Most homeowners, particularly those with older domiciles, have considered updating the style of their interior spaces. Perhaps that mid-20th century look is too cluttered for pared-down lifestyle you’re currently leading. Or maybe you just want to modernize your space so that you’ll have an edge when it comes time to sell?
Whatever the reasoning, there are plenty of tweaks, both large and small, that you can make to morph the look of your home into something that better suits your tastes. Today, we’re going to delve into a few strategies you can employ to achieve your goals.
Strip It Down
One of the most straightforward tactics you can use to update your interior is to rid your home of the stuff that you don’t need. The modern space, you see, is often a minimalist space as well. Sparse, neutral furniture combined with streamlined accessories can go a long way in making it all come together in sleek, forward-thinking style. Remember, sometimes less is more.
Something as simple as a contrast in colors can dramatically change how an interior feels. In areas of your home, like the kitchen, you can try out a combination of white walls with black furniture/appliances (or vice versa) to create the desired effect. The result is a room that looks and feels modern, especially when paired with updated furnishings that can better enhance your overall aims.
Remember Your Shapes
One of the hallmarks of a modern space are strong shapes. In particular, squares and rectangles can give the appearance of a peaceful but powerful interior. You can achieve this with almost any element in your home, from furniture to mirrors and beyond. In addition to creating a more updated look, it might also “open up” your interior, making it appear that there is more room overall.
Go High Fashion
Back to the kitchen, you can make a change by updating some of your material choices. To achieve the modern aesthetic, you’ll want to incorporate more modern finishes, like glass and stainless steel. These will give your surfaces a sleek appearance that screams contemporary, and when combined with the concept of strong shapes, will have a major impact on how you and your guests perceive the interior. You’ll likely be impressed by how the updated look reinvigorates your cooking space.
Add Some Art
It’s an easy thing to overlook, and something that’s lacking in many homes making them feel outdated. You don’t have to go overboard with your home art to get the look you want, just go with what you gravitate toward and remember some of the other basic principles we covered when making your selections. You could add some posters, paintings, sculptures, even an artfully constructed clock. Whatever you decide, be sure that it fits within your modern theme and watch as your home takes on a new life.
Far from shunning nature, the modern space can embrace it. It could be in subtle touches like natural hardwood floors or large windows that give a breathtaking glimpse of the outdoors. It can also come from the addition of plants in some of your rooms, which will meld your indoor space with literal elements from the outdoors.
Bring In The Professional Touch
All of these alterations can be daunting to perform solo, so you might also need to call in some skilled help so that you can narrow in on a singular vision. A good design, build contractor can be instrumental in helping you plan your home overhaul, recommending appropriate adjustments to achieve your desired look, carrying out the construction/remodeling process, and even assisting you with tracking down the right pieces of furniture that you’ll need to bring everything together.