How To Make Your New Home More Modern

When you move house, you won't feel at home straight away. You will feel like you are in someone else's space and this is because, technically, you are. When you step foot inside the new place, everything in there will be someone else's design choice.

You didn't choose the wallpaper and you didn't choose the carpets. However, once you have moved in, you can begin to change things to make them more personal to you.

Once that has, you will begin to feel more at home and settled. The aim of this article is to show you how to make your new home more modern without breaking the bank.

If you have moved into an old home, you will probably see old patterned wallpaper on the walls. This will mean that the rooms will look smaller and a bit drab. Therefore, the first thing you should do is strip the walls of the old-fashioned wallpaper, and start again.

At the moment, the most prevalent trend is to have a feature wall. Feature walls make rooms look bigger and it will cost a lot less money to wallpaper one wall and not every wall. Once you have chosen the wallpaper, you should pick a colour from the wallpaper and use that colour on the other walls.

If you can't find a colour that you like, you can never go wrong with white paint, and this will make your room look even bigger.

Again, if you have bought an older house, the lighting features inside the house will probably be old-fashioned. You might see some old-fashioned chandeliers that will overwhelm the room and make it look even smaller. There might even be some sidelights with lampshades on as well. Therefore, you should switch the lighting features to something more modern.

If you want to keep a long feature light in the middle of the room, you should make sure that you switch the chandelier to a more modern fixture. This may just be a smaller chandelier, but it is more likely that you might opt for the stainless steel look to your fixture.

If you also want to keep the sidelights, you can just switch the shades. However, if you have a larger budget, you should swap the sidelights for ceiling spotlights. This gives you more wall space for family pictures of pieces of art and ceiling spotlights are a lot more environmentally friendly because of the style of bulb that they use.

A lot of the old homes only had light switches with two features, on and off. However, modern homes now have dimmer switches. These are better for homes because again, they are more environmentally friendly, they will save you money on your electric bill and they will help you set the mood in your home.

Modern lighting can make your home seem a lot bigger than it really is and they can make your home look contemporary. Modern lighting has changed in design, having shades in different shapes and colours and more choice in light fixtures.

Effectively, you could change the lighting in every room of the house. Kitchens usually have spotlights or pendant lighting, living rooms can have chandeliers as a focal point, or they can have table lamps. The choices are endless.

In your bedroom, you might want less light, so you can just have one light hanging from the ceiling, with a darker shade. You could also have small lamps on your bedside tables, if you want to relax with a good book.