How to choose the best condo interior design
For singles, thinking of the right condo interior design may take time and may seem so difficult. It is if you do not hire someone or if you do not ask someone’s professional help. Even if you have a friend who is very artistic, interior designing is not just about art. It also needs skills and science to come up with a design that matches the personality of the owner.
Despite asking for a professional to do your interior designs, the final decision still depends on you. So, how do you know if your choices are right? How do you select the right design without making your interior designer exasperated with your options?
The first in the list of your condo interior design agenda is selecting a bedroom design. This is a top priority since a bedroom is a safe haven for everyone. Thus, you would want to sleep in a bedroom where you are comfortable. Color and ambiance are the two big factors in considering the design of your bedroom.
Choose colors that you are comfortable with. It would be better to choose your favorite color. Then, ask your interior designer to infuse other colors to make it livelier and yet comfy.
The ambiance of a bedroom is a personal preference. Thus, do not let your designer intimidate you when communicating what you want for your bedroom. It is your house and your bedroom. Even if you are not professional or know nothing of interior designing, your interior designer should not take advantage of this fact. Your interior designer should be able to understand what you want.
The second in the list is selecting the design for your living room. Your living room is where you accept visitors. Although it is your house and no one should really care what you do to your living room, this part of the house should also be friendly.
No one wants to enter a living room where the first decorative item one sees is a statue of your dead pet or a myriad of your selfie pictures. Thus, in thinking the best condo interior design for your living room, be considerate of your visitors and at the same time make them comfortable in your home.
What happen to the principle of showing your personality? Honestly, this principle is only applicable in the bedroom, in your kitchen and in your personal space (the library, an art room or an entertainment room).
The third on the list is deciding the style and design of your kitchen. If you love cooking and spend a lot of time cooking, this one would be second in your list. The kitchen for some is their safe haven where they manifest their personalities. The important factors to consider in choosing the condo interior design for your kitchen are the utilities and equipment installed, the overall aesthetic value, and the ambience.
For those who love cooking, their kitchen is one of the costliest among the rooms to be decorated because of the kitchen utensils and equipment that are placed in the room. Thus, if you have the budget, go ahead and buy the most sophisticated but necessary items for your cooking needs.
The duty of the interior designer is to see to it that space is used appropriately and efficiently. A good kitchen design, after all, entails ease of movement plus the feel of cleanliness at first glance. It should look organize.
The fourth on the list is whether to add a special room where you can be whatever you want to be. This room may either be an entertainment room, a library, an art room, a collectables display room or anything you want. However, the big hindrances are space and budget. Space can be an issue if you are living in an HDB unit.
Now, that you have everything in a list, the next question to answer, should the rooms be coordinated or have similar themes? The answer depends on you. If you want the condo interior design to be the same in all the rooms, you can.
The next problem to tackle is to ask if an interior designer can do that for you and how much does it cost to get the design you want. In choosing the right interior designer, make sure that the designer can capture what you want and be able to execute it.
The second factor to consider is to determine whether you can afford the condo interior design that you want. If you cannot afford but still want the same design, request your designer to give you alternatives.
When no affordable alternative is available for your desired interior design, be flexible. Save up enough money to avail of the interior design that you want for your house. You can always have the interior designing done one at a time, whenever you have the budget to do so.
To make this possible, hire the same interior designer so that the outcome is good. If hiring the same interior designer is not feasible, see to it that the next designer understands your plans. Otherwise, you will come up with a design that is looking like a collage, beautiful but not seemingly organized. Although you are the ultimate “seer”, you still want a condo that you can show to your friends, with pride.
Hiring a professional to do your interior design may not come cheap but the outcome is good and worth it. You will have a house that is well coordinated and well planned. Thus, choosing the right designer is imperative. You should consider experience and the quality of the service.
Before engaging a designer’s services, make sure you have done the necessary researches. Study the designer’s portfolio. Ask for any references to ensure that the quality that the designer has placed in the portfolio is real.
Condo interior design is both an art and science. The designer you choose should be able to convey in the designs he presents to you. You can easily spot a good designer if he knows what you want.