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Home 2K, also known as Gen-X Home, is an interior design aesthetic that rose to prominence in the mid 2000s. The term Gen-X Home was coined by the Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute in 2021, while Home 2K was coined by designer Steves Peeps in 2022. This design aesthetic was prevalent in television shows as well as real life spaces as a softer, marketable version of the then-popular Corporate Gen-X Cyber look.


HGTV shows and McBling culture were some of the culprits that set off this trend. Home trends of the 1990s became increasingly outdated as remodeling houses with the color Beige, replacing the linoleum floors with slate and adding crown molding became commonplace. Home 2K contains traces of old world style such as textured walls and tumbled marble.


Television and Film[]

  • The O.C. (FOX) (2003-2007)
  • Dream Home (HGTV) (1997-present)
  • Cribs (MTV) (2000-present)
  • Click (2006)
  • 8 Simple Rules (ABC) (2002-2005)
  • Breaking Bad [Season 1] (AMC) (2008)
  • Trading Spaces (HGTV) (2000-2019)


  • Beige
  • Sandstone
  • European themed furniture
  • Granite countertops