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Friday, February 24, 2017

Modernizing your Interiors

Is it the year that you’re planning on revamping your interiors? If so, it can be tricky to know how to go about updating your home. Budget restrictions, time pressure, and even idea inspiration, can all hold us back. Take a look at some of these ideas for modernizing your interiors. They range from cheap and easy, to more expensive and time consuming...

A Splash of Paint


Painting is a cheap and easy way to modernize your home. The key to updating any room is making fittings and fixtures appear new and fashion-forward. Painting is a great way to cheat your way to new furniture. This works especially well in kitchens and bathrooms where you may have some tired looking cabinets. Paint surface bright and fun colors. This follows the impactful trends of this year, whilst also making your cabinets look new and pristine. If you want to modernize your kitchen further, but don’t have the budget for a complete re-do, consider just changing the surfaces. Granite worktops make a modern and sleek addition to any kitchen. 

Repurpose

Another easy and cheap way to add an innovative touch at home is by upcycling. Upcycling, or repurposing, is the trendy term for taking old household items and turning them into something new. It’s also a really fun way to get your whole family involved in the modernizing process. During the holidays get busy creating some bespoke furniture. The great thing is you're using old materials rather than buying new ones. Experiment with bottles, plant pots, upholstery, and more! 

Adding A Touch of Finesse 

You can instantly modernize a room by taking into consideration the lighting and the curtains. Blinds can have a tendency to look a little dated if you can upgrade yours to curtains. Floor to ceiling curtains creates the illusion of space and grandeur. Pick a fabric and colors that compliment your room. Similarly. lighting can transform a space. Instead of choosing the traditional conical light shades, mix it up. Try a low light fitting over the dining room table to create some ambiance. Experiment with shapes of shades and try something new to fit in with your modern theme. 

Creating Some Warmth

Textures and fabrics are a modern take on making a room cosy. Combine sheepskin rugs with some satin cushion fabrics for an eclectic yet cosy feel. To really modernize a living room update the traditional fireplace with gas fireplaces. These sleek and modern designs add a touch of class, not to mention warmth, to any room. 

Minimalist or Maximalist?

Modern interiors used to mean cold minimalistic spaces. Lots of white and angular furniture would spring to mind. Whilst this still is the aesthetic that many try to create, maximalist interiors are now also considered thoroughly modern. A maximalist approach is a mish-mash of styles, eras, and colors. Antiques could be found mixed with high street items in a maximalist room. Colors that shouldn’t go together are together- it’s all a lot of fun! Pick your favorite modern style and experiment.