Do you want a better-looking, more contemporary and exciting home? Let’s face it – who wouldn’t? To achieve the goal, you hire a Singapore home interior designer to conceptualise the upgrade for you. But what exactly will it take to give you an optimal outcome?
Unless an interior designer is starting the project from scratch, there will be stuff to work with – your furniture, the décor and materials you already own. Some of these things, however, could be standing in the way of achieving your home renovation goal.
Many interior design elements that used to be heavily popular and desired some time ago have already lost their shine. These are a few of the items that your Singapore interior design company wants you to get rid of.
Pillows and Accessories That Match the Furniture Colour
Matching sets of furniture and accessories used to be THE THING some time ago. Luckily, trends have changed and interiors don’t have to be so matchy-matchy anymore.
Very often, you will have matching pillows, rugs and cushions that come in a set with a large furniture piece like the sofa. These, however, will produce a really bland interior that lacks an focus point.
Instead of using these accessories, opt for sets in contrasting colours. Or alternatively – if your furniture upholstery is monochromatic, choose bright patterned fabrics that add a bit of life and fun to the décor of the room.
Interior design rules have become a lot more lenient over the past few years. You don’t have to match everything or colour-coordinate your choices. In fact, a bit of purposeful mismatching can give your home soul.
Holding on to random furniture you have accumulated through the years is a big mistake.
Such pieces don’t add to the sophistication of a room. The only thing they can create is clutter.
You don’t need 10 mismatched chairs, a good set of six would do for the dining table. You don’t need a love seat, a lounge chair, a rocking chair and a sofa.
Many of these pieces scream “my owner doesn’t know what to do with me but also doesn’t want to throw me away.” It’s time to make up your mind.
In the world of interior design, less is often more. It’s much better to highlight a couple of beautiful and functional pieces than to have all kinds of mismatched furniture that you don’t really use anyway.
We live in a world that prioritises clean, minimal and functional interior design.
If you’re a fan of ornate choices and decorations, chances are that you’re overdoing it and you’re hindering some of your apartment’s natural beauty from shining through.
Excessively ornate window treatments are one example of such a décor piece you need to get rid of.
The problem with ornate window treatments is that they don’t allow a lot of natural light to enter the room. Natural light can quickly elevate the mood, make the room appear more spacious and more cheerful.
A window treatment can definitely frame the space but it doesn’t have to be the star of the show. Light curtain or beautiful contemporary blinds will be sufficient to get the result without hindering the passage of natural light.
In the world of interior design, proportion is everything.
The size of the items inside a room can make the entire space look bigger or smaller.
A tiny rug in the middle of a large living room will look out and it will mess up the scale of things. Even if the rug is really fine and made from luxury materials, it will throw the entire room décor concept off.
As a general rule of thumb, you need a rug that’s large enough to fall under the table and to also host chairs. In the living room, choose a rug that extends a little bit beyond the coffee table and the sofa.
Why, oh why are you keeping fake plants in your home when there are so many easy to care for flowers out there?
Fake plants, even the best executions, look like the material they’re made of – plastic. They collect dust, they don’t clean the air and they add very little to the overall atmosphere of the room.
If you’re going to have plants, opt for the real thing. Fake plants don’t serve as a good replacement and they can easily cheapen the overall execution of your beautiful interior design concept.
Through the years, you’ve probably collected so many gifts in the form of dishes and cookware that your kitchen cabinets are overflowing.
It’s time to think about donating those items and keeping one or two beautiful matching sets.
Just ask yourself a simple question – will you use all of the china, the pots and the pans in your lifetime? If the answer is no, the time has come to free up some functional space in the kitchen and make it tidier.
Good interior design isn’t always about an abundance of items and keeping everything that has ever come into your life. A bit of editing can do wonders for your home concept, if you know exactly what to get rid of.
In case you’re not certain, do trust the professional eye. The Home Guide team can take a look at your flat’s current condition and suggest the improvements that will make it roomier, brighter and a bit more modern. Contact us right now to get started.