10 Easy Ways to Modernize Your Home

Do you feel you don't have a design talent, but you would like to have a modern style room? In this article, we will show you some tips to turn a boring home into a modern looking home.

Modernize Your Room

1. Add meaning to the entryway
Decorating the entryway is the way to show your guests that you have the sense of style. Moreover, the entryway is the first impression of your home. Put fresh flowers, a candle or an incense on a table to create the inviting atmosphere.

Use a full-size rug in the entryway so it looks like another cool room.

2. Organize stuff 
To keep organizing your entryway, use a chest of drawers and provide a designated drawer for each family member (a dedicated basket for each person works too!). So they can store stuff such as sunglasses, keychain and so on for easier access.

3. Create a surprising element
The standard height of a coffee table is 17 inches up to 19 inches. However, a coffee table with a lower height looks more stylish. Hanging a chandelier over a coffee table in your living room is also the way to give a modern look to your home.

4. Always use window shades
Most people don't realize that the curtain in a living room is too traditional. Always go for window shades because it looks neat and modern. A neutral color is your best bet for a modern design.

5. Don't be afraid to use pattern
The right amount of pattern in your living room can create a fun environment. You can do this by selecting the wallpaper you like and frame it like a painting. This is a very affordable way to bring style to your home.

6. Substitute molding
If you feel a molding is something from the Victory era, you can just paint the border of your living room with a vibrant color to turn boring into brilliant.

7. Style Dining Room
A nice looking dining table with cushioned tables can be very expensive. For people who love modern design, they can choose to use a simple oak wood dining table with stackable stools, select a colorful table runner and use the succulent plant as a centerpiece. Viola! Now you just create the style without deep pockets.

8. Get rid of a night table
A night table is a very conventional way to decorate a bedroom. A more modern way is to use desk so you can have more function in a bedroom.

9. Beautify Bedroom
A classic headboard looks so boring. If you choose to go for a modern route, you can put a beautiful photo frame just above your headboard area. So a photo frame will act as your virtual headboard. Using a family photo is also a very cool idea.

If you are on a small budget and you feel you don't have many furnishing items in your bedroom, always use bright color wall painting. Bright color creates excitement and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

10. Revamp kids' room
You can also bring style into your kid's room very easily. Use bright color bed sheets and duvets is the affordable way to modernize the room.

Use fancy wallpaper so your kids will have something to look at when they go to bed.

Ask your kids to choose their favorite stencils and use them in wall painting with nice and vibrant colors. This can reduce the needs for other furnishing items in a kids room and it looks more stylish too!

Do you have some other tips to modernize the room to share?

- Needleman, Deborah, Sara Ruffin Costello, and Dara Caponigro. Domino: The Book of Decorating: A room-by-room guide to creating a home that makes you happy. Simon and Schuster, 2012.

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Last review and update: August 27, 2018

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Patty Benjabutr is an interior design enthusiast. She loves to write about actionable home decor knowledge because she believes interior design content is something much more than a collection of beautiful photos. You can contact Patty via e-mail.