Designing a Home with PersonalityFurnishings
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Have you ever visited a friend’s housewarming party only to see many furniture and accessories that you too have at home? Avoid the nondescript home by adding personal touches here and there. In this article, we look at simple, quick ways to inject details to your existing interior to create a home with personality – plus one that’s unique to you – without breaking the bank.
Got a contemporary interior? Mix it up by embracing other interior design influences. Don’t be afraid to introduce the ornate lines of Baroque design into the space. This mirror, with intricate wood carvings surrounding an oval mirror, transforms a simple washbasin area in the kitchen into one with dramatic flair.
Source: A & D Designers Group
Who says that front doors must be in brown, black or white? Jazz it up with a fresh, vibrant colour! From pink to lime green, or from royal purple to fire engine red, an out-of-the-ordinary colour for the front door lets the experience of your home start from the doorstep. Go for a colour that complements the look of your interior. A tip is to adopt an accent colour that’s already been used throughout your home. Are there mouldings or carved lines on your door? Highlight them with a contrasting colour. Your guests will have no trouble finding your unit when you tell them: “look out for the pink and white door on the tenth floor.”
Source: Meredith and the New Yorkie
New Handles Please
Tired of boring knobs and handles on sideboards and kitchen cabinets? Replace them, whether with a uniform set of knobs or, better yet, an eclectic mix. Try sourcing for vintage knobs in thrift shops and flea markets during your travels. Or with imagination, you can create your own surprising look for your space. Be it with oversized buttons or gemstones, the sky’s the limit.
Source: Casa Sugar
Source for Art
Instead of buying prints and posters from chain furniture stores, you can find art pieces from art fairs and galleries in Singapore. The art scene is growing steadily with fairs such as Affordable Art Fair where you can find one-off artworks and limited edition prints by young artists at reasonable prices. For a more personal feel, allocate wall space for your kids’ works of art.
Source: ID Emboss
Dress Up The Ceiling
Draw attention to the ceiling by embellishing it with patterns around the ceiling light. This works particularly well for pendant lights and chandeliers. Don’t have artistic flair? Go for decals instead. Decals are typically used on the wall, but don’t let that stop you from dressing up the ceiling with them. They are affordable and, most importantly, fast and easy to use.
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