While having a modern home can mean having a home that’s beautiful, efficient, and convenient to live in, it can also mean that your home looks exactly like thousands of other people’s. If this is something you’re perfectly fine with, you can merely decorate your home to your personal taste. But if you’re wanting to have the details of your home be a little more unique, you may want to make some small but impactful changes.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to add more interest to your cookie-cutter home.
Install Unique Hardware
As far as the details of your home go, making a few seemingly small adjustments can help you put your own stamp on your home.
To do this, Nancy Mitchell, a contributor to Apartment Therapy, suggests that you take the modern hardware that’s been used throughout your home and replace it with hardware that’s more vintage or even antique looking. In addition to making your home look like it’s been around for longer than a few years, it can also help you build the overall aesthetic that you’re wanting by creating a design in your home that is distinctly yours.
Add Classic Charm
Another way you can make your home more unique is by adding some elements that hearken back to old charm of more classic homes. Some of the best ways to do this is to add decorative elements to the ceilings or walls of the home.
Amy Howell Hirt, a contributor to HouseLogic.com, shares that if your home didn’t already come with casing or mouldings around doors or windows, adding these elements can help to elevate the look and feel of your home. Ideally, you should try to make your baseboards or mouldings on the walls a little thicker than what you’d choose to place around doors and windows.
Put Up Some Wallpaper
If you’re wanting your home to look different and unique without actually changing any of the foundational or structural elements of the space, Katie Holdefehr, a contributor to Real Simple, advises that you create a big statement by putting up some patterned wallpaper on a wall of your home.
By choosing to put a bright, colorful, or interesting wallpaper on an accent wall or within a smaller room of your home, you’ll have a cost effective solution to making your home less like everyone else’s homes that happened to be built the same year as yours.
If you feel like that modern home you’re living in doesn’t have the amount of charm or interest that you’d like to have in the home you occupy, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you put these elements into your space.