16 Photos That Prove Each Generation Has A Wildly Different Approach To Home Decor
I've logged more hours watching HGTV than I'm ever willing to admit publicly, but trust me when I say it's a lot. I yell at the TV during an episode of House Hunters like it's the Super Bowl. "THE COLONIAL FIXER UPPER?!? OVER THE MOVE-IN READY COTTAGE???! NOOOO!" is the kind of nonsense my neighbors hear when things get heated. Basically, I'm really passionate about home decor and have a lot to say about it.
As trends evolve, it's interesting to see which design and decor choices are requirements for one person but totally prohibited for another, and how it varies from age group to age group. Millennials might looove white cabinets, but Gen X might see them and immediately get the dark brown paint ready to go.
Here are 16 home decor trends that are total giveaways for each generation:
Good first impressions don't stop with you - your front garden ideas instantly set the tone for what people think of your home. While most garden ideas are focused on the rear areas, you won't find yourself lacking when it comes to the front either. 'The front garden is the first thing that people see when they come to your house so it’s worth investing some time and effort into making it look nice and tidy,' advises Chris Bonnett, Founder, Gardening Express.
The old cliché of ‘hub of the home’ is truer than ever – all life happens here, so even dedicated work stations are finding their way into modern kitchen layouts. Matching countertop material to backsplash ideas is an easy way of giving even the simplest of kitchens a high-end look.
These outdoor living room ideas will help you transform your backyard into an extension of your home. Now we want to use our outdoor living space year-round and every day, if weather allows. One way to do this is to divide your outdoor space up by ‘rooms’, with one area for dining and another for relaxing,' says OKA’s co-founder and creative director, Sue Jones.