So you just purchased yourself a bare condominium unit for yourself (or your family), and you have all the freedom to design it according to what you like and what best matches your personality. However, you do not know where to start off in decorating your unit. For starters, one should develop a system in decorating one’s living space.
Feeling clueless? Fear not, as here are a few tips that can help any newbie condo unit owner make the most of the decorations and designs.
1. Numbers matters, so take note of measurements.
Condo units have limited spaces, so taking note of measurements is very important in terms of ordering materials, furniture, paint, and wallpaper for your living space. Minor mistakes in measurements can be costly in the long run.
2. Take note of what you need, and order them in one sitting.
After taking note of important numbers from #1 and now you know what you need, it is practical to order everything in one sitting as much as possible. One has to factor in that some items may take a while before they arrive at your doorstep. With this, you get to do more in designing your unit.
3. Call in your decorating team.
Yes, a little help does not hurt. Research on reputable painters, electricians, plumbers, upholsterers to help you out in designing your unit. Asking for referrals is very helpful as well.
4. Start from the bottom, literally.
By that statement, one should start decorating by starting off with the floors, so that you may reduce the possibilities of doing damage to your unit’s walls.
5. Cabinets first before painting.
For decorating places in your unit involving cabinet installation such as the kitchen and the bathroom, it is a must to install the cabinets before painting to avoid any damages to the paint job.
6. Light fixtures first before drapes.
After the paint job, start focusing on light fixtures then on your drapes for a more efficient design workflow. Yes, it is easier to add the light fixtures so that you can further fix the design of your unit even if it is a bit dark.
7. Address the furniture puzzle.
A floor plan definitely helps in arranging your furniture within your unit but mind you: a little experimentation does not hurt as well, as long as it suits your needs.
Once everything is set, you can start placing personal touches to your unit such as books, lamps, paintings, and many more. Make your unit as unique as possible and enjoy!