You’re proud of your home and want it to feel fresh and stylish. New trends are exciting, and it can be tempting to incorporate all the latest design crazes into your space. After all, no one wants an outdated home.
The problem is that trends by definition come and go—and while they reflect the styles of the times, they say nothing about your individuality. By relentlessly trying to keep up with what’s “in” at the moment, you risk winding up with a cookie-cutter home.
And that’s not a compliment. It means the home is uncreative, indistinctive, boring—and just like all the homes around it.
Do you have a cookie-cutter home? Take this quiz to find out:
1. Does your collection include a variety of shapes and colors? When you glance over your space, does anything catch your eye? (Or does the décor just fade into the background?)
2. Do most of your pieces speak truth to your heart? These are the pieces you hold onto forever, forsaking all fads. Are you genuinely in love with your collection, regardless of whether it’s “on trend”?
3. Do you have any time-honored furnishings? Much of the current trendy furniture is meant to be sold quickly, made cheaply, and sold at a price point that makes the consumer forget they’re investing in their future. Timeless pieces, like this ottoman, are built to last.
4. Does your décor stick around for at least five years? Five years is about the average lifespan of any fleeting design trend. If you find yourself loading up on style this often, you’ll eventually make yourself dizzy trying to keep up with the revolving door of fashions.
Did you answer “no” to one or more of these? If so, you’re at risk of having a cookie-cutter home that looks like everyone else’s. It’s fine to enjoy the occasional trend—but the key to a beautifully unique, enduring home is to curate your space to reflect your personal truth.
Still not certain? Our designers live to work with individuals just like you to personalize home design with truly one-of-a-kind pieces built with high-quality craftsmanship. Contact our design team to begin realizing your vision for your home.