Trends come and go, and if you wait too long to modernize your kitchen or living room, you may wind up with a “dated” area. Here are 9 things to look for in your kitchen and living area that could be giving them that old look.
APPLIANCES IN WHITE
White refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, and microwaves are a thing of the past. If your kitchen still has a pure white, magnet-covered fridge, it’s time to switch to the modern standard of stainless steel.
EVERYTHING IS COPPER
The current craze of having every kitchen equipment fashioned of copper has come to an end. Instead, use brass, silver, or even matte black to replace such jars, containers, and decorative plates.
IKEA RUGS WITH HEAVY PATTERNS
Because they are inexpensive, these massive, over-produced patterned rugs can be seen in every Millennial’s condo across the country, but they are no longer fashionable. Instead of going with what IKEA has to offer, go with something unique that fits your environment.
CHALKBOARDS FOR THE FRIDGE
The chalkboard sheets that stick to your fridge are possibly entertaining for the kids and possibly beneficial for staying organized, but as a trend, they should be torn down in your next kitchen redesign.
FANS IN THE CEILING
It’s finally time, and it’s taken a long time to get here. The ceiling fan has been a mainstay of the living room for decades, but it is now being phased out. Find a way to circulate air by using windows and vents instead of the ceiling fan, and leave the ceiling fan at Home Depot.
QUOTES FROM CLICHÉ
“Live, Laugh, Love” has devolved into an annoyance to behold above someone’s living room entry. Quotes that have been overused and self-stamped are no longer acceptable. Clean the walls instead, and save the quotes for the coffee table book.
DRAPES WITH FLOWERS
Wallpaper is back in style, but floral draperies with a lot of colour are out. If you don’t want your living room to look like your grandmother’s, avoid big floral designs and instead for a basic design that doesn’t dominate the space.
THERMOSTATS IN ANALOG MODE
Keep your old analog thermostat on the wall if you want to immediately let someone know you’re not interested in keeping up with the style of your home. However, upgrading to a digital thermostat with a modern, clean look is a better idea.
AN EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF CLUTTER
Clutter has never been fashionable, but a crowded kitchen or living room will undoubtedly mark your area as a design “fail.” In your kitchen or living area, clutter obstructs flow, creates space, and emits a worrying atmosphere. Remodel your kitchen to eliminate any unnecessary clutter.
Remove the components in your kitchen and living room that make it look like it belongs in another decade to immediately transport yourself to 2022. Trust us when we say that your visitors will thank you.