How to Modernize Your Home in Time for the New Year

The new year is fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to start afresh. 

You might have already planned out your New Year’s resolutions to work on yourself. Maybe you’re finally committing to a weight loss goal or you’ve decided to spend more time on yourself next year. But have you considered setting a resolution to improve your home too? 

The new year is about fresh starts – on both yourself and your home. It’s the perfect opportunity to switch up your interior design and modernize your house. 

Adding a modern spin to your home doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t need to take up lots of your time and energy, and you can easily keep your costs down. 

If you’re ready to give your home a new lease of life in 2022, here are some quick and easy ways you can modernize your living space.

Upgrade Your Furniture

Your furniture makes a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your home. If you have an old and worn-out sofa or a chipped sideboard, it can make your home look dated.

You don’t have to upgrade every piece of furniture in your house. That could get expensive! But it’s worth taking a look at the items that you and your family use the most.

For example, it’s likely that you all enjoy dinner around the dining table every day. Get yourself some modern dining room chairs to replace your existing ones along with the matching dining table.

Consider buying a brand-new sofa or reupholster your current one to give your living room a modern touch. This gives you the chance to switch up the color and style of your sofa too.

Wooden pieces of furniture can easily get scratched and chipped over time. To modernize your home, find some items to replace your old wooden sideboards or cabinets.

You could also get a gloss or stain to coat your wooden pieces of furniture. This will keep them well-protected and more resilient to marks and scratches. It will also make them brighter and shinier.

Glosses and stains can be found in most DIY stores and there are a few different kinds. Be sure to do some research and figure out which type you think would look best on your existing furniture.

Create Focal Points

Every room in your home has a focal point. This is the area that immediately catches people’s attention when they walk into the room. It makes an impact and leaves a lasting impression on those who enter the room.

Your focal points set the tone for the whole area. A room without a point of focus can look plain or forgettable! That’s why it’s important to consider them carefully when you’re modernizing your home.

For example, in a bedroom, the bed is the focal point. If you don’t want to buy a brand-new bed, you can update the headboard or choose a new bed frame that is modern and stylish.

In your living room, the focal point can be whatever you choose! You might want the room to center around a cozy fireplace and mantelpiece, a sparkling coffee table, or a large sculpture.

You can also create a focal point by creating a gallery wall. Hang up your favorite prints to reflect your style and aesthetic. Or you could cover the wall in wallpaper to create a feature wall. This also catches the eye and acts as a point of focus in the room.

Incorporate Copper and Rose Gold into Your Decor

Copper and rose gold have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. These metals are easy to incorporate into your interior design through your home accessories.

Nothing screams ‘modern’ like a stunning copper sculpture or a shiny rose gold mirror. But you don’t have to stop there!

There are so many unique accessories that you can buy to place in each room. Better yet, accessories made with copper and rose gold are usually inexpensive but they look great anywhere in your home.

When your doorknobs and cupboard handles have lost their shine, upgrading them can give your home a new lease of life. Replace the handles and knobs on your doors and furniture with copper or rose gold options to brighten up your living space.

Your metal lighting fixtures will look great with a copper finish too. This adds a modern spin to your existing decor in a subtle and stylish way.