Interior design stereotypes have found a way to become ingrained in our dialogue when it comes to decorating our homes. However, much like our culture of judgment, there are certain stereotypes that may have been learned that should absolutely be forgotten.
The following 8 interior design stereotypes are actually super-stylish right now, and you might reconsider them the next time you decide to redecorate.
1) Mismatched Living Room Furniture: It used to be that you were required to have matching sets of furniture in your living room. Gone are the days of matching couches and loveseats. For one, most young people can’t afford to buy all their furniture at once, but secondly, who wants all the same stuff when you can have really fun complimentary pieces? As long as the furniture compliments each other rather than clash, you’ve got a winning style!
2) Black Paint: Yes, it’s true that black paint can make a room feel smaller. It’s also harder to paint-over if you decide to repaint to a lighter color. However, black paint is actually super-stylish right now, especially if you’re using chalkboard paint. So long as you know what you’re doing, you can’t go wrong! Try not to paint everything black, but instead, compliment your existing furniture with black.
3) Mismatched Dining Room Table Chairs: This is another huge interior design stereotype. Gone are the days where people purchase grand dining room sets. Also, it’s super fun to repurpose and refurbish old chairs that might have nostalgia added to them. Suddenly that old chair that’s been sitting in the corner of your basement has a new purpose! Plus it’s super cheap!
4) Wooden Walls: Gone are the days of dark, wooden 1970s basements, however, this does not mean wood is completely out. In fact, there are many great ways to bring wood into the modern era, especially if you consider different staining options. Wood is a fantastic natural texture that adds pizazz and charm to an otherwise boring wall!
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