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Interior decorations that give away bad taste: how to change your home

Alina MilsentLife
How to change the interior

The interior and the nuances of home furnishings, of course, depend on individual preferences. No one is obliged to renovate just because some experts say that a certain interior design is outdated.

However, coziness and harmony are created by details, and some nuances that you may not have paid attention to reveal an outdated idea of style and comfort. OBOZ.UA figured out how to update your home and what things you can get rid of.

Paper strips on wallpapers

In the 90s, this technique was very popular. Decorative elements were glued at the joints between the wallpaper and the ceiling. Usually, these were patterned paper strips with carved edges that differed in color from the main fabric. In modern interiors, such stripes do not add style but only create visual noise. It is better to limit yourself to simple plain skirting boards.

Lambrequins

Lambrequins were popular in the 80s and 90s, and they remained relevant in the early 2000s. Nowadays, minimalism is in trend, so extra details on the windows may seem inappropriate.

Lacquer finish

The trend for lacquered dressers, dressing tables, or walls was over 40 years ago. The shiny finish spoils even minimalist classic furniture, which seems to be always in trend. You can breathe new life into your grandmother's shelves and dressing tables by removing the varnish on the doors and coating them with mineral oil or painting them a certain color.

Patterned tiles in the bathroom

10-20 years ago, the trend for painted tiles was at its peak. Almost every bathroom had dolphins, brightly colored fish, and various ornaments. Nowadays, this decor looks a bit out of place.

Oilcloth on the table

Oilcloth, in addition to its main function of protecting against scratches and spilled food, also played an aesthetic role 20 years ago. The choice of oilcloths was impressive: from juicy berries to bright sunflowers or other ornaments. Designers say it's bad manners to cover the dining room table with oilcloth. Nowadays, there are many alternatives. For example, you can buy a stylish tablecloth or a trivet for hot dishes.

Magnets on the refrigerator

Fridge magnets are not about style but often about memories and nostalgia. So if you value these decorations, you shouldn't hide them. Designers say that magnets visually clutter up the space. However, every time you look at the fridge, you remember pleasant moments, travels, and loved ones, so who cares what those experts think? The main thing is that you feel comfortable and cozy.

Neon lighting

Designers say that multi-level ceilings and neon lights are a thing of the past. As an alternative, you should choose lighting with different modes that can be adjusted depending on the situation.

Crystal salad bowls and dishes in sideboards

In the past, tableware (especially holiday tableware) was a real scarcity, and people used to stand in line to get crystal glasses and salad bowls. Then they were put in a prominent place, usually in a sideboard, and it was good if they were taken out for the holidays. Nowadays, dishes of any design can be found in almost every store, so you shouldn't clutter up the space with unnecessary details.

Disproportionate chandelier

The chandelier should look harmonious in the interior. A crystal chandelier with lots of details makes the room visually shorter. This, designers say, overloads the space. In addition, such a chandelier is difficult to clean.

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