Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Introducing Normdecor: Basic, Simple, But Totally Worth It

  1. Begin Slideshow



    See All Slides

    Normcore is a buzzy fashion word that basically touts the antithesis of style as the good stuff. It's the non-trend trend born out of an exhaustion brought on by everyone trying to have their moment in any number of garish, cool-for-five-minutes pieces. The result? Dad jeans, blah sweatshirts, and sensible shoes for all.

    In the home-decorating world, normcore translates into pieces that, upon first impression, appear boring, staid, and just plain unsexy. Guess what? That's the point. They are the work-with-everything, you'll-have-it-forever type of pieces. In an effort to have to rebuy as little as possible in the future (you know home goods don't come cheap), normdecor is actually the way to go. You can decorate around it for decades.

    To help this un-trend get the respect it deserves, we've culled a few pieces you should consider investing in, now. But, use sparingly — too much normdecor might be the same thing as baddecor.

    Begin Slideshow


New York

14 Reasons NYC Is The Best Place On Earth

New York City is almost a mythological place — especially to those newbies who arrive daily with dreams making it big. It's a town that's played muse to countless filmmakers, musicians, designers, start-ups, business moguls, and more. Somehow, though, after living here for years, the luster tends to fade. You must know read

Work & Money

Dream-Job Tips From Women Who Know

As kids, we each wanted to grow up to be a ballerina, or an astronaut, or a veterinarian-by-day/pop-star-by-night. But now? Maybe you're still chasing that NASA dream. Or, maybe you fantasize about being a high-flying project manager with a corner office. Maybe you want to indulge your passions — for music, food, wine, read