Since I could have a baby at any minute (and will definitely have one in 4 days!) I wanted to arrange for a little blog “maternity leave” of sorts. I’ve asked several fellow bloggers to play a little game having to do with home decor and design. The game is called Fling, Marry, Kill. It’s exactly like F*ck, Marry, Kill, but with home design trends. Each guest will be sharing what design trend they’d have a Fling with but couldn’t stand to keep permanently, what trend they could Marry and keep around forever, and the trend they think needs to die. Today’s guest is Kari of The He Said She Said Experience!
Hi, I’m Kari and I blog with my husband at The He Said She Said Experience. I’m a WAHM of two boys and when I blog I usually write about figure skating, food, arts & entertainment. When I found out that my new blog friend Ashley was looking for people to guest post and play a fun game about their taste in home design trends I jumped at the chance to get to write about a subject that I don’t normally write on.
I don’t know if it’s because it’s finally springtime and actually warm but I find myself spending more time reading about home design at this time of year. In truth, it may be the copious amounts of Trading Spaces that I’ve been watching. As I think forward and dream of summer plans, I also have some thoughts of what design trends that I would like to see more of and one that I would desperately like to see go away.
I present to you my nominees for Fling, Marry, Kill: Spring 2018 Design Edition:
Fling: Tufted Headboards
Again, this design trend stems from my beloved grandparents, because I loved their big bed when I was a little girl. I love to read in bed and it’s just so comfy to have something soft to rest on while you read. Plus nothing says luxurious sleeping space quite like a tufted headboard. They always make me feel like a princess or a movie star. (If I ever find out that Kate Middleton and Reese Witherspoon don’t have tufted headboards, I’ll be devastated.) Luckily for me, I recently found out my husband feels the same way. I hope that a new tufted headboard will be in our very near future. I love the rich color of this headboard from Wayfair, it reminds me of my grandparents too because they both loved this blue-green color. (via Wayfair)
Marry: Bright Patchwork
I have always had a conflicted relationship with patchwork. When I was a girl I slept under a beautiful and vibrant quilt of butterflies made by my great-great grandmother. But sometimes the muted patchwork, especially in shades of country blue, mint and ivory, makes me shudder. I always have some kind of patchwork around in house, in pillows, in my purses, whenever I can find patchwork with a palate that appeals to me. I love the trend of eclectic bright patchwork like this ottoman from Pier One. Not only would it be perfect for me to use on the floor to play with my boys, but it also adds a great blend of homey style with a funky edge.
Kill: Mirrored Furniture
The first time I saw a piece of mirrored furniture I thought that it was the ugliest thing that I’d ever seen. My feelings haven’t changed. Maybe it’s because I used to dance ballet and act, but if I see a mirror I feel a need to watch myself. I can’t imagine having to stare at my reflection in a night table or dresser every time I put away laundry or fumbled for my eye drops. I just don’t want to constantly stare at myself. And I don’t want a fun-house reflection of the room I’m in. All these mirrored dresses and end tables are just kind of creepy, put an Alexa on top and you’d basically create a room straight out of a horror movie for me. I hope that mirrored furniture’s moment is over. (image source)
Those are home design trends that I feel passionately about right now. While I don’t usually blog about home trends, all this Trading Spaces mania has inspired us to write about some of favorite moments from this season of Trading Spaces, so head over to our blog to check out that post or any other posts.
May you have a bright have summer void of any mirrored furniture!
Thanks so much for this fun opportunity, Ashley!