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!
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?
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Photos by The Driftwood Home, Lily 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.
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!
Photos by Little City Farmhouse, Mikki'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!