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  • Writer's pictureJen Bedard

4 Ways to Immediately Update a Dated Home

Is your home decor looking a little...aged? It’s easy to let home decor remain the same over decades, and before you know it what was new and sleek in the 90s is the thing making your home look like it’s in the stone age today. Even if you’re a fan of the vintage look, there are a few ways you can change things up to keep your home looking fresh and updated!

Switch Out Brass Fixtures

Do you have brass or faux gold light fixtures? Swap them out for some more modern lighting. If you’re fond of the vintage look, then consider some sleek Edison fixtures, or simple lighting fixtures without metallic accents.

Update Your Drapery

Have you got heavy drapery with tassels and fringe? Swap them out for lighter curtains, or even some modern Roman shades to give your windows an updated look.

Paint Over or Remove Wood Panels

In the 70s, 80s and 90s, wood panels were all the rage! Unfortunately, what was all the rage back then is a sure-fire sign of aging decor now! If you want to give your home a quick update, a coat of white paint will do the trick, or go the extra miles and have those wood panels removed!

Replace Vinyl Floors With Wood Floors

One of the most tell-tale signs of outdated home decor? Vinyl floors. These can frequently be found in older kitchens and bathrooms, and they’re terribly difficult to keep clean. There are a few methods of updating them (did you know you can paint vinyl floors?) but the most appealing modern update involves taking them out and replacing them with wood or wood-style flooring. Whether or not you’re looking to sell your home, or update one you’ve recently purchased, it’s amazing what a few simple changes will do to change the entire look and feel of a home. Does your home have any features you feel makes it look dated? What changes do you wish you could make? I look forward to your responses in the comments!

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