10 Decorating Mistakes That Make a House Look Old-Fashioned and Boring

The home you want is more than the size or luxury of it. It is about how happy you feel in the home you have created. It is important to consider the decor and furniture you use inside. Perhaps you have seen Pinterest boards that inspire you and become frustrated when your home isn’t exactly the same.

Bright Side loves to see the beauty in things. We can also help you inspire yourself to take on projects that will improve your life and make you happier. These tips will help you make your home more appealing to the eyes and update it.

1. Dark, isolated area

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

The living room serves as a gathering place for friends and family. The living room is often the place you spend most of your time when socializing with others. It’s important that this room, which was once dark and dreary in the past century, is now easily accessible and welcoming.

Today’s goal is to increase the natural light in your living room. You can make your living room more open by removing walls and creating a single space that connects to other areas of the house like the kitchen or dining room. To make the space feel more open and brighter, you can paint the walls and furniture white.

2. Stocks out of date

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

Reading enthusiasts may have problems finding enough space in their homes. Bookshelves, bookcases, and bookshelves can take up lots of space. We can convince ourselves that books will make a space look bigger, but that is not the truth. If you use dark wood to make your shelves, and stuff your house with books, it will look old.

Marie Kondo’s method can help you to reduce your book collection and organize them according to your priorities. Start by selecting your favorite books. You can start by choosing the books that have made an impact on you and that you would be able to read many times. There are books that you haven’t read yet, or books you don’t care about anymore. You can save years by painting your bookshelves in bright or light colors.

3. The Macrame of the past century

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

Everyone has one of the macrame hand-knit decorations. These decorations may be sentimental because they were probably made by your grandmother or aunt, but they are no longer in fashion. They not only collect dust and are a detriment to the design of a space, but they also have no practical purpose.

You could find a new purpose for this age-old gift if you’re too sentimental. You could make a bed spread with them or use them to create macrames for hanging plants. Your home will be stylish and boho-chic.

4. Paint the walls with dark colors or too bright colors

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

Before you decide on the color to paint your walls, such as the ones in the living room, ask yourself this question: Even though you love the color, do you think it would look good on all the walls of your living space?

The whole room will look suffocating if you paint it all one color. This is because corners tend to disappear. You will also have to keep them clean if there are cracks or paint peeling. Choose neutral tones instead. These colors will reflect light and last for a long time.

5. Curtains: Old curtains and short curtains

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

Long curtains will give your home a modern look. If in doubt, choose long curtains (even puddled) over the shorter ones that are more appropriate for children’s bedrooms. It’s better if they drag than good, as we have said before. You don’t have to be afraid of fabric. Choose neutral colors that let light through. This will brighten the room and reduce some of the “weight” in your interior decoration.

6. Poor artificial lighting

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

Don’t be tempted to use old overhead bulbs. Instead, choose light that can project in multiple areas of the room. You can multiply the light sources by adding floor lamps and table lamps. They should have a primary purpose: to add a unique touch to the room or to draw attention to a specific area.

7. There are no natural elements

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

Millenials love to have plants in their homes, and we should be grateful for that trend. They not only clean the air inside your home but also add a trendy green accent that makes every corner stand out. Plants are essential for a modern and fresh house.

8. It is not possible to eliminate imperfections

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

Cracks in the wall, stains, loose wires and broken sockets can all be structurally dangerous. They also make your home appear like a construction site. Consider a renovation if your home is outdated or not appealing to your taste. You can spend some time fixing minor problems yourself, unless you are dealing with serious damage that needs to be addressed by a professional.

9. Unproportionate carpets

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

You should say goodbye to carpet that is stuck to the ground or to old, worn carpeting from the house you have just purchased. You should design your rugs according to the space you intend to place them. You can find inspiration in the basic colors you can use to create a harmonious and colorful environment.

10. Too many decorative elements

Ten Decorating Mistakes that Make Your House Look Old-Fashioned And Boring

You don’t have to go minimalist, but you can get rid of any decorative elements that aren’t useful in revealing anything about you or your thoughts. Keep it simple. “This is me, this is my home.” Be trendy if you want to stay current.

Which elements in your home are you unhappy with? Do you think it would be difficult to get rid of them? Why?

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