Long away are the days of traditional décor. There are now many different options to choose from which will allow you to suit your décor to your own style and taste.
Whether you’re moving into a new home or simply looking to renovate your space, keep reading for four décor tips you can use to modernize your home.
Choose The Right Furniture
Your main aim should be making your space as unique as you. You should therefore try to keep in mind that you do not need to follow a set of rules, but rather a few concepts to piece your ideas together.
Rather than purchasing sets of furniture, interior designers recommend that you pick and choose what you like the look of and piece things together.
If you have an eye for style, visit all your favourite furniture stores and choose your favourite items. It’s much easier choosing a few things you love and attempt to find other pieces to match instead of purchasing similar flat-packed items.
Have old furniture lying around? You can give these a new lease on life and fit in with your current design aesthetic.
You can sand and restain an old wooden table in a shade that complements other elements in your dining area. Or paint a desk of drawers in the guest bedroom to add an unexpected pop of color.
Reupholstering chairs in pretty fabrics will make your living room look more cohesive. Reupholstering allows you to support local workroom professionals and save perfectly functional furniture from going to a landfill. All in all, it’s a more sustainable and cost-effective approach to furniture than buying new every time your fabric is damaged or worn out.
Also attempt to mix your materials and textures to make your own space unique as possible. Some pieces of furniture that are often overlooked include a slipper chair, stools, benches and taller lamps. You can include these in your final look if you want something a bit different from everyone else.
Be Careful With Colour
Modern home décor trends seek to provide an overall set of ideas that will allow you to base your interior off of. So, it’s no surprise to say that colour trends are updated annually. While furniture changes with the season, so too do colour schemes.
If you’re interested in modern décor, you’ll probably feel influenced by these trends, whether you’re aware of it or not. Choosing your colour palate should be at the top of your list before you consider buying anything just to make sure nothing is completely mismatched.
You can either be bold with one or two main colours only or create a great combination. The great thing about colour trends is that you can be your own decision-maker and have a wealth of inspiration pictures to help you along with the choice. The main take away from the colour decision – be bold but careful.
Using fabric accessories, such as curtains, blankets, rugs, and throw pillows, is one way to inject colors and textures into your décor without committing to a permanent change. A faux fur rug can add a luxurious flair to the space, while a family photo blanket puts a personal touch in the décor.
Choosing brand new flooring for your home can be a daunting task now that there are so many options to choose from. It is also a huge investment as flooring is now laid to last decades. You’ll want to choose a timeless type of flooring, keeping colour and style in mind.
Make sure it’s not something that’ll bore you in five years. More importantly, think about how the flooring will suit your needs and requirements. After all, a light cream coloured carpet isn’t the best ideal situation for dogs and young children.
There is no wrong way to decorate your new or existing home, but mistakes can be made when its decision-making time. Do your research and have fun decorating your own space.