Simple Ways to Modernise Your Home

August 5, 2018

If you are redecorating or renovating, then there are lots of small, simple things you can do to give your home a makeover without spending a fortune. To help you out the team at Handles Plus have put together these simple tips.

Fresh coat of paint

Yes, it may seem like a cliché, a fresh coat of paint can really breathe life into a tired looking space. For a timeless look, opt for neural colours such as cream, white, beige or stone. For something a bit funkier, then integrate a pop of colour with a carefully planned feature wall.

Buy a new rug

You’d be surprised how much a new rug can zhoosh up a space. Rugs are particularly effective when laid on top of tiled or wooden floors. For a cosier look, opt for a shag or wool rug, or for something a little fancier, opt for a Persian or a hair of hide rug. For a Boho vibe, choose a natural fibre or patterned synthetic rug.


Clutter is out, and minimalism is in. if you’re redecorating then try reducing the amount of clutter in your home. Select a few key items to leave on display on shelves and tables and store the rest away in cupboards and storage. This will open your space and make your home look far more modern.

Replace your door handles

Most older homes have dated door handles. To modernise your home, replace any knob style door handles with more sleek lever style door handles. The finish you choose will depend on the look you are going for and the décor of your home. A popular choice for modern homes however is chrome, stainless steel or silver plating.
If you need help choosing the right door handles for your home, then contact Handles Plus. We have a range of level door handles in a range of materials and finishes. To range our full range of door handles, visit our Gold Coast showroom.