Contemporary Home Renovation Design Trends: Embracing Modern Living 

When designing a modern home, it’s important to constantly bear in mind the preferences of the average homeowner. Today’s interior design landscape has been shaped by a handful of notable trends, and it’s worth being conscious of each of them.

Let’s take a look.

Open floor plans

For at least a decade, homeowners have been tearing down walls and enjoying an open-plan style of living. This has a number of advantages. To begin with, it increases the amount of perceptible space in the immediate vicinity at any given time – which is another way of saying that it’ll make the rooms bigger. This can create a sense of freedom that’s not possible in more fragmented interiors.

Open plan also confers practical benefits. In a combined kitchen diner, for example, you’ll be able to easily move plates from one space to another.


Biophilia is a Greek term, meaning a love of living things. In an interior design context, it usually means introducing a lot of plants. Potted plants can be a very flexible way to inject visual interest into a space. Human beings are naturally adapted to find comfort in green plants – since plants tend to correlate with abundance and security. Therefore, installing a few potted plants in key areas might help a space to appeal to wellness-conscious homeowners.

Potted plants tend to make the biggest difference in kitchens, living rooms, and offices. Put the greenery where you’re most likely to see and smell it!

Energy-efficient solutions 

A modern home should be as energy-efficient as possible. The less heat being lost by the structure, the less money will need to be spent on generating more of it. In older properties, swapping out an old boiler for a modern combi boiler can yield significant efficiency savings. What’s more, these units tend to fit with modern design sensibilities – though if they’re enclosed suitably, the aesthetics tend not to be a problem!

Integration of Smart Home Technology

Modern homes tend to rely on digital technology. Connected doorbells, security cameras, and thermostats can provide enhanced security, convenience, and energy efficiency. Smart homes don’t have to be built from the ground up with connectedness in mind, but this can help to make the system work seamlessly.

Sustainable Materials and Design Choices

The materials you choose should be sustainable, without compromising on performance. Fast-growing timbers, like bamboo, are an increasingly popular choice. They are strong, resilient, and very eco-friendly.

Playful design

If you’d like to give your property an edge in the open market, it’s worth tweaking the design so that it stands out. Unique features like fountains, bay windows, and crenelations can make all the difference. However, it’s worth being sure that you’re catering to the broadest possible range of tastes.

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