One of the hardest things about updating our home has been identifing and resisting the super trendy. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think trends are always to be avoided. A trendy throw pillow or lamp can be added and then just as easily (and affordably) swapped out when you change your mind. But when you are talking permanent and expensive, the hyper-trendy is probably not a great investment. Something that has taken me a long time to admit to myself is that I am an absolute sucker for a design trend. When I fall for something, I fall hard, but as soon as I stop liking it, I absolutely hate it.
In 2012(ish) I wanted Industrial EVERYTHING. I had all the exposed Edison bulbs and even the oversized coffee table with the wrought iron wheels. Then one day I woke up and hated everything about my apartment. Now, as a homeowner, I recognize the importance of resisting the hyper-trendy when it comes to permanent updates. When you are attaching something to your home, it shouldn’t be something you will hate in a couple of years or that will look dated by the time you go to sell your home.