When it comes to modern homes and a modern style of design there is one overarching theme which seems to be played out throughout any space- space. It is so important for modern style homes to give off that feeling of luxury and spaciousness even if they are a tiny apartment in London. Today we are going to have a look at some of the ways you can create space and a modern style in your home to make it feel up to date.
Declutter small ornaments
Small ornaments are usually something we collect over the years from our aunties and grandmas and they end up filling up every single shelf in our house over time. Although small trinkets and items are nice to have in the house for the sentiment they bring, they won’t make a house feel modern- they will make it feel cluttered. If you fancy adding a modern touch to the home and making it feel high end it is worth having a clearout of your small ornaments. Of course, still keep the ones which hold meaning to you, but any random pieces could be better put to use in a charity shop or with friends and family.
Go big or go home
When you remove your smaller ornaments to declutter the shelves and bring space back into the home, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have any personality on your shelves and on the walls. When it comes to contemporary design there is a rule known as the cantaloupe rule, which says that any decoration in the home should be bigger than a cantaloupe. The reason for this is that big pieces make a statement and they look less cluttered than lots of small pieces.
Add more light
Light is the absolute essential if you plan on making your home feel modern and spacious. Natural light is wonderful and it makes a home feel bright and much more happy than a small dark space. If you don’t have the best windows in your home at the moment now is the time to get Renewal by Andersen Window Replacement and update the windows to make them feel more in keeping with the rest of the house. Light can also be added with cool white light bulbs around the home as well as decorative lights such as lamps and fairy lights.
Use polished concrete
If you want to update the home to feel more open and modern there is one place in particular which you will need to make some changes: the floor. Even though you might not realize it, your flooring has a massive impact on the way your home looks and feels and it can lead to the home feeling old and small depending on the type of flooring you have. Polished concrete is a wonderful idea for a modern home because it increases the space you have and you can have the floor varnished in a marble design to make it feel like luxury.
Choose light colors
When you are thinking about repainting your house this year you might be tempted to opt for an all-white room with a feature wall, and if that is really what you want to do then go for it. However, for a modern looking home, it is most common for you to paint the walls all white or a grey color and then use things such as artwork and furniture to bring bold color into the room. It is a technique which many people use to avoid having to paint again because when you come to change the colors you simply have to swap out accessories.
Because the color schemes for modern homes are usually fairly simple and plain, the thing you will want to do in the home is to mix up your textures. You could, for example, have a rug on the polished concrete for effect, a fluffy throw hanging over your sofa, a wooden decorative panel on the wall… have fun playing with different materials and see what you can come up with for the room. Make sure however that the materials you layer are the same color, just different tones of that color.
Candles, cushions, blankets, and vases of flowers are all of the things you will want to bring into the home at the end of the day to make it feel more like a family home than a house. Because modern homes are made so simple, you can really go to town here and make sure you have as many different home comforts as you possibly can in the house.