Whether you have an old build or a new build, there are many ways you can modernize the interior of your home, which does not have to be overly expensive. With the influence of social media, particularly platforms such as Instagram offering home decor inspiration, it is not surprising that modernized interior is trending among homeowners.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars modernizing your home, save your money by making small yet effective changes to your house. Read on to find out how.
Changes to the kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most important places in the house, and for that reason, it should make a statement. Instead of splurging on a brand-new kitchen, you can change your design of countertop to a more modern texture, such as marble stone, as this will completely transform the look of your kitchen. However, if you want your investment to be long-standing, caring for the appropriate material on your countertop is essential. You can find out how to care for your kitchen the right way with helpful guides online like this stone countertop care guide.
Another great and easy way you can modernize your kitchen is by changing the taps. Basins can be used as statement pieces in the kitchen, particularly if you have a black-themed kitchen and would like a matte black tap installed to replace your more traditional, standard silver tap.
Bigger statement pieces
Whether you purchase a crushed velvet bed for your room or a large crystal embellished mirror for the hallway, bigger statement pieces are a simple way for your house to look more modern. When you are in any room in a house, there must be something that stands out and catches your eye, whether that’s a painting or a feathered lamp; statement pieces give an added wow-factor to your home.
Here are a few on-trend statement pieces you could consider adding to your home:
- Large indoor plants
- Crushed velvet
- Geometric rugs and bedsheets
- Line drawings
- Layered tables and chairs
- Mirrored furniture
If you feel the rooms in your home are too separated from each other, particularly downstairs, a good way to make your home look bigger is to have an open plan. This could mean hiring a professional to knock down the wall between your kitchen and living area, as this would transform the two rooms into one and, in turn, make your house look bigger.
The importance of color when modernizing your home shouldn’t be underestimated. Color is the difference between a room looking dull and lifeless to bright and bold.
You want to focus on neutral color pallets such as creams, light browns, grays, and white to accommodate a modern feel to your house. This allows room for statement walls, where brighter wallpapers can be used, such as fresh leaf patterns or floral designs.
When you have statement furniture, you want your ornaments and house accessories to complement, not overpower. You also want your ornaments to blend in nicely with your chosen color pallet.
Here are a few of the most popular house decorations this year:
- Rustic vases with pampas grass
- Hurricane lamps
- Wall prints
- Animal structures
- Artificial flowers