There are period features that add value to your home, and then there are features that simply make your home feel like it belongs to the dark ages.
“While certain décor features are timeless, others are very time specific and, much like the perm and aerobic videos, need to be left behind to make room for updated trends,” says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
Below are just three of the outdated home décor features that need to time warp themselves into the 21st Century:
Wooden Wall Panelling
A popular décor trend in the 1960s and 70s, wooden wall panelling often makes a room feel incredibly dark and boxed-in, especially since the trend was mostly adopted in the darker wood shades.
Removing these panels without damaging the walls can be difficult. Instead, Goslett suggests sanding them down and adding a lick of paint to create a modern beach-inspired, white-washed look.