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7 house renovation and interior design tips


So you have bought your dream house. Now, how do you transform the house into a home? Here are some home renovation and interior design tips to help you get started. 

7 Home Renovation & Interior Design Tips

The form of the house never matters as much as what’s inside of it because, at the end of the day, the people and special things that we fill the house with are what make a home.

Nevertheless, it is important not to get swept up with the intricacies of home design. Have a clear budget in mind, determine the look you want and focus on how to turn your house into a special place of rest and comfort.

Renovation budget under RM 100,000

1. Add pops of colours

A simple and economical way to bring some character into a minimalistic home is by adding a splash of colour on the walls. However, in this case, the designer chose to paint the ceiling of each space in the house a different colour and kept the walls white. This not only gave the house a more modern styled design but the white walls also imparted a feeling of spaciousness and unity.

Interior Designer: Exuidea Design

Location: 3 Residen (Taman Melawati)

Home renovation cost: RM 85,000

2. Opt for an eye-catching wallpaper

Dining room looking too plain? Add a dramatic wallpaper to spruce up the area. This eye-catching home paints a picture of a fun and outgoing individual. A muted palette of greys provides the perfect canvas to show off those quirky decorations and items you found in speciality and boutique stores. Keep the costs down by choosing an interesting wallpaper instead of remodelling your walls.

Interior designer: Id Industries

Location: Serin Residency (Cyberjaya)

Home renovation cost: RM70,000

Read more: 11 colourful living room design ideas

Renovation budget under RM 200,000

3. Go for fun decor

With a contemporary theme, a bright pop of yellow is used across multiple spaces in this house. Create a lively atmosphere with interesting, modern pieces in common areas such as the living room and study room. Meanwhile, bedrooms exude a calm aura with soft tones and lighting for a comfortable rest.

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Interior designer: JCS Design Project

Location: Tropicale Residency

Home renovation cost: RM 120,000

Renovation budget under RM 300,000

4. Create a walk-in closet

Make your home truly special with a customised layout and furniture. Using white and wooden accents lend this house an evergreen look that never goes out of style. If you love your clothes and fashion, create a walk-in wardrobe by constructing a simple renovation project: add a dividing wall that also acts as storage. An elevated floor will add an elegant touch to the space.

Interior designer: InD’finity Design

Location: The Sanderson Condominium

Home renovation cost: RM 228,000

Renovation budget under RM 400,000

5. Open the space

No corner is left unattended in this one-bedroom condominium that begs for a second look. A non-traditional material like steel is used to create shelving for a futuristic look that contrasts nicely with classic elements such as a marble kitchen countertop, an open kitchen cabinet and retro-inspired sofas. Add warmth to the space with a cosy, shaggy carpet. If you don’t know how to maximise the space, consult with design architects, renovation contractors or professional interior designers in Malaysia to utilise every inch of your small apartment, no matter the size of the property.

Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management (Type A)

Location: Sime Darby Melawati

Home renovation cost: RM 335,000

6. Play with texture

Make use of a double-height ceiling with an interesting light installation. A striking carpet and substantial sofa work to anchor the vastness of the living room. Even with such a big space, it is unwise to go over the top with bulky decorations and accessories. Opt for different textures rather than size to keep the look classy and not overwhelming.

Interior designer: Turn Design Interior

Location: CC Lake Fields Residence

Home renovation cost: RM 350,000

Renovation budget above RM400,000

7. Invest in quality

A classic design with modern sensitivities is the perfect answer for someone who prefers stability and comfort. Using black borders on the ceiling proves a nifty trick in creating zones within an open space concept. Invest in quality furnishings swathed in earthy tones and you are set for a home that lasts you a lifetime.

Interior designer: Nu Infinity

Location: Quaint Abode

Home renovation cost: RM500,000

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