With people spending much more time at home than usual due to the pandemic, it is no surprise that many are turning to decorating both as a way to pass the time as well as to make improvements to their space!
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People are often wanting to make their homes look and feel more modern, but how can you go about doing this? Read on for a few ideas.
As you might expect, colour plays an enormous role and can either make a home look fresh and modern or like a scene from an 80s TV show. Changing the colour is also one of the easiest improvements that you can make by painting the walls/wallpaper, painting furniture and decorative touches. These days, modern colours include grey, whites and black for a sleek style and away from reds, burgundy and beige. Monotone colour schemes are modern and you can then use bright injections of colour to make it more visually appealing and modern, such as a statement wall or a bright sofa.
Furniture also has a big impact on how a home both looks and feels and homeowners will often keep hold of the same furniture for decades so it can make a home look dated. Fitted furniture is both modern and practical such as fitted cabinets that hide appliances in the kitchen while fitted wardrobes in the bedroom blend with the walls. Most modern built homes come with fitted bedrooms and fitted kitchens, so looking around your local fitted furniture showroom will help you to choose the new sleek fitted furniture that will suit your room and make it more modern.
Finally, lighting is a powerful tool when it comes to interior design and can certainly be used to make a home feel more modern. Dark and weak lights will make a home feel dingy and old whereas white lights and LED bulbs can illuminate the space with the latter also helping you to reduce your environmental impact and energy bills. Additionally, modern lighting fixtures and lamps as opposed to old fashioned lampshades and light ornaments will make a big difference. Where possible, maximising natural light will help the home to look and feel modern, sleek and bright and can make a big difference to your mental health.
Any homeowner looking to make the home more modern during the pandemic should focus on the above areas. Now is the perfect time to start making positive changes to your home and modernising can make a big difference to how the home both looks and feels, plus it does not have to be an expensive or challenging task to modernise your home when you know the key areas to focus on.