Tips to Make a Traditional Home Feel More Modern

 

The interior design of our homes comes down to personal taste; whether the house is traditional or modern, it doesn’t really matter as long as the personal living in it is happy. If your home is leaning toward the traditional side, there are things you can do to modernise it without ruining the style, to ensure it is safe and energy efficient. Here are some ideas to get you started:

 

Depending on your budget and the scope of the project you have in mind, you might want to invest in a new piece of furniture, like a sofa. In such cases, don’t be afraid to make a statement with something modern. Generally, the simplicity of modern design blends seamlessly with more traditional items. If your budget doesn’t stretch as far as a new sofa, you could consider giving the place a fresh coat of paint to brighten it up and give it a new lease of life. You might want to remove any outdated wallpaper and replace is with a punchy accent colour to draw the eye. It’s also a good idea to replace old, tired sockets and switches where discolouration has become apparent. 

 

Some funky artwork or a statement mirror make great additions in any home and provide a subtle modern feel in a traditional space. Mirrors are also fantastic for making a small space seem a little bigger than it actually is.

 

Rather than focussing on décor, you could stick to a traditional design and think about adding some technology into your home to give it that modern touch. Smart home technology is great because it will increase your property value when it comes to selling and it will help reduce your overall utility bills. It’s also highly convenient and will allow you to keep the traditional feel of your home by way of aesthetic. 

 

Speaking of reduced utility bills; you should consider installing double glazing. Many traditional homes have single pane glass in the windows, which allow a lot of heat to escape. They also don’t do much to protect you from any noise pollution going on outside. Most importantly, double glazing will lead to reduced heating bills.

Beth Mahoney

Hi! I'm Beth Mahoney, a beauty and lifestyle blogger from Honiton in Devon.

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