Nobody wants to come home to a dishevelled room with dingy walls and old furniture. Definitely not when the idea of ‘work’ and ‘home’ is still interchangeable among remote workers. Thus, what can you do to make your home or room liveable so much so that the only thing you will want to do during weekends is ‘netflix and chill’?
Here are some easy and doable tips by interior designers:
First things first – Colour!
What vibe do you want your room to exude? Luxe? Calming? Or uplifting? If you are someone who likes rich setting, red or hues of red like burgundy and orange is the best option. Interior designers suggest considering the lighting in a room when painting the walls red and opine that it is a great choice for relatively dark rooms.
Standing in stark contrast to red are muted colours such as beige, green, brown and ochre, which create calm and soft spaces. However, while opting for different shades of neutral colours, avoid colours that wash into each other. For instance, brown shades should be complemented with whites and creams.
Dark room? Here’s what you can do
For those who live in dorms and apartments, the windows might be smaller and there might be less lighting. In that case, placing cool lamps or LED strip lights or string lights can do wonders. After all, nobody wants to feel like they live in a prison cell, do they?
We have four walls in a room doesn’t necessarily mean that all of them need to be occupied. In fact, having one focal point wall can help in reducing clutter. If you want to put up pictures or posters, condense them to just one designated wall and dedicate the other wall for your table, TV, etc.
Long curtains ALWAYS!
Short curtains that exactly fit the window are a big no-no. Instead, opt for curtains that are slightly wider than your windows and go all the way down to the floor. This will make your room look more spacious.
Last but not the least, don’t shy away from using social networking platforms like Tiktok for drawing inspirations. When used in the right way, they can be extremely helpful.