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40 Unpopular Home Decor Trends That Are Actually Fine

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People just love to hate on things that are popular or "mainstream," and unfortunately, some really great home decor trends get unfairly judged because of how trendy they are. However, we do have to say that when you're decorating your home, you're decorating your home. This means choosing the colors, patterns, and furniture that you love, not what someone in a magazine said was ugly or overused. After all, you're the one who will have to live with your home decor choices for years to come.

So, forget what society says and decorate your home however you want to—even if that includes shabby chic dressers, patterned sofas, shag carpet, DIY décor, or “old-fashioned” oak cabinets! Your home should reflect your taste and style (and/or your family’s), and no one else’s. If you love the look of repurposed alcohol bottles on Pinterest, then nothing should stop you from using them as glasses or flower vases.

The following 40 home decor trends have been deemed "tacky" by the masses, but we say they're actually totally fine. If anyone says otherwise, then they can get glad in the same shoes they got mad in!

Disclaimer: If you're here looking for us to justify your Chevron obsession, you're in the wrong place. First of all, Chevron rarely looks good anymore. Some trends, like Chevron, truly are tacky, and we would never, ever, ever advise using it in your home, or anywhere, else, ever. Second of all, Chevron hasn’t even been trendy in several years. You will not find Chevron on this list. Sorry, not sorry.

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Did you know...

  • Jackie Kennedy is famous for redecorating and renovating the interior of the White House. Actually, on just her first day, she ordered $50,000 in changes for new rooms for the children and upgrades to the kitchen. She later hosted a tour of the White House for CBS News which was viewed by 56 million people and won her an Emmy Award.
  • In February 2020, Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in California: a $165 million mansion. It was designed for Jack Warner (the former president of Warner Bros. entertainment company). It took a decade to construct (spanning the 1930s and 40s). It comes complete with 9 acres of Beverly Hills land, a main house, a guest house, a tennis court, a golf course, and terraces.
  • When Rihanna debuted her famous red locks in 2010 (around the same time she was featured on Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie"), she started a red-hair trend. Over the next twelve months, she changed her hairstyle 13 times—more than once a month! But that came at a pricey cost. Sources say the annual price tag came out to $1,168,000 on just her hair.
  • In the summer of 2007, Joh Hamm became a household name when Mad Men premiered to critical acclaim and strong ratings. Just over a year and a half later, Ellie Kemper stole America's hearts (and Dwight's and Andy's) when she became the new receptionist on The Office. Before they were famous, Hamm was Kemper's high school drama teacher!
  • After her role as First Lady came to an end, Jackie Kennedy went into the publishing business. She became an associate editor at Doubleday and worked mostly on autobiographies. In fact, she was one of two original editors for Michael Jackson's 2009 autobiography Moonwalk, a #1 New York Times bestseller.