Are you looking for ways to update your home decor at your condo?
Luckily for you, there are so many modern ways to do that now.
From repainting the walls to suit your lighting to getting a handsome rug to pull the rest of your furniture together, there’s no end of options for the savvy homeowner.
Here, we’ll discuss some of our absolute favourite interior decor ideas for modern condo owners.
Try bolder colours in high light and softer ones in low light
The colours you choose for your walls or even your furniture actually depend on the amount of natural lighting you get in your condo.
After all, most of us don’t have the lights on at every hour of the day. As such, natural lighting has a part to play in interior decor colour schemes.
If you have a lot of natural light coming in, feel free to play around with some bold hues.
You can even try darker colours like deep, rich blues, as the light will prevent them from making the space claustrophobic.
If your space doesn’t have a lot of natural light coming in, on the other hand, make use of light and soft shades.
Expand your space with mirror walls
Tired of all those narrow hallways or alcoves in condo living? Well then, try using mirror walls to expand the space.
Mirror walls are amazing in tight rooms and corridors, not just because they trick the eye into perceiving added depth but also because they bounce light around, further illuminating an area.
Best of all, they’re pretty easy to install too!
Make the most of the illusion of negative space
Negative space can do a lot for a condo, especially one aiming for more modern home decor. The problem is that you don’t want to lose too much of your usable space to it.
Fortunately, there are ways to achieve it through something of an illusion.
For instance, ghost furniture (acrylic or clear/skeleton furniture) can be a good way of emphasising space without actually giving it up.
Floating shelves are the same.
Do space zoning
By now, we’ve established that condos typically don’t have a lot of space. That’s just one of the realities of working with modern apartment housing.
In all likelihood, then, you’ll use one room for more than one purpose. That’s why it’s particularly important to zone the space in each room.
Plan out beforehand what part of each space is to be used for what.
If you have an open-plan kitchen and dining area, for instance, it can be helpful to zone exactly where the dining section begins so you know how to plan the furniture there.
The same goes for establishing a study nook in your living room, next to the sitting area. Put a desk there and some bookshelves to establish that it’s a study area, as an example of what to do.
Use rugs to break up open spaces
This is related to the previous tip.
Rugs are among the most useful furnishings when it comes to establishing sections in a room. They provide clear visual indicators of where one zone is located and where another starts.
You can even use a custom-made rug for a dash of extra form to go with that function!
For example, a lot of our clients ask us to design “eye-catching” rugs that can zone their condo spaces effectively as well as stylishly.
If you’re interested in that, contact us. We can design and make your own custom rug for condo zoning… and even give you more modern decor tips along the way!