Modern Home Improvements That Make Your House Stand Out – AD

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Here are some of my top tips when it comes to modern home improvements. These can be achieved whether you’re on a budget or looking to spend a little more to get your desired look.

Quirky Flooring

Now, I’m not talking 70’s psychedelic carpets or shaggy rugs. I mean really modern and sleek marble or stunning Resin Flooring. Having a statement floor in a room can really bring a modern aspect to your interiors – especially if they have a matte or shiny finish. Looking for the same look on a budget? Linoleum has come a long way since its 80’s heyday. You can find this type of flooring in bargain stores like B&M and on eBay. I think they’re great for smaller bathrooms too.

Statement Art

Whether they’re local artist prints on Etsy or stand-alone pieces from my favourite photographer, I think that art makes a room stand out and really draws your attention. Not only this, but it makes a room seem more homely (in my opinion). Blank walls can either be completely boring or totally modern, it really depends on how you look at it. At the moment, I’m really loving abstract paintings. Their texture makes them stand out against flat prints, and texture is a huge trend this year.

Overreach Floor Lamp, MADE, £149

Lighting That Wows

Sometimes a chandelier or curved reading lamp can make a room pop. I’ve always said that lighting is a big factor in what makes a room feel more comfortable, and that’s something I’ll always stick by. Warm tones are ideal for making welcoming vibes, and to me, it’s one of the main things of what makes a house a home.

Strong Colour Palettes

Who doesn’t love an accent wall? They’re becoming slightly dated, but a pastel pink gallery wall will always be timeless to me. They’re great for hanging pieces of artwork, placing your television (if it’s wall-mounted) or for hanging up family pictures! Choosing the right colour palette will probably top most modern home improvements lists, but it’s because they’re so important in making (or breaking) a room.


  1. Teresa

    February 26, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I have recently become obsessed with lights! Finding the perfect floor lamp has been a 2-year-long project and I’m still searching. You know that feeling when you’ve got an image of the perfect item in your head and it might just be that it doesn’t even exist but you won’t settle for anything else? 😀 I’ve got that big time! x

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

    1. ginakaydaniel

      February 26, 2020 at 8:38 am

      Same! I really think lighting is overlooked with interiors. They can make or break a space so it’s really important to find exactly what you’re looking for! I hope you find the perfect light soon x

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