Are you considering remodeling your home? Perhaps you are a new owner of a property and are looking to add your own personal touches. Or, maybe it has been a few years since you have redecorated your house and you are bored with the current look, so you are looking to create something new. Perhaps you are considering selling your home and would like to stage it appropriately so that it “wows” visitors at the open house and lands a contract for purchase.
Whatever the circumstance, decorating your home can be fun, yet stressful. There is no right or wrong way to decorate — after all, there are many different looks and feels you can create with the right paint, furniture, wallpaper, flooring, curtains, etc. Regardless of your personal taste and preference, there are some tips you should know to ensure you are taking full advantage of your remodel. These trends can apply to any type of decoration you are attempting to create in your home.
The fact is, home renovations are always going to be a part of a homeowner’s journey. The global home decor market is about 737 billion dollars. By the end of this blog, you’ll know how to navigate this large market by understanding what to look for and what to avoid. Let’s get started!
1. Upgrade Your Blinds
Basic metal or wooden corded blinds were a common part of every home back in the day, but they have proven to wear and tear over time, succumbing to broken pieces. Some blinds won’t even close after a while. On top of that, these types of blinds can lend a dated look to your home that most renovators tend to shy away from. When renovating, you want to freshen up the atmosphere of your house with modern touches to keep up with the times.
Upgrade your blinds! There are several more modern and beautiful blinds out there than what you probably have at home. Some of them even come cordless! Check out innovative new blinds like sheer shades, roll-up blinds, and more. They have character and are way more functional and durable, so you never have to get tangled up in a broken blind again.
If you would rather change up the blinds look, curtains are in! They make your windows look bigger and are more elegant and modern, while still blocking out natural light. If you are looking to achieve that extra darkness often found when you close the blinds, try blackout curtains. These look just like regular curtains, except they are made with a special thick material that is designed to block out UV light. They come in all colors, including white and other light tones.
2. Get Rid of Carpets
We hate to break it to you, but carpeting is so out! Why? Not only does carpeting have a tendency to stain quicker than tile or wood flooring, but it also accumulates more dust and dirt and can make your home look dated. There are certain parts of the home that should not have carpet under any circumstances, such as the living room, dining room, bathroom, and kitchen. Carpets can be commonly found in the bedroom, but if you are looking for something newer and more practical, go with tile or laminate, or hardwood.
A lot of homeowners like carpet because it keeps their feet warm, especially in the cold. A solution to this is plush rugs that are by your bed, bathroom, and living room area, where you are most likely to be barefoot. Pair these rugs with some wood flooring for a gorgeous look that is hot right now.
3. Less Is More
These days, the modern look means minimalistic touches. Get rid of the unnecessary popcorn ceiling and multiple paint colors. Use less furniture in your living room and bedrooms, and when you do your furniture, make sure it is simple with sharp lines and sleek finishes. Gone are the days of bulky wall units and towering clothing chests. Your home should have less clutter to make a statement with simplistic art and colors.
And in speaking of colors, try not to go with too many different ones for the walls in your house. Oftentimes, the best homes are done with simple whites, taupes, or blacks on the walls. The art then gets hung up on the walls and decor such as plants speak for themselves.
Now that you know which trends are in, you’re well-equipped to decorate your home and make it something out of a designer magazine!