Coming home and thinking your home looks outdated happens all too many time for some people, and having the motivation to get around to it doesn’t come often with the cost it can incur. But to help you get started on the big revamp, here’s a simple guide to modernising your outdated home.
Most people are guilty of keeping stuff they don’t need and will never use for the sake of it. But decluttering if the first step to loving your home. Having a bookshelf full of bad books isn’t going to be something you love. Start with the living room and start bagging up anything that doesn’t have sentimental value to you, and give any anything you don’t need or want to charity. Decluttering gives you a good baseline for the space you have to use in the modernising of your home.
Open Up the Space
Creating an open plan home can be an expensive process depending on how your rooms are laid out. but if you find yourself in a small home, removing some wall and creating an open plan with completely modernise your home and give you more space to use in future. While it might seem too simple to work, modern homes tend to have kitchen/diner setups as most homes don’t tend to use traditional dining rooms.
Splash of Paint
Another simple way to modernise your home, experiment with a new colour (or colours). If your home uses colour pallets that are even a few years old, it can easily add to the outdated look you’re disliking. So, look up the latest colour that complements your ideas and start painting.
Find the Balance Between Old & New
Old doesn’t necessarily mean it should be thrown away. Pairing up a new designer sofa with some of your older furniture can add real character to a living room if done correctly. the key is to focus on your theme and make sure anything old (or new) goes with the plan. If can be hard getting rid of older furniture you’ve grown fond of but sometimes old needs to make room for the new.
Another easy way to transfer your home after you’ve done all or some of the above is to add different lighting. Using the central light in the room is the more traditional route, but adding floor and table lamps to the space creates light that is less harsh. It’s a case of working out what you want from each room, dining rooms work well to have pendant lights that offer a glow rather than a harsh white light. The living space wants to have warm lighting, that gives wooden furniture such as a luxury coffee table or sideboard a better colour.
Work out your budget, find your inspiration/ goal for the space and make the work as easy as possible. If you’re happy with the colour of the room, there’s no need to repaint and create more work. Luxury touches such as throws and furniture will help you love the space too.