Beautifying your home can be a pretty daunting task. There is so much to do and so many options to choose from. It is sometimes overwhelming to decide which trend to follow, what is in and what is out. To ease your life, we are highlighting some obsolete trends that are common in a Bangladeshi home. If you still have one of the following things in your home, it’s time to give it an update.

Lace Mats/Tablecloths

Lace Mats/Tablecloths
Not the most appealing tablecloth

Lace was a huge hit in the 80s and 90s. Some of us still have an elaborately crafted lace tablecloths or place-mats that are reminiscent of those times. Although lace decorations can still work if applied in small doses, compered to modern tablecloth designs, lace is a bit outdated.

Heavy Head Boards

Heavy Head Boards
A now ghastly look

The huge wooden headboards that resembles the ancient times are too old-fashioned for a modern home. However, if you are going for an antique look for a room these headboard could still work.

Too Much Floral

Too Much Floral
What was once a trend is now a disaster

The olden days had floral tea sets, floral tablecloths, floral sofas and everything else in floral print. But adding too much floral is going to look crowded in a room. Choose a statement floral item and keep the rest simple. If you are going to have floral wallpaper, go for larger flower prints instead of the mini-flowers. The large statement floral prints are more in trend in 2018.

Fake Fruit

Fake Fruits
If you can’t eat it, you don’t need it

If you want to display fruits in your dining area, get real fruits instead. As people are becoming health conscious, those faux fruits are gradually being replaced by fresh ones. Fresh and colorful fruits will brighten up your dining area and keep your family healthy!

Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds
Only go with this if you’re a workaholic

They are so stiff, bland and unflattering for your home. Vertical blinds may look good in an office, but for homes, it’s an absolute no-no. Introduce colorful curtains that blend in with your room. Curtains will enhance the style of your home and make it even more elegant.

Glass Blocks

Glass Blocks
That’s a lot of old-school in one frame

The 90s have shown us various uses of glass blocks. They were used to decorate walls and to create partitions. However, the days of glass blocks are gone. Today, modern homes are more into using creative glass decors and wooden partitions instead of glass blocks.

Bean Bags

Bean Bags
They’re awesome comfy but don’t say much for your decor

Bean bags have been widely loved in the past few years. They are cozy, they are colorful. But a beanbag only works for a teenager’s room. An adult could benefit more from an elegant armchair or even a rocking chair as an alternative.

Wood Textured Furniture

Wood Textured Furniture
So you love the forest?

While choosing furniture, we usually go overboard with wood textures. Wood texture here and there in a room does bring about a rustic vibe, but over-doing it is a huge problem. So if you are going to bring in the wood texture, add one or two pieces at best.

Exposed Bulbs

Exposed Bulbs

Antique style Edison bulbs hanging by a wire from the ceiling have been very popular for a while. Cafes and Restaurants have them in plenty here in Dhaka. But this style is dying out and everyone is leaning towards other creative lighting options. You will find an abundance of modern lamps, shades and chandeliers that can replace the exposed Edison bulbs.

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