If your home has not received any TLC for a few years now, it is likely that it has become a bit dated. There are some styles and trends that have achieved that elusive timeless status, meaning they will never go out of fashion, and these are the sorts of things you can have in your home for years and years to come. But how do you distinguish these items from those that are making your home look and feel old and tired? To get to the bottom of the problem, read on to discover some of the things that could be making your home feel dated.
Old window treatments – Cracked or dirty blinds can certainly make your home look and feel dated. Roller shades, fringed trim, ties, and heavy fabrics all belong in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. To take a step forward into the right decade, invest in light curtains and blinds. You can even go for add awnings if you want to add some extra privacy and personality.
Popcorn ceilings – Popcorn ceilings have many different names, from textured ceilings to cottage cheese ceilings. No matter what you want to call them, there is one thing they most certainly are, and that is past it! Instead, you need a ceiling that has clean lines. You have two options available to you. You can cover your existing ceiling with a new layer of drywall or you can remove the popcorn ceiling. Either way, finish off by applying a couple of coats of paint for a fresh look.
Vinyl flooring – Vinyl and linoleum may have been popular about 20 years ago. However, it can be very difficult to keep this type of flooring clean, and there are lots of styles that simply look cheap and tacky. Dirty and cheap is never a good look if you want your home to look modern, is it? Instead, wood floors are definitely the way to go. Wood has never gone out of style. It has achieved that timeless standing that was mentioned in the introduction.
Carpeting in the bathroom – Staying on the subject of flooring, there are so many reasons why carpeting in the bathroom is wrong! Firstly, it looks dated. After all, that is what this blog post is all about! But, carpet in the bathroom presents further problems than simply looking a bit old-fashioned. These issues concern keeping your carpet clean and free of mold – it is a virtually impossible mission.
Tile countertops – While tiles may look good in the bathroom, they are not the best choice for your kitchen countertops. They may have been popular in the 1980s and ’90s, but they certainly aren’t anymore. This is not only because they look dated, but also they are also prone to cracking. Plus, keeping the grout clean is a difficult job, to say the least. Instead, replace your countertops with something modern. The options are endless, yet some good choices include concrete, stainless steel, wood, quartz, granite, and marble.
Old borders and wallpaper – Last but not least, we have old wallpaper and borders. This simply had to make the list! Nothing makes your home age quicker than busy patterns, be it chickens hatching out of eggs or rowing boats! You don’t have to ditch the patterns altogether, though. Instead, go for stripes, bold patterns, and faux finishes.
Thank you so much for reading. I hope this post has helped you find ways to renew your homes energy and interior.