In today’s world, the home is where we spend most of our time. We are constantly being told to make it a place that feels like us – welcoming and comfortable. One way to do this is by creating an atmosphere that reflects your style and personality in every room.
Whether you’re looking for something edgy or cozy, there are plenty of ways to create a modern environment with the things you already have at home. So let’s get started with some tips on how you can modernize your home.
- Start with furniture: Invest in some new furniture pieces that show off your personal style, whether it’s geometric shapes or clean lines, eclectic furniture pieces are the best way to give your home that modern feel. If you are looking for an edgy feel, try using black and white furniture.
If modern is your vibe, then opt for crisp colors that are neutral but still present – like whites with taupe-colored upholstery. You can also take advantage of metallic finishes on mirrors and light fixtures, which create contemporary style while staying within the confines of traditional taste.
- Paint your walls: If you’re looking for a more cozy or traditional style, try painting your walls in earthy tones, such as warm browns or rich grays. This will give an instant sense of warmth and coziness that is perfect for these colder days we are entering into this winter season.
Use earthy colors to create an edgy feel in any room by using dark, muted tones such as olive greens or grays for walls, browns for flooring, and mahogany accents on furniture. This will give off that modern vibe while still embracing more traditional qualities like hardwood floors.
- Consider adding some new textures to your home: Different textured fabrics like velvet can add depth and interest to any room while still having that sleek modern touch! Re-upholster pieces using these luxurious materials for furniture accenting panels on sofa backs, chair seats, ottomans – anywhere it would be most visible when sitting down. For curtains, use a similar pattern with a lighter shade and heavier weight to contrast the lining of your windows.
- Eliminate clutter from all rooms: Clutter makes us uncomfortable and creates chaos, so it’s not comfortable for homey vibes! Start purging excess items in closets, shelves, cabinets, and drawers, so everything has its place neatly put away out of sight. When we know where things are stored, it feels less cluttered, which is more inviting and welcoming.
- Introduce some new styles of lighting: You may have forgotten you even had these old naked light bulbs until now, but it’s time to swap them out and add some moodier tones as well as create shadows that can brighten up any dark corner of your home. There are no rules here – just remember it needs to work within the overall feel of modernizing your home.
Sleek, clean lines are a modern design aesthetic, so conceal cables with floor-length curtains or furniture that’s purpose is to hide the cords! Your space can seem fresh and modern with a more streamlined light fixture on the ceiling, recessed lights in each corner for maximum illumination, or even just an edgy table lamp by your favorite artist. You can check out Modern Place for some inspiration and expert support if you want to change your lighting.
- Use artwork: Use artwork as decor throughout the house so visitors know what kind of mood they should be in while visiting, and bring some of your signature styles to the walls. Choose artwork with a modern look, such as abstract photography or motivational quotes, whether in black-and-white or color.
- Dress-up windows: You might have simple window treatments on the exterior, but what about inside? If you do not see any potential with existing curtains, take advantage of blackout shades because they’ll make rooms feel cozier at night while still keeping sunlight out during the day! Use sheer panels for light blocking if you’d like to keep natural lighting indoors without sacrificing privacy.
- Add plants for natural decorating elements: Plants naturally add a fresh feel to a room, but you can also choose the type of plant depending on how edgy or cozy your space is. For example, if you want an atmospheric and modern look with plants throughout the home, consider bamboo that grows quickly and has leaves in natural shades of light green. To create a classic look, choose plants that are in shades of light lavender.
- Remove traditional assets: Get rid of any old or outdated technology that you may have lying around the house. If you are someone who likes to have a TV in the bedroom, consider getting one that is much sleeker and can be mounted on the wall. Additionally, if you have any bulky furniture, such as a dresser or armoire, get rid of it and replace it with more streamlined items.
- Add an energy-efficient lightbulb: Most people overlook how important lighting is when designing their space. Consider trying out different types of bulbs at home before purchasing so you know what type fits best for your environment. Incandescent light bulbs are great for making rooms warmer and also work well in living spaces. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, LED bulbs are energy-efficient and come with the option of changing colors to fit your mood or décor.
- Try out new textures: For those who like an edgy feel in their homes, consider adding different materials that fall outside the norm – such as velvet curtains or wood floors instead of traditional carpeting. The texture is one way to create depth without overwhelming your space. It also allows for items to be displayed on shelves rather than being stuffed away inside closets because they don’t match other room decorating schemes as well.
- Remove any items with specific colors: Rooms should not have too many bright or primary colors if you want your space to feel modernized – this includes couches there may be in every room! Consider using darker furniture such as blue sofas instead of traditional brown ones.
A home becomes your favorite place to settle in when it reflects who you are. Take a look around your home and see where you may need to modernize the style or textures in order to achieve that feeling of comfort.