Signs Your Home Needs an Interior Design Update

May 2, 2020
interior design

Styles come and go, and that’s no more true for interior decor than it is for anything else. What you may have thought was awesome years ago may be something you cringe at every time you look at it today.

And that’s fine. That just means it might be time for a home makeover to bring your interior up to date.

Here are some features that make your home look outdated and in need of a little TLC.

Popcorn Ceilings

If there’s one thing that dates a home more than anything else, it’s popcorn ceilings. That sprayed-on material is not only unsightly, but it might even be harbouring asbestos, which isn’t a good thing for anyone.

If you haven’t already done so, you may want to call in the experts in ceiling repair to scrape off all that dust-collecting, hard-to-clean material in favour of a smoother, more modern surface. And if you plan on selling some time soon, removing your popcorn ceilings might be the first thing you’ll want to tackle before you list.

White Appliances

White appliances may have been popular over a decade ago, but not so much today. And if your appliances are mix-and-match colours, you’re definitely in some style trouble. White kitchen cabinets might be sleek, but steer clear of white appliances, which can make a kitchen feel outdated. Instead, opt for stainless steel appliances, which you can’t go wrong with.

Outdated Knobs and Handles

An often overlooked component to an outdated interior are knobs and handles. All that old-fashioned brassy hardware can drag the look of your interior down. The good news is that this is an easy and affordable fix.

These days, it’s easy to find hardware at your local hardware or home improvement store, or even online. Just swapping out your cabinet knobs and drawer handles can make a massive difference to the overall look and feel of your interior.

Tile Counters

At one point, tile counters seemed like a good idea. They were certainly a step up from old peeling vinyl counters that were common back in the day. But while they were definitely an improvement, tile counters have fallen by the wayside in terms of style.

If your kitchen or bathroom are still outfitted with tile counters, it might be time for a change. And these days, there are a ton of material options that will make your space look much more modern (and easier to keep clean).

Wood Panelling on the Walls

This is a no-brainer. Old-fashioned wood panelling that was common in the 60s and 70s has no place in the modern home. Sure, there are much more modern versions of wood panelling these days, but the kind that existed in the days of Three’s Company are nothing more than an eyesore today. Time for them to go.

Need More Help Updating Your Interior?

If you need more help giving your home an update, call the experts in interior design: Hope Designs! Call or book a design consultation today!