Decorating Ideas For A Modern Theme

by Bono Kreiger

We all did it at some point or another. We painted our walls blue, put up border with ducks all over it and hung little that said, “Home is where the heart is” on the wall. Everything else was pink with bows and we loved it. Now after all these years, the country look is getting a little dated and you are probably ready for a change. You would love to go but you are worried that it may be too expensive to redo your entire home. With a little creativity, you can modernize your country style home on a small budget.

Changing the color is a must. If your old theme has the dark shade or floral print of a cottage-like home, alter it to the modern colors of contrasting shades, rich tones, bright colors or a combination. The color can dramatically transform not just the interiors of your home, but the ambiance as well. Modern homes have the sophisticated feel of city living compared to the simplicity of the rural life or the nature feel of the countryside. Use colors to express your change to the modern style.

The furniture can make or break a room. Make sure that they balance the rest of the room. If wood furnishings adorn a country-home theme, modern goes for sleek furniture. The materials are mostly glass, stainless steel and metal. If you don’t want to buy new furniture, change the coverings to suit the new color of the space and the room will already look different.

Accessorizing is extremely important when you change the look of your room. Those wooden signs need to come down! Replace them with modern art work. You don’t have to spend a fortune to find great art. Check out poster supply stores to find prints that match your color scheme. Then have the posters matted and framed. No one will ever realize that they are looking at a poster when you hang it up in an elegant frame.

Displaying pretty decors such as candles can also enhance the room even more. Modernity tells of various shapes, colors and sizes, therefore capitalize on these as you decorate your home. The more colors and shapes there are, the more trendy your home will look.

Another way to quickly transform your room is with an area rug. Unlike when we were kids, today’s modern rugs now come in just about every shape, size, and color. You can get a huge contemporary rug to cover the entire floor or a small rug to place under the coffee table. It all depends on your preference. If you want your room to feel modern, consider buying a larger rug with a pattern that has many different shapes on it. Place this in the center of the room. Then purchase several smaller rugs that reflect the shapes of the pattern. Spread these throughout the room to compliment the larger rug.

These are simple steps needing only simple things. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a new theme. Deciding on a modern premise is indeed timely. After all, we are living in a time where modernity is greatly revered. What a nice way to go with the prevailing style even in home decorating.

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