You look around and you realise your home is looking old and drab. You find yourself fantasising about living elsewhere. You start ogling real estate websites, looking at all those beautiful new apartment developments.
Then reality sets in and the fantasy turns into a nightmare as you realise you will actually have to change your whole life – not just pack up your stuff, but leave behind your favourite local cafe, your gym membership, the quiet, safe street for the cat – your whole world! “No way,” you say to yourself. There are other options…
“We have to renovate!” you declare to your partner. He looks at you with disdain then returns to playing his new favourite video game. You momentarily forgot he’s not the handyman type.
The good news for both of you is that it doesn’t matter how many walls you knock out or how big that new back deck is going to be, if your interior design is old and drab, your space is going to continue to look old and drab, regardless. So before you start contracting out a builder, start focusing on your interior.
To inspire you to stay in your much loved home for years to come, we’ve put together 9 examples of modern interior design. We’ve focused on three core changes: something quirky, something hot and something colourful.
When we think ‘modern’, sometimes we think it has to be simple with clean lines and plain colours. But modern does not have to be boring. In fact, it can even be quirky.
1. Sheepskin chair
2. Blue and purple
Blue Rings artwork by Wall Art Prints.
3. Timber chandelier
Interior by Lisa Sherry Interieurs.
There’s nothing like a piece of signature furniture or colourful artwork to transform your home. If you’re not into colourful furniture, go for colour on your walls instead. Colourful doesn’t have to mean gregarious, either. If you prefer a more refined look, consider a marbled wall effect – Idea #6 – and complement it with a piece of nature photography.
4. Wall art that pops
Chaos by Wall Art Prints.
5. Patchwork furniture
6. Marbled walls
Succulent print by Wall Art Prints.
Funky gas heating is all the rage. Clubs and restaurants are starting to use it to make their establishments seem inviting. And it works! You can now do the same at home. Warm your home with fire and art or, as highlighted below, make art out of firewood!
7. Hot art
Swirling by Wall Art Prints.
8. Wood stack
By interior designer Gabriel Fontes de Faria.
9. Firey focal point
Inspired to create beauty indoors? There’s so much you can do at home without the need to rip up the floorboards. Sure, that might help but it’s not the be all and end all. Think outside the square and you can transform your home into a place you never want to leave. Start your redesign online now.