Modernising Your Home So You Can Fall In Love With It Even More

While many of us love the idea of living in an old home, with a roaring fire and that sense of comfort, modernising your home can actually give off the same effect, yet add more class and style to your home. Minimalistic designs are very much trending at the moment, and it’s easier than you think to achieve. Here’s how you can modernise your home so that you can fall in love with it even more.



Modernised homes tend to concentrate more on the artwork that’s on display rather than the colour or pattern of your walls. Consider sticking to a neutral theme when it comes to colours and concentrate more on what you’re putting onto your walls to make more of a statement. This can range from large and luxurious mirrors, to sleek fireplaces and artwork from local artists. Whatever interests you could be incorporated too. You will of course, need the right tools for hanging your artwork, or fitting funky shelves. You can get all of the power tool accessories from Bryson that you would ever need at a reasonable price.


One thing you’ve probably already noticed about modern styled homes is that they’re very clean and airy. This is because no clutter or personal belongings are on display; therefore making it look like a showhome. You could build some storage shelves as part of your decor and store all of your personal belongings in there and keep your home free of clutter. Also, a clutter-free home will help with creativity as there’s nothing distracting you from working.


Who says that just because you’re going for a minimal design that comfort should be eliminated from the process? You can now get your hands on sofas, plush rugs, scatter cushions and recliners that will totally fit the part in your home. It’s always a good idea to have some sort of image in your mind on the furniture that you’d like so that when you’re furniture shopping you can concentrate on finding the perfect pieces for your home.


Lighting plays a big part on how a room feels as you enter it. If in the day there isn’t much natural light, it’s unlikely that you will want to spend much time in that room. While small windows are difficult to do anything about, adding the right lighting into the room will help solve your problems. Spotlights can create an incredible amount of light yet still look stylish. Also at night, you could set the ambience a little lower with lamps around your home; therefore making each room cosier in the evening while still having all the style you want.

Consider these ideas when modernising your home so that you can love your home even more than you already do. Remember with jobs that require electrical or gas work, it’s always best to let a professional do the work to prevent any risk of you harming yourself.

Decorating OUR Home… Time For Our New Start

I really should not be spending time writing this blog post, if anything I should be spending it tidying up after Liv considering my parents arrive in less than 24 hours! It has been absolutely manic recently and with another two very busy weekends coming up I am struggling to keep on top of everything.

My Home Improvement project has been put on the back burner for a while whilst I get myself sorted. though I know my Mum and Dad are itching to help me put mine and Liv’s stamp on OUR home. I am sure if Liv had her way the OUR house would be pink, though fortunately I get to decide on 95% of the colour schemes in OUR house!

accent-black-gloss-sideboard_1295446688The colour scheme for the kitchen is quite an easy one to decide upon as the cupboards and floor tiles are a mixture of black and white – with a large open plan kitchen and dining room, the main feature wall is papered with a very funky blank and white floral wallpaper. I have a black glass dining table but could really do with some other black glass furniture, similar to some things I’ve seen on FADS here, to provide extra storage and match the gloss cupboard doors

That is the main problem in OUR house, we severely lack storage and with all our girlie things – quite a large area in our fridge is filled with nail varnishes after all!

There are plenty of sales on at the moment but I really must try my hardest to stay away from the Next Directory sale as I know full well that I will most likely purchase clothes as opposed to items for OUR house.

Now that storage is at the forefront of my mind, it is definitely something that I need to look more closely into. Either that or I could just declutter the units we already have. Though in all honesty a fresh start calls for fresh ideas and items and a clear out is probably long overdue!

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