Living room by gOO Arquitectos

13 ideas to make your house look modern without spending a fortune

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Making small changes in the home changes the way a space looks. Basically we all plan about modernizing our home in some way or the other at least once in a year. But again drop the plan thinking that it would be an expensive affair or a time-consuming one. Mentioned below are some simple but extremely interesting and easy ideas for changing the décor of a room without much investment time-wise or money-wise. These designs are suggested by professional interior designers and decorators and can make any home look fabulous and fantastic.

1. Illumination of every step on the stair

 Living room by SANSON ARCHITETTI
SANSON ARCHITETTI

SANSON ARCHITETTI

SANSON ARCHITETTI

Working with stairs can help in bringing a definite change in the appearance of a room. Placing lights strategically on every stair helps in creation of a modern and unique atmosphere. The effects of such changes can be felt more at night when the lights are put on. If you are looking for a romantic setting, switch off the other lights in the room and just keep the lights of the stairs illuminated. The room develops a very welcoming ambience overall.

2. Creating visual impact with a different colour

 Living room by Violaine Denis
Violaine Denis

Décoration d'une pièce à vivre

Violaine Denis

While colouring the walls of a room, try colouring one wall in a different colour than rest of the walls. In many homes, you will find that the centre room has an absolutely different colour pattern than the other rooms in the house. A visual accent and impact is created through this colour pattern giving the room a contemporary and modern look and appearance.

3. Total open plan of a room

 Living room by gOO Arquitectos
gOO Arquitectos

SALA Y COMEDOR

gOO Arquitectos

If you are planning to give a completely new look and feel to a place, this plan is sure to work. Demolish a wall that acts as a barrier between two spaces. Or make rearrangements in the furniture settings. With such alterations, the overall layout plan of the room can be changed. And this open design is highly popular in any kind of contemporary design. Neutrals shades and white furnishings are extremely popular with such setups.

You can hire a designer to attain the look that you desire.

4. Wood floors

Changing flooring of a room can alter the entire look of a place. Wooden floors have their own charm and appeal and have been a favourite in many homes since long time. Along with imparting a sense of warmth, wooden floors make a room look modern by creating a unique ambience.

5. 3D textured coatings

In recent years, many homes have started using 3D textured coatings. They come in extremely interesting designs and patterns. Moreover, different kinds of materials are used in these coatings and each material has a different kind of effect when applied on the well. The personality of the wall varies depending upon the material and the design that is used on the wall for the design and texture. With suitable kind of lighting arrangements, the walls have game of shadows and look very interesting and attractive.

6. Concrete coatings

 If you do not want to experiment much with home redesigning, you can always settle for concrete coatings. Concrete helps in giving great sense of modernity to any available space. The natural color, the texture and the robustness offered by concrete helps in creating a strong and unique character. Contemporary personality is created with concrete coatings.

7. Using glass railings in a house

If you have a staircase in your home, it is obvious that there will be a railing with it. Try and make a glass railing. This imparts a modern and chic look to the place. The area also looks clean and proper with lot of character added to it. If you notice closely you will find that your home has a new face with the glass railing.

8. Cladding on the exteriors

Along with home interiors, the exteriors also need changes and renovations. Try putting new coatings on the walls of the home exteriors. This helps in altering the visual composition of the place and gives an overall modern approach. For modern exterior cladding, various kinds of materials including metal, stone and wood are used extensively.

9. Lattices have made strong comeback

Lattices were extremely common in homes that belonged to yesteryears. Intricate designs and patterns are made on the walls letting in air come in and out allowing ventilation in the space. Lattices have gained immense popularity off late again and the style has made a grand comeback. Homes, which are very hot, can use this thermal comfort system at home. It is not only good looking but also helps in proper ventilation.

10. Designer lights and luminaries

 Kitchen by Diane Berry Kitchens
Diane Berry Kitchens

MR & MRS KNOWLES KITCHEN

Diane Berry Kitchens

Try creating a focal point in any room with anything you feel proper. This can be done with an object or with some kind of centre lighting etc. check out these yellow coloured light shades in spherical designs and patterns. These help in creating set of shadows that are pretty interesting. In fact, some parts of the room can be accentuated with the same colour as that of the light shade.

11. Changing appliances and electronic devices

Improving kitchen settings and décor is probably the most difficult part of upgrading home décor. And the easiest way of doing that is by working on the appliances and electronic items that are present in the kitchen. Appliances made of stainless steel or the ones that come with high gloss finish are considered the best ones while upgrading the décor and look of the kitchen to a modern one.

12. Integrating a home gym

 Gym by Samarina projects
Samarina projects

Дизайн квартиры Гармония цвета

Samarina projects

Maintaining fitness is something that everyone wants today in this fast paced life. Give your room a new look by installing some gym equipment so that you can enjoy the fitness regimen in your own home. Adding the equipment not only helps in making you fitter, but also makes the home look modern and contemporary.

13. Exterior lighting can change the décor of a place

Work on the house exteriors by installing the right kinds of lights and lighting design. Use spots and LED strips so that the exteriors look bright and beautiful at night. The façade looks more interesting with proper lighting arrangements.

Try these ideas and make your home look contemporary and modern with minimum efforts and investment. You can also try out these elegant lighting ideas for your dining room here

Which of these ideas inspired you? Let us know in the comments below.
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