As we transition into a new year, and a new decade, you’ve surely made some exciting resolutions to keep things fresh and exciting. But what about for your home? Do you wish that you could just rejuvenate your home and modernize it for the new year? Looking through current design trends it may seem like a daunting task to take on, but there are some easy ways that you can refresh in 2020 to make your home more modern.
One of the easiest ways to modernize and outdated space is to add a large, contemporary mirror that will create a focal point and add some sleek geometry in the room. Any mirror can create a statement, and they’re really easy to find and put up. If you live in a smaller home a large mirror can also help open up the space and make it feel more spacious.
Whether you choose to update your dining room set, indulge in a brand new sofa or you simply want to change things up with some accent chairs and end tables, new furniture is a guaranteed way to make your home feel more modern and updated. If you are really inspired by a sleek, contemporary look then you will want to look for furniture that has a more modern and interesting aesthetic. Of course, comfort is more important than anything, but keep an eye out for furniture that features colors that are in style like greys, blues and neutrals, and stay away from furniture that is traditional and outdated.
New Light Fixtures
Another way to modernize your home is to play around with fun light fixtures. An intricate, attention-grabbing light fixture can breathe light and life into any room. Trendy pieces for 2020 usually feature unique geometric shapes like a sleek caged design or industrial-style exposed bulbs. Lighting fixtures are fairly easy to replace, but a new modern addition to any room can make it look like you did some major redesigning and will really make your home feel fresh and updated.
Switch Up Your Wall Art
One of the easiest ways to modernize a space without doing anything super drastic is to change up the art on the walls. Similar to other modern design trends, large pieces tend to stand out and create a focal point, so adding a statement making piece of art in a room can really set a new tone to the space. Abstract art that is interesting and features bold geometric patterns in complementary colors is ultra-modern and can also be a timeless addition to your collection. Modern wall art can also serve a design purpose by tying the colors of a room together for a cohesive, and well thought out aesthetic.
If you’re not thinking about purchasing new furniture, new lighting fixtures or new wall art, you can always play around with paint and modernize your home with some new color. Painting a room will make it feel brighter, cleaner and nearly brand new – it’ll also make the existing décor look different depending on what color or hue you choose.
Play with Texture
Modern trends for 2020 aren’t all about color – texture is increasingly being used to help create interest in certain rooms. You can easily create a very interested look by layering different textures in a similar hue, this is perfect if you’re big on neutrals and looking for ways to differentiate the décor in your rooms without using too many different colors. In a living room, cushions and blankets are an easy way to incorporate texture, but in other rooms you can play around with plants, dried flowers, prints and perfectly selected décor items and complementary knick knacks.
Be Responsible & Sustainable
With every passing year we all strive to be more aware of the materials that we use and recycling them in a responsible way – after all, if we don’t take care of the Earth then who will? As we become more eco conscious, try to shop more sustainably by purchasing furniture that is made from local materials that have been responsibly and sustainably sourced. You can also purchase products that are made from recycled materials – not only will you feel really good about your investment, but you’re sure to get a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that will greatly impress your friends and family.
Design trends may come and go, but it’s never a bad time to consider sprucing up your home – something as simple as new throw pillows, a fresh flower arrangement or beautiful piece of art can really make a difference in an outdated space. For more ideas on modernizing your home for 2020, please check in with our blog for constant updates.