4 Trends That Are Making Your Home Look Dated

With the Coronavirus well into its second year, many people are still spending the majority of their time at home. According to a recent article from Architectural Digest, about 70% of Americans will redecorate or completely renovate their homes this year.  As you look around your space, here are a few outdated trends to get you in the redecorating mood.

Tile Countertops

While this trend adds texture, pattern, and a vintage feel to a bathroom or kitchen, the popularity of tile countertops has fallen by the wayside since the ’70s and ’80s.  Though they have a quirky aesthetic quality, they have a few downsides. Exposed grout can stain easily, making them difficult to clean. Standing water could also contribute to bacteria growth, and tile can easily chip or crack.

Matching Window Valances

This outdated window trend blocks natural light and disrupts the vertical lines of any room. Traditionally included in Victorian-style interiors, the overly formal quality of window valances had their day in the sun. Think about replacing valances with long or pooled curtains with a neutral color palette.

Vertical Blinds

Hanging onto vertical blinds is a quick way to make your home feel dated. Although they have their perks, like light control and cutting down on dust accumulation, they are a trend of the ’50s that enjoyed a resurgence in the ’80s and ’90s. Time to jump into 2021 with some updates styles.

Wood Paneling

Traditional wood paneling came into popularity in the mid-20th century for its low cost and easy installation. If wood paneling is still your style, consider incorporating more modern designs like creating segmented spaces or generating texture with an exaggerated three-dimensional arrangement.

Redesign Your Space

Still not sure how to update your space? It might be time for you and your family to consider investing in a residential interior designer!

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