Trends come and go

Every year we read about the new home fashion trends for the year. The idea is to get people to get rid of what they already have and buy something new. People need to make a lot of money so that they can keep buying stuff for their already too-expensive house.

We need to rethink that idea. There are over 8 billion people on this planet and how we use our resources matters.

Consider continuing to use last season’s throw pillows and rugs. Gently used items can be donated to various charities so someone else can use them. When choosing colors and designs keep it neutral so that the decor doesn’t look dated a year later.

Whites are out this season but pastels are in. That means off-white should work for this season and probably for the next decade.

No, you do not have to redecorate every season or every year. Tasteful decor never really goes out of style. You do not need to redecorate to sell a house. Consider doing some staging, cleaning, and decluttering instead.

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