Best ways to create a modern look in your home

Houses are popping up faster than ever and from so it is easy to lose the individuality of your home. We all want our homes to be works of professionally crafted art but most of the time we lack the budget or the interior designer understanding to do so. Creating a modern look in your home doesn’t have to be a difficult task and can separate you from the other little boxes without breaking the bank.

There are many different ways to make a space look elegant in your home. Here are just some of the best ways to get started on your own work of art.


The materials you use in your house set the tone and style that you are trying to achieve. Brightly coloured plastics achieve a post-modern look. If you’re trying to achieve a modern look, monochromatic materials should be used.

Stainless steel balustrades accompanied with glass are a great addition to an indoor or outdoor setting that can give your home that extra push of modernism. The stainless steel wire balustrade is also a viable option if glass isn’t appropriate for your household (if you have children!).

Crown moulding

Crown moulding offers an elegant modern look that is simple to envision and accomplish. If the space between your roof and wall doesn’t have crown moulding it can look bland, tacky and just cheap. Crown moulding gives an extra level of depth to your home.

It is also a very cost effective measure to add modernism to your home if money is of the essence. The wider your crown moulding is the more modernistic look you can achieve. Depending on your style taking into consideration the width of your crown moulding is crucial to tie your home together.


Painting and colouring a room is one of the most important steps in creating your own unique living space. The colour of the walls usually decides the remaining colour palette for furniture and other accessories.

To achieve a modern look make sure you choose appropriate colours. A good colour scheme for modern styled houses at the moment is monochromatic.


Lighting in your home usually lacks personality and your own personal spin. Replacing stock standard ceiling lights and fans with new modernistic elements can bring your home to life.

A modern lighting experience isn’t just limited to ceiling devices. Having table lamps and floor lamps in multiple rooms can transform any bland room into a modern piece of art.


Furniture is usually the largest investment in any room. Choosing the right type and style of furniture is crucial in tying together the theme of your household.

If you’re after a modern look, stay away from Victorian era styled pieces in your household. Having older styled furniture in a room modern paint, walls, lighting and materials would be offsetting and make the room feel muddled.

For a modern look a large monochromatic coloured lounge chair accompanied with a metal coffee table is a rising trend for modern houses.

There are many factors that can give a room a certain feel and theme. If you take into consideration these areas mentioned you are sure to achieve a modern look in your home.

Ultimately your budget affects all decisions made but the modern look doesn’t have to be expensive. Detail and smarter options can make modern easy and give you that individual flair that your home needs.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Executive Editor at Best in Australia. Mike has spent over a decade covering news related to business leaders and entrepreneurs around Australia and across the world. You can contact Mike here.
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