Five Simple Ways to Modernize Your Home with IOT
Whether you’ve lived in your property for a while or have moved into a house that needs renovating, having an outdated home can be a pain. Having guests over is embarrassing if you are ashamed of your old-fashioned décor and if you’re craving a contemporary look, it can be disheartening to be faced with style from the dark ages. If you’re looking for a quick fix to bring your home into the 21st century, these five simple adjustments can make all the difference.
A Lick of Paint
Paint is one of the easiest ways to quickly transform the look of your home and you don’t have to limit yourself to walls. With specialist paints that can be applied to UPVC doors and window frames now widely available, along with chalk paints perfect for any upcycling project, put on your overalls and pull out a paintbrush to give your home a new lease of life. If your walls or ceiling have dated wooden cladding, paint them in a bright neutral color to create a lighter room with the illusion of more space. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes!
A Flash of Inspiration
Updating your lighting is another simple fix. Changing light fitting and shades can modernize a room, or if you are seeking a fashionable and up-to-the-minute solution led recessed lighting is ideal. With options ranging from brilliant white to a warm glow or even rainbow lights reminiscent of a 70s disco, LEDs are a great way to bring the fun back to your home.
Turn Over a New Leaf
Houseplants continue to remain popular with many benefiting from the advantages of a greener home. Not only will plants absorb common household pollutants such as ammonia and carbon monoxide, but they will also improve the air quality in your home and can cover a multitude of sins. Create a wall of plants to hide any minor cracks or marks or hang potholders from the ceiling to draw the eye upwards if your carpets have seen better days. You will be right on trend so no one will be any the wiser.
A Soft Touch
Soft furnishings can give a whole new look to a room so if all you need is to create a more aesthetically pleasing space, try this. Look for cushions, rugs and throws with bold prints for a contemporary look or choose accent colors if you are more conservative in style. Cheap and cheerful changes can bring a room bang up to date so don’t underestimate the power of these little updates!
Straight Lines and Sleek Finishes
For the ultimate in contemporary style, switch furniture from elaborate, curved shapes to a boxier look. Whether you choose an industrial wood and metal style or a simple flat-pack option, making this swap will give your home a clean, crisp feel.
However you decide to update your home, don’t be afraid to stamp your personality on it. Every house should reflect the people who live there so go with your heart and create a space you can be proud of.