Are Popular Trends in Home Decor Killing its Uniqueness?


When it comes to home decor the options are endless and what appeals to one, might not appeal to another. But one thing remains true, unique items in your space are what will make it stand out no matter what theme you have chosen. The latest trends seem to be in neutral tones with pops of color. While shades of gray are stealing the hearts of every homeowner, it’s really the neutral color that makes the accents in your home stand out. When it comes to accents, they shouldn’t be ordinary!

So how do you make sure the latest trends don’t set your space up for bland and boring? It’s easy, everyone has something that they are drawn to that is unique to who they are. I love photography and I love to write. So I would theme my space around something like that. But maybe your interests are cycling or sewing, that uniqueness can be showcased in a lasting way. 

Accents with Appeal and Function

I like to choose accents that serve both appeal and function. If you need a book holder, don’t just choose any ordinary book holder. That’s where you can get creative and unique. 

When you chose items that serve both function and appeal, they stand a better chance of not looking out of place. Unique hooks, bookends, baskets, pillows, and trays can serve both purpose and appeal in your home.  Even how you plug in your electronics doesn’t have to be boring. 


First Impressions

First impressions can tell a person a lot about someone or something and those impressions are usually made at entrances. Mats and rugs are often placed in openings between rooms, entrances, and exits and even though it’s something we wipe our feet on, some funny or individualized flair can leave a lasting impression, or make your guests chuckle and lighten moods. UncommonGoods has a great selection for the unique door mat or area rug.

Don’t Forget Your Curb Appeal

When trying to bring uniqueness to your home, yards and gardens tend to fall short. Sure everyone loves a good garden gnome, but decor and themes don’t just have a purpose inside. Your green space or garden is where you can express yourself as well as showcase your sense of humor.

Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, your sense of style doesn’t have to be common.  In fact “uncommon” is exactly what UncommonGoods works to help enthusiasts create. A unique space perfect to your personality and style. 

In addition to these collections of truly unique products, UncommonGoods introduced the Uncommon Collection in 2015, which is an exclusive assortment of products that meet their highest standards for uncommon design, sustainability, and doing good.

What do you mean doing good?

Sometimes doing good, is Uncommon right? UncommonGoods makes a stand for doing good in this world with several different humanitarian and environmental needs. One effort UncommonGoods is proud of, is their support of the International Rescue Committee that responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to refugees and families devastated by conflict and disaster. I know that when I purchase something from UncommonGoods, I am in turn helping with humanitarian relief. 

As an influencer, I love being able to point people interested in home decor in the right direction, and I love knowing that with UncommonGoods my passion for home decor can help the world become a better place. 

What room in your home are you anxious to design next? 

Per FTC guidelines I am required to disclose when I am compensated for working with a brand. I have partnered with UncommonGoods to share their products along with my design ideas with my readers.  All opinions of UnCommonGoods in this post are my own.  

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23 thoughts on “Are Popular Trends in Home Decor Killing its Uniqueness?

  1. I love the idea that they help people in humanitarian efforts. I will definitely be checking them out when I do some more decorating my house. I really like your post here it makes a whole lot of sense to me.

  2. I am totally with you! I love having unique things around that strike me as interesting rather than getting what is “in”. I laughed out loud at that doormat!! That matches my personality very well.

  3. Haha i love that mat!!! Homes definitely need to have unique bits and pieces and they don’t always have to fit with the decor. That’s what makes a home a home!

  4. I like to choose unique pieces to decorate my home with. I am loving the shark. I need a few new pieces to an update.

  5. I would rather do what appeals to me personally than follow the popular trend. Luckily for me, I usually end up satisfying myself and also get good compliments about the decor, maybe my friends and guest are being polite; but hey! I will take the compliment; genuine or not.

  6. Really great article! I love decorating my own with unique pieces that are personal to me and not just what’s “trendy”! I also NEED that nice underwear mat – hahahah

  7. I think popular trends for home decor on sites like Pinterest and Instagram are cool. I believe it encourages small business and creativity as a whole, rather than taking away from distinct types of styles people claim to have originally come up with. Home decor isn’t something we should take too seriously! It’s about creating an environment we feel welcomes/at home in (who cares if it is a popular trend or not, amirite?)

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