If it’s been a while since you’ve decorated your home or you’ve purchased a property which hasn’t seen much change in recent years, you’re probably looking for ways to make it a little more modern. Modernising your home doesn’t always require an entire style overhaul, as great results can be achieved with a few small changes.
How to Modernise Your Home
Embrace Glass – You may have noticed that a lot of modern buildings use glass and this is something that you can bring into your home. Glass is a fantastic way to add light into a home and to bring the outside in, whilst creating the appearance of more space. By removing heavy blinds and curtains, it’s possible to draw attention to windows and glass doors. You may also want to consider moving large pieces of furniture away from windows, to ensure that the glass is always visible.
Create A Flow – Oftentimes, each room in a house is decorated in its own theme or style; it’s a great way to express our individual taste and personality, although it can make your home feel closed off and smaller. Update and modernise your decor with similar tones in each room to create a flow all through your house. If you don’t have the budget to repaint every room a different colour, try introducing common elements throughout to create a sense of unity in your rooms
Give The Illusion Of Space With Mirrors – Mirrors are a fantastic way to modernise a home, as they can create the illusion of more space. Hanging mirrors opposite sources of natural light helps to brighten up a room and it can remove shadows from alcoves, fireplaces and small spaces. You can even use large mirrors to make a room feel bigger and more spacious; this is especially popular in bedrooms and smaller living rooms.
Think About Storage – A lot of people don’t realise that you can really modernise a home through storage, despite it being something that most homes are in desperate need of. Having the wrong type of storage can make a room feel small, cramped and cluttered. This is why you should opt for storage that makes use of vertical space, so that it doesn’t take up too much floor space. A room that feels spacious and airy automatically feels more modern. It’s also a good idea to choose storage options that use neutral colours and mirrors, rather than those that are darker and more traditional.
Geometric Patterns – Another key element in modern design is geometric patterned print. Whether you go for a range of stylish shades to complement each other, or choose a sophisticated monochrome, the introduction of some geometric shapes and patterns can really freshen up and modernise an otherwise tired-looking room. Try incorporating the look with tiles, cushions, or even a feature wall.
By taking the time to really think about the best ways to modernise your home, you won’t have a problem in creating a look that you love. With the right interior design techniques any home can feel modern and on trend. If it’s space that you’re lacking, talk to us at MPK Conversions & Construction about extensions and conversions. Get in touch using the contact form on our website, email email@example.com or call 0117 9478200 for a free consultation.