The beauty of owning your own home, whether it’s a large, five-bedroom detached house, or a more modest and intimate flat, is that you’re able to design and decorate each room entirely to suit your own needs, wants, and personality.
If you’re looking to update your designs, change the colour scheme and generally modernise the décor, then you’ve clicked on the right article, and you should continue reading to find out more.
Upgrade Your Flooring
For a simultaneous modern upgrade to your home and the addition of a low-maintenance yet beautiful statement floor, natural stone flooring could be the ideal choice.
When taking care of and cleaning natural stone tiles, as the material is both durable and strong, all it really takes is some clean water and a gentle, yet porous cloth, and this is in direct contrast with how traditional carpet coverings need to be cleaned.
Natural stone floors hold a wealth of advantages over carpet and laminate, including:
- They provide a reliable, sturdy floor covering that will stand the test of time.
- They are an easy-to-maintain choice.
- They add additional value to your property.
- They are hygienic, which is ideal for people with allergies.
- They are made from an eco-friendly and natural material.
- They provide the perfect way to modernise your home design.
Replace Old Light Fixtures & Fittings
Another less dramatic upgrade to your home décor would be to grab a pen and notebook and go through your entire house, writing down the style of lighting fixture of each ceiling light and look to replace each and every one.
Not only do old and poorly lit fixtures make a room feel dark and constrictive, but such details draws the eye when someone enters it and thus, new, more modern light fittings will literally transform the space.
Additionally, instead of relying on a full ceiling light, look to introduce smaller table lamps and overhead floor lamps for a more intimate and flexible setting.
Update the Window Treatments
Aside from lighting and the floor covering, the other staple of every single room throughout your home is hopefully, at least one window, and when looking to modernise your house as a whole, this is where you should turn your attention to next.
Luckily, there are many ways to easily update your home’s window treatments, like blending in the panels of the curtains with the colour and texture of the surrounding walls, or entirely replacing the window sidings and choosing stylish and sustainable wooden blinds over outdated metal alternatives.
Change the Colour Scheme
Finally, and for the most dramatic, intrinsic change to how your home décor looks and feels, is to repaint both the walls and smaller, individual items of furniture, if this is appropriate.
Exterior paint is also important to convey a modern and well-kept home inside, with heightened curb appeal obviously resulting from a new lick of paint on the fences, doors, garage door, and gates. Inside, use lighter and more subtle colours, in order to create an airy space that maximises the volume of natural light in each room.
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