10 Apartment Design Ideas That Are Hopelessly Outdated

2 years ago

Many complex constructions like multilevel ceilings and compartment wardrobes are outdated. What’s really trendy is simplicity and eco-friendly materials. Here is a short and simple list to help you evaluate if a design is trendy or not.

We at Bright Side have collected 10 design ideas that are terribly outdated along with modern alternatives.

Multilevel ceilings

According to most designers, the hit of the 2000s — multilevel ceilings with lights — is very outdated. Today, instead of complex constructions, lights, and all that stuff, it’s fashionable to keep ceilings as simple as possible. Colored lights are not trendy either, even though they were once a key design aspect.

Compartments and arches

Arches in narrow hallways and fake walls made of plasterboard are another sign that an interior design is outdated. Most of the time, such things don’t have any functionality, but they take up a lot of space. This is especially bad for small apartments. Designers now prefer to leave hallways without doors at all and definitely without any arches. You can use special constructions to divide the space — thin metal panels, for example.

Furniture along the wall

Instead of huge wardrobes and other massive pieces of furniture, designers suggest using smaller pieces.

Photo wallpaper

No matter how attractive photo wallpaper might look, designers strongly recommend not using it. Instead of a picture of a forest or the sky, designers suggest using decorative plaster, wallpaper, wooden panels, or ceramic tiles.

Compartment wardrobes

Simplicity is a trend. That’s why, instead of compartment wardrobes, designers recommend using wardrobes with regular doors.

Furniture sets

A bed with matching bedside tables, a wardrobe and a dresser of the same style, the same couch and armchair in the living room — furniture sets are completely outdated. Designers recommend taking a look at furniture from different sets.

Wallpapering an entire room

Modern designers say that using one kind of wallpaper for an entire room is very untrendy. That’s why they recommend making one wall different. It’s usually the first wall you see when you enter the room.


Space capsule-like showers are not in fashion anymore. Nowadays, it’s best to use a simple glass construction and good hardware.

Computer desks

Huge computer desks with shelves are in the past. Really small tables are now in fashion. And if you need shelves, you should use closed ones.

Kitchen table and chairs

Today it’s more trendy to use comfortable tables and chairs of low heights as they allow you to serve dinner easily.

Your home is a place that should be cozy. Whatever decorations there are, the most important thing is for everyone to enjoy the place. Most people care more about comfort than design. Which things make a place feel cozy for you? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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