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5 Upgrades To Modernize the Interior of Your Home

5 Upgrades To Modernize the Interior of Your Home

Family and friends coming over and noticing that your home is outdated can be a bit embarrassing. Whether it is your kitchen, living room, or bedroom, it is important to keep up with the trends. After all, your home reflects your personality.

If you are looking to modernize the interior of your home, there are different ways you can do that. You do not have to spend a lot of money to keep your home up-to-date. These are five upgrades that you can do to modernize the interior of your home.

Get New Window Treatments

One of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is by getting new window treatments. Whether you go for blinds, shades, or curtains, make sure they are in a style that is currently popular. Right now, natural materials are very popular for window treatments. Bamboo shades and linen curtains are two great examples. If you want something a little more unique, look for geometric patterns or bold colors.

Paint the Walls

Another way to quickly change the look of a room is by painting the walls. You can use a solid color or get a little more creative with an accent wall. If you want to add an accent wall, pick a color that will complement the other walls in the room. For example, if your living room walls are light gray, you could paint one wall dark gray or blue.

Painting your walls is just one way to add color and flair to a modern room. It is a relatively easy and inexpensive project you can do yourself.

Change out the Lighting

Outdated lighting fixtures are one of the most common ways people end up with an outdated-looking home. If your light fixtures are old and dated, it can make the whole room look that way. Luckily, this is an easy fix.

You can find affordable light fixtures at just about any home store. When choosing new fixtures, ensure they fit the room’s style. For example, a chandelier might look out of place in a more modern space.

Invest in Some Art

Another way to add personality to your home is by investing in art. This art does not have to be expensive. You can find affordable artwork at stores like Target or IKEA. If you are crafty, you could even make your own.

Rearrange the Furniture

You would be surprised how much of a difference rearranging your furniture can make. If you have been looking at the same couch in the same spot for years, it might be time to switch things up. Try moving your sofa to a different wall or changing the orientation of your living room. You could even invest in new furniture if you want a bigger change.

These are just a few of the ways that you can modernize the interior of your home. With a little effort, you can make your home look like it belongs in a magazine.

Your family and friends will be impressed, and you will be proud to show off your home. So get out there and start working on your home today.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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