How To Modernize Your Traditional Home

January 24, 2020

If you have not done any renovations or major decoration changes in your home in over two decades, you might be feeling like your home is outdated. It probably is. If you wish to update your home to feel cosy, modern, and fresh, you can do so without breaking the bank. All you need to do is focus on a few little things, such as the following:

Less Is More

The first thing you need to do is understand that less is more when it comes to modern home decor. Begin by removing everything you have. Take it all out. Move from room to room, starting with the living room. By clearing out each room, you get a fresh perspective on how large or small each space is and be able to determine how best to utilise it. You do not need to buy new furniture or accessories. Instead, bring back only the essentials. A modern home makes great use of space and allows for enough natural light. By going with a minimal furniture setting, you will be letting your space breathe.

Move Things Around

Most furniture comes in sets. In a traditional home, the sets are arranged in the same room to match. While that may be fine back in the day, modern home is all about mix-n-match. Break up all sets and distribute them across the house. For example, keep the couch in the sitting room then take the matching chair to the bedroom. In exchange, bring out the chair from another room to add in the sitting room. Do the same with other pieces of furniture around the house. As long as the coordination is in order, you can easily create an elegant modern home.

Get New Energy-Efficient Appliances

Decades-old electrical appliances need to go, especially if they keep breaking down. Old appliances consume a lot of energy and have fewer spare parts available. You can have a yard sale along with the old furniture that did not make it back into the house. This way, you do not have to dip into your savings. Get new energy-efficient electrical appliances within your budget. They are safer and save you money in the long run. Should the need arise for repairs in the future, you can always visit Spares2You online to get authentic spare parts and accessories and have them delivered right to your doorstep.

Change The Color

Consider changing the color of your home. Depending on your budget, you may do the entire house or just parts. You may choose to go for all white with splashes of different bold colours across the house. White is aesthetically clean and fresh. And it blends well with all colors.

New Light Fixtures

Replace your old dull light fixtures with modern ones. Some types of fixtures to consider include recessed lights, wall sconces, chandeliers, track, under-cabinet lights, and floor and table lamps. By strategically choosing your lights, you can dramatically change the feel of your home.

You do not need to hire a professional interior decorator to transform your traditional home. With this simple guide, you and your family can have fun modernising your home.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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