If you have recently moved into an old property or are hoping to give your existing home a fresh update, you have come to the right place. Unfortunately, not everyone is an interior design expert, which makes it difficult to understand the best techniques to give your home a contemporary renovation without breaking the bank. Rest assured: this blog will provide some useful information for a simple home refurb.
As we spend the majority of time in our homes, it must be a space in which you feel calm and relaxed. Outdated décor that’s not exactly to your taste can prevent your house from feeling homely and you from feeling completely content, but the tips below should give you something to think about to make your property interior feel more modern:
1. Use bold color
While neutral color tones instantly make the room feel more spacious and open, they can also feel impersonal – especially if you have a lively personality. Don’t be afraid to use a splash of color every now and again, providing you do so in moderation, whether it be for a feature wall, a single piece of furniture, or accessories. Using bold tones sparingly prevents overwhelming the room, but also helps draw the eye to interesting characteristics. Random bursts of color also mean that you can easily switch up your décor on a more regular basis, without having to redecorate the entire interior.
2. Open-plan living
Open-plan living areas have become a key trend of modern homes and such a design is considered to be the perfect layout for families with small children. It creates a simple and streamlined flow throughout the downstairs of the property by integrating the living, dining, and kitchen areas into a single room. The lack of walls creates a convenient, contemporary space for communal living where you can enjoy a whole host of activities.
3. Update countertops
You may have heard that the kitchen is the most important room in the home, and most estate agents would agree. Not only is it an attractive feature, but it can also add value to your home if it has recently been updated. During house viewings, people often decide on a property based on the kitchen, as it is deemed the hub of the family’s day-to-day living.
Renovating your kitchen doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Small kitchens can be transformed with light colors and large windows; you could also replace the surfaces with granite countertops, which are both contemporary in style and provide several practical benefits including a thermal capacity for temperature changes and scratch-resistance.
A simple change in lighting can make all the difference when it comes to modernizing your home. Older properties may not have had fittings changed for decades, instantly making a room feel dull and outdated, but making this small adjustment is straightforward and cost-effective. A modern living room should have various levels of lighting, from table lamps to floor lamps to overhead lights.
There you have it: four ways to make your home feel more modern.
This post has originally been featured in Residence Style.