One of the easiest ways to update your home is to change your lighting. Lighting can be a dead give away of an era gone by. Remember wrought iron lighting? Or huge dark brass table lamps from the 1970s? If your lighting is caught in a time warp, chances are you may have become stuck in a rut as well. My best advice: change it! Purchase timeless shapes in an unconventional material. An urn shaped table lamp in glass is beautiful. An open omega shape in stone is another novel approach to a classic shape produced in an unconventional material. Stacked mini-stone in a column looks chic. Start small and work your way through your house once you start with updating the small things, you may feel inspired to shine a light on the ret of your home.