Fixed match house update
, its time for an update!1 / 32, offscreen/Shutterstock, dated: Old Window Treatments, heavy fabrics, ties, fringed trim and roller shades belong in the '70s, '80s and '90s.Dirty blinds or cracked blinds also make a home look dated.Elena Elisseeva/Shutterstock, update: Blinds and Light Curtains, if privacy isn't an issue, try letting your view take center stage.But, if you need some privacy or light diffusion, try some modern shades or hang some horizontal blinds.
If you prefer curtains, make sure they are lightweight.Family Handyman, dated: Floor-to-Ceiling Mirrors, we displayed this floor-to-ceiling mirror setup in 1982 inside an apartment.We said back then that floor-to-ceiling mirrors added a feeling of more space and also hid cabinetry and an entertainment center.You might notice the angled lighting creates a dramatic effect and helps point your eyes where the interior designer wanted you to focus.Mirrors have long been a device people use to make a small room feel bigger, but have you heard of these 14 ways to make a small room look bigger?4 / 32, updated: Big Picture Windows and Vaulted Ceilings.
Big picture windows and vaulted ceilings will make any room look bigger.These options are obviously more expensive than hanging mirrors but in the long run, they will add to the resale value of your home.These are the best projects to increase your homes resale value.5 / 32 riekephotos/Shutterstock, dated: Old Wallpaper and Borders, whether it's flowers, bunnies in baskets or busy patterns, nothing makes a home look dated quicker than wallpaper.To get out of the old and in with the new, learn more about the easy process on how to remove wallpaper.Kuprynenko andrii/Shutterstock, update: Painted Patterns, there are some fun wall designs that can bring your home to the present day.
So try bold patterns, stripes and faux finishes.Trendy Paint Patterns to Spice Up Walls.7 / 32, artazum/Shutterstock, dated: Glass Block Bathroom Windows, weve shown any number of glass block projects through the years, like a glass block shower and a glass block basement window.Glass block walls appeared in homes in a variety of ways in the 90s.Berkay Demirkan/Shutterstock, updated: Skylight, you can have your privacy and plenty of light in your bathroom without the use of glass block windows, which can come off as dated.Instead, try a skylight or a frosted window.