With summer slowly coming to an end, it is time to begin thinking about sprucing up your interior decor. Colder weather means that you will be spending much more time inside, so you want your home to be a place that you can enjoy. This fall, modern design elements are back in fashion. This means that clean lines, sleek metals, and bold pops of color are the way to go when it comes to decorating your home. If the thought of a total interior overhaul scares you, don’t fret! There is no need to scrap everything and completely redecorate your home to incorporate this style. Here are four easy and budget friendly ways to create an elegant, modern home for fall.
Declutter and Organize
The first step toward creating a modern interior feel is to declutter. At the root of modern design are open, clean spaces with simple, yet bold accents. Organizing the clutter will be your first step toward a renewed home. Purchase some simple black and white containers for things like magazines, TV remotes, and other odds and ends. This will go a long way in creating a modern look and feel.
Take a Look at Your Hardware
Hardware provides an easy and budget-friendly way to update your home, and make it more modern. Drawer handles and door knobs are a great place to start. Table legs provide another easy hardware update. Replace the legs on your desks, side tables, and even kitchen counters with modern metal table legs. Websites such as TableLegsOnline.com provide a great selection to choose from. When replacing hardware, choose clean metallic colors for a cool modern touch.
Add Bold Accessories
While organizing, take a look at your home’s accessories. Things like mirrors, photo frames, clocks, and small decorative pieces. Chances are many of these things may also be adding clutter (and collecting dust) in your home. Opt instead to add just a few of these accessories in each room of your home. In order to make your space feel warm and full, make sure that these accessories are bold. Think oversized mirrors, metallic photo frames, and statement art.
Choose Your Colors Wisely
Modern design is anchored in the concept of simplicity. This applies largely to the color scheme that you choose to decorate with. Just as you decluttered your accessories and odds and ends, you will want to declutter your colors as well. Try to base your home in soft, neutral colors such as whites, blacks, grays, and browns. Then punctuate this with bold and contrasting color accents. This can be done with your accessories or with a bold work of art. You might also do this with a few pieces of bright statement furniture. No matter how you choose to do it, breaking up the neutral colors will keep your home from looking too plain and certainly add a bold, modern feel.
Follow these four easy and budget-friendly steps in order to create a sleek, modern home that you will love spending time in this fall.