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Giving personality to your cookie-cutter condo

Condo living is growing more popular in the Philippines’ urban centers. With people flocking to the cities, many want to live closer to their places of work, and leisure. Thus, condos are popping up everywhere. But being smaller than single-family homes, decorating condos can be tricky. These simple decorating tips can take your condo from average to just perfect.

BRING A BIT OF COUNTRY INTO YOUR CONDO

There’s a good chance your condo is in a city, and doesn’t offer much for nature with a lack of trees and plants. Invest in some plants for your patio and indoors. If you’re not big on keeping plants alive, look for succulents or plants that don’t need watering often. You can also invest in artificial plants so you have those little bursts of green around your condo without the hassle of watering. 

ART AND ACCESSORIES

Art is a gorgeous way to spice up your condo. You will probably be hanging art on at least one wall of your home. Find a wall with enough space to display your pieces and go right to work finding the best layout for your art frames. You may also want custom framing for your pieces, which can be found at most art supply stores.

Accessories can really step up your style game in a condo. Space is the main issue, and the key to solving that problem is finding the best layout for your furniture and accessory items. Creativity is your friend when it comes to accessory styling.

Large wall mirrors can help make your condo look bigger when placed on walls that have good natural light. Mirrors also add a look of sophistication into a room.

Other ways to save space can be hanging bookshelves, that still allow you to display your books and accessories while also preserving floor space. Additionally, you can mount your tv to the wall. Entertainment centers can be very big and bulky, take them out of the equation and you have a lot more room to work with.

PAINT AND LIGHTING TO DO THE TRICK

Paint can be another element that broadens the space of a condo. Soft and vibrant colors can give a warm feeling, especially with a dark drape contrast. Natural light really makes a space feel homey, but don’t hesitate to add artificial lighting where needed.

Natural lighting and an airy feel can have lots of added benefits in your home. Starting your morning in a bright and sunny room can already lift your spirits before you even leave the house.

GOING MINIMALIST

When picking out your furniture, make sure to have specific reasons for your pieces. You definitely want to avoid having too much furniture, especially if it isn’t functional. Simple designs with dark colors have been known to make the room feel bigger. Minimalistic decorations are always good for small rooms. White and soft pastels are key in your decor elements like paint colors, furniture, and accessories. Another tip for your living room furniture is to pull your pieces away from the wall a few inches to give off a look of more space.

Translucent materials will also help with openness. Glass coffee tables and side tables give off the illusion of more room. Wood or marble-like materials will make the room feel more weighty. Metallic or mirrored pieces also will reflect light and bring in space.

CREATIVE STORAGE

A smart way to decorate a condo is coming up with creative storage options. You must start with identifying areas you don’t use as often and reduce those spaces to the bare necessities. Also, consider using furniture that is dually functional, like a trunk or ottoman as a coffee table that has storage inside. If you’re looking for extra bathroom space, try making your bedroom where you get ready, rather than having toiletries and cosmetics everywhere in the bathroom. You can make this area very attractive in the bedroom with a vanity and beautiful bench.

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR WALLS

An element to really step up your decor game is wallpaper. A wallpaper accent wall or wallpapered hallway can be exactly what your condo needs.You can really add a touch of extravagance in a smaller space without it feeling as overwhelming as a larger space. Do an accent wall in the living room or bedroom behind the couch or bed, respectively. A hallway is a great place to experiment with fun styles because they are a smaller area that you dont occupy for very often.

Wallpaper can express more in one item than a whole gallery wall. Choose a pattern or design that best suits your room, theme, color palette, and personality. 

Topics: Condo , Interior , Decoration , Design
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