As we step into 2019, many of us are wondering what we can do to freshen our homes up and provide ourselves with a more comfortable environment to return to after a long, hard day at work or when we head back from socialising with friends. Seeing as we ourselves are stepping into the future, why not bring our homes with us?
How to Modernize Your Home
This could prove to be the perfect time to modernise things and spruce our interiors up a little! Here are a few steps that you can take to achieve this!
Try Out Minimalism
Minimalism is in. You can see this from almost any glossy interior design magazine or skillfully curated Pinterest board. But this will prove much more long lasting than a mere trend. Minimalism is more of a lifestyle rather than a mere aesthetic choice. You can reduce your impact on the planet by investing in fewer material objects. You can avoid clutter and mayhem in your personal space.
You can feel truly relaxed and at ease! Now, minimalism could spread from choices such as your colour palette to the type of furniture that you invest in. But remember that the areas where you can cut down excessive decoration can be more subtle than you’d think. Of course, your home will look more minimal if you have fewer belongings in general. But think outside of the box. Try out things like frameless shower doors, which help to create less of a divide between different areas of your space.
Natural light is a great asset to have in any property. It makes spaces look bigger, it helps to monitor your circadian rhythms (encouraging a more healthy sleep-wake cycle in general), and it can actually boost your mood. So why not flood your property with it? Now, if you don’t have large windows already don’t worry – there are options. You could have skylights fitted, which allow natural light to filter in!
Add an En Suite
Older properties don’t tend to have en suites. But they are a real asset that almost any homeowner could benefit from. It means having your own private bathroom space without having to wait for others to finish in the shower or complete cleaning their teeth. You can simply step out of bed and walk straight into your own private space!
Try a Loft Conversion
When we need extra space in our homes, we tend to assume that we have to up and move. But this really doesn’t have to be the case. Instead, you could turn disused space into further living space. Convert your attic or loft space into an extra room! Sure, this is a large renovation. But it can make your property more functional at the same time as increasing its value!
These are just a few different ways to modernise your home. Mull them over and start working on one or two!