When you walk into your home does it feel like you’ve taken a step back in time and not in a good way? Is the décor, color palette, and design out of step with what’s modern and stylish today? Does the whole place just feel tired and boring? It can happen to any house, even if it started trendy. Times change and so does interior design and style, signaling the need to do an overhaul in as many spaces as necessary. So if you’re up to the challenge, here’s a look at four ways you can make your home look more modern.
Get Rid of the Oversized Items
A great place to start is with a bit of decluttering. You want to get rid of anything oversized, as these pieces tend to make the space feel closed in and dated. When you create a sense of space it feels modern, fresh, and inviting. Oversized pieces could be décor, furniture, light fixtures, and any other item. Modern style is all about simplicity and keeping things minimal.
Change the Style of Your Windows
Another way to modernize your home is to install new windows, but rather than picking the same style why not look into other options. The style can set the tone in that room and act as an architectural highlight. There are eight eye-catching window styles for your home, which include such options as slider, picture, casement, and bay windows. Each one will work with a particular style of décor, so it helps to already have a design concept in mind.
Also in terms of windows, if you’ve invested in new ones you want to be sure they are showcased properly, so avoid any heavy or dated-looking window coverings.
Embrace High Contrast Elements
A common feature in modern design is high-contrast elements. This could mean dark flooring against light-colored walls, light countertops on dark cabinets, and so forth. Contrast is extremely interesting from a design standpoint but it also helps the house feel more stylish.
Install New Kitchen Hardware
When homeowners make a list of the rooms they want to update in their home, the kitchen is often near the top of the list, if not the top. The problem with a kitchen renovation is that it can be quite extensive and expensive. So what if you want to modernize the space on a budget? That can be done by installing all-new hardware on the cabinets. This will have such a big impact that it will make your old cabinets look new again.
You can expand this tip into the kitchen faucet too, installing a modern design in a fabulous finish like brushed nickel.
Start Slowly Transforming the Space
Making your home appear more modern should be seen as a process where you tackle a little bit at a time. You want to strike that perfect balance of modern touches with homey comforts, so doing one project at a time ensures you don’t go overboard.
*This is a collaborative post. All views and opinions are mine.
We are trying to do some updates around the house, and I will have to use some of these ideas. I like a clean, modern look.
I love that you talked about buying new appliances for the kitchen. But that’s a little bit expensive. How can I be able to revamp my small kitchen without buying expensive stuff? I there a way I can place a new backsplash?
I love how you said do it slowly because sometimes changes in the house can be really expensive.
These are great tips for modernising homes, thanks for sharing!
I love reading anything about interior designing because I can get loads of tips for our little home where we recently moved to.
These are great tips! I need to start doing some upgrades in our home. It’s looked the same way for too long 😀 I definitely need to do it in tiny steps.
I`d love to make my home a little bit more modern. I will consider these tips
I am definitely not the best with de-cluttering! Unfortunately I have been recovering from back-to-back surgeries and didn’t get around to any spring or fall major cleaning I am hoping to do some decorating for the holidays. 🙂
These are excellent tips. I have zero style, so this was a big help for me, especially since we’ve been talking about redecorating some of the house.
Sometimes the small changes have a huge impact on how our home looks. I like the idea of high-contrast elements.
Big bulky furniture is not a great look. Everything is much slimmer.