Home should be a place of comfort and relaxation. It should also be a place of beauty. When your home is beautiful, it’s easier to feel at ease while you’re there. An older home that hasn’t been updated in a while can start to lose some of the luster and charm that makes being at home feel so good.
If you’ve been in your home for a while and haven’t updated it recently, it’s probably time. Changing styles can help make your home feel like a place that’s cared for and maintained, which ultimately makes your home feel like a place where you can live happily.
Update Your Cabinets and Storage
Old cabinets and storage can dramatically impact the look of your kitchen and bathroom, making your spaces look a little old or even dingy. Bring your cabinets up to date with custom or semi-custom storage options featuring a sleek, minimalist aesthetic. Opt for hardware that reflects that minimalist aesthetic.
Not very long ago, white cabinets were the going style in most kitchens. Today, homeowners just as often opt for natural wood cabinets or cabinets that have been painted different colors. Adding a little color to your cabinets can make your kitchen pop. Coordinate your cabinets with your kitchen backsplash to give your kitchen some cheer.
Try New Flooring Styles
The more things change, the more they stay the same. While hardwood flooring remains the gold standard for attractive flooring, as it has for decades, some types of flooring that mimic hardwood have come into popularity. Luxury vinyl tile and ceramic flooring textured and colored like hardwood both have advantages. These materials are easy to clean and less likely to scratch.
In other words, you have a variety of options when you’re choosing a flooring type for your home. Carpeting is still a popular option for bedrooms, where the warmth and softness can make the bedroom more comfortable. If you have hardwood flooring in this room, consider installing a rug that gives you the comfort of carpet without the commitment.
Paint Your Walls in Trendy Colors
Paint color trends have shifted away from grays and whites. This shift happened dramatically and suddenly. In the year 2023, we saw colors like plum, blush, ultramarine blue and even black take center stage in many people’s homes. High contrast colors make the room stand out and give your house its character.
Of course, you don’t need to put bright colors on every wall. Instead, you can use the old “accent wall” trick to introduce color. Remember that wallpapers are a popular option right now as well, and wallpaper looks just as good on an accent wall as an attractive color. Bold, bright patterns are popular and can express your personality as well as your decorative style.
Install Black Frame Windows
Just as pops of color on your walls make your walls beautiful, so do black frame windows, especially if you’ve positioned accents of black elsewhere in the room. Install windows with black window frames to give your home an architectural element.
Once you’ve created a black window interior, you can find other ways to incorporate black into your home’s interior decor. Black may appear in your throw pillows, curtains, stool legs, countertops and shelving. Doing this ties together your black frame windows, helping to lead the eye around the room while adding an element of drama to your space.
Choose Carefully Curated Artwork
Original artwork creates a cheerful and intellectually stimulating environment in your home. Paintings, photographs and even sculptures add to your home and create conversation pieces that you’ll enjoy for years to come. It’s important to remember that your art collection can grow stale after a while, if you’re not adding to it and cultivating it over time.
Don’t be afraid to put some of your pieces away and replace them with other pieces over time. You may even sell old artwork to replace it with new. This constant movement of different pieces can help make your home the kind of place your friends love to visit, like they would a small museum.
Install Fantastic Light Fixtures
Light is important in the home. Light makes your spaces look larger and cleaner. Light is good for the body and the spirit. It’s also important for safety reasons. Light fixtures come in many shapes and sizes, and can even be made to a focal point, like a piece of artwork.
Go through your home and identify opportunities to replace old, less interesting light fixtures with newer, modern options. Consider installing new colorful pendant lighting and unusual overhead lighting fixtures. Work with a designer to choose the best locations and fixture types for your home.
Make Your Home Smarter
Smart homes are all the rage right now, because they’re convenient as well as modern. There are many smart home technology options that you can choose for your property. Some choices to consider include:
- Keyless entry. Install keyless entry lock pads on your home’s entrance doors. These lock pads allow you in and out of your home even if you don’t have a key.
- Smart thermostat. Install a smart thermostat to control the temperature of your house and make your home more comfortable with ease.
- Whole home automation. Hook up your entire house to a smart device that controls the lights, doors, temperature and more.
Install New Doors
Your home’s entry doors may seem like a small detail in the structure that is your house, but entry doors play an important role in the overall appearance of your house. Entry doors greet your guests, set the tone for your home’s exterior, reinforce your home’s architectural style and also reflect your personal tastes.
Install new doors that say something about you. Opt for impact doors that can withstand a blow from flying debris during storms and high winds. While you’re replacing your front doors, consider replacing your side and patio doors as well. Install sliding glass doors that provide a beautiful view of your property. These doors will allow more light into your home while also updating the look of your home’s interior and exterior.
Opt for Modern Countertops and Tiles
Natural stone countertops and engineered stone countertops are the preferred countertop material now. In terms of durability and longevity, there’s just no better product. In addition, stone has a lovely texture and pattern that can bring out the best in your kitchen and bathroom. Update your countertops with this product that will make your home more attractive to guests and even buyers, if you decide to sell.
Invest In Your Home to Improve Its Value and Beauty
Ultimately, making updates and improvements to your home can improve its value and appearance. You’ll get more use out of your home and enjoy your time living there as well. No matter what changes you make, remember to buy from the best brands and purchase quality materials that will last.