These 4 Bedroom Features Have Fallen Out of Favor

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The new year is a great time to reevaulate the aesthetics of your home, especially if you want to make some updates with an eye on resale value. While bathrooms and kitchens offer the most opportunities return on investment, bedrooms also offer ample opportunities for beneficial (and relatively easy!) updates—especially if they feature some common features that now scream “dated.”

In order to help potential buyers see themselves living in your home, it helps if they don’t feel like they stepped into a time machine.

“Formerly in-vogue design details subconsciously remind a buyer that a home was renovated a number of years ago,” explains Allison Chiaramonte of Warburg Realty in New York City.

Though the heyday of these four once common design features has passed, there are easy fixes to bring your bedroom into the current year. Here’s what the experts recommend:


Stefanie Bough

Stefanie Bough serves as the Operations Manager for Oliver Luxury Real Estate. You can reach her at 775.236.1500 or at