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9 THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM LOOK DATED

Trends come and go and if you failed to update your kitchen or living room for too long, you may have a “dated” looking space. Here are 9 things to look out for that may be giving your kitchen and living room that dated look.

WHITE APPLIANCES

The days of all white fridges, stoves, dishwashers, and microwaves are long gone. If your kitchen is still outfitted with a magnet covered, pure white fridge, it’s time to upgrade to the standard of today – stainless steel.

 

COPPER EVERYTHING

The recent trend of having every accessory in your kitchen made of copper is finally finished. Better to replace those jars, containers, and decorative plates with brass, silver, and even matte black.

 

PATTERN-HEAVY IKEA RUGS

These giant, over-produced, patterned rugs are in every Millennial’s condo across the country because they are inexpensive, but they are no longer trendy. Go for something unique that fits with your space instead of whatever is available at IKEA.

 

FRIDGE CHALKBOARDS

Possibly fun for the kids, and possible good for staying organized, but as a trend, the chalkboard sheets that stick onto your fridge should be torn down in your next kitchen remodel.

CEILING FANS

It’s finally time, and it’s been a long, long time coming. The ceiling fan has been a staple of the living room for many decades, but trends are finally moving towards tossing it. Instead, find a way to circulate air optimizing windows and vents and leave the ceiling fan at Home Depot.

 

CLICHÉ QUOTES

“Live, Laugh, Love” has become only annoying to see above the doorway in someone’s living room. Over-used, self-stenciled quotes are out. Instead, try clean walls and leave the quotes for the coffee table book.

 

FLORAL DRAPES

Wallpaper may be back in, but loud, floral drapes are out. Unless you want your living room to resemble your grandmother’s, skip the heavy floral design and go for a simple design that doesn’t take over the look of your space.

 

ANALOG THERMOSTATS

If you want to immediately let someone know you’re not interested in staying current with the design of your home, keep your old analog thermostat on the wall. A better idea, though, would be to upgrade to a digital thermostat with a current, clean look.

 

A LOT OF CLUTTER

Clutter was never really in, but a cluttered kitchen or living room will definitely define your space as a design “miss”. Clutter ruins flow, space, and gives off a nervous energy in your kitchen or living room. Remodel your kitchen to include no extra clutter.

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