Do you feel as if your home could do with a little freshening up? If so, a more modern visual appeal could be just the thing your home needs! The simplistic, modern look is a great way to give your home the spruce up it needs. There are a number of ways you can modernise your interior decor and make it appear more stylish; just read on to learn how!
Choose a Neutral Colour Palette
Using a neutral colour palette is one of the basic rules of creating a modern interior decor; choose colours such as white, dove grey, black, beige, dark brown, and cream. You’ll achieve the lovely feeling of tranquility and space by using these colours, but feel free to add splashes of brighter colours by using other accessories such as lamps and pillows. Red looks great for your splash of colour, as does orange!
Natural Material Flooring
Tile, concrete, and wood flooring can all help to modernise your home decor. Not only are these kinds of floors extremely functional, they are visually appealing and simplistic. Add colourful rugs with an abstract pattern to further modernise the space and create a focal point for a room.
Choose Clean, Smooth Furniture
Selecting furniture with clean, modern lines is a great way to update the look of your home. If you have a particularly old looking space, furniture that doesn’t have a pattern and is fairly low to the floor will give a modern appeal to the room, as will chrome and dark wood furniture.
Buy Newer Electronics and Appliances
If your home appliances and electronics are fairly old, replacing them with newer models will make a huge difference to the look of your home. Replace your oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher with chrome versions, and get hi-tech electronic equipment to match; such as flat screened TV’s and speaker systems. You can also update your light fixtures and fittings to more modern versions, for example, led lighting and funky abstract light shades like those from i-lite.
Search for Modern Artwork
Modern home decor usually has a minimalist, simplistic feel, however; choose modern sculptures, artwork and pottery to add interest to rooms and finish them off. Modern artwork is the perfect finishing touch to a modern room, but don’t overdo it!
De-cluttering is essential when in pursuit of a modern looking home. Any kind of clutter is ageing and can spoil those sleek, modern lines you’re after; so make sure you get rid of everything you don’t need and put everything back where it should be when you’re not using it. Try to find extra storage space that you can hide away so the illusion of your “barely there” decor isn’t spoiled.
Now you know how you can modernise your interior decor, you can freshen up your tired old walls, furnishings, and accessories. You don’t have to spend a load of money either – simply look on sites like eBay and Gumtree, at flea markets, in charity shops, and anywhere else you could spot a bargain!