Coming home to a new apartment can be exciting, but when it comes to styling, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. Well, thankfully this blog post will provide some tips on how to make that happen. You’ll be surprised what small changes can do! Let’s get started!
Wall hangings, art and photos can make a room come alive. Wall art draws the eye, pulls together your space, and makes your home more inviting.
One piece of advice that should carry you throughout your search – find something you love. It’s that simple! Art should evoke a reaction so, ensure whatever you choose brings about feelings of happiness, excitement, calmness or joy. Have fun and let your personality shine.
2. Pop Of Colour
Aqua is set to be the ‘it’ colour of 2021. However, because the eye is naturally drawn to colour, the most pleasing spaces give us just enough to look at, but not too much. They grab our attention without overwhelming us. Here are a few examples of where a pop of colour works well.
- A Patterned Rug
- A Single Statement Piece
- Art work
Generally, warm colours are energizing and invigorating. Warm colours like reds and yellows are popular in the kitchen. Cool colours work well in more tranquil rooms. Green is the perfect addition to a home office because it’s known for making people feel optimistic and mentally refreshed. At the end of the day, colour preferences are very individual. Just because a colour looks good “in theory” doesn’t mean you’ll love it. Colour theory can tell you what colours look good together, but it can’t tell you what you like. Trust your instincts and don’t be afraid to get creative!
3. Statement Furniture
Statement pieces set the tone for your space and your home. It can be overwhelming to pick a single item but remember, it’s not necessarily bright, colourful or oversized but it is normally bold and unique.
Statement pieces can include furniture pieces, cushions, wallpaper even curtains!
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Let the statement piece stand out – A statement piece is, after all, a statement!
- Keep the scale in mind: it should be the star, but it shouldn’t be the only thing in the room.
- Ditch the idea of matching: the time for matchy-matchy is over. A bit of intentional mismatch is ok. An intentional “clash” will set it up apart even further.
4. Unique Lighting
Lighting is an essential component of a successful design scheme.
Since we have had to stay home quite a bit recently, our focus has been drawn into our homes. So while everything – including lighting – needs to have a purpose, it also needs to look good.
Think of your lamp as an art piece or sculpture. It should be a finishing touch, even when not in use.
Oversized floor mirrors are the easiest, fail-safe way to enhance a space without overwhelming the room. For maximum effect, position an oversized mirror opposite from a room’s entryway. This technique automatically makes the area feel grander. You should also ensure it reflects a feature of the room that you love, such as a great piece of art or statement furniture item.
6. Indoor Plants
There’s no denying that indoor plants are one of the biggest trends in interior design at the moment. Plants not only soften a space, but they also add character to a home and they filter the air. Make a statement with a large feature plant or cluster smaller plants together in groups of three. By using different plants throughout your space, you can contrast texture, size and colours. The spotted begonia is predicted to be the hot house plant of 2021, but any plant with distinctive patterned leaves is going to be found in every room of our homes in the coming year – especially bathrooms and bedrooms.
The next time you’re feeling that itch to spruce up your space, try adding some cool pieces and personality. You may be surprised by how much difference a few new additions can make. Whether it’s something as simple as rearranging the furniture or buying more artwork for the walls, these quick changes will have an instant impact on your home environment. What are some other ways that people can add personality or flair to their apartments? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’re interested in purchasing a new apartment, we still have a few remaining at our Burwood La Frank and Malvern East II projects which are set from completion this year. We also are selling projects in Oakleigh and Carnegie, which construction is set to commence soon.
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