5 Things That Are Likely Dating Your Home


In the ever-evolving landscape of interior design, it can seem like staying ahead of the curve is essential to keep your home fresh and stylish – It can feel exhausting. I don’t think following trends is necessary, nor should you decorate your home every few years. I believe you should always live with what you love, but I know from having oodles of interior design consultations that sometimes you may know that your home needs an update but are unsure of what elements to focus on first. Hopefully, you’ll find this blog post helpful. Here are five items in your home that you can consider upgrading to freshen things up and make your space feel less dated…. 

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Big Puffy Chesterfields 

The era of bulky and ornate upholstered furniture has faded, making way for sleeker style sofas. Choose a sofa in a neutral colour like greige, and opt for designs with clean lines. These sofas offer a simple and timeless look that fits seamlessly into most interiors. So whether your tastes are more modern or traditional, a classic sofa is the way to go. Bonus points if you get one with the appropriate fabric because it will last you many years to come and be very worth the investment. 

Traditional China Cabinets 

Move away from the elaborate china cabinets stuffed with things you never use and embrace shelving to showcase only your most cherished items. Open shelving or custom built-ins prioritize simplicity and functionality while maintaining a sophisticated look. Shelving provides a clean canvas to curate your meaningful collections, whether art pieces, books, or decorative objects. Layer your items meaningfully using open shelving or custom built-ins. Do away with the large ornate china cabinet, usually filled with things just collecting dust. Trust me, you’ll feel lighter!

Full Bedroom Furniture Sets 

The days of rigid matching bedroom sets are over. Embrace the art of mix-and-match bedroom furniture to create a personalized sleeping oasis. This approach allows you to infuse your bedroom with character and uniqueness. Start by selecting your main piece of furniture, such as a stylish upholstered bed with a beautiful headboard. Then, complement it with nightstands and dressers in complementary but not identical styles. Experiment with mixing metal, wood, and upholstery to create an eclectic yet harmonious bedroom atmosphere. The mix-and-match approach encourages creativity and showcases your individuality, which, in my mind, is a win-win.

Painted Accent Walls 

Instead of painting an accent wall, opt for elevated statement walls to add interest to your space. You can add wallpaper or trim details to create an accent wall if it will improve the room. These walls serve as dynamic focal points, intentionally introducing colour, texture, and pattern into your home. Statement walls add interest to a particular area within your interior to draw your eye, making them perfect for spaces like behind your bed or fireplace wall in the living room.

Boob Lights 

I’m sure you probably know what I mean when I say replace your “boob lights” – If not, google it. Boob lights are builder-basic flush-mount lights that date the look of a home. To be honest, the majority of builder basic lights do. Updating light fixtures is a quick and easy way to update the look and feel of your home. Tap here for my tips on selecting the best lighting for your home. 

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In conclusion, modernizing your home doesn’t mean abandoning classic elements altogether but reimagining them in a more contemporary context. These elevated upgrades will breathe new life into your living spaces and ensure your home remains stylish for years. If you’re unsure where to start updating your home, we’d love to help you! Contact us today to book a complimentary call to discuss your project and how we can help you create a more stylish and happy home! 



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