I originally thought I’d like to write a post about my Pinterest peeves. You know, all the recipes and weight loss ideas that somehow come up in the “Home Decor” and “DIY & Crafts” categories. How does that happen? Doesn’t anyone properly categorize their pins on this site? Anyway, then my thoughts morphed into something else. My brain started to just list decorating trends that you won’t find in my house. Some of the ideas are actually cool, but so ubiquitous, I just don’t want to do it because everyone else is too.
So here we go, things you won’t find in my house:
Writing On The Wall
It seems kinda like a tattoo for your wall. I’m not a tattoo person because, well, I always figured I could never decide on something and then I’m sure I’d change my mind after it was too late. I know it’s just paint or a wall decal, but I just think it’s silly. Also, you just don’t see writing on the wall on the pages of Architectural Digest. Not done. However, I do like signs, letters and graphic art.
Chevron Patterned Anything
I’m not into this either. If it is your cup of tea, that is cool, but it gives me a headache. It makes my brain feel all wonky like I’m in a fun house, especially if it is a rug. No thanks.
Maybe I cleaned too many chalkboards and erasers in elementary school. It’s dirty and dusty and I won’t have it in my house. I once saw a drum light shade covered in chalkboard paint. I wonder who thought that was a good idea.
Rustic Wood Paneled Wall
This one breaks my heart because I love this look. It is totally me, but I see it in every stinkin’ design magazine and every design blog. I doubt anyone in my neighborhood has a wall like it in their house, but it just feels like it is everywhere. Darn it! I will reserve the right to change my mind on this, but I can tell you if I do, I wouldn’t use wood pallets. What is with this pallet craze? Do you know where those pallets have been? I think about it and it grosses me out.
Does anyone else look at decorating trends and wonder what all the fuss is about? Have you ever been turned off to something you like just because everyone else is doing it too?