5 Ways to Achieve a Contemporary Interior for Less

With interior design trends changing as frequently as the seasons, it can be a struggle to keep your décor stylish and modern.  And if you’re working with limited funds, the challenge is even greater.  But never fear!  Here are five easy ways to bring your home up-to-date on a budget.

  1. Upcycle your old furniture

You may already have the makings of beautiful contemporary home lying around.  Why not spray paint your old scuffed table in one of 2017’s ‘in’ colours?  SwoonWorthy Design Blog says 2017 is all about aquatic tones, so consider grey or deep green.  If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could cover the top of a table with silver mirrored spray paint, which creates a snazzy reflective surface.  In the bathroom, spray paint can revive a dull old toilet seat, too.  Search for toothbrush mugs, soap dishes and other accessories that match your new toilet seat, to give pops of colour.

  1. Revamp your lighting

It’s amazing what a little clever lighting can do to give your interior some vim and vigour.  As 30s Magazine notes, marquee-style illuminated signs are all the rage of late. They’re available in a range of colours and sizes, can add a touch of cinematic chic to your interior, and classily combine vintage and contemporary design.  They fit well in living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.

  1. Focus on the details

Small accessories are a cheap and effective way to spice up the look of your home.  If you have limited space, choose a few distinctive pieces in bright colours, so as not to clutter the place and make it seem smaller.  Scour car boot sales for bargains on interesting vases.  Add some cushions to the couch in complementary colours.  A rug or a runner in a colour that complements your walls and other soft furnishings can add a cosy but contemporary touch.  Even something as simple as replacing your lamp shades can really renovate the look of a room.

  1. Update your windows and doors

One way to totally transform your living space is to replace your windows and doors with something more sleek and attractive.  Look for windows that let in plenty of natural light to showcase your interior and high-quality, clean and modern door designs.  Aluminium bi folding doors are an increasingly popular choice, as they’re elegant, functional and give a modern vibe to any room. They won’t break the bank, either.  Vendors such as Bifold Shop offer quality doors and windows at competitive prices and can offer you a quote in seconds.

  1. Add a splash of paint

Try applying those ocean tones to your walls, as well.Consult that complementary colour chart, and coordinate your wall colour with any accessories or soft furnishings you choose.  Use any leftover paint to zhoosh up small items of furniture such as end tables or the shelves of book cases.

 

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