Three Home Decor Trends That Don’t Age Well According to Designers

A fresh interior design in whites and shades of green

When it comes to decorating a home, people often turn to the latest styles and try to combine what’s modern and available with their specific vision. Is it even possible to go wrong when making interior decorating decisions? According to several notable designers, it certainly is, and these are the three fleeting trends that they advise homeowners to avoid.

Avoid Patterned Tiles

A wall of patterend tiles Accenting a wall or floors using tiles with an intricate pattern can produce a bold and interesting look. However, tiles can break over the years and trends change. If your chosen pattern goes out of style and out of production in the meantime, it can be exceedingly difficult to find suitable replacements. You could end up having to retile the entire wall or floor. Choose single-colored tiles instead and you can combine them in any way to achieve a similarly interesting look!

Rethink Investing in Marble

A kitchen countertop made of marble Yes, marble looks amazing with its stunning patterns and sleek surface. There is a downside. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen and cook on a daily basis, it’s important to know that marble can chip, scratch, and get stained. While it is possible to have marble countertops refinished, that just means you will be facing high maintenance costs. If you want the same look but more durability and resistance, go with granite or quartz instead of marble!

Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Trends are Gone

A wall to wall carpeting interior in gray It’s true that carpeting adds a lot of comfort and warmth underfoot, but they also have many downsides. If you choose white carpeting, the look won’t last very long as they get stained easily and are difficult to maintain, especially if you have pets or toddlers. Also, carpets have a tendency to gather dust and spread allergens throughout the room. This is why wall-to-wall carpeting trends have gone out the window. Area rugs that can be sent off to the cleaners periodically are a much better option.

DIY Tutorial: How to Paint Awesome Mason Jar Containers

mason jars painted with acrylic paint and filled with flowers

If there’s one thing you probably have too much of at home, it is mason jars. They come in all shapes and sizes and, with a little paint and some time on your hands, they can add a touch of chic to anything. So, how to paint mason jar containers, and what will you need for this DIY project? Let’s dive right in!

Project Supplies

empty, non-painted mason jars The best thing about breathing new life into your mason jar containers is that there are no rules. You can use spray paint or acrylic paint, or even nail polish! You can play with matte and metallic colors to create artistic contrast. For decorative purposes, you can also use a bit of painter’s tape and a hole punch if you want to create polka dot patterns.

You will need a flat surface, like a desk or a table. Make sure to cover it with butcher paper, newspaper, or whatever table cover you’d normally use for messy experiments.

Repurpose Old Mason Jars

mason jars painted with metallic gold paint Painting a mason jar is a fantastic way to transform plain glass into eye-catching containers you can use anywhere in the house (including as presents to your friends!). You can use them for bathroom storage, as beauty product organizers, and just to contain small knick-knacks around the house. Come holiday season, you can paint your mason jars and use them as part of your Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or even Valentine’s Day decorations. Are you a sports fan? Make a themed mason jar collection out of your DIY project!

Mason jars painted like different sports

Mason Jar Painting: Directions

So, how should you paint them? For starters, you need to make sure the jars are well-washed and all dried out. Use the paint of your choice (spray, acrylic, etc.) and leave it to dry as per product instructions. Then, use painter’s tape if you want to make geometric shapes and use different colors. Paint over the tape, and let it dry again. Viola, you have awesome new mason jar containers!