If you often find yourself looking at interior design websites and Pinterest boards and dreaming of a stylish, modern home, then you aren’t alone. The sleek, minimalistic look has long been popular and doesn’t show signs of going away. If you’d like to achieve this look in your own home, you can do so without spending a lot of money, and here are some simple tips to follow.
- Give your kitchen a facelift
Kitchens are one of the rooms that can be most expensive to upgrade, yet they go out of date so quickly. If you can’t afford to completely renovate your kitchen, you can give it a facelift by:
- Covering the old cabinet doors
- Changing the cabinet handles
- Add molding around the edges for a smarter look
- Paint old tiles or use PVC stickers to make them more appealing
Upgrading your kitchen’s style doesn’t have to cost a lot, and you don’t need the greatest DIY skills, just a bit of time and creativity.
- Work on your bathroom too
Your bathrooms are another room that can age badly, but if you do a little work to them, you can get a more modern look. There are lots of cheap bathroom upgrades you can do yourself. For example, vinyl flooring and covering tiles, painting your vanity or replacing your old shower curtain with a glass panel. These are all projects that won’t break the bank and will bring your bathroom into the 2020s.
- Paint a feature wall
Adding some color to your home, especially if it’s one of the popular interior design colors of 2020, will bring your home up to date. Neutral colors can be dull on their own, so painting a feature wall is an easy way to bring this year’s stylish colors into your home and it doesn’t take long to do. You can also change it whenever you want.
- Declutter and put stuff in storage
Modern homes are generally quite minimalistic, so if you have a lot of clutter, it may be making your house look dated. Luckily, this is an easy problem to solve, you simply need a weekend where you declutter, sorting out what you want to keep and what you can get rid of. If you want to keep things out of sight, but need easy access to them, consider renting a unit with StorageArea.com. This means you can reclaim spaces like your garage or basement.
- Tidy up your yard
You don’t need to completely landscape your yard to modernize it, just some tidying and neatening the edges will often be enough. In fact, less is more when it comes to your backyard, so keep plants minimal and well-maintained. Consider renting a pressure washer and cleaning all the surfaces to get them looking shiny and new, and add a contemporary fountain or statue as a focal point for a stylish finish.
Modernizing your home doesn’t have to mean a full renovation. A few simple changes can bring your home into the new decade and keep it on-trend.