This may have been huge in the ‘90s, but that was 20 years ago. And they were wrong then, too!
Save the ruffles for your bed and breakfast. Who wants to sleep in a bed that looks like the one grandma kicked the bucket in?
Plaid Fabrics Everywhere
If you're raising a Scottish child, then by all means--go plaid crazy. Otherwise, you'll end up with a bedroom that looks immature and dated, and that's quite the feat to pull off.
There’s nothing worse than sliding into gross-feeling sheets or a creaky bed at the end of a long day. You’re going to spend a lot of time in that bed of yours. Make it worth your while. Don’t skip the good stuff.
Is your bedroom a rock quarry? Are you stacking limestone on these pallets?
Accent walls are just a nice way of saying your paint job looks lopsided.
We don't even have to make fun of water beds for them to seem like a bad idea. Who wants to be tossed and turned by the waves night after night?
Chevron blew up thanks to Pinterest. Also, thanks to Pinterest, it out-grew its welcome about two weeks after we first heard of it. Opt for subtler, less trendy patterns like herringbone instead.
Faux Fur Rugs
Few things scream “Fresh-Out-of-College Bachelor” more than under bed lights. They’re up there with futons and Fight Club Posters. Dim lighting is great, but try to use lamps instead.
Bright, Bold Colors
Posters are great for college kids who are forced to pay for their decorations for the first time, but that’s about it. After that, upgrade to some actual art. Look around some local stores or make something yourself. And if you can’t seem to get away from that Harry Potter theme, check out Etsy for some cool, not-poster art.
You might not live in a trailer, but you could have fooled me with those blankets you're using as curtains.
Tapestries can be gorgeous, elaborate works of art, but they are finicky to get right. They need to perfectly balance out the hard and soft aspects of a room, and that’s rarely done well. Add in the fact that they are very frequently associated with some plant loving friends of ours from the ‘60s and you’ll have to think before including a tapestry in your bedroom.
Clearly the person who invented this had way too much self-esteem. I barely want to look at myself in the bathroom mirror, much less my dresser.
Banana Leaf Wallpaper
You're decorating a bedroom, not a tiki bar from the 1960s.
Cheesy Typographic Art
You’re (probably) not a lumberjack. It’s a little odd to decorate your bedroom like you are. And even if you were, why would you decorate your bedroom with your job? Accountants (probably) don’t decorate their bedrooms with calculators. Try to get a little bit more of you in there. If you need the outdoors inside, try hanging a painting instead.