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20 Design Trends That Have Jumped the Shark

July 06, 2018

Whether you love to hate 'em or hate to admit you love 'em, there's no denying some interior moves have gotten awfully familiar. Would you change the channel on these scenes?

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From: HGTV Design Star

Wall Decals

Is it a little too easy to 'put a bird on it' these days? Everyone loves a good feature wall — and the impermanence of vinyl is awfully appealing — but some might argue that it's stuck around long enough.

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Photo: Tanya Collins Design

Keep Calm and Carry On

Ironically, the British government's now-famous morale-boosting slogan never saw the light of day during World War Two: It resurfaced (and mutated) nearly 60 years later, and it's now associated with everything from cupcakes to karate. Thank you for your service, Keep Calm and Carry On. You’ve earned a rest.

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Photo: onegoodbumblebee

Rainbow Bookshelves

If you're on the hunt for your long-lost copy of Mao Tse-Tung's Little Red Book, color-coding your library could come in handy. If you're looking to reference just about anything else, heaven help you if you don't have a photographic memory.

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Photo: design by Bonnie Sachs


With apologies to Ernest Hemingway, big-game hunting went out a long, long time ago. There are kinder and more stylish ways to appreciate nature.

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