2020 has seen more people working from home than ever before. With an extra five days a week being spent in homes, people have become inspired to update their living space. You can transform an old home by purchasing new furniture across Australia. We recommend investing in Contemporary furniture Brisbane and Perth have to offer. Here are more of our tips to create a contemporary feel in your home.
One of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to update your interior space is through paint. Especially for those older homes you would like to update. Older style houses can often look a little tired with marks on the walls and dents in the trim details, but these are the features that add character to your home and are likely to have been one of the many reasons you feel in love with your home.
The best way to enhance and preserve statement features such as mouldings, doorway details and trim is through paint. Patch and prepare the surface and then consider painting the walls, ceilings and details all in one colour. This will help hide those imperfections that have occurred throughout the years. To enhance these key features we would recommend painting the mouldings and trims in a semi-gloss for a striking finish. To create a contemporary feel, be bold with your colour choices, alternatively if you are looking for a clean crisp look it’s hard to go past an all white interior. If you have kept any original features such as stained glass windows it is worth bringing them back to their former glory to maintain the integrity of your home. Updating these original features brings unique qualities to your home that should be celebrated.
Modern Art pieces can quickly update your old interior and can add those unique personal touches to your home. Hanging contemporary pieces is also an ideal way to enhance the transition of the juxtaposition between the traditional elements of your home and your new modern touches. Large scale artworks are great statement pieces that can lift dated interiors. Alternatively, you could create a feature gallery wall of smaller pieces for a strong visual impact for your guests to admire. When selecting your art, choose pieces that reflect your style and complement your existing furniture.
Updating your furniture to modern pieces can help refresh your living space. Furniture with clean lines will work well next to the more traditional pieces. Other key factors to consider when choosing your new modern furniture is it’s materials. Marble tables are great pieces to connect old and new furniture in one space that creates a harmonious balance.
Keep your space fuss free. Keep tables and shelves minimal to ensure they don’t detract from the original architectural features of your home. Another way to emphasise your new style is to place modern accessories on original furniture pieces such as a modern lamp on an original side table.
If your budget doesn’t allow for you to go and buy new furniture consider reupholstering those items that are made well and are comfortable. Choose a modern fabric either in a solid colour or large, fun print to breathe new life into your pre-loved pieces.