Home decor trends come and go, but it’s nice to keep your home up to date by swapping certain elements out from time to time to stay up to date with the latest looks. There are quite a few things you can do in your house to make it look and feel more modern. Mix and match the options here to revamp the rooms in your house and give them a contemporary makeover that stays on trend, but that is still warm and welcoming.
Simple White Palette
One of the most modern things you can do is start with a bright white palette in each of the rooms of your house. This white backdrop gives you a multitude of options when it comes to accent pieces, wall art, and other parts of your decor. It also creates a smooth, clean look that is trending in a big way right now. Minimalism goes along with this colour scheme so avoid overcrowding rooms and filling them with furniture that is too large.
There are several ways to pull off this look and your kitchen is an ideal place to give it a try. For example, you could start with simple white cabinets, accented with a black island and Lucite chairs. High gloss furniture is an easy way to inject your home with some modernity, so consider the look for your kitchen or dining room table. You can then incorporate modern decor touches with pops of colour, such as red or orange, to keep things fresh without being overwhelming.
Glass and Stainless Steel
Both of these materials make it easy to update your home’s decor and can be used in various places throughout the house. Swap out the knobs and pulls on your kitchen and bathroom cabinets and drawers with shiny stainless-steel ones. Use glass tiles to create a new backsplash. Scatter knick-knacks around that are composed of either glass or stainless steel. These simple touches make a big difference, but don’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of time.
Getting back to nature is trending right now and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. You can keep it simple by adding some potted plants to your living space or you could go big and install reclaimed wood beams or doors to bring the outside in. Simple wooden furniture is another option for incorporating natural elements into your space and be can easily be done by adding a simple set of chairs to the dining room or switching out plain white side tables with bright wooden ones.
Embrace the Curves
Modern design tends to focus heavily on rectangles and squares, but there is opportunity to bring in some curved elements. Try hanging globe pendants in your living room, using a round table in your dining room or adding a curved armchair to the den. High gloss furniture also lends itself to working well with curvilinear shapes and forms. This balances the symmetrical design of each room and makes it interesting and fun, something that will always be trendy and modern.