8 Design Ideas for Making Your Bedroom Look Bigger

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Buying a condo for sale along EDSA is a great thing to do if you’re looking for a new home. But what if the package you get includes a bedroom that’s too small for your taste? Well, here are some design ideas for making that room look larger on the inside.

Mount Mirrors on the Closet

Mirrors are always a great way to make a room look bigger. It’s the perfect tool to give the illusion of space. So if your bedroom happens to have a closet that takes up an entire side, then better replace its plain, wooden doors with mirrored ones. That way, your closet won’t look too bulky.

Sleep on a Daybed

If you’re living the condo life solo, why not trade your regular and bulky bed for a daybed instead? A daybed can be placed against the corner, leaving you with a room that looks more spacious upon entering. Here’s a bonus about daybeds: most daybeds have built-in storage underneath where you can keep your seasonal items or diaries.

Be Wise with Size

With such a small bedroom to furnish, keep in mind that you mustn’t buy big pieces of furniture—that is unless it fits. In any case, you should measure your room and your doorway first. There’s nothing more bothersome than returning a piece of furniture you love simply because it can’t fit through your doorway or in your bedroom. Purchase furniture pieces that (if you can’t assemble or disassemble it at will) can fit in perfectly.

Drop the Lights

Using the usual desk lamps can take up so much space on your table. So here’s a tip: Use pendant lights instead! Aside from the fact that it’s more space-efficient, it also creates a focal point which gives the illusion of largeness. Measure the lamps to make sure you can reach the switch without having to stretch your arm.

Let the Sunshine In

Letting in natural light is a great way of optically expanding the interior of your bedroom, making it look larger than it really is. So ditch the window coverings and allow some sunshine in. Or if you still want some sort of window covering, use sheer curtains or blinds that match the colors of your walls.

Keep It Minimal

Don’t allow your bedroom to have so many elements that it will make the room feel stuffy and cramped. Instead of going with multiple artworks, why not just have a really big painting mounted on the wall behind your bed’s headboard? Remember that when it comes to small bedrooms, lesser is better.

Use Your Walls

One of the top mistakes homeowners can make is not using the walls to maximize space. Believe it or not, doing that helps. For instance, you can mount shelves on your walls to store clothing instead of using bulky drawers. And you can even have wall-mounted lamps installed so your room won’t be cluttered with lamp stands and cords.

Add Good Decorations

Dreaming about a starry night? Why not cover your ceilings with wallpaper printed with bright, golden stars? Or how about adding sheep-printed wallpapers on your ceiling to help you doze off? Why not paint the ceiling the same color as your walls? Anything that draws the eye upward can help make the room feel bigger. This will add a seamless look to the room and make it feel like it is bigger on the inside.

Your bedroom is the area where you’ll spend most of your hours in, from your first waking minutes to your last. So better make it as comfortable and cozy as you can.

Creative Interior Design Ideas To Fit Your Personality

Creative Interior Design Ideas To Fit Your Personality

While checking out condominiums for sale in the Scout area, you might be thinking of ways on how you can decorate your new home. Doubtless, you want your new condo’s interior to reflect who you are. Just to help you out, here are some design ideas to show off your personality.

Feminine

Feminine

When you say you want a feminine room, the first thing that comes to mind is a room decked out in pink: walls, ceilings, chairs, and maybe even a refrigerator! But that doesn’t have to be the case—not always, anyway.
•Paint your living room a solid color like sky blue and work around it by color blocking and complimenting it with a bold bedspread.
•Play with patterns by using floral covers for your throw pillows on a green sofa for the living room.
•Balance the sweetness with contemporary pieces like a long necked glass vase.
•Pick a patterned wallpaper for your kitchen-dining area and match it with a red dining table with either transluscent chairs or white chairs.

Masculine

Masculine

A bachelor’s pad, on the other hand, is no place for pink! Instead, you should go with deeper, richer and darker colors. Accent it with the classical white or bright yellow to achieve a really great effect. Decorations may be few but they can make a statement.
•Hang an oversized black and white print atop your comfortable dark grey, Lawson sofa.
•Cozy up in your bedroom with a sleigh bed in a dark wood, covered with a navy blue wool bedcover and cobalt pillows.
•Most men love their television so why not get a black display cabinet to show off not only the TV but books, DVDs, game consoles and trophies as well?
•A dark wood table (like mahogany) with leather chairs would look great in the dining area and it can also double as a working area if you add a steel hanging light.

Modernist

Modernist

Modernism doesn’t always equate with metallic and deep color galore. Rather, it’s clean lines and minimalism. It’s using what little resources you have and making the most out of it.
•If you’re decorating on a budget, hang uniform-sized picture frames with simple artwork on your wall.
•Go with white for your kitchen and a secondary color (such as turquoise) to accentuate it.
•Choose a bed with a dark headboard to be placed against an accent wall painted a bold color like crimson red.
•Pick furniture pieces with dual purposes, such as a stylish sofa which no one would think doubles as a storage area or a bed.
•Nesting tables are great for modernist as they do not take up too much space and when needed, all you have to do is pull them out from under one another.

Traditionalist

Traditionalist

A traditionalist has a home that’s comfortable for any age group, whether they be trendy teenagers, hardworking professionals, or wise senior citizens. Their home is a picture of calmness and predictability.
•For your dining area, try a wooden rectangular table with matched chairs on top of an area rug.
•Accessorize your home with an indoor plant or two. If you don’t have a green thumb, try a pair of lamps with silk shades strategically placed in the places where you’d need them most like the cornor of your home.
•Light Wooden furniture belong in a traditionalist’s home. These pieces are usually a mix of straight and curve lines with some detailed carving.
•Paint your walls forrest green or something that is in the mid-range of tones in a flat finish.
•Choose fabrics that are not too shiny or textured. Florals, muted plaids and small all-over patterns are good picks.

Decide on your favorite style and don’t worry about mixing up a few pieces! After all, it’s your own home and your goal is to make it the best place to go to at the end of a long and tiring day.