Modern design is back, and in popular demand.
From the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s, designers aimed to create more of a clean aesthetic and aimed to find the balance between form and function by using man-made materials, such as moulded plywood, plastic and fibreglass.
This uncluttered, comfortable look is still loved to this day and has been modernised to fit with the ever-changing interior style trends.
We have narrowed down seven ways that you can achieve this modern look, whether you’re looking to renovate your three-storey Victorian build or add a little life to your 17th-century house.
Make your entrance enticing
The first place you should consider modernising is the exterior of your home, as a little landscaping and a touch of DIY can make all the difference.
Consider adding potted plants to the entrance, new hardware to your door, or a canopy using construction products from a provider such as Varico LTD. This will refresh the look of your house and make a lasting impression on your guests.
Spruce up your living room and dining room with the defining look of crown moulding. If you live in a historic home, be sure to make moulding choices that will complement its architectural style. A little goes a long way, so be subtle with colour and design.
Spice up your stairs
Stairs are often overlooked when it comes to renovating your home, but you can add drama to them by simply fitting distinctive railings or embellishments. You can try contrasting the colours of the wood, or add fabric for a textured look.
Let there be light
Having a fresh and light space will not only modernise your home but also help you to feel calm and more relaxed.
Try to let as much natural light into the house as possible by updating your ceiling, sconces and bathroom fixtures, and possibly adding skylights. Not only does this look great, but it is also more efficient.
Keep the colours neutral
To make your rooms feel bigger and airy, keep the walls a neutral shade. A simple off-white or soft, muted tones of paint will keep your home feeling clean and light, as well as adding a contemporary edge to any mouldings, cornices and dado rails you may have.
Refresh the fireplace
If your home has a beautiful ornate fireplace that you just can’t bear to rip out, give a little lift by removing any knick knacks you may have placed on top, and replace them with a single piece of ceramic. You could also replace the mantelpiece and give the whole piece a lick of paint.
Clear out clutter
Once you know how to declutter, you can work towards making your space look cleaner and relieve any stress you may have. Tidy home, tidy mind.
It can be a little daunting at first, and there will be items that you will find it almost impossible to throw away, but once you have decluttered, your space will look a lot more eye-catching, and you will feel more organised.