Tip of the week…
Five decor details that date a home
‘Accent walls’ were big in the ’90s, but designers now frown on a random shift in wall color because it destroys any coherent vision for the room. Besides, “you can get the same pop-of-color effect with rugs, pillows, window treatments, and art.”
Vessel sinks, the kind that look like bowls sitting on tabletops, turn out to be impractical. The pros now prefer “undermount” sinks—set in a cutout in the countertop. Better: sinks that are part of the countertop.
Plain oak cabinets, the kind with a yellow-toned finish, look cheap today. Lighter-colored cabinetry is now the safe bet.
Kitchen islands with angled sides once seemed smart, but rectangles are always easier to work on or navigate around.
Bathtubs with built-in jets were a must-have in the ’90s, but they’re bulky and hard to clean. Large, glass-enclosed showers make smarter use of space and water. Source: The Wall Street Journal