Modern style uses colour sparingly – but the colour chosen to highlight a space is often bright – resulting in a fresh feel that pops against its surroundings. And because the background furniture and walls are neutral, you can change styles with no more than a few accessory switches, making modern-style affordable to boot.
Switch your plates
One of the easiest ways to spot an older home, no matter how many renovations have been done, is yellowed, cracked or otherwise dated light-switch and outlet covers. This is a simple, inexpensive fix and it makes a huge impact in an older house.
Upgrade hardware and taps
Dated cabinet hardware and taps are a great place to start when updating your home. Easy to accomplish on your own, yet bold enough to make a difference. This is a one-weekend project with a big payoff. Look for sleek designs and modern finishes – and if you’re looking for extra gusto, consider painting cabinets and adding a splashback.