Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.
Plants are the perfect way to brighten up any room in your home in the warmer months. Transform a drab area with a simple orchid. “Orchids always look great because they are so sculptural and elegant,” Sarna says.
Rubber vase, $34.95, available at the Dwell Store.
Entryways shouldn't be boring. Bring them to life by layering black and white art in a tasteful manner. “Grouping black and white outdoor photography in minimal black or white frames and is a great way to make a modern impact,” Sarna says.
Enzo Mari panther print, $325, available in the Dwell Store.
When decorating in neutral tones, consider mixing textures. Sarna also suggests weaving in a few colorful items. "A little bit of color against a dark wall, or a few neon highlights against neutral tones” add a summery touch to a modern home.
Tardi Sofa, $6,200, available in the Dwell Store.
The summer season is the perfect opportunity to give your home a modern update. New York-based interior designer Sarah Sarna, who runs the lifestyle blog Life the Life you Dream About, shares her tips for getting the job done without having to dole out a ton of money. From incorporating fresh greenery to upgrading accessories wherever possible, here are simple—and affordable—tricks Sarna promises will make a difference in your home.
Sarna revealed she’s even used some of these pointers in her own abode. “What makes my home modern is I use a lot of white and like clean lines,” she says. “It’s contemporary because there is no excess and that feels relaxing and calming.”