If you want to make your home more beautiful than it has ever been before, this modern advice could be perfect for you. Living in the past can be fun sometimes – whether you’re trying to give your home a 60s throwback vibe or incorporate vintage items that nobody else has. However, there are certain things that should be left in the past. Read on for modern advice to make your home more beautiful than ever!
Get Rid Of Your Carpets
Carpets are one of the things that should be firmly left in the past! While they may have looked good in years gone by and can provide insulation, you should avoid them if at all possible. They could be ok for small areas like your stairs or your landing, but in your lounges, living rooms, and bedrooms you should avoid them. They hold onto scents more readily than other flooring types, so this is bad news if you have a pet, kids, or if you have ever smoked. Not only that, carpets tend to hold on to dirt, dust, and allergens. Your home will look far better and be far healthier if you replace your carpets with beautiful hardwood flooring or even laminate.
Paint Your Door an Unusual Color
If there’s one thing that can put you in a great mood right away, before you’ve even stepped foot in the door, it’s a bright door in an unusual color! Millennial pink is unbelievably popular and can look amazing on a front door. Your curb appeal is important, but remember that it needs to suit your tastes and make you happy, too.
Let in As Much Natural light As Possible
Natural light is one of the most important things we need in modern homes. Why? Because most of us don’t get outside enough as it is! We need that vitamin D to function soundly, and natural light can be a wonderful productivity booster, too. Make sure you find ways to let in as much natural light as possible, even if it means changing out your window dressings. You might also want to look into something like bifold door installation to make sure you’re letting in as much light as you can. Don’t forget to keep your windows clean, too!
Keep It Clutter Free
Your home should be clutter free if it’s going to spark joy and make you as happy as possible. Marie Kondo can be inspirational, so watch her on Netflix if you need some tips and advice on how to tackle your clutter problem. Keeping your home clutter free over time can be tough if you don’t have a plan in place – after all, we all acquire more stuff over time. By making sure everything has a home and that you have plenty of storage, you should find keeping the space clutter free so much easier. You should also give yourself an incentive not to clutter up your counters by placing flowers and ornaments there.
Pull Your Furniture Away From The Wall
Your furniture needs room to breathe, so pull it away from the wall. You might think that you’re creating more space by pushing it against the wall, but it can actually make your home look more claustrophobic than before. Pull it out and give it the space it needs to breathe.
Go Hard With Your Textured Items
Texture is key in any home. It stops it from looking boring, especially when you have lots of hardwood floors, marble sides, and other modern looking furnishings and materials in the home. You can add texture with cushions, rugs, throws, and anything else you see fit. Make it look cosy!
Create An Urban Jungle
In other words – include as many plants as you can. Add flowers too. Plants and flowers are a great way to add more texture, bring in color, and create a space that feels organic. They look great in just about any decor setting, too, so it doesn’t matter what look you’re trying to achieve. Plus, they are super healthy!
Don’t Forget About Your Artwork
Artwork is something that should be included in every home. It could be something you’ve created yourself, something you have commissioned from a local artist, something you’ve torn out of a magazine and framed, or even something you found in an antique store. Just make sure you love it and that it matches the theme of your home!
Making your home look beautiful is largely down to your own personal tastes and preference, but these ideas should help!
DISCLAIMER: This is a collaborative post.