Quick interior design tips for modernising your home (2020/21)

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With the pandemic showing no signs of letting up, many of us are well accustomed to the new norm at this point, working from home where possible and being sure to stay in doors in order to stop the further spread of the virus. So much time spent within the same 4 walls might have you thinking that you want to spruce up your home, to get it feeling a little bit fresher and more exciting going into the new year.

Want to make some changes to your home to make it more modern and exciting, but unsure of where to start? Well, we’ve compiled a short list of interior design tips that you might want to think about for inspiration. Read on to get started, and see if there’s something here that you haven’t yet considered!

Going for a minimalist feel

To begin with, particularly if you live inside a compact apartment building, or are sick of clutter overbearing your space, this might be the sort of thing that you want to consider.Many forward-thinking, new apartment buildings in cities around the world are opting to go for a minimalist, sleek and space-saving interior design aesthetic. This includes non-overbearing furniture that is functional and can be moved around for space, and clear surfaces that can be adapted, for the modern urban tenant that is constantly on the move and needs to make the most of the limited space that they do have available. To maintain individuality in a minimalist interior, you can focus on the details. Musical posters from VistaCreate, vinyl records or film photos will perfectly emphasize the personality of the owner of the apartment.

Interesting to see what these spaces look like, and perhaps replicate one for yourself in your own home so that you can have a modern space that is more malleable and allows you to get more done? Take a look at RWinvest’s modern apartment designs, throughout cities across the UK such as Liverpool and Manchester. These luxury apartment interiors are the sort of standard being set currently in the property investment/property management space.


Following the whole minimalist idea, another modern interior design trend that’s going to bring your home/apartment space into the modern day is by investing in some smart home equipment, such as smart lighting, smart home security, or even simple smart assistants through speakers such as the Google Home or Amazon Echo products, which allow you to set alarms, play music, or even turn on your lights and appliances. Not only are these sorts of products great for streamlining your overall experience within the home and bringing you closer towards the modern day, but they can be customised and connected with each other, so you can but as little or as much as you want to start with – controlling them all through your smartphone.

From an interior design standpoint, smart tech is extremely easy to set up and install (providing you have the right internet facilities – which most people will have as a necessity nowadays), and it can change up the feel of your home in an instant. If you’re working with reduced space, for example, you might decide to change the colours of a room using smart lighting, changing the mood of your home when desired without the hassle of having to carry out some serious renovations.

Adding colour

Got a space at home that feels a little dull and dreary, and want to spruce it up a little more with some colour? If you don’t want to go over the top, a feature wall can be the perfect middle ground. Picking a bright colour that goes well with muted tones of the rest of the home can add in a bit of life, without going overboard. If you’re unsure of which colour will look best in your home, and don’t want to go getting the paint cans out and rushing into a major decision, why not again use technology to your advantage? Many interior decorators and designers nowadays use AR apps that overlay using your smartphone’s camera, allowing you to see what the room will look like beforehand and this make the right decision on a purchase.


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Written by Lola McQuenzie

Lola is one of our busiest writer. She has worked for Catwalk Yourself since 2007. Lola started working with us after she graduating from Central St Martins

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