Design Tips For Your Condo
The best part about your home is that it’s yours. Your very own sanctuary where you get to decide the mood, decor, colors, and furniture placements. But, starting out with black canvas can be overwhelming for some. Whether you want a modern, minimalistic look, or welcoming and cozy decor, we’ve simplified it down to a few tips to make the decor process a little easier.
Find Your Style
The first step to designing your dream home is determining what style best represents you. Once you have an idea in mind of what type of style you want (modern, bohemian, rustic, etc) you can start looking for inspiration online or through home decor magazines. Pinterest is a great place to start browsing for ideas and get your creative juices flowing.
Choose Your Palette
Now that you know your style, it’s time to choose a palette that will best suit your home. Along with colors, your palette can include patterns, prints, and finishes. This is where you will begin to envision your overall look and blend your choices together.
We recommend making a vision board before purchasing any items so you can properly visualize your various choices and ensure they look the way you want. A harmonious home is the best home!
Focus on Your Center
So you’ve decided on a style and palette, but now you don’t know where to start. An easy way to solve this problem is by finding the focal point of your home. Your focal point is going to be a piece of furniture in your home that is most visible to guests and where everything else will draw inspiration from.
For example, if you have a large statement couch, that would be your focal point. Or if your living room centers around a vintage table, that would work as well. Finding a focal point works best for smaller spaces such as condos as it helps unify the entire open space and will bring all your pieces together.
Make Sure it Fits
Whether you’re in the market for new curtains, a dining table, or wall decor, it’s important to always measure the area of where the item is going to be placed, and compare it to the size guide available online. If you are purchasing in-stores, we always recommend writing down the dimensions of the area and bringing your own tape measure to confirm the item’s size. Knowing the size of your home and where the item will be placed ahead of time will save you from any “oops” moments.
Pro Tip: When draping curtains, choose ones that touch the floor as to create an illusion of a taller window and higher ceilings. As for wall art and paintings, make sure to place them at eye level so that viewers are able to take it in for all its beauty.
Trust the Process
Having a vision for your home is exciting and one that we usually can’t wait to finish. But don’t forget that it’s also a fun process that creates value in your home!
Start off by placing the larger furniture items, such as beds, sofas, and tables, then gradually add your personal touches to it over time. The best homes are the ones where you can feel value behind each piece and build upon.
Your home is an extension of your personality so be sure to give it the time and love it deserves. If you find something you like online, don’t be too impulsive to buy it right away. Do some more research and take your time when making a final selection. These tips will keep your home stylish and filled with your very own personality.