A common challenge when designing rooms is brightening up dark spaces. Although knocking down a wall to let sunlight in can help, it’s not a practical choice. While adding more light sources can help dark spaces glow, there are foolproof tricks that can brighten any space up.
#1. Take advantage of bright art pieces.
While dimmed rooms are cozier, vibrant artworks can elevate the mood and feel of any space. Bold paintings, such as abstract pieces, can even introduce a happy mood while reflecting more light to its surrounding area.
#2. Make use of sunlight paint tones.
Warm tones like yellow, …
A child’s environment is known to have profound effects on how he or she grows into an adult. One of these environments is their playroom. Thus, being a family with kids, you should consider transforming an extra room into a dedicated space where your child can safely play and explore their imagination.
If you consider having a playroom for your child but have no idea how to decorate it, here are some design tips and tricks you can take advantage of to build the playroom he or she will enjoy.
#1. Make use of soft mats or padded carpets for flooring.
It’s all about protecting your kids from injuries brought…
As the kitchen is best decorated for its functionality, the aesthetics of this essential home space is also important. Regardless of its size, many would want to see a more appealing kitchen to enjoy their new-found cooking skills or sandwich creations. Many will surely recognize how the kitchen is laid out now that everyone pays more attention to details at home than outside.
That said, it’s time for you to revamp the look and feel of your kitchen. Here are some design tips you can follow to build that kitchen of your dreams.
#1. Choose aesthetically pleasing cookware.
It may not be pastel-colored cooking …
Home gyms propelled after the pandemic closed many fitness centers due to imposed physical and social distancing protocols. With the need to exercise regularly as part of physical wellness, there is a need for space at home to do it without distraction.
So, if you’re remodeling your basement, garage, or spare room into your very own home gym, here are some design tips you can copy or take a leaf on.
#1. Balance the mix of fitness machines (i.e. treadmill, dumbbell corners, etc.) and space.
If you have large spaces left after arranging the machines and storing the equipment, you can utilize it for …
Sarah Hilow’s business owners and real-life partner, Jürgen Hilow-Iwaszura and Mauro Guerini, is the epitome of how couples can celebrate work-life balance not only in work ethics but also in how they have designed their environment. Their two-bedroom apartment bears testimony on this celebration between life facets.
Both from Johannesburg, Guerini, and Hilow-Iwaszura have made sure everything about their life is balanced. Their dedication to work-life balance led them to their current apartment located in a c.1923 building in the southeastern portion of Milan.
When they moved into the apartment, they saw it in need of …
The coronavirus disease, popularly known as COVID-19, has taken a toll on us. It has caused a pandemic that kept us stranded inside our homes. Furthermore, this pandemic isn’t a momentary lapse. It has changed the way we see the world, and it has affected how we see our homes.
We will see major changes in home architecture and design following the demands of the “new normal”. Here are some forecasts that expert home designers and architects see on how interior design and architecture will evolve after the pandemic.
#1. Everyone wants to dedicate spaces used for social gatherings and distinguish them from spaces used …
The bathroom is the most ideal space at home to begin that design refresh. Aside from the fact that it’s where we all do our self-care rituals, the tranquility from isolation is what makes the bathroom essential for peace of mind.
If you’re planning to give it a spa-like vibe, here are some 2021 trendsetters to inspire you in decorating your bathroom.
#1. Add some statement lighting to it.
Bathrooms gain better lighting and style with ceiling light fixtures that have intricate or posh appeal. Ceiling lights such as the Locust Thorn chandelier from lightology.com or the two-tier Danes Chandelier from …
While the current situation has impeded any dinner parties, it doesn’t mean you can’t gather some inspiration on decorating your dining space. Regardless of size, a well-decorated dining room has its vibes that will invite guests to chat, eat well, and praise you and your home. Even a little intimate dinner time with family and friends will surely be reason enough for you to decorate your dining space or room for the occasion.
So, here are five dining room ideas to invigorate those creative designing juices.
#1. Modern art, an eye-catching chandelier, and a few chic throws and upholstery.
Your environment influences or stirs up your emotional state. With the ups and downs of our emotions this past year because of health and social challenges, we all inevitably want to bring calmness this year.
For 2021, color connoisseurs and design experts are predicting a comeback of the neutral and warm color palettes. It embraces beige, gray, and pale or subtle off-white hues.
That, being said, here are some of the color shades that will surely trend in 2021.
#1. Pale ocher is the neo-neutral tone of 2021.