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When you live alone in your own apartment, you have a lot of freedom concerning how you are going to decorate your space. If you are a single woman, there are so many choices that they can, at times, be overwhelming. Before you resort to just hanging dragonfly metal wall art on your walls and calling it a day, try the five easy tips below to give you some decorating guidance.
Color, Color, Everywhere
The colors that you choose for your apartment are among the most significant decisions that you will have to make concerning your decor. While it may be tempting to just leave the walls the plain beige or white that the landlord painted them, think about being a bit more creative. If you have permission to paint the walls, choose colors that work well together and provide a calming atmosphere. At the end of a busy day the last thing you may want is to walk into a room that is pulsing with florescent pink paint. Instead, choose a pale, calming pink that will soothe your nerves and help you unwind after a hard day. Soft yellows, creams, greens and blues are also beautiful choices that go well together and are easy to coordinate with fabrics and accessories.
Finding a great way to decorate an apartment for a couple or single person is hard enough, but add children into the mix and decorating takes on a whole new dimension. Apartment decorating for families is more about creative and stylish storage than it is about the newest styles of art or contemporary design.
That being said, there is no reason why unique and clever decor cannot be added to the mix.
Room by Room
When starting to design decor for a family apartment, break the design down room by room. Each room of the apartment will, most likely, serve several purposes and should be designed accordingly. From the bathroom to the bedroom to the small alcove where the washer and dryer are nestled, each space should work for the family’s needs and accommodate their lifestyle. By working from room to room, it will be easier to achieve a cohesive and efficient design.
1. Small Apartment Futuristic Design
The design of this 49 sqm apartment in Barcelona got inspired from Japanese origami art. One wall which separate all functions of the apartment made with this style in mind and that is enough. When the designer create the wall the apartment already had a shell of simple concrete walls. Some parts of ceiling are still uncovered so futuristic design also has rustic touches.
2 Cream and Black Apartment Design
Steve Leung, interior designer, he created his modern minimalist style at apartement in Hong Kong. His design really unique with combination of natural contemporary style and natural materials. This interior apartement shown designer sensitiveness in using modern concept in natural packaging. Natural impression created homey, comfortable, and intimate atmosphere. And also appear elegant image which shown on wooden wood accent, black and white color for room accessories and fixtures.
Christopher Colman is an architect from Brooklyn, New York. He characterizes his style as “eclectic, colorful and modern. He is noted for his use of industrial and slick materials which create dazzling textural interest.” Now that you know a little about the designer, here is some of his work that got him the up-mentioned prestige. The pictures below are taken in an apartment located in Manhattan. The overall feeling is that of purity and space. Glass is a predominant item, which makes the place look very “shiny” and alive. Notice how the colors really freshen up the crib and check out how tastefully they are chosen. – via 1 and 2
This may be a case where the old adage: “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t necessarily apply. Agreeing to “update” one of renowned DC architect, Hugh Newell Jabobsen’s, structures takes some guts, but the team at Apartment Zero proved to be up for the challenge, and thanks to Washington Spaces we get to see the result…
The young couple who hired Douglas Burton of Apartment Zero and his team to take on the iconic McLean, Virginia’s home’s interiors were devoted to the idea of preserving Jacobsen’s vision for the home. With that in mind, they did not endeavor a full renovation. Rather their updates were chosen to enhance the already beautiful architecture. In one room wall to wall carpet was replaced with a white marble floor (picture 2), an unfinished lofted space was completed to mirror an existing office space reached by the original orange spiral staircase (picture 4), and each room was painted bright white with one dominant accent color rather than several busy punches so as not to compete with the remarkable architecture.