Have you read what decorating trends need to go in 2009? Oversized chairs (o.k. I exaggerated above), granite countertops, stainless steel....
kitchens, zebra skin cubes?
The L.A. Times Home & Garden Roundup section has an interesting and comprehensive list of trends that deserve to be ditched ASAP, according to designers. Interestingly, the readers' comments suggest that the biggest trend of 2009 is not to worry about design trends, but to decorate your abode according to your own sense of style, taste and individuality. Most readers are on board with scaling back, reupholstering (Yay!) and exuding a little understatement.
Obviously these lists are almost always written by designers and decorators who have repeated or seen these pat looks overdone. When it finally becomes a mainstream trend, they're understandably burnt out. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Design major myself, I just believe that everyone's house should reflect their uniqueness-you know what I mean.
Be sure to read the comments of the readers--real people who can't afford to switch out a look when it's no longer trendy.