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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

A decorating "trend" is something that will be considered hideous in 2 - 5 years, so we will have to buy new stuff to redecorate.

Mar 20, 2023 06:57 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's usually what the popular TV shows are using/doing or what the hardware stores are overstocked on and want you to think it's popular so they can sell it off.

Mar 20, 2023 09:50 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some writers like to report on trends, more like to try to influence or create the trends.

Mar 20, 2023 07:11 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Everything is a trend thee days. I think people say it's a trend just to start a trend...lool

Mar 20, 2023 07:39 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Do you mean 2024 trends?
I hate the talking bots telling us what's trendy . . . LOL

but the HGTV generation's gonna love it!

Mar 20, 2023 06:41 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I pay little attention to trends because they are short-lived, come & go quickly and are usually only one person's opinion...

Mar 20, 2023 09:58 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Getting the jump on the competition is what comes to mind

Mar 20, 2023 03:48 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'm not sure what you mean but I've been reading many articles about what is going out of style.

Ex = black granite, whirlpool tubs in Master

Mar 20, 2023 03:23 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

A decorating trend is what the "trendsetters" want it to be. I read the other day of a decorator who stated that green kitchen cabinets are a trend and will never go out of style...don't agree but he's entitled to his opinion.

Decorating trends are no different than when the financial analysts or economists made their predictions or forecasts about what will happen in the coming year. Think of the NAR economists and his predictions. Sometimes they become a self fulfilling prophecy but without people predicting and starting trends, a lot of folks would be out of a job.


Mar 20, 2023 01:01 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I would define a trend in decorating as a trend that will be short until the next new color or design takes its place. 

I am confused about the question of putting the cart before the horse. 

We are already in the year 2023.  The year is already trending. 

Are you referring to horse trends? 


Mar 20, 2023 08:09 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I prefer timeless over trends! 

And, we are almost 1/4 of the way through the year - can you believe it?!!

Mar 20, 2023 09:14 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Weirdly enough, many home "color" trends seem to start in the fashion world.

I'm not in love with the Sherwin Williams colors this year though. Of course, my personal taste is light and bright. 

Outside of fashion, I think folks go to the home shows to see what's new and what the decorators like. I went to the Atlanta market this year and there was a lot of Coastal (my favorite), some warm colors, and a good amount of black and white. 

Mar 21, 2023 03:27 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Something that brings in a lot of money for a short period of time.  Like shag rugs.  Starting the trend for the year early, gives manufactures and decorators time to cash in using the trend's theme, over the course of the year.

Mar 20, 2023 06:44 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There is actually an international group that decides on the "color of the year".

Mar 20, 2023 01:41 PM