7 Things That Can Make Your Home Look Outdated

Last updated on May 25, 2024

Some of us like staying on top of the latest home décor trends, and some of us don’t. That’s just the way it is! However, even if you’re not a furnishing fashionista, you can still live in a timeless, beautiful home.

If you look around your home and feel like it’s tired, dull or outdated, it might be time to make a positive change. 

Renovate and rejuvenate your property by avoiding the 7 things we’ve listed below. Don’t worry, though, because we offer little tips on what to do instead!

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Get Rid of Old Carpeting

vintage area rug

Carpeting is a thing of the past – or it soon will be. Not only do carpets collect pollutants, they’re hard to clean and get messy quick! They’re warm, but they’re also expensive to install. Instead, consider modern alternatives like wood or vinyl; attractive, clean, and comfortable to walk on.

Wave Goodbye to Wooden Furniture Legs

table metal legs

Wooden furniture legs are wonderfully quaint for a countryside cottage, but don’t always fit well in a contemporary home. Rather than the rustic aesthetic, consider industrial metal furniture legs – they complement a range of different furnishings, and can really elevate the quality of any space. 

Forget About Complicated Lighting

Complicated, confusing light fixtures are no longer as attractive as they once were. Of course, chandeliers remain historically beautiful, but they can date a room by decades! Instead, invest in straightforward glass or metallic fittings for a sleek, sophisticated appearance to your room. 

Messy Clutter Is the Worst

A home should look lived in, but unorganised and messy clutter can age your property. Setting aside time to put your messy clutter in order can work wonders in bringing your room up to speed. We highly recommend investing in beautiful baskets or shelving units to hide all your miscellaneous bits-and-bobs!

Lace Is So Last Year

We can recognise the old-school Victorian houses with gorgeous lace curtains from miles away – unfortunately, lace is still pretty Victorian! If you are set on styling lace into your home, consider adding it as a statement piece to translucent drapes. Incorporating light, airy, and lacy décor is one way of updating this outdated style. 

Scrap Your Floral Patterns

Floral upholstery should be avoided more often than not, unless you’re deliberately recreating a ‘60s style. Floral patterns were fashionable then, but they’re certainly outdated now! Think about refreshing your floral furniture with modern upholstery options, of which there are millions of contemporary designs and colors to choose from. 

Don’t Mount Too Many Pictures

Framed pictures can really let your personality and love shine through in your home, but too many of them and mounted pictures become distasteful. If you do want a feature wall full of pictures, it should be well arranged and not cluttered. This ensures your home won’t appear outdated or feel overwhelming. 

The Takeaway

You can decorate your home any way you’d like, and décor trends pass by so quickly that it’s hard to keep track of them all! Nevertheless, it’s always lovely to live in a home that doesn’t feel outdated but has a timeless quality you can enjoy for a long time. 

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