June 15, 2021
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Whether you are moving to your new home or renovating your existing home, these tips can help you make the spaces in your home look better in no time. 

Create a focal point

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Focal point is the first thing people notice when they enter your home. It can be a piece of artwork, accent wall, or massive window with an eye-catching view. Having a focal point is essential in interior design as it makes the place cohesive and in sync as a whole.

Some ideas for focal points recommended by Sarah Ward, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Ward and Co Interiors, are a fireplace with book-lined library for a traditional room; an imposing desk in a study room; and a chandelier or an impressive staircase in a hallway.

She also highlighted that scale and proportion should also be considered when creating a focal point. Too small can be hard to pop out and too big can be hard to compliment with others and may look cluttered.

Don’t be afraid of experimenting until you find the perfect focal point that will make the room complete and beautiful.

Stick with a color scheme

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Colors are an important factor in the overall look of your room. It has a fundamental impact on our brain that can influence our moods depending on the colors that we see. Because of this, choosing the right color combination is vital in designing your space. 

Colors are classified into two categories – warm and cool. Warm colors, such as red, yellow, and orange, give a friendly and inviting feeling while cool colors like blue, purple, and green bring a sense of relaxation and peace. 

To pick the right color palette to use, Nicole Gibbons, founder and CEO of Clare Paint, suggested different approaches to take when it comes to color pairings – opt for color with like temperatures such as blues and greens; go monochrome by working on colors with same hue like pale blue and deeper blue; and choose complementary colors like shades of coral with blue-green aqua tones. 

Either way, make sure to consider what you want people to feel the moment they step into the room. Don’t forget to also add a splash of your personality to build up the aesthetics of the space that you are designing. 

Add greeneries

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Using indoor plants to add style inside home has been the trend nowadays. Aside from the health benefits that it brings, indoor plants can also make the space look more fresh and appealing. 

Before adding greeneries to your interior, remember to analyze first the overall look of the room. What are the weakest points and strongest points of the room? Which areas can use static pieces that can help it make a statement? This can help you in choosing which spot perfectly fits the plants. 

It’s best to also familiarize yourself with the plants that you opt to use. Large plants, such as Butterfly palm and Monstera deliciosa, go well with minimalistic interiors that only need emphasis on a certain area. Small plants like Snake plant and Aloe vera are versatile and can work in any area. 

Some of the ways that you can use plants in interior design are by using it to develop unused angles to fully occupy the space; hanging flower pots to save space and brighten the area; and making it as the central interior decoration for visual effect. 

Either way, adding indoor plants to your home is guaranteed to provide a relaxing atmosphere as well as psychological and cognitive benefits. 

Embrace natural light

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Besides natural light making a place more calm and inviting, it also has several health benefits to offer. Having a natural light at home can improve your health, boost your productivity, and improve your sleep.

Aside from the health benefits, natural light also helps save energy by reducing the need to use artificial light. On top of that, natural light plays a vital role in styling the interiors of your home. It can make spaces appear larger, illuminate an interior structure, and emphasize the beauty of an area. 

Building large-framed windows can increase the amount of natural light that circulates in your home. You can also use mirrors to help light bounce around the room. Another thing to consider is using decorative items with metallic sheens.

The color scheme of the space can also affect the amount of natural light that enters. Brighter colors reflect more light that creates a lighter atmosphere while darker colors absorb it. Furthermore, natural light can highlight the beauty and liven up the area. 

Reduce clutter

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Too much of anything can make a space overcrowded and cluttered. This can also apply in styling an area in your home. 

To make a more peaceful home environment, it’s best to show diversity instead of putting repetitive items. For example, instead of displaying picture frames on your tables tops, Bo Keuleers, interior design manager at MVA Home, suggested replacing the frames with table lamps, candles, or coffee table book to make it less cluttered.

Certain designs can also add clutter which can be a hindrance in making a peaceful atmosphere in your home. Energetic patterns can be vibrant and loud which can be distracting. According to Sarah Barnard, interior designer and founder of Sarah Barnard Design, the use of solid textiles can prevent from overloading the eyes and adding to the clutter. 

Remember to ponder first over the items and designs that you will be applying to an area to make sure that it won’t look cluttered and instead, organized and polished.

Keep these tips in mind when buying your next home here at the Philippines’ First and Only Vineyard Resort Township Community, Twin Lakes!

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