Design trends for interiors are a bit like fashion, when they’re in your home is the height of sophistication. When they’re out, It’s a bit like those dodgy outfits you wore in the 80’s - better not be seen again!
Thankfully you don’t need a full reno to keep your house looking good, its all about smart changes. Follow my top tips and keep your home feeling fresh.
- Wall colours are often the first thing that dates the interior of house. But luckily this is one of the easiest things to fix. if you have a character home, you can still get away with a little more drama on the walls.
- Don’t make too many assumptions about your buyers’ colour preferences. Neutrals are always safe. If the new owners really want a feature wall, they can take care of it themselves! Floor coverings also have a huge impact.
- Old dated carpet? – that’s easy, just get rid of it, and replace with something fresh and modern. But what about when it’s a feature that’s a little more permanent?
- Slate and tile floors do have their advantages - keeping the room cool, easy to clean but they can make a house appear behind the times. So first you’ll need to make sure your wall colour doesn’t contribute to the dated look and that furnishings are kept contemporary and bright.
Old-fashioned bathroom or kitchen tiles can easily be brought up to date with clean and white resurfacing, which is an economical and quick solution.
Don’t forget little changes you can make like door handles, appliances, light fittings and window treatments.
And remember, unless you have successfully created a successful “retro” fitout – “dated” is definitely not stylish.
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