Detecting Outdated Decorating

by Lisa Stewart 17 Jul 2012

Illustrations by Alla Dreyvitser – Washington Post

Keeping your home up-to-date in today’s fast paced world is a challenge. Your decorating might be outdated if you answer "yes" to one or more of these questions:

- Is your room painted a color that's no longer in the paint fan decks at the home improvement stores.
- Is your room overwhelmed with patterned fabrics?
- Is your room wallpapered with coordinating borders and matching curtains?
- Does your room have oversized, undersized or all matching furniture pieces? 
- Is your room full of small accessories and clutter?
- Does your room have track lighting?

I'm not suggesting if you say yes to any of the questions that your decorating is automatically outdated. These are just little prompts to help you think about your home in a new way.

Stay tuned for next month’s article "Fashion Forward Interiors" to learn a fun and really easy approach to keeping your decorating current and fresh!

Lisa Stewart is an Interior Designer in Raleigh, NC.

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