If you are looking for inexpensive ways to give your home a more modern look, try replacing out dated curtains or other window treatments with roman blinds. Roman blinds are sleek and modern in look, but not that expensive. Changing out the window treatments is more economical than buying all new furniture or re carpeting would be. Take a good look at the room or rooms you would like to redecorate to look more modern. Make a list of the features in each room that are worn out or damaged. Add features that look dated or out of style to that list. Now prioritize the list putting the things that need replacing most at the top and so on. Now you have a plan of action for redecorating your space.
One of the first areas to modernize should be the window treatments. Because they get constant use with opening and closing, and get sun damage, they are probably due to be replaced if they are 5 years old or older. While the window treatments are down and the walls and windows are exposed, it is a good time to give them both a good cleaning. After you have cleaned the walls and windows, repair any dents or holes in the walls and touch up window trim. Now you are ready for your new modern look on the walls and windows. Paint is cheap and easy to apply with brush or roller. Choose a pleasant color for your walls that will go with furniture and flooring that are already there. Some colors to consider are the soft light greys, light moss green, tan or beige. They will all go with a modern decor.
With the walls cleaned and sporting a new coat of paint, take a good look at your flooring. If it is ceramic or wood, you can bring it up to date with a good cleaning and maybe a coat of sealer. If you have carpeting that is in good shape but soiled and stained, consider hiring a carpet cleaning service to give it a good cleaning. Many times they can make the carpet look like new again and give you a few more years use. If the carpet is beyond reclaiming replace it with one of the new wood or bamboo floors or laminate flooring. They are all easy on the budget, easy to clean and durable. These hard surface floors all look good with modern decor.
Now your room is the perfect stage for a modern decor. Start with new Roman Blinds for a tailored, contemporary look. You can get Roman Blinds in many fabrics and wood slats. Roman blinds have a modern look to them and lift up out of the way when you pull them open. You do not need stacking room on the sides of the windows so you gain wall space to make the room look bigger and less cluttered. The new roman blinds have very durable hardware and hanging systems. Many home owners can install them with the instructions included. You don’t need many tools, just a measuring tape, level, drill and screw driver. Purchase the Roman Shades in a color that is neutral and coordinating with the wall color for the most modern look.