You might be looking to just fix up your home, or get it ready to sell, but either way, a few updates to the home can make a big difference. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money, which is helpful, especially if you are preparing to move house and need to save what you can for the move and new home. So with that in mind, here are some relatively inexpensive ways to update your home to make it look more modern and more expensive.
Update any old light fixtures
It is surprising just how much lighting in a room can date a room. By simply upgrading the light fixtures, you can give the room more light, as well as a more modern look. For instance, pendant lighting in kitchens is very popular at the moment and can give the kitchen an instant update. Floor lamps in a living room that could do with a modern upgrade, such as tripod-style light, can give off instant modern vibes and help you to see the whole in a whole different kind of light.
Choose neutral colors
Having color in a home can look amazing, but as a rule, some colors can definitely age a room and look outdated quite quickly. That is why it is a good idea to think about choosing a neutral color palette for your home, especially if staging to sell. You can always add color and personality with items like rugs, cushions, wall art, and throws. Keep the base simple and modern and then you can add the extras.
Go for funky modern furniture
There are some items of clothing that can definitely look older in a home, rather than modern. For example, a Chesterfield sofa, although stylish and practical, looks better in a room that is more classic, rather than modern. Choosing modern pieces of furniture can make a difference, whether that be sit-to-stand desks for your bedroom or study, or a modern corner sofa for the living room. Tripod-style chairs look good in dining rooms too, rather than regular wooden chairs.
Update your hardware
The hardware on your cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom can easily get dated. They can be coming loose, going rusty, or have otherwise just lost their style and bright shine. A simple change that can change how the room looks is to update these pieces of hardware. It is a quick change that won’t take long, but can make the whole cabinets look like new.
If you have some plain and neutral walls that look a little dull and boring, then they can be brought to life with some molding. You could go for crown molding at the top of the walls, or add some narrow strips to create a picture-rail style of molding. Again, something like this, adding molding to the walls, is something simple and pretty inexpensive that can give the walls a quick and modern update, and look good at the same time.
Sprucing up your home and making it more modern doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Try some of the tips mentioned on this postand update the overall look of your home!