With the year coming to a close and 2010 just on the horizon, we've been looking back at some of the design trends that emerged the most during the past year. Some were good, some were questionable and we're wondering which ones you liked the most.
Some trends, like chalkboard paint (which we admit isn't necessarily just from 2009) have had many Apartment Therapy readers wondering when the trend will die. Other trends, like favoring handmade items, have seen popularity growth throughout the world.
Some of our favorite trends (and ones we hope to stick around and grow stronger) involve favoring sustainable and eco-friendly building materials and home decor items. While we know some companies jump on the "green" band wagon just because it's popular, we've also found that many companies are genuinely moving toward leading greener businesses.
In Austin, we've loved the trend of buying local art, with several galleries around the city, like Austin Art Garage, even offering affordable local options and art festivals like the popular East Austin Studio Tour growing the biggest this year yet.
So we ask, what were your favorite design trends of 2009? Did you like any of them enough to incorporate in your own home? What design trends are you sick of and hope don't return for 2010? Do you ignore all design trends and just stick to what you love, regardless of its popularity? Let us know!
Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.
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