How to Modernize Your Home in 2019

Home interiors are a blank canvas on which we paint our visions of our lives and the world around us, and too often we leave this canvas to slowly age and wear to an extent that it can fall into outright neglect. When we’re settled in our homes – guaranteed to spend some years there – it’s important to make that space as comfortable as possible, while also reflecting some of the core features that make us comfortable and happy in the environment around us. This article looks at the modernization process, and how you can go about it.

Floors

Let’s start simple: the floors of your home. They might be anathema to you – simply something you walk upon and kick off your shoes onto when you enter your home – but actually, the floor is a fundamental and foundational part of your home to consider. Think about the following changes:

  • Thick carpets are spongy and comfortable underfoot
  • Tiled flooring is easy to clean and modern and minimal aesthetically
  • Hardwood flooring is homely and rustic, while also lending a modern feel
  • Under-floor heating can keep your home warm – from your feet up
  • Rugs and throws can add an air of class and warmth to your home

As you’ll see, the floor is far more than merely a surface – it’s an important element that you can modernize to bring your home squarely into the modern era.

Kitchen

The place in which you cook food, prepare meals and fix yourself a snack is also the room with the most gadgets and gizmos in it. As such, it’s the primary concern for anyone making changes to their home in order to modernize it in 2019. From toasters to toastie-makers, washing machines to tumble dryers, there’s a large eco-system of gadgets that are seen as a complete necessity for the kitchen in the modern era. Fixing and adding these gadgets with smart technology to save you cash and energy is your best bet – and installing them professionally has never been easier, as you can simply search “appliance installation near me” to find a handyman to get your kitchen’s newness up and running.

Smart Home Tech

While on the subject of smart home technology, it’s worth pointing out that kitchen appliances are only the tip of the iceberg where this is concerned. Home additions in the smart tech world have been long in the development phase, but exciting products are now rushing to market to make people’s homes feel modern and sleek – and to help them save time on household maintenance and chores. Here are some examples of smart tech for your home:

  • Home entertainment systems that blast music throughout your rooms
  • Smart TVs that link to laptops, smartphones or tablets seamlessly
  • Window controls to remotely select blind level and light intrusion
  • Smart energy meters that help you monitor the flow of heat and electricity in your home
  • Home security systems to keep you and your children safe
  • Smart lighting to establish different moods in your rooms

The exciting world of smart tech shouldn’t be ignored if you’re hoping to make a splash with a modern-feeling home in 2019.

Interior Design Methods

Your other source of exciting modernization comes from the interior design methods that you can put in place to make your home suddenly feel fit for the third decade of the twenty-first century. Here, you’ll discover that simple rooms laid out with space at the center of their ethos will help you curate a home that feels comforting, breezy and even luxurious. Removing clutter and placing furniture strategically will both help in this regard. You might also:

  • Repaint surfaces in light shades of off-white paint
  • Select minimalist artworks to display on your walls
  • Use lighting to highlight space and airiness in your home
  • Remove old and battered furniture in favor of long-lasting new pieces
  • Replace heavy curtains with simple blinds

Much more can be discovered in this regard by looking through interior design magazines online – where you’ll find ample inspiration for your modernizing venture.

Personal Touches

A modern home needn’t feel like the halls of a sci-fi spaceship – it should also contain personal touches and family features that make your home feel special and made just for you. Never sacrifice those family frame photographs and silly pieces of art that you’ve cherished for years – just make sure that they’re complemented by some of the tips made above in order to truly establish your luxuriously modern home.

These tips are designed to help you modernize your home, leading you to luxury and opulence every time you pass through the threshold. Through some simple changes you can transform your home to make it a space you are proud of.

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Julian R. Lark is a distinguished entrepreneur and award-winning stylist, sought after for his take on classic glamour. Having over a decade of experience coupled with a degree in Fashion, Lark has made himself an integral part in creating breathtaking moments for countless Hollywood celebrities. As a tastemaker in fashion, he has launched an online boutique and showroom in Atlanta to make breathtaking moments accessible to his growing audience. Julian forged his own path by creating the nationally published Kontrol Magazine as Editor-in-chief and lead stylist. He has crafted memorable moments for Hollywood icons like Anita Baker, Lynn Whitefield, Toni Braxton and Lil’ Kim. He’s been called upon to work on projects for numerous studios and networks including FX, Netflix, Bravo, OWN, WeTV and VH1. Press features of his work include Huffington Post, People, US Weekly, E! News, The View, and The Wendy Williams Show. In addition to his work as a stylist, in 2014 Julian launched his first stylist class, which is designed to help aspiring stylist learn how to build a successful career in the industry. Continuing to leverage his audience he has launched his own cosmetics line, and agency for stylist. Julian has proven himself to be a creative visionary and industry zealot. His drive, coupled with his uncanny ability to empower through fashion and style will undoubtedly ensure constant growth, both personally and professionally, in fashion and beyond.