How to Completely Transform Your Home From the Inside-Out


Whether you’re trying to make a new space feel more like you or just want an affordable way to freshen a room, there are plenty of ways to do so without breaking the bank. From painting walls and decluttering to swapping out light fixtures and window treatments, here are a few simple ways that can totally transform your house from the inside out thanks to our friends at Modern Group.

Declutter and clean house

It’s time to declutter and clean your home from top to bottom, inside and out. Why? Because a cluttered space can make you feel stressed—and who needs that?

The first step is to get rid of anything you don’t need or use on a regular basis- it really is time to get rid of that giant flamingo in your garage! Looking for ways to earn a bit of extra cash? Why not sell some items online or at your local market?

Paint your front door

Painting your front door is one of the simplest ways to add instant curb appeal to your home. Whether you opt for a pop of colour like canary yellow or a timeless London-bus red, you can have endless fun by choosing a colour that reflects your personality and it’s a small (and cheap) way to make a big statement.

Take a look at the walls

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for not only giving your home a new look but also making your space feel more of a reflection of your style. If you don’t have time or money for a feature wallpaper (we don’t blame you!), consider painting one wall in a bold colour that really pops against your other décor. 

You could also look to update old artwork or give your frames an upgrade to bring a sense of newness to your space. This doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavour, check our op shops or garage sales for quirky one-off pieces.

Replace old blinds with plantation shutters for a more sophisticated look

Plantation shutters are a clever way to update your home and add significant style without much trouble. They’re affordable, can be quickly installed and customised to fit your space. Plus, they add warmth and style to any room in the house.

Modern Group’s plantation shutters offer more benefits than your average timber shutters you can find online. Rather than traditional timber shutters, which bend and warp within months, Modern’s Insulate plantation shutters are durable and look brand new for years.

They are easy to use, featuring an inbuilt clear-tilt system, which has no visible control tilt rod, and are water and moisture-resistant so you can use them in bathrooms and kitchens. In addition, they provide excellent insulation, saving you substantially on energy costs. And with electricity getting higher, there has never been a better time to invest in these types of modern home additions.

Just to really demonstrate the difference in look, here are before and after photos of a room:



Statement lighting

Statement lighting is a great way to make a room look different. It’s also one of the most affordable ways to give your home a facelift, and it can do wonders for making the space feel bigger and brighter. The best part? You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on new lights—even if you’re on a budget, there are plenty of options out there for every type of décor.

Think about how much light is already in the room, whether it’s natural or artificial (or both). If you have plenty of natural light coming in through windows and skylights, consider opting for a sleek or glass-feature light so as to not obstruct the light during the day.

Update the bathroom with modern fixtures

The bathroom is a great place to get rid of the old, ugly fixtures in your home and replace them with new, more stylish options. In the past few years, there has been a boom in the number of companies that specialise in creating high-end bathroom products and these products are not only beautiful but also very functional, making them an excellent choice for homeowners who want to update their bathrooms without breaking the bank.

Upgrade your kitchen splashback

Splashbacks are a great way to add character and personality to your kitchen. They create a focal point that can be used to bring together various elements of your room, and they’re also a perfect place to showcase some of your favourite art or photos.

The most important thing is to keep in mind the big picture: what do you want to achieve with your home, and how does it fit into your overall lifestyle? There’s not always a need for a huge investment or a complicated plan—just start small and go from there. Remember that if something doesn’t work out, don’t panic! Just try again (and again…and again!).

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