Personality, Style, and Interior Design
We know style as a distinctive manner of expression, behavior, or performance. Whether we express ourselves through the way we dress, the media we consume, and even the way we write or speak, it is something that manifests in any number of unique ways. Style defines us and our personalities – key commodities now, especially in today’s trend-based, fast-paced times. Style also comes alive in the way we design our homes and living spaces, and what we want our visitors to see the moment they step inside. When it comes to interior design and home renovation, the owners’ styles and personalities are factors that are heavily considered, even before the work begins.
Now that we are midway through the first month of the new decade, it’s normal to want a makeover and change the way we want to be seen. It shouldn’t matter whether you live in a house or a condo, because there are many ways to let your unique style stand out. Here are some of the ways you can work around your space’s size limitations, so you can start freely expressing yourself at home.
LIVING AT HOME
A house immediately gives you a lot of space to work with, allowing you to think bigger when it comes to setting the pace and flavor you want. At home, you’re able to play around with more rooms, more expansive floors, and higher ceilings. Use these perks to your advantage and leave no corner untouched when you begin your home’s interior design.
Consider investing in functional art pieces to give your house a more modern feel. Unique decor like these can make useful items like a chair or a lamp look more abstract.
You can also design the unconventional spaces, like your stairs, light fixtures, doors, floors, windows, and ceiling. Decorating these parts of your house gives you more chances to put your personal touch on them, allowing your style to stand out in a more distinct way.
When you live at a home you own, you are also granted more freedom to renovate the place in any way you see fit. Give your interior design the dynamic kick it needs with a fresh paint job for the new year. Different colors express different moods, so making use of the right shades and hues will allow you to express yourself more openly at home. Make these new colors stand out even more with coordinated pieces of furniture, like pillow cases, sofas, cabinets, and shelves.
RENTING A CONDO
Meanwhile, renting a condominium also comes with its own set of considerations. Unlike homeowners, those renting a condominium have a much smaller space to work with. They also don’t have as much freedom when it comes to re-designing the space, as they would still need to seek permission from the building owners before doing so. But it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get creative and personal when it’s time to start re-arranging certain things for the new year. After all, necessity is the mother of invention, and a smaller space also means there are other options worth trying if you’re considering a changed layout for the condo’s interior design.
Take the opportunity to get started on art. There’s nothing more personal than creating art, so if you want to immediately personalize your living space, then getting artsy with interior design is the way to go. Decorate your condo with personal knickknacks and other memorabilia that are tied with specific moments in your life. Put your interests on display with posters, figurines, pillow cushions, and other decorations.
You can also get creatively minimalist with multi-purpose furniture, which can divide rooms, provide storage, and serve the all-important task of creating the space you need. Condominiums offer limited space, so it’s important to maximize every inch you can get. Position specific pieces of furniture, like shelves, cabinets, and stools, in innovative ways to free up valuable space and make your unit feel more dynamic. Once you get the space you need, it becomes much easier to express yourself without worrying about the clutter.
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If you’re considering a new look for your condo’s walls, there’s also the option of using removable wallpaper. This is ideal for those with shifting moods and styles, as this allows them to do seasonal upgrades of their condo’s interior design.
Having the freedom to express yourself, especially in the place you call home, can be very rewarding. Regardless of the space you live in and how big it is, it’s always possible to make the most out of it, as long as you have the creativity and resourcefulness to pull off the change.
Style your home or condo the way you want it and let your personality come alive for your next interior design venture. We are Tokyo Grand Renovation (TGR), a design and build specialist dedicated to lending a Japanese touch to your next luxury project. Find us at 9110 La Campana St. cor. Trabajo St., Brgy. Olympia, Makati City, 1207.
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