We live in a modern world. A modern world that is filled with an abundance of modern homes. If you’re reading this guide, it is likely that you are also endevouring to modernise your home, and we’re going to let you in on a couple of secrets on how you can do that.
We hope that you apply something that you’ve learned from this list into your home to take it from drab to fab.
Install Aluminium Bifold Doors-
Bifold doors are an elegantly contemporary alternative to boring internal and external doors that drag the overall look of your home down and prevent you from achieving the home you desire. The floor-to-ceiling design of Aluminium Bifold Doors will make your room look more open and spacious and give the illusion that the room that they’re installed in and the space adjacent to it are actually just one room.
They also allow far more light into the room, which will make your room look far brighter and help you save on your energy bills during the day.
Additionally, if you have decided to install them looking into your garden, your mood will be elevated for having a constant view of nature.
As well as their aesthetic properties, they also offer thermal insulation. Which means that they prevent loss of heat during the cold winter and prevent the heat from getting into your home in the scorching summer.
The aluminium frames of these doors are naturally corrosion resistant and reflective. So as well as being able to endure years of use, they also let extra light into your room and negatively affect bacterial growth. This is because light makes it more difficult for bacteria to develop by creating a hostile environment that harms its DNA.
Apply New Paint-
You don’t need a professional to help you with this step. So long as you have time, paint, masking tape and rolling brushes, you can easily revamp your rooms and help them to look fresh, new and modern.
Applying a new coat of paint to your walls will remove all of the scratches, scuffs and potential pen marks (if you’ve got a little one) and stop your room from looking tired and uninspired.
If you really want to go the extra mile, a change in colour can totally transform the look and feel of a room, which might be exactly what it needs to achieve that extra modern aesthetic.
Use A Monochromatic Colour Scheme-
On the topic of colour, completely revamping your room and implementing a monochromatic colour scheme might just be that extra push that your space needs to be more modern. This is because the way in which different shades of the same colour compliment each other have a direct effect on how your guests perceive your interior design skills.
Mismatched colours and decor can make your room look like an antique shop, where nothing quite blends together and everything looks a bit cluttered. But, if each of your pieces mesh well with eachother, you will seem like you’ve put extensive thought and time into the room. And if it pays off, your home will look far more contemporary as a result.
Purchase Extra Storage-
Extra storage space can do wonders for your room in terms of clutter management. It isn’t difficult to let stuff build up over time and ultimately take over your space, but if you don’t have the time to sort through it all, you’ll find that storage units are your new best friend.
Clutter around the house simply makes it look disastrous and uninspired, and as though you don’t care about what it looks like at all. So, rather than leaving it out on show or shoving it into a corner to gather dust, build a storage unit and put your items neatly away in boxes.
You can go for something extravagant, like a floor to ceiling unit, or something a little smaller like a cabinet in the corner of your living room. Regardless of the amount of space you have, the vast range of stylish cabinets that are currently available will definitely have something for you to meet your needs.
Update Your Lights-
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your home. Bright and consistent lighting can change the entire look of your home and make it either more or less inviting for your guests. This piece of advice applies to your lampshades, light fixtures, switches and bulbs.
One of the most modern things you can do is care about the environment, and by using non-environmentally friendly bulbs, you’re taking a step backwards. The most energy efficient bulbs are LED bulbs, as they use up to 90% less energy than their alternatives like halogen and incandescent bulbs. As well as this, LED bulbs shine brighter and have more of a white-light than other kinds of bulbs, which tend to shine more yellow by comparison.
Installing energy efficient lights gives you the right to boast, but you can achieve even more bragging rights by purchasing a new light fixture that is bound to be the cherry on top of your space. The variations of light fixtures are absolutely endless nowadays, so you won’t struggle to find anything that matches the aesthetic of your room. The most modern of light fixtures, though, are those with black coating and little round lights, if you’re looking for specific advice. The best thing to do is to shop around and find out what kind of fixture would best suit you.
In light of environmental-friendliness, rather than throwing your old lightswitch plates away, you could simply clean them. White plastic lightswitch plates tend to yellow over time due to a chemical reaction that occurs between the plastic, the oil on your hands and the light that reaches it. The best way to fix a yellowing switchplate is to douse it in straight peroxide, place it in the sun and wait until the stain lifts. The peroxide will not damage the plastic, and the stains should lift right out if they’re exposed to the sun for long enough.
Install Patent Glazing-
Patent glazing has incredible thermal efficiency, making the best use of natural daylight and improving the carbon footprint of your home exponentially by reducing the need for artificial light. They can accommodate several types of glazing, and can be used across your home for a stylishly modern edge.
The unique design of these beautiful ceiling-peices allows them to support the glass without the need for framing at the top and bottom of the feature.