Clean up Pack away things that clutter to your rooms. Add personal things. Rotate favorite accent pieces with seasons. Color scheme Select a modern color scheme. It is safe to mix up white and neutral color tones to your main color. Add more interest to your decor by playing with textures and patterns. Geometric patterns could also be used along with floral designs. Nature Use nature for your inspiration to come up with choices for design elements. Sea shells in a shallow tray, and candles placed in a sand-filled jar add seasonal beachy feel to the decor, when used in summer. Lights on! Shop for the latest modern lighting and stay away from outdated chandeliers. Accessorize Choose minimal things that could be used as focal point in each room. Be selective about the art pieces to display. Be creative!