Whether it is lighting, color scheme, or storage space, interior design for your condo in the Philippines isn’t that much different than designing for a larger space, such as your house. You’ll still want to look for that right combination of lighting, pick the color palette that best suits your nature, and find that optimal blend of ingenuity and practicality with your room design, you’ll just be doing all of that for a smaller space. Here are some ideas when deciding on the condo interior design of your unit.
Play Around with Lighting and Color
Color can make a room, no matter how big or small. By adding a color and playing around with contrasting shades, you can change the look and feel of your condo. In condominiums, like rooms in a home, natural light can add brightness and a sense of depth to your room. If you have high windows, accentuate the height by adding half-shades to the higher panels, or translucent curtains to give the room the illusion of more space. Artificial lighting can also become an integral part of your interior design. Recessed lighting, for example, can highlight a wall or certain piece of furniture. You can also use light to complement your color scheme. Colors breathe life into a room. Dramatic interior design might call for you to add splashes of color. You could paint a single wall in a room of your condo a bright shade of red, while leaving the others opaque. The red wall could be set-off by recessed lighting or through the placement of a signature piece of furniture. On the other hand, your color palate could interact with the natural lighting, providing your interior design with a soothing sense of place, utilizing cool colors that are easy on the eyes.
Maximize the Floor Design
In a condo, the floor plan is an integral part of your interior design. With limited space, you’ll need to maximize your floor plan, blending creativity with functionality. In your condo’s kitchen, for example, you might consider buying appliances that can be stacked so you can maximize room for counter space, cooking space, or even dining space. Wall space is a premium in a condo. Use walls for such design elements as flat screen TVs and wall hangings that can double as book cases or shelving, while utilizing the center of your condo for more fluent spaces such as sitting areas. The way your floor plan flows will help augment your lighting and color schemes. Recessed lighting, for example, could shine down on places you could talk to provide lighting while shelving and cabinets built into the wall could hold a small bar or kitchen unit.
Keep Storage Space in Mind
In a condo, storage space is at a premium, and your interior design should reflect that need. Furniture with dual usage is a great way to incorporate storage into your design. Foot stools, for example, could be used as storage units. Stools with hollow interiors and hinged tops are perfect for storing books, magazines, and toys. Shelving can be a design element and a place to store belongings. If you are short on closet space and want to hide any clutter, purchase a floor-length curtain to section off a wall that you could use for storage. For your bedroom, an armoire could be used as an interior design element and a play to store clothes or a television. Storage is a crucial part of any condo’s interior design and should be incorporated into any design, no matter the style.
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