Here is an article from Simone Frank from New Leaf Decor. She is a Certified Staging professional.
As a Home Stager in Barrie Ontario, I have seen my fair share of homes with dated decor. In all fairness, some people are in love with their flowered wallpaper borders and folk art. In many cases, clients have confessed that they are just stuck in a rut, can’t afford home makeovers, or just don’t have the energy to spruce up the decor in a home they are trying to sell.
However, selling a home that is dated can leave a "bad taste" in buyers mouths and minds. Instead of remembering the home, they remember all the knick knacks and all the work they will need to do to strip the wallpaper and borders off the walls.