Things that Make Your Living Room Look Outdated

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You might have been browsing Pinterest or an interior décor blog and realized that your living room does not look anywhere near the ones in photos. There are some simple ways you can refresh your living room to look more modern. Back in the day, minimalism was not as popular as it is now. Therefore, many living spaces had a lot of heavy drapery, furniture with a lot of details, a mixture of a lot of colors, and textured walls and ceilings.

Matching Furniture Sets

Matching furniture sets in your living room, especially ones with a lot of detail in the wood, can look very dated. Nowadays, it is much trendier to make your living room feel like every piece was carefully chosen, not you just going to a furniture store and buying a set. However, it is important to find balance, since too many mismatched furniture pieces can make your living room feel chaotic.

Multicolor Rooms

Although multicolor rooms were very trendy in the 1980s, they are not the best choice nowadays. The 80s trend would consist of a living room, for instance, with pastel blue walls, a deep red couch, a mustard love seat, and wicker furniture. Although multicolor rooms are outdated, it does not mean you should take away all color from your living room. It is a good idea to have pops of color that compliment a unifying background. This technique will help your living room look modern and unique, while still having a few of your favorite colors.


Although wall-to-wall carpet is one of the more affordable options when it comes to flooring, it makes your living room look very dated. A good option is to install hardwood floors that are low maintenance. If you want to make your home cozy, throw around some rugs of varying sizes and patterns. The rugs will add some warmth to the space and some unique texture to bare hardwood floors.

Heavy Drapery

In the good old days, heavy curtains, valances, and matching tie-backs were in every living room in the country. Anyone who cared about having a beautiful living room had heavy drapery. However, nowadays, heavy drapery is going out of style. Instead, it is becoming trendier to have a more minimalist approach. For instance, adjustable shades in a unique color or texture will do the job and keep your living modern.

Popcorn Ceilings

You can have all the beautiful décor and carefully furniture, but nothing makes a room more dated than the ever-popular popcorn ceilings. If you want to get your ceilings looking smooth, it is important, however, to call a professional. This is because they may contain asbestos, so smoothing it yourself may be harmful to you and your loved one’s health.

Textured Walls

Another feature that can make your living room dated is a textured wall. While textured walls of every kind were extremely popular in the early 2000s, this feature can make any beautifully decorated living room look dated. Smoother walls will allow you to bring more attention to the furniture pieces you choose and have everything looking much more modern.

Overall, some minor things may be in your living room that can make it look dated. While some are simple to take care of, others might need a professional expert to take care of them. This is when Astaneh Construction can help you. We offer the best and highest standards of the industry. Our team of experts is your best option when it comes to renovating your living room. Additionally, we renovate basements, kitchens, bathrooms, and offer post renovation cleaning. Contact us to get a quote.