Buying a newbuild home with modern interior design can be extremely expensive. However, there are some easier and more affordable ways to achieve a modern look in your home with some considered renovations.
- Choice of paint colour
The tones that run through your home can go a long way to making it look more modern. Similarly, choosing the wrong colours can leave your house looking dark, dull, and outdated.
This is especially apparent in the kitchen. With gadgets galore and materials such as chrome typically on display, the kitchen is one of the more modern rooms in the home. You can bring yours right into the 21st century by painting the walls and cabinets in a more fashion-forward colour scheme, such as a grey colour palette. You could paint it yourself, or get a fitted grey kitchen installed to add even more of a modern feel.
Adding a feature wall in your room can be a great way to add colour into your space. Opting for a painted feature wall allows you to introduce colour without making the room seem smaller; painting more than one wall in a bold colour can close off the lighting and give your space a cramped feel.
Your choice of lighting in your home can be a make or break if you are trying you achieve a modern style interior design, outdated fixtures are an instant turnoff for many.
The best way to achieve a more modern look with your lighting is by fitting sleek and effective options. Spotlights look great in kitchens and bathrooms, for example, and you can also add small interior lights into kitchen and bathroom cabinets to achieve a futuristic design.
Although yellow and orange-toned lighting can create a comforting and relaxing space, they also indicate the use of halogen bulbs. Halogen bulbs are being fazed out and are becoming outdated due to their higher energy consumption over LED bulbs, generally using 85% more energy for the same amount of light.
LED bulbs are the more commonly used lighting source in modern homes, mostly due to their energy-saving properties. LEDs produce more of a white light that is associated with modern interior design. However, you don’t need to use only white LED lights to create a modern feel. Decide which rooms need a comforting feel and which need a modern bright feel, and alter the lighting accordingly.
Decluttering your home may sound like just tidying away some of your belongings, but creating a design that allows you to maintain a clutter-free home needs serious thought behind it. Having a home with items lying around can take away from the design of the home, as well as reducing usable space and making the area seem smaller.
You can reduce clutter in your home by adding new storage solutions. Invest in organisers that go in cupboards to create a designated ‘home’ for every item.
Utilise vertical space to add storage. This can be done by installing new shelving, whether in the form of a bookcase or chic floating shelves that can be used as a design element too.
Decluttering your home is not only down to storage. You have to get in a daily routine of putting things away after they are used. This will help to keep your floors and surfaces clear of clutter and able to look at their best.