Modernize Your Home without Major Renovations

Your living space is where you feel most comfortable, but every now and then it’s fun to modernize your home. The good news is, you can create a new, cozy, well-designed space without making a huge investment (or being a prolific DIYer!) .

So, how can you attempt some new home styling ideas without major renovations? We’ve compiled some tips that are pretty easy to tackle at any age.

Modern Living Room Ideas, Bathroom Updates and More

Change up the lighting

When it come modern living room ideas, people often overlook lighting. Brightening up your home with new lighting is an easy way to add a modern touch to any room. Start by finding some inexpensive table or floor lamps. To keep things modern, select metallic lamps with simple geometric designs. Avoid severe fluorescent overhead lighting and replace outdated ceiling fixtures with stunning modern masterpieces available on the market. You may need the help of an electrician for installation, but it isn’t too complicated if you’re willing to try this upgrade on your own.

Create more open space

Many people enjoy an open floor plan where the kitchen, family room and dining room share one expansive open space. Plus, formal dining rooms seem to be going out of style. Create more space in by making your home seem more open and airy than it actually is. Often, it’s as simple as removing some of your bigger, bulkier furnishings. Another home styling trick is to place mirrors opposite from windows to reflect light into the room and make the room seem more open.

Update cabinetry

Old-fashioned drawer pulls and door handles can really outdate your kitchen and bathroom. Updating these modern home accessories is super simple to do and you have plenty of modern styles to choose from. Whether you like bronze, brushed nickel, aged copper or shiny stainless steel, the possibilities will seem endless. Stop by your local home and hardware store and pick out a few you like. Bring them home and see what works best in the room.

Look at landscaping

A lush green lawn is great, but to really modernize your home, go bigger with your landscaping. It’s best to start small by adding a few flowering shrubs to your front yard, and perhaps a small raised bed around a walkway or front door. If your have the budget and desire, you can even add paver walkways, landscape lighting or an outdoor patio to enjoy with family and friends.

Switch up your wallpaper

Are your walls looking a little sad? Check out some of the new brands of removable wallpaper that comes in amazing patterns and graphics. This simple touch can make your room look like you hired an interior designer. Not only are these wallpaper styles easy to remove without harming the wall underneath, they can be reused in other rooms if you desire.

Spruce up the bathroom

Other than the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the top rooms that can get dirty and dingy quickly. Begin a bathroom overhaul with a thorough cleaning. Then look at those outdated accessories, light fixtures, vanity, faucets and shower curtains. Simply swapping out one or two of these elements with modern home accessories can make your bathroom look fresh and new. A new coat of paint or removable wallpaper make a huge difference in a bathroom, too.

Home Styling is Easy and Fun!

Home styling shouldn’t be a drag. You want your home to be your haven—a place that’s a joy to return to each day. Many of these ideas will modernize your home with demanding very much time or effort, so they’re perfect for those who are retired or taking time off work. Get started today!