Whether you live in an old property that’s seen better days or a relatively new-build that seems to have deteriorated beyond its years – fear not. With a little innovation and renovation you can quickly modernise an aged home, so take a look at these five handy tips.
- Invest in wooden flooring
A tired, faded or threadbare carpet will do nothing for the overall aesthetics of your property, so if you want your abode to feel fresh and new again, why not invest in hardwood flooring? Kahrs flooring, for instance, is available in a wide array of hues, patterns and colours allowing you to choose a look and style to suit your preferences. From natural oaks to dramatic blacks, you’re sure to find something that’ll make any room in your home ‘pop’.
Wooden flooring is also the ideal way to give your property a facelift as it is low-maintenance, easy to clean and doesn’t hold onto dust mites and other allergens like shaggy materials do making it a great choice for allergy sufferers.
- Transform your property with paint
If your walls are covered in tarnished, stained or peeling wallpaper, take it off immediately and bring the walls back to life with a lick of paint. While neutral colours such as white, crème, beige and pastels can make your home look clean and fresh, darker tones can give your property the wow factor adding colour and interest to your interior design.
Your house should ideally reflect your character, so if you’re traditional and prefer things simple then don’t feel pressurised to break out of your comfort zone. If you’re wild and artistic, however, perhaps you can vamp things up a notch by creating a feature wall using stencils, elaborate walls stickers and other impressive design techniques. You’ll find much inspiration online, so unleash your inner artist and see what a difference it makes.
- Bring home contemporary art
Looking for a quick and easy solution to modernise your tired-looking property? Then how about bringing home contemporary art and using it to spruce up your living environment? Many famous contemporary artists sell their work for a small fortune, but it is possible to pick up replicas or work that has a similar vibe online – or via auctions. Before you make a purchase, it’s worth visiting the best contemporary art galleries or looking at emerging styles and themes so you know what to look out for when you’re ready to buy.
- Upcycle old furniture
If you’ve furniture in your house that you like, but you know it’s not achieving its full potential – you’re off to a good start. This can be easily upcycled, so don’t throw it out and instead experiment with different artistic techniques be it painting, varnishing, sanding or covering with a modern, upbeat and vibrant material of your choice.
- Update your soft furnishings
Soft furnishings can completely transform your home, so if you think your current colour scheme is adding years to your property – change it completely. Combining two colours together and carrying the theme right across a particular room tends to work well, so perhaps opt for duck egg and white to give the room a lift or put blue with soft grey together to add a modern twist.
Modernising your home is not as difficult as you may think, so how about giving the above ideas a go?