Sometimes, we might get the feeling that our homes have become just a tad bit outdated. That’s usually when we start thinking about different ways we can modernize our living space. However, with so many passing trends and hip new solutions popping almost daily, it can be quite difficult to decide which way you want to take those efforts.
It’s important to also mention that a modern design is not likely to go out of style any time soon. So, if you’re looking to update your living space without making crazy changes and breaking the bank, consider adding just a touch of modern to your already-existing style. Here are some fun tips to inspire you.
Before you begin with any project, decluttering should always be your first step. Simply put, if you take the time out of your day to get rid of all the things you own but don’t need or use, it will be easier to actually organize and arrange the ones you do. That’s why you should find a decluttering method that works best for you personally and get down to it. No matter how you decide to approach this step, make sure you divide all the things into three piles – keep, donate and recycle. This way, it will be easier to stay on the right track and you might even feel more inclined to get rid of something if you know that it’s going to a new home instead of the recycling center. And remember, in a modern home, there really is no room for clutter.
Tech it up
Technology is definitely a staple in any modern home. Adding contemporary tech pieces to your interior will not only make it instantly look more modern, but it will make your interior significantly more functional as well. First, invest in a high-quality audio-visual system to elevate the quality of your viewing experience. Also, see to it that you install lighting solutions that can be controlled via your smartphone and even consider linking your AC to it as well. This way, you can be in charge of both your room’s lighting and temperature without having to get up from your couch/armchair/bed.
Rethink your furniture
When it comes to changing the style of your home up, sometimes the easiest way to make the biggest difference is to replace some of the bulky furniture pieces with a more modern alternative. Not only is this trick extremely easy to implement, but it’s also usually the cheapest way to make the biggest difference in your interior. Simply replacing your old bed with a luxurious king-size bed or your worn-out sofa with something along the lines of stunning King Living lounges will add just the right amount of modern to your already-existing design.
Therefore, when deciding on the best approach, keep this tip in mind and give your room – or home – and instant makeover without breaking your bank.
Mix and match styles
The thing about modern design is that although very beautiful and sleek, it can sometimes look too sterile in an environment, whether it’s a family house or a modern 3-bedroom apartment. That’s why you should always aim at mixing it with some other design style, especially in a home setting. Follow the 80/20 rule and choose either 80% or 20% modern, depending on just how modern you want your home to be.
Arguably, modern-rustic and mid-century modern are some of the prettiest and coziest styles out there, that offer both the sleek vibe of a modern design as well as the warmth of the complementary styles.
Add accent with color and art
Art is an excellent way to instantly boost your interior design efforts and add some style to your interior. Carefully chosen to match your current vibe, contemporary art can add that subtle hint of pizzazz to any room in your home, completely transforming it for the better. When choosing art pieces, make sure you go with something that either entirely matches your current vibe in terms of color or choose a piece that completely contrasts it if you want to use it to make a bold statement. Color is another way you can achieve the same effect in your living space, but avoid choosing something too bold or too contemporary, to avoid it going out of style fairly quickly. It’s always better to stick with classics to ensure that you’ll be happy with the design for many years to come.
As there certainly are many different ways you can make your home more enjoyable the key is to know exactly what your decorating goal is. Once you determine that, finding the right solutions will be a walk in the park.