Many people believe that living in a very modern apartment is expensive – and that modernising the apartment they live in will put a strain on their budgets. However, the good news is that there are many great and easy ways to make even a smaller apartment feel much more modern.
What are the best ways to modernise your apartment even when you are running on a tighter budget? Read here and find out more.
Make it more bright
Adding light to your apartment will instantly make it feel more welcoming and cozier. Ideally, you should allow as much natural light to get into the rooms by pulling off the blinds and opening the windows as often as possible. However, if this is not always possible and if you want your apartment feel as “enlightened” during the night as it feels during the day, adding strategic lights will be a great way to achieve this effect. Make sure you use eco-friendly light bulbs though – they are great energy savers, their light is more powerful and you will help saving the environment as well.
Buy modern pieces of furniture
You don’t have to replace all the furniture in your home to create a more modern space. As a matter of fact, replacing just some of them can achieve the same effect. For instance, if you have a very old coffee table in your living room, replacing it with one that is more modern (such as a minimalist-designed one, for example) will do the trick. A piece of modern furniture can totally transform a space.
The same principle can be applied for most of the rooms in an apartment: replacing the chairs in the kitchen, the night table in the bedroom or the hanger in the entryway. All these small changes do not have to cost a lot of money, but they will make the apartment feel fresher, more modern and more stylish as well.
Replace the small appliances
Is your coffee maker as old as you? Is your blender looking as if it was torn from the 90s? Replacing the smallest appliances and electronics in your home will not cost you a lot, but they will give a totally new feeling to it. Even more, they will most likely bring new features and better energy saving with them as well, so it’s definitely worth investing in new items!
Add a pop of color
To make your apartment feel modern and vibrant, color is essential. You don’t have to use a lot of colors though. Just a splash of your favorite colors here and there will work like magic. For instance, some beautiful cushions will add a lot of style to an older couch and a nice handmade collage will look really pretty in the kitchen. Use your creativity and you will find out that there are so many ways to introduce color into your apartment that the hardest thing will be actually deciding on what colors to use and what items to “color” as well!