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Posted by John Boey on 6/9/2019

A home represents you, and the items and accessories that you choose to fill it with help to further illustrate your personality. When people visit you, your home silently tells them things about you. Are you a chronic pack rat? Do you have a taste for luxury? Your home says it all. Choosing the right accessories can make a significant difference in setting the tone of pure tranquility and utmost comfort. If you want to transform your apartment from an ordinary to a luxurious living space, here are six items you need to have in your home. 

1. Living Plants 

There is a massive difference between having a living plant and an artificial plant in your home. While a fake plant adds beauty, a live plant brings your living space to life. Even though they require maintenance, plants purify the air of your home and make your home smell fresh. When thinking of what kind of plant to get for your home, the Photos plant and the Chinese Evergreen should come to mind. You can also consider getting a Bonsai tree.

2. Comfy Throws 

Comfortable and soft throw pillows will transform your sofa and sitting space. A bright colored one will make the couch look inviting and make your guests feel at home. You can also use throws to enhance your living area's design theme.

3. Works of Art

It doesn't have to be a Mona Lisa painting, but having some artwork hanging on your walls will give your home that luxurious flair. Also, an artwork can help beautify a boring wall.

4. Decorative pillows

Pillows are a fantastic accessory to add to your sofas or couch. Combining a variety of different designs and textures in your sitting space alongside with the comfy throws will take your living comfort and luxury level to a perfect A+.

5. Sound System 

A quality sound system and set of speakers is another essential accessory for any home. Music is vital to mood setting in your apartment. You don't necessarily need to buy a costly sound system as long as it is capable. Remember music is key when entertaining guests or hosting a get-together party and can bring life to your home.

6. Crystal Chandeliers

Create a focal point to your living area by installing an ornate crystal chandelier to provide exquisite lighting for you. Chandelier style lights also look amazing all times of the day and help to enhance the luxury decor look that you are going for.

Speak to an interior decorator for more tips today.





Posted by John Boey on 5/13/2018

Having lived in several tiny apartments, I know firsthand the struggle of having a cluttered bedroom. The bedroom is the room of your home you'll probably spend the most time in. You sleep there, get dressed there, and it's where you go to unwind before bed. It also houses some large furniture items: your bed, your clothing storage, and maybe even a desk or television. However, there are ways to declutter your bedroom to make it feel more minimal, open, and spacious. In this article, we'll go over some of the ways you can arrange, paint, and decorate your bedroom to create space and build a more open and comfortable environment.

1. Colors are important

Interior decorators will tell you all about the need for light colors to make a room feel spacious. We naturally associate darkness with closed spaces--a shady patch of wood, a dark cave--whereas bright spaces tend to be much more spacious--a sprawling field or open body of water. To emulate this openness indoors, decorate your home like you would find in a field. Keep the darker colors lower to the ground like the dirt and grass in a field, and the lighter colors up higher on the walls and ceiling, like the sky above.

2. Mirrors make a difference

Most people know about the mirror trick to adding space in a room. However, the location and size of the mirror also matter. One tiny mirror in the corner of a room won't make much of a difference. However, grouping mirrors together, especially vertically from floor to ceiling, will make the bed room appear much larger, plus you'll be able to use the mirrors while getting dressed in the morning.

3. Use storage furniture

A bed frame, desk, or ottoman with storage space will allow you to keep objects out of sight and help declutter the room. For best results, use furniture items that are light in color or paint them a slightly different shade of the color of your walls.

4. Modular furniture

Modular furniture is minimal and can be built to fit your needs. With modular furniture you won't ever have more drawers in your dresser than you need. If you want a desk in your bedroom, you can buy a fold-up wall mounted desk that helps clear up room when not in use.

5. Store inside, not on top

Bedrooms tend to accumulate a lot of clutter. Before I got rid of my bedside table it was usually covered with any range of items--keys, water bottle, opened mail, pens, etc. However, now that I store everything in a bedroom drawer, I don't have to worry about those items being visible and making the room feel cluttered.

6. Ditch the big bed

Mattresses and bed frames have come a long way in recent years when it comes to minimalism. Since your bed is probably the largest item in your bedroom, it is the most important item to change if you really want to make the room more spacious. The obvious solution is to buy a smaller sized bed. However, if that isn't an option there are also many slim mattresses and bed frames with a sleek, minimalist look.





Posted by John Boey on 9/4/2016

Summer interior design is always a fun activity. There are so many colors to use and so many ways to use them. Often, the colors of summer are those that we don’t think of using on an everyday basis. Colors that we like to use in summer are bolder and even sometimes unconventional. There’s plenty of ways that you can make bold colors work in your home for the summer season. Hues of Blue Blue is an incredibly dynamic color. Blue works really well in rooms where many different aspects are combined. Home offices, bedrooms and bathrooms are great example of this open design ability. The reason that blue is such a versatile color is that it can either be energizing or serene depending upon how it is used. Blue works well with a variety of different colors as well. Whether you’re adding a blue accent piece to a room, or painting the walls a shade of blue, you will have a lot to work with. Remember that blue reminds us of the bright sky that shines through on long summer days. Shades of Orange Orange is a very vibrant color, however, we don’t often think of using it in our homes. It seems to be a little outside of the box to add orange to a space unless it’s Halloween time. However, orange is an energizing color that can make an impact in any room. Add an orange accent piece or be bold and paint your outdoor table orange. Using orange in your design can enhance the feeling of summer. Gray Is Anything But Boring While we often associate gray with a cloudy day, this color comes in a variety of shades and goes well with many different colors. Gray is soothing, yet adding one or two pops of color along with it allows the color gray to come alive. Gray is often the backdrop for a modern design scheme, yet it also goes well with many of the bright and bold summer colors that we think of. Bright Red Hues Red is a color we tend to associate with for the fall and winter months. This is actually what makes red such a great color for the summer. While the boldness of the shade of red helps to identify the season, red also makes a great transition color for both the coming fall and winter. Red has also been shown in studies to increase feelings of passion. This makes red the perfect color for the whole year. Who doesn’t want to feel passionate about what they’re doing in their home? Bright Yellow Shades Yellow is the perfect color to use as an accent color. While it would seem to be a delicate color to work with, hues of yellow work so well, matching with many different colors from grays to white to even black. Blue even works well with yellow hues in the right setting. Yellow reminds us of the sunshine that is at the center of the summer season. When it comes to using summer colors in your design scheme, you can really let your creative juices flow. The “rules” in these cases are so flexible that you can bring beauty out no matter what color of the rainbow you choose for your design.







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