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10 Interior Design Ideas You Can Use To Jazz Up Your Home

24 Sep, 2019

Bored of your plain, white condo unit? Want to spruce up its interior design? Confused about what design to use? Decorating a condo may be quite a challenge, especially to the uninitiated, like yourself. Make things easier with these 10 fashionable home decor ideas this 2019:

Mountain lodge houserustic home decoration

This style design was created by dreamDz9 ~ , Homestyler mobile app user

Looking for a peaceful and quiet getaway with a breath-taking view? One of the best living room design ideas for 2019 is the mountain lodge theme that inspires an inviting feel of coziness and warmth. Mountain lodges are houses/huts built high up in the mountains and are typically used for vacations or weekend getaways. 

To recreate this look in your condo unit, paint the walls earthy brown with a hint of black. Then add design elements seen in mountain lodges such as pine cones, acorns, colorful wildflowers, evergreen trees.

As for furniture, large fixtures that provide ultimate comfort are usually seen in mountain lodge houses. You can add a lazy boy chair/couch paired with a utilitarian ottoman in the living room. A nice home decor tip would be to add bronze and black iron or a rustic log to decorate bare areas and lend an authentic look.

Do it like the French

French home design decoration

This design was created by Rutchevelle den Ouden, Homestyler floorplanner user

When you think of a home in France, a fancy room with a scenic view of the Eiffel Tower most likely comes to mind. A great interior design idea for your living room is to decorate it a la Parisian style.

Highlight the architecture of your condo by adding fixtures that can bring attention to it. If your house has a beautiful ceiling, add a chandelier that demands people to look up. As for your walls, create a subtle palette, like white lined with gold/bronze or a soft shade of green or blue. For your furniture, you will have to purchase European antiques mixed with juxtaposed modern pieces, to spruce up your condo.

Minimalist

minialism home design decoration

This design was created by Giulia Leone, Homestyler floorplanner user

Recently, the minimalist movement has been making waves–thanks to organizing consultant Marie Kondo. Her methods inspire a minimalist approach to tackling the stuff in your house category-by-category, which helps with decluttering.

So how do you create a minimalist theme for your condo interior design? It’s actually simple. Start by decluttering tabletops and counters. Use utilitarian furniture, such as an ottoman, to store items out of sight.

As for the overall color scheme of your condo, subdued hues are key because they are clean, fresh-looking, and inspire a sense of calmness. You might get bored with plain white, in no time; so why not add a little hint of a yellow undertone to provide a warm and creamier neutral look?

Maximalism

maximalism style home design decoration

This design was created by SvetlySveva, Homestyler floorplanner user

Maximalism is the opposite of minimalism. This doesn’t mean, however, that you should clutter your condo unit. It just simply means bringing your small condo design ideas to life without restricting yourself to the “rules” of other themes.

There are, however, a few basic things to remember when decorating your condo unit in this style, according to Freshome. You need to make it personalized. First, you need to be generous with color. Start with a basic color palette and build from there. The more artwork, the better it is for maximalism. Make sure that furniture and fixtures are geared towards giving you the best comfort possible.

A touch of Japanese

Asian style home design decoration

This design was created by Alejandra Dumerauf, Homestyler mobile app user

The traditional architecture of the Japanese is one to marvel at. It’s clean, simple, and so peaceful to stay in. Close to being minimalist, the Japanese interior design language revolves around an uncluttered and clean space, providing balance and order to things.

Wood and bamboo are prevalent in a Japanese decor style. Bonzai plants can be seen on tabletops and counters. Low furniture such as a plank table and floor cushions are also a dominant feature. To pull off the Japanese small condo living room design, you need as much natural light and open space as you can get, which is why it’s close to a minimalist style.

Mediterranean

mediterranean style home design decoration

This design was created by Juliana Monger Luz, Homestyler mobile app user

When you think of the Mediterranean, what country comes to mind? Perhaps Greece, Spain, or Italy, even? In terms of small condo interior design, it means having to allow lots of natural light in, to highlight fresh natural colors, textures, and patterns.

For color, white should be the base highlighted by hues inspired by nature, like blue, yellow, orange, and brown. Your house should have solid furniture made of wood or wrought iron. In contrast, pillows should have light colors to provide a fresh, lively look. Window curtains are also an important aspect of a Mediterranean theme. Choose light curtains that would let in a lot of light and fresh air.

The beach house

beach house home design decoration

This design was created by glaci mussi, Homestyler mobile app user

How does it feel to stay at a beach house? Why not design your condo to look like one; so you would find out? Transform your unit into a “beach house” by using a beach color palette that consists mostly of tan or sandy brown with blue and white accents. This would remind you of the sand, seawater, and the bright blue sky at the beach.

Furniture should be made of wood, ideally abaca. Cushion covers need to be blue, white, or a mix of both. You can also add nautical decorations such as an anchor, seashells, or a surfboard.

Minimalism and openness will play a key role here, as most beach houses are used for rest and relaxation. Keep things neat and organized, and use light curtains to allow them to come in.

The Library

library home design decoration

This design was created by Bonnie 101, Homestyler mobile app user

Do you love to read? Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own library at home? You don’t have to convert your entire unit into a library. One room, like your bedroom, would suffice–where you can just lie down and read away.

Some of the important condo bedroom designs for libraries are bookshelves, proper lighting, and good seats. You can install bookshelves under your bed, overhead, or build a wall case, like in regular libraries. Other optional bits and pieces include having a desk to read at or a ladder to climb and help you reach books on your overhead shelves.

Monochromatic

monochromatic grey hue home design decoration

This design was created by io 3, Homestyler floorplanner user

If you need home decorating ideas on a budget, a monochromatic theme would be a great option. A monochromatic color palette uses different variations of a single color, which makes it sound easy to pull off. Using different shades of a single color can be challenging, especially when searching for fixtures and furniture that will match the color you’ve chosen. If you do it right, it can potentially become a visual masterpiece.

Cross-culture

cross culture home design decoration

This design was created by Kym Puga, Homestyler mobile app user

Ever dreamt of traveling to other countries? Or, if you already have, are you having a hard time deciding what cultural design style to use for your condo? If so, you might want to try different condo interior design ideas for your living room and other parts of your house. That’s what a cross-culture design theme can do for you.

Don’t get this wrong. It isn’t just a hodge-podge theme. It should be connected by a central element such as color, fabric, or ambiance. Try using decorative items such as art, antiques, and souvenirs to spruce up each room. You can weave different elements into each room, to create a theme that will take you around the world in a few steps.

Decorating your home should be fun. Hopefully, these themes will help you know how to choose a decor style correctly. The great thing about this is that when you feel that things are getting out of fashion or dull, you have nine more ideas to use on this list to jazz up your home.

Thank you Boom Rizal for this amazing piece! Boom is an investor, a property consultant, a researcher, and a passionate writer and write mostly about business investments, property consultations, innovations, and home living. 

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