Every once in a while, it’s natural to want to change your home into something with a whole new look. But for many people, they think that trying a design or decor style isn’t possible with the way their home was constructed or designed. However, with a little creativity and some careful planning, you can make any home look like it was designed based off of any particular style.
To show you one example of how this can be done, here are three ways you can make your home look more contemporary.
Take Care With Color
One element that sets contemporary styles apart from others is their take on color. In order for your home decor to appear contemporary, it’s important not to use too many colors or to use colors that are too powerful. For example, using a black and white color scheme is considered to be a very contemporary look.
Additionally, according to Homify.co.uk, if you’re wanting to add some variety, try to stick with earth tones and neutrals in conjunction with your black and white shades
Opt For Bare Flooring
Another staple of contemporary style is a more modern and clean looking flooring option. While thick carpeting might feel luxurious and comfortable, it doesn’t lend itself to being very contemporary.
So if you’re wanting to change your home into something with a more modern look, you should try to go with harder, smoother flooring choices. According to Shelley Little, a contributor to Freshome.com, hardwood is going to be the most contemporary of choices. If you can’t afford hardwoods, you can go for laminate, which can often look just as good as hardwood but far less expensive and easier to maintain. Another option could be tile or something similar that is hard and elegant.
Focus On Lines
As far as the actual decor pieces and styling of your home goes, if you’re wanting a more contemporary look, you should try to focus on the lines that your pieces are drawing both individually and collectively.
According to Coral Nafie, a contributor to The Spruce, you can pick from any type of line, from horizontal or vertical and even curved lines. As long as the lines are strong and easily visible to the eye, your attention to lines and space will be very evident—and very contemporary.
Additionally, when filling up space in the rooms of your home, especially on the walls, make sure you’re paying just as much attention to the blank space you’re leaving available as to the spaces where you’re placing decor pieces that will add to the room.
If you’re wanting to turn your home into a more contemporary space, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you learn how you can do just that.