If you’re afraid of making improvements to your home, don’t be! You can easily bring the best of modern design into your home without spending a fortune.
Your doors and door frames are often the first thing your guests will notice when they walk into your home. If you don’t have the money to replace your doors, considering replacing any flimsy door knobs or worn brass handles with more substantial-looking chrome or stainless steel ones. Keep the shape of you door knobs and handles simple and, where possible, find light switches to match, for example those from Ironmongery Direct.
Modern houses are renowned for being light and airy, so it’s essential to turn your walls neutral with a lick of paint. Neutral walls will help to bring a contemporary feel into your home, regardless of whether or not you’ve kept your much-loved dado rails. You can further let light into your home by replacing your heavy drapes with blinds or voiles.
Clean lines and large, open spaces are at the heart of modern interior design. Removing unwanted clutter and large, overstuffed furniture is a simple way in which to update the look of your living room.
If the lighting fixtures in your living areas are ancient, consider replacing them with recessed spotlights or eye-catching chandeliers. Switch ordinary table lamps with accent lighting and use spotlights that can be plugged into your existing power outlets when you wish to direct light to features that are worthy of being emphasised, such as unusual pieces of artwork.
The kitchen is at the heart of your home and while a complete makeover can run into thousands of pounds, it’s easy to spruce up its look by replacing your taps and cabinet door handles and updating your existing lighting fixtures with spotlights. If your budget can stretch a little further, you may wish to look into refacing your cabinet doors and drawers and refinishing your cabinet boxes.
Bathrooms can easily be improved in the absence of a large budget. Simple changes, such as replacing an old toilet set with a new one and installing a new set of taps, can make a significant difference to the look and feel of this much-used room. Worn, discoloured bathroom flooring can be replaced with easy-to-lay vinyl tiles or sheet vinyl, which may be able to be applied over your existing flooring.
Modernising your home doesn’t have to be a challenge. Often, it’s the smallest of changes that can make all the difference to the look and feel of your living space.
***This post is in association with Ironmongery Direct***