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4 Trends a Real Estate Agent Wishes Had Stayed in the ’90s


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Home stagers and real estate agents don’t seem to miss anything from the ’90s. Behold, a few trends that may never come back.

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Sponge Paint

Sponge-painting in every color was a huge trend in the ’90s — but in the end, it’s not really worth it. 

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Any further paint updates require a full prime and paint to get over the mess, and it was never really that attractive to begin with.

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Textured Walls

Popcorn! We loved to eat it at the movies, and we loved to stick it all over our ceilings and walls as the infamous popcorn texture. 

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Textures on walls and ceilings hide blemishes, plaster cracks, and seams, but they’re difficult to clean and impossible to patch.

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Weird Lamps

'90s lighting was a whole world of fantastic and futuristic shapes, which doesn’t translate all that well to today. Plus, it can be difficult to maintain.

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The hard part is that they can’t easily be updated with new shades or bulbs.

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The Color Mauve

Homes renovated in the ‘90s tend to have a lot of mauve popping up. It’s in tiles, curtains, upholstery, paints, and more. 

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But particularly for someone looking to sell their home, it’s good to stay away from mauve. It doesn’t show or photograph well.