steel Appliances
4. Fire Pits
5. Tasting Rooms
6. Outdoor Kitchens
7. Freestanding Tubs

To read more about it, go to Bet on These Home Improvement Projects in 2015.