The Hottest Furniture Painting Trends from 2010-2019


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!

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2010: pastel colors

Photos by Lemon Drops Reclaimed and Little City Farmhouse

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?

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2011: stenciling

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.

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2012: white washing

Photos by A Ray of Sunlight and Orphans with Makeup

2013 | Dramatic Antiquing

Whether it was glaze or a dark wax, we loved adding dark, dramatic details to our furniture in 2012!

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2013: dramatic antiquing

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!

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2014: shabby chic distressing

Photos by Farm Life Best Life and Thirty Eighth Street

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!

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2015: grain sack stripes

Photos by Little City Farmhouse, Inspire Me Heather, and Charmed Crown Blog

2016 | Color Blocking

Why choose just one paint color? We love the look of juxtaposed contrasting tones!

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2016: color blocking

Photos by The Driftwood HomeLily Field Furniture, and A Ray of Sunlight

2017 | Paint Pours

In 2017 we all broke outside of our comfort zones and tried funky, creative techniques like paint pouring and marbling.

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2017: paint pours

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!

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2018: ombre blending

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!

A decade of home decor trends - furniture painting trends from 2010-2019. 2019: transfers

Photos by Little City FarmhouseMikki’s Frame Shop, and Restored Antiquity

Here’s to another amazing decade of painting!

What do you think the hottest trend of 2020 will be? Leave a comment below to let us know!

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