How do I Update My Traditional Home Interior Design

How do I Update My Traditional Home Interior Design

How to update your home from dark and dated to light and modern.

I am getting a lot of requests from people about how they can update their home furnishings and interior design in their home. There are a lot of homes that have dark gold/brown paint through their home. Their furniture is also dark and elaborate. Old World was the fad 15 years ago and now some people are tired of it. They tell me that they want to lighten up their homes and have a cleaner look.

Below are some CAD (computer aided design) photos of the same room. The before photo is what I see in a lot of homes. The after photo shows what can be done.

Updated living room

While you are updating your home why not make it more functional. Maybe a wine lounge, a conversation room or a reading room. Most living rooms do not get used, so why not turn it into a functional fun room. We like to come up with creative solutions for our clients.

The BEFORE PHOTO below shows a typical living room I see when I go out to help people with their homes.

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In the after photo you can see that we repainted, changed  the window coverings and changed the furniture. Some people tell me they want to keep some of their furniture. As you can see from the photos it would be hard to accomplish the look they want without new furniture.

BEFORE PHOTO ABOVE

AFTER PHOTO BELOW

The above room is set up to be a conversation room. It is a great place to sit with friends and sip a glass of wine. Because of the lighter colors this room will have a different feel to it. It is also easier to see in a room with light colors, which makes this a good reading room.

In the next blog I will discuss what changes you need to make to your home to give it a new home look.

Michael Foran
michael@foraninteriordesign.com