Don’t let decorating your home become overwhelming. If you want to choose a modern look for your home, you can achieve this look, all on your own (without the help of a designer!). Here are some tips to get the look you want, without hiring help.
- Check out modern furniture selections
One of the simplest ways to achieve a modern home interior is to select modern furniture. Modern furniture is vital to gain the look of a clean and simple interior, so be sure to take into consideration quality and durability. Ensure that your furniture fits with your theme and color palette as well. For inspiration, check out this modern furniture for Toronto homes.
- Browse trending and popular paint colors
A new paint job might be necessary if you want to attain a modern look in your home. You can’t go wrong with neutrals, however, opting for a bolder and/or brighter color will also work. Stores that have wall paint will likely have a wide selection of paint chips. You may also decide to browse online on websites such as Pinterest for inspiration. Having a theme and color palette is important, so look into that as well.
- Visit stores that have room displays for inspiration
Visiting stores that have room displays are especially helpful for inspiration, as you can be helped by staff members and be able to view the rooms more up close. This will help you identify things better than you would be able to through a screen (texture, color, etc.). You will be able to get a more accurate size for furniture and decor as more. Have you ever ordered clothing online just for it to not fit once it arrives? The same goes for items in your home.
- Check online stores most popular home items
Online shopping is a great way to browse a variety of items. This includes furniture, decor, appliances, lighting, and more. This is an alternative to browsing in-store, because there may not be as much of a selection in person. When shopping online, you are able to see the assortments of colors, sizes, and more that are available to you.
- Consider updating fixtures and lighting
For a modern look, a bright and airy room is ideal. However, it is your choice to decide if you would like cooler white or softer white lighting. Go for a geometric chandelier or recessed lights, which are small and add to the “less is more” look. Opting for LEDs is a budget-friendly and energy efficient option that looks good in any style.
- Declutter and minimize
When it comes to modern interior design, less is more. Clutter and unnecessary objects and decorations will make a room look messy and unorganized. Modern style is defined by its characteristic of space, so empty space is just as important as the furniture itself. The key to having an airy and open room is to reduce the appearance of stray items around the room, so be sure to keep up with cleaning and decluttering as well.