I have always had an infinity for owls. Bird images in general, actually because I am an air sign... :), Surprise. Surprise. They also remind me of my childhood, especially the macrame owl my mother made and now I particularly like what they represent, WISDOM! Although birds and now owls are becoming a bit passe, I think it is important to stay true to what you like, not just because it is a passing thing.
So what was my answer as to whether they out? In true Homegirl fashion, I said, ""Not to me!" "I loved then when they were not "in" and I will love them when they are "out!" That being said, I do think that some trends do tend to run their course and that we all know when it is time to let go. BUT that is the beauty of having a home that evolves and changes as YOUR moods and circumstances evolve and change. DO WHAT YOU LOVE and your home will OWLWAYS be YOU!