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Whether you’ve just gotten the keys to your new home or your current home really needs to be refreshed, dozens of crazy ideas to make it look the way you want flow endlessly. But hang on, where do you start and do you understand your own home decor or design needs and styles? Distracted yet envious of friends’ homes and wondering how did they instantly know what they love? How did they know a new furniture piece is their style? We've got 5 ready-to-use tips to help you pinpoint your style quicker and more easily.
1: LOOK TO OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE FOR HINTS
If you’re not quite ready to hire an interior designer, but have no idea where to begin when it comes to choosing the right style, kick start with these few directives in mind – research for understanding what interior styles captivate you; share and listen liberally interior designs and housekeeping tips from loved ones or close friends; and take into consideration your lifestyles and how it can be integrated into your interior design. Even with the help of interior designers, your individual style and preferences are part and parcel of building your dream home.
2: LOOK AT OTHER HOMES
Stop and pause at the interiors that you seem drawn to. Peek at apps like Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. You may head over to our Pinterest, where we've collected different popular styles in Singapore and our Instagram for some latest projects. Home magazines are reliable resources for inspiration. Tip: Head to the library for their collection of local and international magazines. Observe what catches your eye and makes you smile, even how others decorate their balcony and relaxation spaces. While leafing or clicking through the styles, start to recognise those two to three interior styles that consistently make you smile and that's when you know you are on the right track!
3: YOUR DREAM VACATION COUNTRY OR WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION?
If you love soaking up the culture and colours of a Swedish vacation, you might love being surrounded by its welcoming colours and natural materials in your interiors, too. Or if you prefer the cool and coastal tones of a tropical landscape, you might find that those hues bring similar peace and calm to your interiors.
4: ON-SITE VISITS AND PHOTO-TAKING
Besides looking at the spaces when visiting your empty house for the first time, take note of the lights in the house. Attempt to represent both the positive and negative aspects with pictures. Next, examine how you may increase the level of brightness in your house, within reasonable approval from the developers. Ample brightness would give you more options for colour tones and the design layout of your new home.
5: IT’S OK TO CALL AN EXPERT
Talking to an expert who knows about interior design and decoration can help. Seek around for the right home-building partner who can make a difference to your home journey. Aside from a portfolio with differing styles, an ideal designer would be one who would be able to bring positive energy into your home as he/she renovate and style towards your dream home!
Have a Great Home Journey!