Big Ideas

< back to blog

Top 10 Ways to Modernise Your Home

Have you been wondering how to modernise your house? From simple home-décor hacks to investing in timeless furniture pieces, The Sliding Door Wardrobe Company reveals the top 10 ways to cultivate a contemporary look. We also look at how to modernise your house on a budget.

On top of that, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all our products, so you can be confident that your modern look will look great for years to come.

Modernising home hacks

Conceal your clutter

A decluttered space is a happy space – it’s the most cost-effective and simple way of keeping your home zen.

Minimising clutter will keep your home looking sleek, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. It’s wise to invest in fitted storage solutions to avoid literally sweeping your clutter under the rug.

Fitted wardrobe interiors are brilliant for compartmentalising your items, keeping them neat and organised for when you need them. Our wardrobe interiors are also fully customisable, so you can express yourself without compromise.

A lick of paint

Updating the colour scheme of your walls and furniture with a fresh coat of paint can inject new life into a stale look.

Keeping on-trend can often feel like a full-time job, but mood-boosting colours – such as bright, energising yellows and deep, calming blues – are perfect for a sleek look with purpose.

Earthy tones are also very on-trend in 2024, rustic oranges make homes feel warmer and deep greens give décor a royal finish.

As always, experiment to find your desired look. Whichever colours you land on, a fresh lick of paint will modernise your home.

Upcycled furniture

Perfect for anyone who loves a thrifty find, upcycling your furniture is a cost-effective and rewarding way of making timeless furniture staples look brand-new.

Upcycle your furniture by respraying, revarnishing and reupholstering pieces that need some TLC. There are plenty of useful guides on the likes of TikTok and Instagram, which are brilliant for beginners who want to learn how to modernise your bedroom furniture without breaking the bank.

Start with something a bit simpler, like sanding and revarnishing a coffee table, and work your way up to bigger jobs. A little hard work goes a long way!

Amazing architecture

Bring attention to the architectural eccentricities in your home with a spot of feng shui.

Move furniture and wall décor to emphasise structural points of interest, such as fireplaces, cornicing or pillars. You can take this even further by making these features the focal point of the room: try creating a feature wall around a fireplace with unique wallpaper, or drawing attention to cornicing with strategically placed artwork.

Modern doesn’t always mean minimalist. Have fun with your rooms and bring traditional architectural points of interest into 2024.

Smart shelving

Adding floating shelves can bring a modern twist to the traditional. These modern shelves help cultivate a minimalist aesthetic, while maximising the real estate of your walls and leaving more space to hang artwork.

Glass shelves can help achieve a similar look, but bear in mind that dust will be more noticeable on these, so try not to hang them in a place which will be troublesome to clean.

Door updates

Doors show wear and tear in no time at all, due to constant use. Keep on top of your doors’ imperfections with a new coat of paint, quick revarnishing or an entirely new design.

One simple way to make a door feel brand-new without a full replacement is by switching out the ancillaries. New matching door handles, hinges and door stoppers can completely transform the look and feel of a door and set the tone of the room’s aesthetic.

Flashy fireplaces

Do you have a fireplace you’re not using? Give it a new purpose by transforming it into the focal point of a living space.

Fireplaces can inject character into a room. Mantles can be used to display photos and artwork, tiles can be replaced with new, vibrant designs and the supporting wall can be given a fresh coat of paint.

Make your fireplace a talking point once more with a new look.

Let there be light

In 2024 we’re saying goodbye to ‘the big light’ – it’s the lamp’s time to shine.

Lots of accent lights help make rooms feel cosy – the perfect space to relax and entertain in. Warm, soft hues will bring the best out of your interiors, while also minimising eye strain.

For the daytime, it’s worth considering a skylight. A skylight will make your ceiling feel higher, boost your mood and open up your living spaces.

As a general rule, the more natural light in your home the better.

Refreshed flooring

Wood panel flooring is the perfect timeless addition to your home – always in style.

However, scuffing and discolouration of your wood flooring can detract from the look of your home, so stay on top of your floor with fresh varnish and minor touch-ups.

Additionally, rugs can be used in combination with a wooden floor to add a modern twist to a design classic. If your flooring has a darker tone, try a bright rug to inject some colour into your room.

Bedroom upgrades

You spend a third of your life in bed, so it’s safe to say your bedroom is one of the most important spaces to make both stylish and functional.

Modern design trends are fantastic when it comes to space-saving and functional living. Transform your bedroom with fitted wardrobes that can be customised with modern colours and textures.

The Sliding Door Wardrobe Company offers fitted wardrobes that minimise clutter and maximise design, thanks to smart compartmental features. If you want a sleek, modern look, try our Minimalist Silver Frame with Pure White Glass and Grey Tinted Mirror design – eliminating the need for a cumbersome standing mirror.

If you prefer darker tones, try our Classic Black Frame with Bronze Mirror design and add a touch of understated elegance to your space.

Whichever design you choose, expect to benefit from extra storage space and clever design solutions, allowing you to make sure everything has its place.

Try following some of these ideas to modernise your home and give your space a design refresh.

If you need further guidance, contact us today. Our expert team is delighted to help you take advantage of modern fitted bedrooms and fitted storage solutions.

< back to blog

Get expert design advice to help you create the perfect storage solution for your home.

Book online and our team will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a time and date for your design appointment.

During your home survey visit, you will be introduced to our samples and materials while we plan your bespoke bedroom design together. Your designer will create a scaled drawing of your custom storage solution, illustrating how the space will be reimagined to maximise the use of your space.

Finally you will receive your no obligation quote and provisional fitting dates (where applicable).

Enter your details and a member of the team will be in touch.

Name
Email
Contact Number
Address and Postcode
Details