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Bring your home up to date without breaking the bank.

Monday, March 25, 2019   /   by Jody Lee

Bring your home up to date without breaking the bank.

Easy and Fast Ways to Modernize A Home for 2019

Whether your home is 10 years old, or 110 years old, modernizing your home can be a challenging feat. Depending on your extent of renovating, modernizing can be a simple or intricate task.  Your home can be modernized for cosmetic or aesthetic touches.  Here are some simple ways to bring your home up to date, without breaking the bank!

Mirror Style

An easy way to add stark, updated geometry to space is to look into the different mirror designs out there. Mirrors are an easy way to modernize a home. Any large mirror can be its own focal point. They’re easy to source and hang. And a large mirror can do wonders in opening up space, making it a good option for small spaces. Plus, the sleek texture of a mirror makes any space look more updated.

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New Furniture

Large pieces of furniture tend to be their own focal point. So if you want to overhaul how a room looks, simply change the furniture. If you want a look that is on the more contemporary side, try for sleek pieces of furniture. If you’re not looking to go too expensive, you also might want to think about more understated contemporary ways people are using furniture. For instance, neutrals tend to be popular right now, so that’s an idea for updating upholstery. Brightly colored single accent pieces are also popular.

Hanging Lights

Another way to modernize a home is to think about the lighting fixtures. An intricate lighting fixture can breathe life into any room. An example is the geometric pieces in the photo above. The sleek caged design and industrial-style exposed bulbs make the style quite an eye-grabber. A new lighting fixture is a good way to set the tone for a more updated look. You can go for industrial pieces; sleek metal pieces or even retro sunburst designs have made a comeback. Lighting fixtures are also fairly easy to replace, but they make it look like you did some major hardware overhauls in your space.


Wall Art

You can also change the art on your walls. That’s an easy way to update a space without doing anything too drastic. Large art tends to stand as a focal point, so changing the art can help set a new tone in the space. One idea is to go for abstract art Many people associate the height of abstract art as being in the mid-20th century. Because of that, it tends to pop up in Mid-Century Modern styles often. However, a good piece of modern art can transcend the ages with its color, raw emotion, and eye-grabbing designs. Abstract art can also serve a design purpose. With the right piece, it can pull together colors in a room.


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Combine Neutrals

Neutrals are very popular in updated, contemporary spaces. They open up space and tend to give a relaxed tone that won’t go out of style too soon. So if you want to modernize a home, try going for neutral tones. Enhancing any wood flooring, but balancing it with neutral tones such as a white rug, white and grey accents throughout the room.


If you are tired of looking at the same outdated home, then modernizing can be for you and your family to enjoy.  On the other hand, home sellers may be updating their home to be able to put their home on the market and boost up their appeal.  Whichever your personal reason for modernizing, it’s a great idea to make your home safe, look better, and to bring you pleasure while enjoying your home. Potential buyers will be impressed with the modern updates and decor choices.

Jody Lee
Haven Real Estate Group

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