5 Tips For Delightfully Decorating Your First Condo

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More and more people are choosing condos for living these days and if this is your first time owning one, maybe you’re in search of some inspiration when it comes to decorating it. It’s true that condos are very easy to maintain and they make a great living space. You’ll just need a couple of fun ideas to spruce yours up. Here are a couple of just such inspiring ideas.

 

Only Keep What You Need

A clutter-free space is the best environment to live in. A clean and open area with just a few necessary belongings is the way to go. In order to achieve this, try letting the size of your condo dictate the amount of stuff you have. If your bachelor or one bedroom condo is on the smaller side, consider keeping less stuff around so that space feels more open. The best way to achieve this is to have a place for everything. If a certain area becomes cluttered, then you’ll know it’s time to go through those things and get rid of some. You should try to make this a habit and you won’t need to worry about clutter anymore.

 

Brighten Up The Place

In order to have a bright condo, you should pay attention to wall color, drapes, rugs and furniture as well. Try mixing up neutrals and darks with brighter colors on your walls. Add a couple of mirrors around your condo to allow the sunlight to bounce off of them. For example, you can place one large mirror across from the window, or hang a couple of smaller ones around the condo. Light bulbs can brighten a space if you choose them wisely. Namely, you should base your decision on the lumens and not wattage; this is because lumens are used to measure the overall brightness, while wattage is the amount of energy a light bulb uses.

 

Try Drapes

Give your condo some warmth and style with drapes. If you want your space to stand out, choose solid and sharp-colored drapes. Dark drapes can block unwanted sunlight, whereas sheer white drapes let a lot of sunlight in for a brighter space. Choose neutral drapes for a warmer, calmer space and tall ones to make a condo feel bigger. In order to brighten a room with dark-colored walls, hang pastel drapes as they can soften the overall vibe. (For more inspiration and ideas involving drapes, check out some of the interior design solutions used in Square One Condos.)

Make A Small Garden In Your Balcony Area

Having some greenery around your living space really does miracles for your mood. A few minutes spent around plants can really clear your mind and give it a boost. You can transform your balcony into a small garden by choosing your plants wisely. Start by smaller and low-maintenance plants like Pothos or Aloe. When your plants get too tall, simply cut them to the length that you consider ideal. You can add a coffee table to put your plants on or even a chair, depending on the space you’re working with. You can also plant some edibles like strawberries, cherry tomatoes, lettuce or other leafy greens.

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Choose Accessories To Decorate Your Condo

With just a little bit of creativity, you can decorate even a smaller space with appropriate accessories. You can hang up bookshelves on the walls to save up space and stock them with not just books, but decorative objects and pictures as well. Use clear chairs or a glass-top table in your dining room to visually expand the space. Make a cozy corner where you can enjoy a good book or a cup of tea. Another idea would be to simply add an armchair with a comfy cushion or a blanket over it. Also, consider placing colorful hampers around the condo to serve as storage units for umbrellas, hats or kids’ toys.

 

Conclusion

Any condo can become a stylish and inviting environment to live in with the help of a few simple DIY ideas. A balcony garden, brighter space or a clutter-free area become easy projects with the help of ideas listed above. Try one, several or all of them and you’ll see how your condo will transform from a good living space to a great and inspiring one.