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Home Redesign: A Look Back

08 Sep 2017, by Agricola Redesign Staff in Fun Fridays, Home Decor

I have been working as an interior redesigner for more than 15 years (wow, time sure flies when you’re having fun!). In that time, so much has changed, especially in the last decade.

Of course, things are always going to change when it comes to home decor and style. Trends will come and go, vintage makes a comeback, new colors are born. But I want to share with you some of the most noticeable recent changes in home decor:

1. Bye, bye, greens: I was a designer who loved to use lots of green. Whether it was variegated or green ivy, green was a color that I absolutely loved using in my clients’ homes. I most commonly used them in bookcases and kitchen soffits. That’s no longer happening today. We don’t use greens too much anymore as many clients are going for cleaner, clutter-free, dust-free spaces.

2. Hello, white: Lighting is one of the biggest things that can make a room feel super dated. Over the last 10 years, I’ve seen pleated lamp shades and beige lamp shades be faded out as a new preference is ushered in: white shades in a drum style.

3. So long, pillows: Today’s bedroom decor is all about coordination. Clients prefer bedrooms with matching bedding and window treatments. Also long gone are stuffing 30 pillows on your bed, as most want a bedroom that is less cluttered with fewer items.

4. New paint combos: Paint colors never really go out of style, we just find different paint combinations. Lately, I’ve been using a lot of bright white for woodwork combined with Mega Griege Grays. The two colors together make for a beautiful back drop for both art and furniture.

5. Going neutral: If you remember, years ago our largest pieces of furniture were in deep colors. While those dark pieces matched the style of the day, now I find myself recommended that clients go for more neutral colors for their core pieces and using accessories or art to serve as the pop of color in a room!

Are you ready to bring your home decor into the style of today’s world? Contact us for a consultation at or by calling 513-771-3927.