15 Signs Your Home is Outdated That Experts Won’t Tell You

Over-the-Top Drapery

Ornate curtains with matching valances were once the height of sophisticated design. However, by today’s standards, they just make homes look woefully outdated. “Like the shoulder pad, over the top drapery—swoops, jabots, bishops’ sleeves and stiff, structured festoons—are completely out,” says Gianna.

“Drapery is meant to enhance the light and view and should subtly complement the room décor—not dominate and slap its face.” Fortunately, all it takes is some sheer panels to instantly modernize a room.

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