How to Make Your Home Look More Modern

How to Make Your Home Look More Modern

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Whether you have recently moved into a house that requires a major makeover, or you’re tired of your current interior design, modern updates can give your home a much-needed boost. You’d be surprised to learn how a few simple changes can make a big difference to your home.

Minimalist Look

An important element of modern interior design is minimalism. This style is all about doing less with more. You should be aiming for a simple, yet elegant, space. Storage will play a key role in achieving this look. You should aim to make the storage practical and subtle. For instance, hide your kitchen whiteware behind a cupboard door or use a fitted wardrobe in the bedroom and find out which fitted walk-in wardrobe is best for your space. Minimalism is about creating a room which helps you feel calm.

Colour Palette

You may read the words modern and minimalism and think you’ve got to stick to neutral colours. Rest assured, you can still have some fun with your paint choices. Whether you want to explore an adventurous bathroom design or add some accent colours to your living room – a modern design still allows you to be creative. You can use your colours to draw the eyes to certain parts of the room, which can work wonders in a small space.

Selecting Art

Even though a modern look focuses on a simple, de-cluttered, space, it doesn’t mean you can’t inject your personality into it. It’s your home, after all, so you want it to reflect who you are. From playing with your paint choices to selecting works of art you enjoy, those personal touches will make even more an impact in your renovated room. Choosing artwork for your home can be daunting, but there are resources which can help you with your selection.

Lighting

You could replace your old-fashioned light fixtures with contemporary pieces. They’re less heavy and much more energy-efficient for your home. You could also change the light switches and plug sockets to finish off this modern look. Adding in these touches bring your house up-to-date and can add value to your property if you decide to sell it in the future.

Upcycle

When you hear the word modern, you may think you’ll have to invest in entirely new everything. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. You could transform the old into new. From upcycling a cabinet to reupholstering a sofa, you may find there’s plenty of potential currently in your home. Not only can this save money, but it’s also fun.

A modern look if done right can prove to be timeless. It can even add value to your home later down the line. Do you have any tips for giving a house a modern makeover?

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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