A lot of people are drawn to traditional architecture, but that doesn’t mean you want the interior of your home looking like it’s straight out of the 1800s. If you live in a traditional home, you might think you’d have to do a complete overhaul to modernize your home. But there are some smaller changes you can make to modernize a traditional home.

Go monochromatic

Nice floral patterns and the like are seen a lot, but they certainly don’t scream modern. If you want to update your décor and fixtures, go for simple black and white. A plain white marble or black granite countertop could achieve this. For an even more modern look, mix monochromatic with bold splashes of color in your décor.

Solid colors

When choosing those splashes of color, keep them solid and stay away from the old school patterns we already mentioned. Elements like a bright yellow couch or a deep purple backsplash bring an exciting, modern touch to a room. As a man-made stone, quartz is a good choice for adding color to your home. If you don’t have the budget to buy new furniture, you can simply reupholster with bolder colors or paint wooden furniture.


The tiny living and minimalist trends are taking over, and it can do a lot for making your home look more modern. This doesn’t mean you have to throw away all your earthly possessions. Simply adding more storage and making it more efficient can reduce the clutter in your home and give it that minimalist vibe. Think about how you can store items in kitchen cabinets or add drawers and cupboards underneath your bathroom vanity, for example.

Open floor plan

Here’s one that might take a little more work, depending on the current layout of your house. Individual, separate rooms are becoming a thing of the past, and open floor plans are taking over. Living rooms that open out into the kitchen and dining area feel more light, airy, and modern. It’s practical, too, especially when entertaining guests. If you don’t want to knock down a wall to create an open floor plan, you can simply try to make your rooms feel more open and spacious. Tricks like adding mirrors and replacing bulky furniture items could do the trick.

Combining the traditional aspects of your home as it is with more modern trends will create a great transitional style. If you’re looking for natural stone to modernize your North Carolina home, then come and visit our countertop showroom in Kernersville or get in touch with us online.