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Decorating Around an Outdated Color

Decorating Around an Outdated Color

Unfortunately, there are some colors in your home that cannot be changed, or not for the moment. Probably you bought a house with a color that you don’t like or with extensive tiling in an outdated color. Your problem can be about the color of the walls, the carpet or your own stuff that suddenly look out of place in the new home. The good news is that you don’t need to change the color of the walls or the carpet. Here are some tips for making the best of those colors that you cannot change right now, or cannot be changed at all:

Find the problem

Decorating around a color

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First of all, you must define the problem. Is your problem color hopelessly outdated? Have you considered every option for changing this color? You must think if you can live with this color for another two or three years and embrace it. The key to finding the problem is to ask questions, because the solution can come in the form of an answer. The most common source of color problems is outdated tile. Replacing or removing large areas of tile can take a while and while you are doing this, other less-invasive projects are tackled. Probably, you should accept that the tile is not going to be torn any time soon, and decide that you can live with it every day.

Run With It

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If you bought a house with a big color feature that you can’t change right now and if you are adventurous with style and colors, you can get used to that problem and avoid the trouble of changing colors. Probably, that color elements that you cannot change for the moment involve a certain out-of-style pattern. So, if you like this idea, you can work with such pattern after all. So, let’s say that you have a kitchen that features an outdated flooring that was really stylish years ago. You should consider incorporating that style into your new furniture or into your new decorating plans. The best way to deal with the problem is to choose a color from that pattern and introduce it into your new decorating ideas.

Think about the Future

Future color solutions

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With whatever solution you find to deal with a problem color, you must always think about the future. Even if you are not able to change the color you don’t like right now, don’t worry. With some simple tricks your home may still look amazing. Bear in mind that the secret is to use simple colors that will not create problems when you will start redecorating the house.

Decorating the house is always a joyful moment that will put you into a position where you need to be creative. Have you ever had problem colors into your home?

References: realsimple.com; bhg.com

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