The Best Ways to Modernise Your Apartment in 2020
Are you looking to give your property an update? You’re certainly not alone. Due to the widespread lockdown’s (and the widespread boredom they resulted in!), 2020 has proven to be one of the most popular months for home renovations. With UK Google searches for ‘house paint’ having increased by 177% between March and April, major retailers experiencing high demand for home renovation tools, a lot of people have been considering ways to give their home a makeover.
If you live in an apartment that’s becoming a bit drab and outdated and you’re looking for ways to modernise your space, then hopefully the following tips will offer you some interior inspiration!
Bring in Smart Tech
Smart tech is one of the best ways to modernise your home, and there is such a wide choice of technology to choose from if you want to give your apartment an instant update. One of the most popular pieces of smart tech used within the home is smart lighting, which can transform your space and replace any old lighting choices to give your home a more modern feel. Not only can smart lighting modernise your apartment space, but it also has the added benefit of being more eco-friendly, boosting your carbon footprint in the process!
Choose Minimal Colours
Minimal colour schemes are commonly used within apartments which want to portray a more modern look and atmosphere, so redecorating your space to fit a more minimalist colour palette could be the way to go. Just one browse of new-build apartments currently on the market from property investment companies like RWinvest, and you’ll see how neutral coloured walls, wooden flooring and clean, crisp finishes can help a property stand out for all the right reasons. Savvy investors are drawn to these types of properties and recognise how appealing the minimal look can be to prospective tenants. If you currently have a lot going on in your apartment in terms of pattern and colour, consider some ways you could tone down the busy feel of your space for a modern makeover.
Hide Your Clutter
Nothing ruins the look of a room more than clutter. While it’s so easy to leave bits and bobs around your apartment, not keeping things stored away or tidying up regularly can negatively impact not only how your home looks but also your mood. Another effective and quick way to modernise your apartment for 2020 is to introduce some smart storage options to allow you to minimise clutter more easily. Consider furniture which also doubles up as storage space, such as sofas with built-in storage, or coffee tables with built-in drawers. Once you see how much better your apartment can look after you introduce these storage methods, you’ll be more likely to stay on top of the decluttering and keep your home looking ship-shape 24/7!
Focus on Your Kitchen and Bathroom
The kitchen and bathroom are often the most difficult rooms to keep looking good. Apartments with brand new kitchens and bathrooms tend to be viewed as more modern overall, while old and outdated designs can quickly impact the look and feel of an entire property. Luckily, you don’t need to completely renovate your entire kitchen and bathroom to give your space an update, as there are certain things you can do to revitalise these rooms without the extra time and money. In the bathroom, for instance, look at introducing some modern accessories into the space, such as a chic new mirror, stylish bath mat, modern shower curtain and eye-catching artwork. In the kitchen, think about updating your old worktops with some stick-on vinyl, which is available in a range of colours and styles for a perfect DIY job.
Make Use of Your Balcony
Lastly, if you have a balcony which needs some TLC, spending some time modernising it is a great way to update your apartment while also helping you utilise your outdoor space. Again, this is a job which can be relatively simple to do, as often, all you need to give your balcony a refresh is some new garden furniture, some fresh new plants and greenery, and some stylish accessories. Look online for some ideas on ways to update balconies of all sizes, and make the most of the remaining summer days!