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."
Monique Valeris is a lifestyle tastemaker who’s clocked in time doing edit and market work at a number of leading lifestyle magazines. Her writing and market work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, and more. She uses her design blog, Decor Musings, as an outlet for her passions of shelter, lifestyle, and beauty.