It’s very common for a lot of people to choose to live in a condominium these days. Condominiums are usually situated at the heart of the city, so it’s close proximity to office buildings is a great advantage. Moreover, condo spaces nowadays also offer complete set of amenities and facilities, making it very convenient for people who are immersed in their urban way of life. However, the downside to living in such enclosed living spaces is that there is limited room to move around.
If you are living in a condo or you have plans of moving in on one, now is the best time to start redesigning your home to free up more space and make your condo look a bit larger. Here are some savvy and creative ways to do it:
Do your walls
Walls add character to any space. By choosing the right colors to use in your condo, you can make it look less boring. You may even go beyond painting your walls and instead go for a wall mural. Creating a wall mural is not easy so if you do not have the creativity to do it on your own, you might need to look for someone else who can do it for you.
With a wall mural in place in your condo, your room will be transformed immediately and you won’t need to decorate as much – the mural itself is already a statement.
Mind your drapes
Since a condo has a limited space, it would be a great idea to play up different styles using drapes, curtains or blinds. These things work great to keep the natural light from going straight to your room when the weather is already quite warm. But more than that, it also goes well in helping you create great designs for your living space without crowding up the room or adding a lot of bulk to your limited living space.
Add a mirror
You might have seen some homes with large mirrors and think that the owner of these homes are probably narcissists. Well, we can’t know for sure but we do know that there is a valid reason for putting up large mirrors in your home. When you add mirrors to a small area, it immediately creates illusion of a bigger space. So if you’re decorating your condo, make sure to add large mirrors where the spaces are very small.
You may add mirrors to your living room, bedroom, or your bathroom. It all depends on the design you want to pull off and the angle you want to place your mirrors.
Choose your lighting
Lighting is very important when you are decorating a small living space. As previously mentioned, small and enclosed spaces cannot afford to have plenty of bulky designs and embellishments so it’s good to invest on things that play up the design of your living space. A well-lit condo will appear brighter and more homey; it will also create illusions of more space, depending on how the lights are installed.
If you want a more dramatic effect, lights can help you pull that off as well. Decorative lighting has become a trend in condominium designs because it adds character to a room with the mere use of lights.
Adjust your floor plan
While we’re on the topic of decorating your condo, you might also want to consider the appliances and furniture you will bring in there with you. For obvious reasons, designing a condominium dictates that you will only move in stuff that are essential and does not eat up too much space. So as early as now, it would be good to do an inventory of your appliances and furniture. When buying the stuff you need, consider those that have multiple functions so you can save on space.
Also, think of the rooms or parts in your condo that you don’t use as much and just decide to put bare necessities there. This is a good way to keep your condo less cramped.
Play up on lighter color schemes
While you’re working on your walls, you should also have a clear idea of the color scheme you want to use on your condo. This color scheme will help you put the overall design together to make sure that everything blends well with the concept you have in mind.
For smaller spaces, we recommend using a light color scheme as such color schemes will keep your room from looking too small. In contrast, choosing dark colors and creating shadows will add to making the room appear even smaller than it is.
Learn to accessorize
Last but not the least, do not forget to accessorize your living space, there are tons of ideas found online on how to accessorize your condo and transform your living space without adding bulky embellishments that wil crowd your place further. Accessories come in different shapes, sizes, and functions. You can buy decorative lamps, hang paintings on the walls, put centerpieces, and even add indoor plants inside your condo to make it fresher and more eco-friendly.
There are a lot of ways to decorate your condo but when you do decide to decorate, remember that before purchasing anything, you need to have a concept in place, This will help ensure that the design you want to pull off blends well with the other elements you want to add in your living space. In addition to this, it is also important to consider the amount of space you have to work with before making any final decision on decorating your condo. If your condo is really quite small, then play up on the design essentials that will help create illusions of a much bigger space. If the space is not your first priority, you can choose other design fundamentals that you think will work better for your living space.
At the end of the day, designing your condo all boils down to coming up with an overall look that is not only pleasing to your eyes but feels comfortable to live in as well.