In this fast-paced world, old things are continually being replaced by new ones. People seem to be drawn to anything new, no matter if the old stuff was incomparably better. The same goes for homes. People are generally more likely to buy a freshly-built home for a far steeper price while failing to realize that older homes – which are also generally much cheaper. It can be fixed up to look and feel fresh with just some easy upgrades.
So, if you bought an older home and you want to make it look and feel fresh and new, here are some exciting ideas that will help you rejuvenate it without breaking the bank.
Get Rid Of Carpets
Carpets are generally an excellent breeding ground for various types of bacteria and allergens. That’s why you should get rid of them as soon as you move into your new home. By doing so, you will instantly make space feel more modern and less stuffy. Old, worn out and old rugs can suffocate any space, and the fact of the matter is that no matter how good you try to clean them, they will never be immaculate, and you will never be able to restore their previous shine.
Clean Everything Thoroughly
Once all of the old carpets are out, but before you even consider anything else that needs to be done in your new older home, you should give it a thorough scrub. Also though the previous owners probably left the space clean, you can never be too sure how clean it is until you do it yourself. So, hire an excellent cleaning service to take care of the deep clean part of the process – scrub the floors and get rid of any dirt and grime, and tackle the rest yourself. Make sure you move any furniture piece you wish to keep and clean behind it and throw out, donate, and sell all the parts you don’t intend on keeping. There are some fantastic recipes for organic DIY cleaning solutions you can find online, so make sure you check them out as well.
Treat It To A Fresh Coat Of Paint
In older homes, more often than not, the walls will be covered with some wallpaper. Outdated wallpaper will also make your home both look and feel older than it is so you should take care of it as well. Takedown all of the old wallpaper – if the previous owners glued new wallpaper over the old one this process might last a while – even out your walls with fine grain sandpaper and apply a generous coat of primer. When choosing the paint for your home, make sure you go with zero-VOC and lead-free paint to make sure that it’s completely safe. Furthermore, to make space feel more modern, choose any hue of the off-whites and neutral shades. Alternatively, you can even go with light gray if you want to create a modern space that makes a definite fashion statement.
Fill It With New Furniture
Once all of the old furniture pieces are out, it’s time to bring the new ones. Start with the essential part of any home – the kitchen – and find the best pieces that will match your style. If, on the other hand, you don’t manage to find anything you like, check out some kitchen manufacturers and see if they can help you create the kitchen of your dreams. The same applies to all the other furniture pieces, but a right sofa or an armchair is far more comfortable to find than the right kitchen. For instance, you can even choose to embrace maximalism for the ultimate modern touch, and incorporate an oversized luxurious sofa, a large armchair, and a big coffee table into your living room design. For some additional oomph, go for a beautiful area rug. Make sure you choose wool or something similar that’s hypoallergenic and easy to maintain.
Fill It With Modern Décor
Finally, the décor you choose to feature in your home will be the easiest way to add a touch of modern style to it. First of all, do know that gallery walls are making a massive comeback so you should consider implementing them in your décor. Not only will this feature work as a cool focal point of any room, but it also allows you to express your personality and individual taste to the fullest. Furthermore, you can even choose to put a big frame around your TV and make it an exciting part of your gallery wall.
As you can see, making an older home feel fresh and new is not difficult at all. You need to decide on the style you want to go with. Get rid of anything that looks outdated, and you’ll be left with a fantastic interior that looks stylish, beautiful, and modern.