6 Quick Tricks To Modernize A Traditional Home

Jan 09, 2017


If you fancy style upgrades occasionally, then there are simpler ways for a facelift rather than going through a painstaking renovation. Quick tricks and hacks will help you add that contemporary art piece/furniture you’ve been eyeing for your ancient home. These will not only bring your apartment back to life, but also in line with 2017’s transitional trend of traditional blended with hints of modern design!

  • Leave It Hanging: Strategically placing a contemporary painting in a traditionally set living room will bring an element of surprise in an otherwise conventional space. For a higher impact on your visitors, make sure this piece of art makes a statement by its size and being placed above the eye level.

Hang Contemporary Art - Modern & Traditional Home Design 

  • Stack ‘Em: Historically, books have always been arranged vertically in libraries, so update your look by stacking them horizontally! To get super modern, create multiple stacks of books with several inches of space in between them. For a more transitional aesthetic, try a mix of vertical and horizontal arrangements!

 Bookshelves & Library Layouts - Modern & Traditional Home Design

  • Sunny Side Up: One of the simplest ways to freshen up any home is to integrate bright colors. A rich canary yellow will feel decidedly modern, while a bright yet soft mint green can create a youthful as well as traditional look. Choose your own adventure.

Bright Decor - Modern & Traditional Home Design 

  • See Through: Lighten the heaviness of the dark wooden doors and upholstered sofa by letting in transparent elements. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about matching as clear items blend right in! Add one piece for an instant contemporary touch.

Transparent Decor - Modern & Traditional Home Design 

  • Solidify: Fussy and intricate patterns can quickly take on a granny vibe, so if you want to modernize your space, sticking with solids is a safe way to do so. Use texture, mixed metals and finishes, and shapely furniture to add interest and keep the traditional aspect living.

Solids - Modern & Traditional Home Design 

  • Let Loose With The Layout: Floating a daybed in the middle of a very petite room isn’t something one would naturally think of—unless you’re an interior designer—but it works, and is remarkably cozy. When it comes to your furniture layout, listen to your instinct (i.e. a sofa and coffee table)… and then totally disregard it. You may love the end result!

 Layout - Modern & Traditional Home Decor

Some of these tips are inexpensive additions, whereas most are tricks to play around with your existing look! Stay tuned with us for more such stylish trends, news and updates for your home décor, only on www.DezignGenie.com and our social media platforms!

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