WHAT IS THE PURPOSE FOR EACH ROOM?
Take the living room – which is for living, socializing, entertaining. Make sure you have your living space set up for that. One way is to set aside areas for conversation, with comfortable chairs and tables nearby to hold drinks and snacks. Move furniture around and see where it fits both aesthetically and energetically – for instance, you could add a quirky shelf to a boring corner of the room.
You can change out accessories and colours to fit in with what mood you are going for at the moment. Add a dash of colour for a cheery mood or keep it melancholy with blues and green shades. Do take note, however, that a well-designed room will have only one or two dominant colors. Going overboard with colours can make you feel unsettled and otherwise, a monochromatic room can bring on feelings of dullness and boredom. Make sure to find the right balance!
Artworks add a lot of color and personality to a room. Do not fear, they need not be expensive! Some ideas include framing a favorite poster or using canvas and paint to create your own masterpiece.
THROW IN SOME PLANTS
Plants add a lot of life to the room. Live plants are great because they help to keep the air fresh. If you feel that taking care of live plants might be a hassle, then choose silk plants or some flower arrangements instead.
FRAMED PHOTOS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY
This helps to remind us of what is important in life. Besides that, a group of pictures displayed on a table always makes for a great conversation piece! Try to choose complementary rather than matching frames to add visual interest.
This article was first published in the iProperty.com Malaysia April 2016 Magazine. Get your copy from selected news stands or view the magazine online for free at www.iproperty.com.my/magazine. Better yet, order a discounted subscription by putting in your details in the form below!