Part of keeping up a blog is keeping things organized. And then after a few hundred posts or so, you sometimes forget what you’ve spoken about. But thanks to a little attempt at cleaning up things around here, I rediscovered an older post that I had a lot of fun getting your feedback on:
Every year, there are a number of home decor trends. Some are a revival of a trend from yesteryear (hello, subway tile). Some are just fun to sprinkle around the house for a season (provided it can be done inexpensively or with minimal effort, like arrows on a pillow or your preschooler’s handiwork on a a cheap picture frame that you call “ikat” because it kind of looks like that when you squint really hard). And some simply leave us scratching our heads as to how in the hell they are so damn popular. Take for example, my least favorite trend last time is still true today: the sunburst mirror. With rare exception (like the one below made from vintage Barbies), there isn’t much I find impressive about them. They’re easy to DIY, and I suppose that’s one of the reasons why I’m not a fan. They seemed to overtake the blogosphere before I got the chance to like them, so I was soon thinking sheesh, another sunburst mirror?The rare exception to my sunburst mirror rule.
So, how about we have a little fun like that again? Considering that it was more than two years ago when I first asked this question (and I’m not even on Formspring anymore), there may be a few new readers who would love to throw in their two cents this time around. Like last time, I’ll start:
This one’s hard to confess, because I used to be strongly considering it for my own kitchen, and I still admire what a few other bloggers have done with this trend. But for my own home, I’m 99% percent sure I’m over the whole chalkboard paint thing and want to go in a different direction. If you’re at all on the fence like I am, a wall decal (like this one I spotted from Urban Outfitters) might be the way to go.
Again, I think it’s because of the frequency of seeing it. I’m sure there are plenty of you who also still admire it, too. But just like the shabby chic look, not everyone is going to have the same opinion, and that’s what makes a post like this all the more fun!
Ok, now, it’s your turn!
What popular home decor trend do you just not get?
(Remember, we’re talking opinions, not trashing someone else’s project or going overboard. So please be careful not to be “that commenter” who gets immediately deleted.)