Part of the renovation process (some would say the fun part) is interior design and choosing new furniture. Many quality home renovation companies will provide an interior designer to help you decide what’s best for your new space.
If the available options have your head spinning, we have 5 easy tips that will spruce up any room, creating a brighter and more modern look in no time.
1. Here Comes The Sun: Replace Old Windows
It may seem obvious, but a great way to brighten your room is to let more light in! Grimy or old windows and frames can significantly reduce the amount of light entering your home.
Replacing tired windows and dark-coloured panes can really up the sunshine level, and ensure your space feels clean and fresh! Adding more windows whenever possible is also a great choice (more windows = more light!) and will enhance the curb appeal of your home. A professional tradesperson will be able to recommend the right windows to choose, depending on your preference.
2. A Little Trim Goes A Long Way: Replace Trim
Trim can be an undervalued design element in a room, but changing it can make a distinct difference in ambience.
Modernizing the style and colour by replacing the trim (especially with a lighter tone) will bring visual interest to the area with the added bonus of creating space and texture. This is a relatively simple upgrade that can really take your room to the next level.
3. Easy Does It: Give Your Walls A Fresh Coat Of Paint
A fresh coat of paint is a gamechanger! Choosing to paint your room white or a light neutral colour is the easiest action that can be taken to brighten up any room. It also gives the illusion of more space, so white or light-colored walls are truly a win-win.
This is an economical tip that really boosts the energy in the room, creating a sleek new canvas for the rest of your renovations.
4. Make That Kitchen Sparkle: Install New Cabinets & Countertops
The kitchen is the soul of your home, the place where everyone congregates for nourishment and connection. Make the most important room in your house reflect you and your family with modern fixtures and stylish cabinets and countertops.
Nothing shows age in the kitchen like outdated colours or dated materials, so installing an elegant new set of cabinets or a chic countertop can really make this room sparkle (literally—it will be so much easier to keep clean!).
5. The Brighter, The Better: Update Lighting Fixtures
The best lighting doesn’t always come from windows! Updating your lighting fixtures is a surefire way to modernize and brighten your home. And doing so also has the added benefit of being more environmentally-friendly too if you choose wisely.
Whether it be with wall sconces, floor lamps, track lighting, shelving lights, or one of the many other options out there, adding more light to your space will undoubtedly help each room feel more open and cheery.
To bring a sense of modern style, and a fresh and airy feel to your home, it’s important to remember to keep things simple. Light colours and natural elements, combined with your own personal style will always create a space you’ll want to come home to.
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