We’re moving in April. I can’t wait. We’re moving to a 1930’s bungalow that thas has been renovated to make it a modern home. We’ll be looking to make it a cozy place that embraces the age of the property and yet works for us as a modern family home. Here are a few ways that you can achieve this….
Clear Out and Throw Out
If you’re living in a cluttered home, you need to do everything you can to get rid of the past and move onto the future (within reason). Are you still the type of person who has shelves full of videos, yet you don’t even have a VHS player anymore? There is nothing bad about displaying your collection, but you might want to consider a Vhs to DVD service so that you can actually watch them. We’ve just got rid of a number of old CDs we never listen to.
Update Your Colour Scheme
Dingy, dark walls are a thing of the past, so you need to get your colour schemes back up to date. Perhaps you haven’t changed your carpets for several years, if so, now would be the perfect time to upgrade. Invest in wooden floors that will be timeless, no matter how many years you have them. Paint your walls a neutral tone such as white, beige or cream; this will also bring your home back into the modern day. No more old patterns and dark schemes; your home will soon be lighter and brighter than ever.
Add a Modern Home Twist
There are so many funky and fun patterns that could transform your home into a better version of itself. Check out the latest design trends for this year and it will soon bring you into the modern day. From jazzy cushion designs to chic bedding, adding these small modern twists will make the world of difference to your humble home. I have a Pinterest board or three that incorporates these modern touches in a way that is sympathetic to the house style and age.
Invest in Gizmos and Gadgets
The final thing you could consider doing is updating your technology. Invest in a flat screen television, wireless speakers and other gadgets to improve the overall feel of your home. They might seem like a big investment right now, but they will certainly make your home a much happier place. I hate wires with a passion so this will work for me.
Whether you’re throwing away your beloved video collection from the 90’s or you’re finally getting rid of that retro sofa, there are so many different ways that you can bring your home into the modern day. Tweaking the decor and letting go of the past are just a couple of methods that could get you far. Grab your inspiration online and you will soon have a home worth bragging about!