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4 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Modern and Elegant

Home Upgrades Raise Home Equity, Lower Utility Bills

© 2013 by Hayley Granton; all rights reserved; content may not be copied, rewritten, or republished without written permission.

A modern home exterior; photo courtesy Hayley Granton

Decorating your home can be a fun, exciting project. However, you may have some difficult choices when it comes to deciding on a decorative theme. Many homeowners find it hard to come up with a perfect balance between a modern and elegant theme.

It may come as a surprise that by coming up with just a few ideas and tips, you are able to implement a décor that can accentuate both a modern and elegant adornment.

Changing the Lighting Fixtures and Ambiance

A simple tip that can come in handy when you want to create a modern layout in your home is to change out some of the light fixtures. Your main goals are to choose contemporary styles that can accentuate your home’s elegant décor and choose modern efficient lighting solutions that will conserve energy (and thereby, money).

The lighting is also important to complement your home’s ambiance. Always try to have proper lighting in your home to create an elegant adornment. If the lighting is too bright, it can cause a distraction from the rest of your home’s decorative layout.

What are some good choices? Contemporary pendant track lighting works well in areas like living rooms because they are so versatile.

Traffic areas like hallways really benefit from stylish wall sconces since they lend a subdued mood and don’t take up much space. Ceiling-mounted recessed can lights are also a good choice.

Install a Home Security System

Another simple solution that you can try is to invest in a home security system. One of the best options in security systems is the Vivint home security systems and monitoring.

This alternative will safeguard your home against any intruders along with keeping you safe from fires by alerting you and your family. These types of systems are excellent to complement that modern decor in your home.

Modern Energy Star Appliances and Home Automation

Aside from installing an alarm system that is automated, you can also invest in modern Energy Star appliances. Nowadays, you will be able to find refrigerators and stoves that offer automated features, such as an automatic ice dispenser.

Modern stoves will also come with digital features that can improve cooking time and overall results. Rest assured that you will notice the difference with just a couple of new additions in modern appliances and an Alexandria home automation system.

Some alarm system companies are now incorporating home automation features into their products. Using a smart phone, homeowners can remotely do things like turn on the lights, adjust the thermostat, and view through the lens of a security surveillance camera.

Upgrade Your Window Treatments

Two reasons to replace window treatments are because they become stylishly outdated or simply don’t clean up like they used to. But they can also be running up your utility bills. Modern energy efficient blinds can take care of that for you.

Leave Your Family and Friends Impressed

When you find the perfect alternatives to accentuate your modern, elegant decor, you are certain to leave your guests impressed by the big changes.

You can begin to browse through a wide range of choices by going on the Internet or by shopping at your local hardware stores for all of your home improvement needs. Remember to shop around so that you can find the perfect price to fit your budget along with high-quality designs.

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