Have you ever dreamed about creating that perfect modern feel at home? If for some reason the look and feel in your home has never seemed to inspire you, it might just be time for you to change things up a bit. Probably hard right? Wrong! What if we told you that you could express your style, your ideas and everything you want through home décor? All it takes is a few fresh, modern home decor tips to get you started.
Fresh Coat of Paint
Are you sick of that same old color you’ve been looking at for the past couple of years? Now is the time to change it… for good. We know changing color schemes can be tricky, but it is definitely the first step towards expressing your style. The key is finding the one that isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but also makes you feel comfortable at the same time. One of the popular choices is to go for the perfect shade of white. It is the ideal backdrop to play around with color and texture. Painting the ceilings, for example, in cream tends to create the feeling of additional spaciousness. If you’re looking to step out the norm, while keeping it modern, try going for a combination of vibrant reds, nudes or plums.
Lighting & Ambience
You may not be a production designer, but it’s important to work on your setting. Imagine your home as the star stage. And what is one of the first things we should be thinking about as we enter a room? Lighting! Your living areas need to be perfectly lit, for light is the essence of every room. So express yourself and play with it; create an ambience that resembles you, and makes you feel unique and comfortable whether you have guests or not. Once you have your color scheme locked, finding fixtures that give off that fresh, modern feel should be easier. Tip: Try finding ones in a golden tone with a touch of white. Oh and don’t forget ones with different shapes if you’re looking for that urban feel
You don’t have to change all furniture. All you have to do is simply rearrange it or cover it in different colors. For instance, adding a pinkish cover over your couch could add that romantic vibe to the place. A few extra pink pillows are a great addition, as well as a flower vase, candle holders and other similar themed accessories. Having art pieces hanging from your walls is a nice addition to almost every home and living space. If you cannot afford famous painters, look for art that blends in perfectly with its surroundings in both the color and the framework. Add a cherry wood coffee table and a few trinkets and you’re good to go. For those living in the Land Down Under, style and elegance seem to be at hands reach. We like ordering from Jonathan Adler when we’re on the hunt for some amazing accessories, plus there’s free shipping for order of $150 and up. But if you’re on a budget, a great way to cut on cost is to take on a few DIY projects and repurpose some of your furniture. Give a wooden table a fresh new look with a coat of white paint. Sand down a few old chairs and give them a nice varnish.
Comfort at Its Finest
If you have managed to rearrange and set up your home to the point where you feel completely relaxed in your space, you know your job is almost complete. However, there are almost always a few touches you can add to any space to make it as “homey” as possible. One of the last things we like to do to finish off any room is to light a candle or two. Candles, especially those grouped up together in glass hurricanes can give the impression of vintage romance without dating your place. They’re also one of the decors you can use year long, whether it’s fruity scents in Summer or spicy and sweet scents in the Fall. We also love pillow throws to give any couch or sitting area that signature piece that shows off our style and taste.
Whether it’s creating a themed wall or placing a luxurious mirror in a particular room, find a way to express your style in a modern, vibrant way is more than possible. So we encourage you to change it up this Fall.