20 Classic Home Decor Trends That Make Us Cringe Today

Home decor trends are constantly changing. What was once trendy may now be tacky. As they say, "One day you're 'in.' The next day you're 'out.'" We can't blame the past, though. They didn't have this wonderful thing called hindsight. Here are 20 "classic" home decor trends that make us cringe today!

1 of 20 1. Pastel Bathrooms

Nothing is wrong with having pastel colors in a bathroom, but feeling like you're in Barbie's Dream House is just too much. In the 1950s, bathrooms were decked out floor-to-ceiling in pink, powder blue, or mint green paint and tiles. We can thank Mamie Eisenhower for introducing pink to American consciousness. When she wore a pink gown to the inauguration ball, the public was hooked and immediately took to her favorite color combination: green, pink, and creme. Thus, the stereotypical 50s bathroom was born.

These days, this color scheme is more synonymous with Barney that with a chic upscale bathroom. If you're thinking of using this color scheme for your bathroom remodel, you might want to head back to the drawing board. If you really can't live without your pastel hues, pick just one. Then use it as an accent throughout a bathroom of a neutral palette. Think stylized accent tiles or a shower curtain and hand towel pairing.

(Image via Instagram)

This website uses cookies to provide you with the best user experience. Read more