If you’re bored of looking at the same old décor day in, day out, then you might feel you need a change. Outdated interior design haunts many of us. W
If you’re bored of looking at the same old décor day in, day out, then you might feel you need a change. Outdated interior design haunts many of us. Wouldn’t it be great if we could refresh our homes, without breaking the budget? A quick uplift and modernising doesn’t have to take weeks and large funding. There are actually some incredibly simple (and cost-effective) ways to add a modern twist to your home almost instantly!
Update your flooring
Old carpets can be the bane of many peoples’ lives. They collect dirt incredibly easy, stain even easier, and become very tired-looking over time. If you’re looking to ditch your old carpets, wooden floors are bound to create a modern feel in your home. Choosing a light colour will create an almost ‘blank canvas’ for you to work from, plus it will make a room feel airier and brighter. If you’re looking to save on the budget whilst considering practicality, then laminate flooring is the perfect choice. It has added durability, and comes in a truly huge range of styles. Grey wood is a style that’s trendy at the moment, and it will continue to look amazing for years to come.
Get rid of excess clutter
It’s no secret that clutter around your home makes spaces look smaller and décor look dated. Whereas some traditional styles lend themselves to utilising varied ornaments and antiques, the modern style is most suited to clean and refined space. Light and airy is what you’re going for, and cleaning our unnecessary junk will help to open up spaces and create an instantly modern feel. If you don’t like the idea of throwing out these items, either store them out of sight or sell them online.
Facebook Marketplace is perfect for selling to local people. Alternatively, you can choose to donate anything you don’t need to charity.
Utilise natural materials
Within your home’s décor, natural textures and colours are often found in the kitchen. This is a room that many people would like to modernise. An exposed stone feature wall adds modern character and is a welcome change from outdated tiles or paint. Because of the different stone colours available, you can find a style that fits perfectly with your existing interior design.
Glass and Mirrors
Glass is a must-have addition in many modern homes. Whilst some can go too far the other way, sparingly using glass to create a sense of continuity between rooms helps to increase the illusion of space. Whilst glass helps to open up the space, intelligently using mirrors makes the most of natural light. The reflective surfaces help to distribute light across the room. A light room instantly looks more contemporary, so making the most of natural light is crucial.
Modernising your home isn’t easy, especially on a budget. You need to work with factors already incorporated in your décor. Try these four tips and see whether they make a difference to your home, and share any other tips you have for modernising your home!