5 modern home decorating ideas

by admin on September 28, 2012

Your modern home is your castle, and you want it to look as nice as possible. Namely, you want it to look nice in a way that reflects you and your individual preferences, tastes, and sensibilities. Our house should be a visual representation of who we are as people, and it’s all the better for you when you realize this (most homes wind up being this whether we know it or not). Whatever your style is, there are some great ways to add a modern sheen to your home’s decor, and not all of the options are too expensive. In fact, it’s never been easier to utilize inexpensive methods and crafty techniques to build yourself a home that looks as great as it feels.

1) Upcycle Your Stuff

As frugality becomes more and more popular by necessity, the practice of “upcycling” has become more and more familiar to the modern homeowner. Finding a new use for an old, discarded object can often result in some of the most interesting pieces of furniture or decor in your entire home. When you come up with a great function for something that’s not being used anymore, but is still as interesting as ever, then you’re able to deck your home out with a true conversation piece.

2) Go Goodwill

Not too far off from upcycling is its friendly cousin, the Goodwill store. There’s absolutely no shame in shopping at thrift stores for interesting additions to your home decor situation. Of course, this is for the casual home decorator with time to spare, as thrift store shopping is more a game of luck. You can’t really decide you’re going to go find a certain object and then locate it (just the way you want it) at your local thrift store. Rather, thrift stores are best suited to repeat visits until you happen to stumble upon that perfect gem that you just have to display in your home.

3) Do-It-Yourself

Nothing makes decor more interesting than being able to say you created it yourself. If you’ve got kids, or if you’re just particularly handy, doing some decor yourself is a great way to burn off a little extra energy, while also connecting yourself with your living space just a little bit more.

4) Make Sure Function and Form Live Together

Modern design is all about utility. But it’s also all about aesthetics. A simpler way of saying this is that function and form should be equally represented by your home’s interior decorations. Don’t have something taking up space if it doesn’t have a practical use. When your home reserves its space for things that actually deserve it, it’s a lot easier to avoid feeling cluttered or claustrophobic.

5) Let It Breathe

Speaking of this aesthetic idea, this one is an important general thought to keep with you while you’re planning out your home decor: let everything breathe. You want to make sure your home has enough open spaces so that people can move around and the space doesn’t seem so constricted or confined. There are a ton of ways to decorate your home, and doing so helps you out when it’s time to call and put that house on the market. Until then, you’ll have the most modern and well-decorated home on the whole street.


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