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How to modernize your home without starting from scratch

Just because you want to update your space and make it more modern, it doesn't mean you have to throw everything out and start from scratch. There are a lot of items that can be swapped to make a more modern space. 

Living room or family room

‎Keep your big pieces like the sofa and add more new shapes. Make a statement with the coffee table. You could go for a metal table or try a live edge wood table in a black finish. 

Change your arm chairs and use a modern lounge chair instead. This is very comfortable and very durable as its wood and a very wearable fabric. 

Modern nesting tables are a great new option as they are useful, but metal or glass are a cool option. They're less likely to be damaged so you'll have them for a long time.

Ottomans are always useful and when they are in black with Lucite or acrylic they feel so new. Always useful because they are low and can act as a table or seating. 

Bar carts are in fashion as they can double as a serving table or for extra storage. Adding cool accessories changes the feel of it.

We are seeing more colour in accessories light lamps, and in art.  Photography as art and done in a high gloss acrylic finish is very hot right now. ‎Matte finishes are no longer popular.

Accessories are now utilizing graphic shapes or look very organic.

Changing a light fixture can make a big difference because most of our functional lighting comes from pot lights. A chandelier can now be considered art that lights up. 

In the dining room

Add new dining chairs. Leather chairs are flat and angular and completely durable. These can work with a harvest table. 

Union Lighting: Tripod lounge chair, $939.99  |   Sculpted Leather Dining side chair, $319.99  |  Crafted wood coffee table with steel base, $1,599.99  |  Bleeker Bed Ottoman bench with X shaped base, $2,509.99  |  Livingston Bar Cart, $759.99  |  Beekman Table Lamp, $699.99  |  Coquette Table lamp with metal dome shade, $1,109.99  |  Nine light pendant chandelier, $459.99  |  One light petal shade pendant acrylic, $599.99  |  Banded shade floor lamp, $479.99  |  Rectangular acrylic tray, $329.99  |  LED speaker with bluetooth, $169.99  |  Small braque matte white box, $89.99  |  Large braque matte white box, $159.99  |  Moselle set of 4, $369.00  |  Large neptune sculpture bronze,  $159.00  |  Small neptune sculpture bronze, $119.99  |  Largo I, $239.99  |  Largo II,  $239.99

LUMAS Art: Renaud Delorme, Brigitte Bardot, 2014, $2,399.00

Pottery Barn D├ęcor:  Copper Handled Flatware Set, $52.50 |  Hammered Copper Charger $46.00  |  White & Soft Rose Napkin, $12.00 each  |  Joshua Ivory Dinner Plate, $11.00  |  Joshua Ivory Dinner Salad Plate, $9.00  |  Joshua Ivory Dinner Bowl, $9.00  |  Hammered Copper Napkin Ring, $5.39

ELTE: Free formed platters, $495.00  |  Modern Iron Jack large, $95.00  |  Upton Candle holders with candle, $325.00  |  Walnut Candle holders, $125.00 to $245.00

Urban Barn: Shimmer Glasswear in Rose Gold,  $8.00  |  Shimmer Glasswear in Rose Gold (stemless), $7.00  |  Torres Nesting Tables, $299.00  |  Sussex Bistro, $499.00  

Home Sense: Decanters, $14.99 each

Weavers Art    Barcelona rug in Sand/Wenge, $625.00