Inflatable furniture, toilet seat covers and wallpaper boarders
The interior design trends we would all like to forget
- New report by Wren Kitchens has revealed the worst interior design trends of all time
- The 1970’s has been revealed as the worst decade for interior design styles
- Inflatable furniture and taxidermy top the list of trends we wish we could all forget
What goes around, comes around – or it certainly does for does for interior designs.
What was once deemed the most desirable feature/style to have in your home can be easily replaced a few months later. Furthermore, design trends can often come back into fashion as consumer preferences continually change.
However according to a new study by Wren Kitchens there are some interior trends we would all like to forget!
The best and worst decade for interior design
The study of 2000 UK homeowners asked for their opinions on which decades were the best (and worst) for interior trends.
Asked to rank the following decades in preference (1 being the best) the results revealed that the 1970’s with its earthy tones, dark cabinets and wooden features was revealed as the worst decade for interior style
The retro 1950’s with its soft shades, coloured appliances, and statement black and white floor tiles weas revealed as the best decade for interior style.
Full list can be seen below:
|Ranking (best to worst)||Decade||Score (Lower the better)|
|1||1950s – soft shades, coloured appliances, and statement black and white floor tiles||3.5|
|2||1990s – beginnings of minimalism with all-white furnishings, and warm wooden accents.||3.6|
|3||2000s – excessive use of stainless steel appliances, paired with granite counter tops.||3.7|
|4||2010s – all-white kitchens are back, with metallic accents adding a pop of colour||3.7|
|5||1960s – antique cherry cabinets, bright colours, with entertainment at the heart of design.||4.3|
|6||1980s – coloured cabinets, tiled counter tops and busy wallpaper||4.5|
|7||1970s – earthy tones, dark cabinets and wooden worktops to create a cosy space||4.7|
The best and worst interior design trends of all time
When asked for the best and worst interior design trends of all time it appeared that the UK has fallen out of love with inflatable furniture and taxidermy, whilst barn doors and painted open brick continue to stay loved.
Asked to rank the following trends on a scale of 1-10 (1 being disliked) the study revealed the best and worst trends for interior style. Full list can be seen below:
|Ranking (worst to best)||Interior design trend||Score (higher is more liked)|
|3||Toilet seat covers||3.9|
|4||Carpeted or textured walls||3.9|
|9||Artex walls and ceilings||4.2|
|13||Ladders used as shelves||4.6|
|15||Painted open brick||5.5|