10 Home Design Trends That Make Your House Look Dated

1 Matching furniture sets

Thirty years ago, walking into a bedroom where the dressers and bed were all in the same carved, white wood was the epitome of style.

2 Brown granite counters

Real stone countertops will always look more high-end than laminate, but the color you choose can also make a big difference.

3 Carpeting

Wall-to-wall carpeting was once a status symbol, but now people appreciate the beauty and practicality of natural hardwood floors.

4 Thematic rooms

These features were famous in their heyday, but they now get in the way of the clean, multifunctional looks that modern homeowners value.

5 Excessive wallpaper

Yes, wallpaper is coming back in a big way. A cool palm-leaf print looks great in a dressing room, and a modern toile is beautiful on a feature wall.

6 Stucco walls

While a subtly textured wallpaper is very chic, thick stucco walls are quite the opposite.

7 Wood paneling

Another wall covering that feels old-fashioned is wood paneling.

8 Multicolor rooms

Through the Memphis design trend in the 1980s, many people thought that you could never have too much color in your home decor. However, that time has long since passed.

9 Popcorn ceilings

Textured popcorn ceilings were popular in the mid-20th century but are now considered outdated.

10 Heavy curtains

At one point in time, a room wasn't fully decorated without heavy curtains, valances, and matching tie-backs.

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