Now that we’ve launched into a brand new decade, we though it would be fun to recap some of the hottest furniture painting and home decor trends from the past decade!
2010 | Pastels
Although this trend will probably never really go out of style, it was particularly big in 2010!
2011 | Stenciling
This was back in the day before vinyl sticker stencils became popular and everyone still used regular, hand-held plastic stencils. Don’t you miss it?
Photos by The Happy Housie
2012 | White Washing
This technique really took off in 2012 and is still a favorite today for anyone who loves the look of coastal, beachy decor.
2013 | Dramatic Antiquing
Whether it was glaze or a dark wax, we loved adding dark, dramatic details to our furniture in 2012!
Photos by Farm Life Best Life
2014 | Shabby Chic Distressing
2014 was the year we all busted out our sanding blocks and took to distressing in a big way!
2015 | Grain Sack Stripes
Grain sack stripes were the pattern of choice for so many DIYers in 2015. They add a farmhouse flair to any project!
2016 | Color Blocking
Why choose just one paint color? We love the look of juxtaposed contrasting tones!
2017 | Paint Pours
In 2017 we all broke outside of our comfort zones and tried funky, creative techniques like paint pouring and marbling.
Photo by Meg Brink
2018 | Ombre Blending
2018 painters fell in love with the whimsical look of blended paint colors, and we can see why!
Photos by Blue Peaches Furniture
2019 | Transfers
This past year was adorned with floral designs as painters discovered transfers; a super simple way to add beautiful blooms to their painted furniture!