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How to Make a Home Look Modern on a Budget

Modernizing your home doesn’t have to be expensive. With just a few simple touches and useful accessories like custom blackout curtains, any home can go from looking outdated to stylish in a snap—all without breaking the bank. The following ideas demonstrate how.

Get Artsy

The right piece of art can make any room look more modern, mature, and interesting. Moreover, while some people think art has to be expensive to be good, that just isn’t true anymore. For example, Apartment Therapy has compiled a whopping list of 20 great sites where you can purchase inexpensive, high-quality art. Art can work seamlessly together with other parts of your interior design; for example, the right drapes for a living room can complement the art therein and vice versa.

Minimize Your Style

Every home looks better with a defined style. And if you’re looking to stay within a certain budget, then a minimalist style may be the way to go. Minimalism, according to one designer, focuses on “keeping a space simple” and “uncluttered.” That means the minimalist style may not need as much furniture, decoration, and other items that can drive the overall price of a modernization project up.

Update the Paint

When it comes to refreshing your home’s look, it’s hard to beat the price point and effectiveness of a fresh coat of paint. Different colors can make a room appear more striking, comforting, bigger, or cozier. For advice on picking the right paint to meet your goals, check out this article from the DIY Network.

Update the Lighting

Changing out old, dingy light bulbs for newer options is another cost-effective way in which you can make your home look more modern. Additionally, energy-efficient bulbs can save you money on your energy bills. 

Obtaining High-Quality Window Treatments

Your home deserves the style, functionality, and made-to-order fit that custom curtains and other window treatments can provide. Drapes Place can be your one-stop shop for everything your windows need. To see what we have to offer, visit our online store. Ready to start experimenting? Check out our free swatches. And if you have a question, just email us at, call us at (415) 723-1022, or use our handy contact form.

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