7 Tips for Rejuvenating a Dated Room

Décor trends come and go, just like any other fashion. What was once a luxurious and trendy room can become tired and dated much faster than we might like. Fashions change, rooms get dirty and cluttered, paint fades, and quite suddenly rooms that once brought us joy and made us feel happy and comfortable now look dull, old, and unpleasant.

But remodelling is expensive. Completely changing a room every time, it started to look dated would be exceptionally expensive, not to mention time-consuming, and it’s not something that many of us are in a position to do. The good news is that you don’t need to. There are plenty of much smaller, quicker, and more affordable ways to rejuvenate a tired room. Here’s a look at seven of the best.

Change Your Accessories

Accessories are a cheap and easy way to bring new life to a room without having to commit to a big and costly project. You can get all types of wall clocks, which can give a blank wall some extra style, as well as functionality. You can hang framed photos, artwork, and even posters to add a touch of sophistication, and you can easily add new soft furnishings, vases, and other finishing touches. These things can help you to add colour and texture.


Painting is an excellent way to cheer up a tired room, and you certainly don’t have to stick to the walls. Paint your skirting boards, sand down and paint shelving and other furniture, and even give your ceiling a fresh coat of paint – it can help rooms look brighter, cleaner, and fresher. Even painting your walls the same colour, or a sightlier lighter shade can have a huge effect.

Change Doors and Handles

Think of all of the doors in your home. There are internal doors between rooms, but also cupboard doors, the door on your TV unit, a door on the vanity in your bathroom, and wardrobe doors. They take up a huge amount of space. So, changing them can make a big impact. Sanding down and painting doors is a great way to liven things up and swapping boring handles for fun colourful or vintage options can look fantastic.

Replace Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are often something that we don’t think about. We don’t notice them day-to-day, but if you change them, you’ll notice. If your room is naturally fairly dark you might want to consider oversized bulbs with open fixtures to create a feature and maximise light, but in other areas, sometimes simply taking fixtures down to be thoroughly cleaned can make a big difference.

Pull Up Old Carpets

Old, worn carpets can look dated and tired, but they can also smell musty. Take them up and see what’s underneath. You might be able to restore natural wood flooring and accessories with a cool area rug.

Install New Taps

New taps in the bathroom and kitchen are a quick and easy way to modernise these rooms, especially if your current taps are outdated and old-fashioned.

Invest in New Window Treatments

If you still have old-fashioned nets and heavy curtains, it’s definitely time to make a change. Consider stylish blinds or lighter treatments to maximise natural light and ditch the nets.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep rooms looking fresh and exciting for longer is to avoid trends. Buy accessories and furniture that you love. Paint in colours that make you happy and you like looking at, regardless of what is fashionable. Your home might never make the front cover of an interiors magazine, but you will love it for far longer.