What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘home design?’ Perhaps, you would think of walls painted with your favorite color or installed with eclectically-designed wallpapers. Some of us would think about renovating the kitchen or other parts of their home to suit their liking.
But, do you know that home design can be overwhelming? It is not just about the decorations or renovations that your home needs. Instead, home design also involves making your home livable while matching your needs with your lifestyle.
Give your house and lot in Quezon City (or any other real estate property in the Philippines for that matter) a new look. Decorating your home should never be that hard and expensive. And, if you are looking for practical home design tips, below are some of them.
Set the tone at the front door
As we all know, front doors can make a great first impression. Let’s think about it this way. If your front door is appealing enough, then how much more when it comes to the interior design of your home?
In some cultures, they usually paint their front door with bright red, which symbolizes luck. While in some, they choose the colors orange and yellow since they are both associated with joy and warmth.
Further, you need to get rid or replace the old front door and replace it with a fun, glossy hue to give a better and fresh look.
Keep wall colors light and neutral
Just because you want your walls to be painted with your favorite colors, that doesn’t mean you’ll paint your walls with them. That’s not how it works. You also need to know if the colors you like fit into your home aesthetically (color coordination and flow).
If you want to minimize clashing of colors, you must stick to colors like more beige or gray especially on the first floor where the flow is essential. Paint your walls with neutral colors to give flexibility. It allows you to switch up your accessories quickly.
Additionally, if you want to give it a livelier look, you can look at a paint strip and move up or down a shade or two for a subtle variation in the room.
Make sure your sofa talks to chairs
One important factor that you should never miss is the arrangement of your living room. It gives impact to the overall home design. To achieve a better look, you need to play with the overall design, making sure that it matches perfectly with each other.
There are rules when it comes to living room arrangements. Think about where or what spot should the sofa be to have a sense of balance and intimacy.
While it is true that the couch should match with the chairs, that does not mean that its color, texture, size, and other features must be all the same.
Let the sun shine in
There is nothing more satisfying than a natural light coming through your windows. Ideally, curtains should be functional and elegant.
You can go with sheers paired with full-length panels. If your window got a lot of sunlight, then opt for light color curtains that won’t fade.
Curtains that are made from cotton, linen, and silk blends well with the window since they tend to hang well.
Scale artwork to your wall
You can go for an oversized piece or smaller artworks for a gallery-style arrangement. Try not to space the pictures too far apart – 2 to 4 inches between the artworks are the best.
Artworks are usually hung at the eye level depending on the average height of the person. Never forget that.
While home design can be a real challenge, you definitely do not want to make your home look bad. As a homeowner, you need to know your home for you to determine what and what not to do when it comes to designing your home.