Sick of looking at the same boring decor? Feel like your home needs a bit of a refresh?
Modernising your home with the latest style trends is a great way to add value and make it a great place to live.
Yet, keeping up with every design trend can be expensive, not to mention time consuming.
The great news is that you don’t have to renovate your home every year for it to remain modern. There are a few simple steps you can take to keep it looking and feeling brand new.
3 SIMPLE STEPS TO MODERNISING YOUR DECOR
1: CHANGE YOUR LIGHTING
Lighting can make a big impact in your home, yet it is something that many people tend to forget about. Changing your lighting is a fairly inexpensive way to modernise your home.
If you are looking for a small, cost effective change then try adding a lamp to the room. Choose a lamp with a geometric shape, funky pattern, metallic base, or colourful shade for a modern look. If you want to go all in, you can look at your light fixtures too. Light shades can date quite easily, so swapping them for a new fitting is a quick way to modernise a room.
Remember, you may need to hire an electrician to install anything that needs to be wired into your electrics.
2: UPDATE YOUR WINDOW COVERINGS
Window coverings are another thing that is easy to overlook. If your curtains are looking a little tired or your blinds no longer roll, then it is time for something new!
Just like when you are out to impress, your windows always look their best when they are dressed the part. Regardless of what you can see outside your windows, the view from inside should be amazing.
There are so many options out there for modernising your windows. Whether you prefer curtains or blinds, sheer or blackout, full or barely there, then there is a window dressing for you. There’s a current trend of having blinds and curtains, so you may want to consider both. Make sure you choose something that goes with the colour palette of your room. But don’t be afraid to go with a bold pattern or texture if the fancy strikes!
Just remember to ensure that your coverings fit the window correctly. Full length drapes (even if the window is not full length) can add drama and make a real feature of a window. Plus, it makes the room heaps warmer at night by trapping in the heat and locking out the cold!
3: TRY WALLPAPER
Yes, you may have seen wallpaper at your Grandma’s house. But wallpaper of today has come a long way since the garish floral prints of the 50s, 60s and 70s!
Modern wallpaper is like a piece of art in itself. It comes in a number of shades, patterns, weights and textures. It is an easy and cost effective way to make a real statement. That statement can be as big or as small as you like. Paper a single wall as a feature, do two adjacent walls, or be really bold and do the whole room.
If you are a bit of a novice when it comes to hanging wallpaper, then you may want to engage the expertise of a professional. Wallpaper looks shocking if it is not hung well, especially if there are patterns to match.
BONUS TIP: USE COLOUR
The quickest, easiest and most cost effective way of modernising a space is to introduce some colour. You can easily do that by adding some cool cushions, a floor rug or some throw blankets.
When picking a colour, choose something that complements the palette in the room already. Don’t go overboard by creating a rainbow. Simply choose one colour to base the majority of your palette on and then a complementary accent colour.
If you are stuck for how to implement these modernising tips at your place and to create a stylish look, then get in touch with us here at Amazing Interiors. We have a range of design services to suit every home and every budget. Drop us a line to arrange a free consultation today.