Prevent Your Home From Slipping Into Old-Fashionedness

We can all do with a style update from time to time, especially when it comes to our home spaces. We want them to suit our lifestyles, but also to suit our energy, which needs a little revitalization now and then. Are you worried about making choices that are a little old-fashioned or, at the very least, at risk of aging out quicker than you would like? Here are a few ways you can make sure that you keep the contemporary spirit in your home.

Go easy on the knick-knacks

Your mileage may vary with the minimalist approach. However, there’s no denying that the more little pieces of decor that you have out, the more likely it is that they are going to age the room, especially if they’re particularly suited to one kind of aesthetic or taste. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t use any personal touches in your decor, of course, simply that you might want to be more mindful of the knick-knacks you place around the room, to keep them to a focal point such as a shelf, a table, or a vignette somewhere in the room.

Clean surfaces are key

Softness is good. Soft furnishings can add a lot of warmth and depth to a room. However, there is something that ages very fast about carpets, even if they are maintained well. Similarly, smooth and clean wall surfaces tend to not age as fast as wallpaper. To that end, you might want to look at options like wood flooring, or even convincing wood-like vinyl. For your walls, simply painting drywall might help or, if you want to give it more personality without aging it too much, then you might want to look at some of the cladding options that are available.

Use contemporary designs

Of course, your furniture is going to be what’s pulling the majority of the weight when it comes to the look and feel of your rooms. To that end, you should make sure that you’re looking in the right place, such as at designers and collections specifically for modern furniture. This tends to mean furniture with an ergonomic design to mind, minimalist approaches when it comes to the flourishes on them, and good consideration of the space in the room and what kind of footprint they have in the overall plan. Naturally, any furniture choices have to be made with the style and size of the room in mind, too, but finding the right designers is a great start.

Be wise with your colors

You should also think about the general color scheme of the rooms, as well. For the base colors, such as the walls and the major pieces of furniture, you might want to go with neutral or earthy tones. It doesn’t always have to be grey or white. You can use accent colors that have a little more pop to them to make sure things don’t look too monotonous, either.

Trends do change and even what is considered “modern” in decor might change in a decade or two. For now, however, the choices above are going to keep your home looking timeless.

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