Home renovations seem like a big job, but you don’t always have to start from scratch to make noticeable changes. Sometimes, a few smart touches here and there can make a world of difference to your living space, transforming its entire look and feel. 

This post shares five smart ways you can give your home a more modern and sleek look.

1. Flooring

The face of flooring has drastically changed over the years. Gone are the days when one could only choose between heavy-looking wooden flooring, or tiles, or a carpeted floor. Now there are so many options available, from designer flooring to vinyl floors to laminate floors and more. 

Marble or granite flooring can give your home an instant uplift and there are some great faux options available to save you spending out on real marble or granite. Or try faux wood effect flooring in a lighter shade of grey for the ultimate modern look to your home.

2. Lighting

The lighting in your home also makes a huge difference to how a room looks. Old-fashioned, big lamp shades or light fittings tend to bring a more dull and archaic feel to your home (unless all the decor is vintage). If you want to spruce up your living or dining space, pendant lights are a fantastic option. Because they literally ‘hang’ from the ceiling, there is the perception of more space, plus they look extremely chic too! The best part is they are available in various shades, so you will be able to find one that matches your decor.

3. A Kitchen Island Feature

A kitchen breakfast bar provides additional eating space
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This is a sure-fire way to add modern glam to your kitchen. Kitchen islands not only look awesome but are so versatile too. Depending on the space available, you can opt for a standalone island, or one that is an extension of your kitchen counter. 

Again, a marble, granite or any sleek finish will give it a more modern look. Add chic-looking bar-stools or island chairs and finish off with pendant lights for the ultimate upgrade to your kitchen. 

4. An Electric Fireplace

Everyone loves a fireplace in their living room, but these sometimes tend to be very old and bulky and often seem out of place in a more modern decor scheme. However, if you want the best of both worlds, opt for an electric fireplace. It’s more compact and sleek, has a more modern and futuristic look and can make your living room feel just as cosy!

5. Mirrors

Mirrors can bounce light around a room and help the space feel bigger
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Mirrors have become all the craze in recent times and no wonder! A mirror indeed has magical properties and can add so much more to a room. And with the range of designs available today, you have a vast choice of choosing a mirror that not only makes your room look glam and larger, but updates it too. 

Try mirrors with angular edges, unusual shapes such as hexagonal or with geometrical designs to give your room a cutting edge kind of look. Also, opt for ‘modern’ rim colours like dull gold, copper or rose gold over the usual bronze or gold or silver.

Featured image credit: Photo by Andrea Davis on Unsplash

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