Home decor trends come and go. While some fads make a comeback over time, others stay put in the past – and often for good reason. (Anyone remember plastic sofa protectors? Or shag carpet?) Decorating with accessories that are no longer in style can make a space look dated, but many people don’t recognize that their home is stuck in the wrong decade. Consider these three signs of having outdated decor. If one or more ring true, it might be time to update your space.
1. You can’t find any new furniture or accessories to match your existing decor
If stores aren’t selling styles that complement your home’s interior design, it’s most likely time to try a new style instead. The Midcentury Modern style of the 50’s and 60’s has made its way back into stores and current homes, but the pink-on-pink bathrooms popular in the 80’s? Not so much.
2. The kids complain that you have a “grandma” style
It’s common to disagree with your kids when it comes to designs, colors and styles. If your kids often point out that certain decor reminds them of trips to see Great-Grandma, though, then it might be a good idea to listen up and take their observations to heart. While you don’t have to decorate your home with bright colors like lime green, you can give your home a more current look with contemporary or transitional decor.
3. You can’t remember the last time you shopped for accessories
Our wardrobe and hairstyles typically need to be updated every once in a while to remain relevant – so why shouldn’t our decor? If you’re drawing a blank on the last time you bought a new decorative item for your home, then it might be time now to go out and do a little shopping.
Updating your decor isn’t just about preventing your home from appearing dated. It’s also a great way to keep your home interesting and fresh. Give your interior design a boost with a few new pieces here and there. Even smaller, simple items like new throw pillows or a different vase can have a big impact on your overall space.