Have you ever seen a photo of a beautiful, contemporary home on social media and wished yours looked like that? Then looked around your home and wondered at the possibilities? Most of us are spending more time at home than ever, so the things that could change are even more apparent than ever. Changing the look of your home doesn’t have have to cost a fortune. Here are some tips to make your home feel modern.
Tips To Make Your Home Feel Modern
The thought of redecorating your home to make it more contemporary and modern may be overwhelming. I’d suggest making a list of the things you’d like to update, and just do one thing at a time, as the budget allows. Of course, that may mean some things take longer, and some things might not “flow” together right away, but it’ll come together.
Sometimes, simply rearranging a room, or rooms, can give new life to your home. Instead of having your sofa against the wall, use it to section off an area of the living room. It can lend to a fluid, open plan feel. Using furniture, plants, or rugs to transition from one room to another is a great way to differentiate your living areas.
Modern homes tend to have a ton of light. Light pieces can be both functional and decorative. A light piece can be a statement piece and can set the tone for the room, or even the home. The choices are endless, from glittering chandeliers, to hanging pendant bulb, to elaborate sconces. Sea Gull lighting has a range of options, including island lights, fitting to start your modernizing journey. Not sure how modern you want to go with your lighting? Check out modern lights that have traditional materials or colors like gold, brass, or oiled bronze to mix vintage and modern. I am a fan of mixing the old with the new in lighting, because it adds personality and keeps modern from looking sterile.
Choosing a color scheme is vital before you begin. You have to have a color in mind before you buy anything else or nothing will match. But how do you pick a scheme without covering your walls in sample paints? There are color scheme matching apps and color visualizers available that will allow you to virtually redesign and repaint your walls, then they will provide you with a perfect color scheme to go with it. This is an easy and essential tool to kick-start your journey.
Furniture is the most immediately noticeable part of most rooms, so it should reflect your design ideas. Scandinavian furniture is very popular at the moment because it’s minimal, stylish, and very complimentary to the modernist lifestyle. Pick yourself a sleek sofa coupled with a matching chair and find a sideboard to suit. Once you’ve found your ideal, minimalist furniture, your room will start to pop.
Bring the Outside In
To continue the flow, maximize your space by creating an outside area which you can spill over into from the inside. Use doors, windows, and even color schemes to create a sense of continuity as you move from inside to out. You can create your very own oasis to suit the modern, open lifestyle. An investment in some good lawn furniture and a fire pit will go a very long way, and will revolutionize your home! We found some great outdoor decor options at Kohl’s and bought new cushions to revitalize outdoor furniture we already owned.
Why not get some new decorations for your freshly painted walls? You can pick art that fits your color scheme, or at least frame any art or photos you like in contemporary frames which match your furniture. You should use art and decorations to show off your personality and individuality, so go with what feels right, and then work it into your design. Choosing romantic artwork for your bedroom is a great way to spice up your Modern Bedroom Decor.