However, due to all the bills and payments that come with purchasing a condo, not everyone can afford to hire an interior designer. That doesn't mean that a condo owner has to compromise the fun of interior designing; as a matter of fact, DIY home decorating can also be as fun and rewarding.
A home is a reflection of the owner's personality; it is an evident manifestation of the inner self. Society also believes that an individual's lifestyle and environment are a clear sign of his/her social standing. At the end of the day, whether people are aware of it or not, they'll embellish their environment and transform their homes into an extension of their personality. So today, I've managed to create a brief article that will walk homeowners and aspiring home buyers through the fundamentals of DIY home decorating.
1. Get ideas
With the abundance of designs and inspirations scattered on the web, homeowners will surely find a concept that'll appeal to them. Websites like Pinterest, Freshome, and even lifestyle magazines have a pool of various styles that will surely catch the eye and spark the creativity of different dwellers. After collecting a range of inspiring images, choose the ones that appeal the most and start from there.
2. Stick to a color scheme
The 3-color rule is simple; choose one primary color and two complimentary shades. It's pretty much like picking a hero with two sidekicks. For example, choose red as the hero and white and black as its sidekicks. If a more playful palette is in mind, a dweller can opt for colors such as mint green, brown, and white. But like every rule, the 3-color rule can also be broken. Think of it as a guideline rather than an unbreakable law. It is something an individual can turn to when they are in doubt.
3. Add a little oomph to the space
Without statement pieces, a designed space may tend to look dull; especially rooms that feature a two color scheme. Filling a room with a range of tiny furniture and leggy chairs can make it confusing for the eyes, not to mention, boring. This is a mistake most homeowners make. To balance it out, it would be wise to create a combination of small and large, statement pieces. Aside from incorporating various furniture styles, another trick would be adding texture to the space. If a dweller prefers an all-white room or let's say, a minimalistic two-colour theme, it would be advisable to create a subtle array of textures. Think of plush chairs, woven trays, and faux fur pillow cases; it'll surely be a sight to wake up to every morning.
4. Let there be light
Natural lighting isn't typical for condominium units, so might as well make it stand out from the rest. In Chinese Feng Shui, they consider having rays of sunrise in their home to be good luck. Now, if a certain door in the unit doesn't seem necessary, feel free to remove it or replace it with glass panels. This way, the dweller can save on electricity, money and enjoy a well-lit space. Condo owners can also choose to create a drop panel ceiling with charming stained wood. This will be suspended over the space and add a feel of warmth and intimacy to any room.
With the abundance of condo units in the real estate market, dwellers can freely choose a space that will suit their preferences. But even when the choices run limited, it all boils down to the skill and creativity of the condo owner. Keep in mind that no matter how big or limited the space is, the key is to make the most out of what you have.However, due to all the bills and payments that come with purchasing a condo, not everyone can afford to hire an interior designer. That doesn't mean that a condo owner has to compromise the fun of interior designing; as a matter of fact, DIY home decorating can also be as fun and rewarding.
Olivia Coore is a catapult of ideas waiting to explode. She basically writes about anything she finds amusing; may it be a new found hobby, a recently opened coffee shop, visiting a new place, life goals, documentaries, investing either in personal affairs, such as experience, skills, and travel, or in general trade like real estate, stocks, career and business opportunities. She hopes to find meaning in everything she does and makes her learning available for others to take inspiration in. She is currently working as a Senior Director of Correspondence at an investment firm in Miami, and believes that the best stories are always found between the pages of a passport.