When walls are decorated with unusual materials or images or paint styles, they seem to date the room very quickly. See these images below:
|The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement,1970|
How amazing would this room be with the tile left in place, a more contemporary stair railing, neutral walls, and a classic dining set used? These paneled walls with the pickled effect. There's that 1970s obsession with the outdoors in the giant, to the floor, window.
|Better Homes and Gardens Stretching Living Space,1983|
I feel like I could have played with a friend in this room. The trees on the wall are very distracting.
|House Beautiful Decorating Style, 1992|
Sponging and ragging was all the rage when I was beginning to realize how much I loved decorating (as a teenager). I'm still a little shocked to see just how passe it is now.
|Natural Color Palettes, 2000|
Still the paint effects were big in 2000. That was a really common thing to see on cable decorating shows back in the day. Maybe this will be dated too:
|hgtv.com, How to Decorate with Wallpaper|
But I don't think that this will:
|housebeautiful.com, A Catskill Cottage with a Modern Sensibility|