“We do not believe in moving to a new place and replicating the one you left behind. Where is the fun in that?” –Andrew Fisher
The yearning to find a place to call our own is in all of us.
This translates well when we already have our own roofs above our head. More often than not, this is when our sense of personalization kicks in as you wish to make our homes truly your own. In your endeavor in customizing a home to suit your taste and preferences, you are effectively giving it character—something which most generic homes woefully lack. In any case, our homes must be a reflection of who we are and should tell a story of its inhabitants. Unfortunately, not all people are given a keen eye for design. In this regard, any attempt at interior decorating could be a hit or miss. However, fret not; your attempts at creating a home that is a reflection of you do not have to end in disaster. All you need is to create a focal point, remember the law of thirds, and consider negative space.
There is really no need to possess an expertise in interior designing nor do you actually need to do a radical or excessive home transformation. After all, you are looking for what is comfortable and suits you, so it is not always necessary to be revolutionary and novel. Whether you are sprucing up a Manila condo for sale or are simply hoping for a refreshing home ambiance, here are some things to take note of:
- Between classic and innovative
The decor and design of a house are made up of a lot of elements and components. Each of these is integral to a home’s function while some would be there to enhance the overall appeal. There are some furnishings in the home that are rudimentary—in a sense, they are already expected to be there. What you need to do is find common ground for mixing these classic features with innovative design work together.
- Pick an item that draws attention
Every room should have a focal point. This can either be a piece of furniture that attracts the eye or an ornamental decor that could be an excellent conversation piece. In any case, it should bring a unique touch to your homes and give it character as well. The object can be something that is incredibly important to you or something that is representative of your personality and style. The key here is that it should attract attention and contrast wonderfully with the rest of your home’s design and decor.
- Be creative, recycle and undertake DIY projects
Making your home a truly unique space is as easy as recycling old pieces of furniture. In this way, you are not only effectively making your space more beautiful and personalized but you are actually contributing to a greater cause. After all, we live in a world whose endeavors include trying to contribute to sustainability. Beautiful, unique and functional items can be a really fun DIY undertaking and it allows you to explore your creativity.
- Utilize color
Color is an incredibly utilitarian aspect when it comes to design. In interior design, color is crucial and that much is evident in how much you can truly change up and revitalize a whole interior with just a touch of color. If you wish to go for the sophisticated and minimalistic approach, use neutral tones for majority of the furnishings and wall color then add a smidgen of color in the form of furniture, artwork or even just a single cushion. You will be surprised at the startlingly beautiful effect it creates.