An interior designer shares 3 patterns that make your home look outdated

  • Phoenix Grey is the principal designer at Orion Studios and shares videos on TikTok.

  • Grey shared which patterns can make your home look outdated in a video this month.

  • He suggested ditching floral patterns for geometric designs.

Phoenix Grey, a Toronto-based interior designer, shared three out-of-style patterns that make your home look dated in a recent TikTok video.

Grey, the principal designer at Orion Studios, also offered ways to upgrade them in the video with more than 30,000 views.

"I get it. Interiors and fashion trends are relentless and fall in and out of style so quickly," Grey said in the video. "But I want to make sure your home is future-proof."

On Sunday, Grey told Business Insider that he's worked in the residential and commercial interior design space for nearly 10 years. He has more than 753,600 followers on the app, where he shares his opinion on design trends and home improvement advice.

Traditional floral patterns can look archaic, so Grey suggested leaning into geometric designs

In the video, Gray said followers would probably disagree with his stance on floral patterns but maintained his preference.

Floral-themed bedroom.
An example of a floral-themed bedroom. Andreas von Einsiedel/Getty Images

"A certain type of floral pattern can feel really tired, especially when it's the only thing used in a room," Grey said. "If you do like florals, I want you to bring it into this century."

Interior designer Phoenix Grey's Tiktok
Examples from Phoenix Grey's TikTok video.Phoenix Grey/TikTok

He suggested mixing the floral aesthetic with geometric patterns, adding that "juxtaposition really offsets that traditional softness of the floral and gives a more balanced look."

Trellis and lattice can be replaced with larger weave patterns like rattan, Grey said

Trellis and lattice designs are typically used for outdoor spaces but are often featured on wallpaper and decor items. In the video, Grey said the designs are "very 2000s" and "adds way more visual clutter to a space."

Example of rattan furniture inside a home.
Example of rattan furniture inside a home.Ninoon/Getty Images

Instead, Grey suggested using a larger wave pattern like rattan and pairing it with textured fabrics like linen.

Grey added that plaid patterns can limit creative freedom

Plaid pillows
Grey suggested moving away from plaid patterns in the home.Arayabandit/Getty Images

Finally, Grey said plaid patterns aren't ideal for the home.

"Plaid is another timeless pattern, but not so much for your home," Grey said. "It really gives off that Ralph Lauren vibe, but it pigeonholes you into a very specific interior design style."

As an alternative, Grey suggested using the checker pattern, which has fallen back into favor among Gen Z and younger generations.

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