At The Gladstone, we count on the help of the amazing work from Caz Myers, an internationally acclaimed award-winning interior design studio, to create a beautiful, elegant, and unique space. With the responsibility of creating a functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing space, Caz shared with us the 5 tips that she used, and that she recommends you use when moving into The Gladstone. If you are planning on moving to a new place and want to make it feel like home, you have come to the right place!
1. BE BOLD WITH COLOUR
Colour does much more than make a room look pretty. It affects our moods and our state of mind. Every colour invokes emotion in the viewer, and it can help to create an illusion of a bigger or a smaller room. If the room is small and the amount of natural light is limited, light colours are the way to go. If the room is large, darker colours will create a cosy, comfortable environment. Make sure your bold colours stay sophisticated by choosing shades that aren’t too bright. Bold paint colours with muted tones are going to feel more visually soothing and also work well in small spaces.
2. USE ART TO CREATE A UNIQUE LOOK
One of the most effective ways to improve the quality of your daily life is to bring art into your home. Artwork size is very important as art that is too small could be overwhelmed by the room, and art that is too big could overwhelm the room. Adding structure to a space is also important, and art is an effective and fun way to do it. Try finding art in different mediums to incorporate different textures. It also makes us think of new ideas, and explore and experience new perspectives on life. It helps you spend some time away from your busy life.
3. USE HOUSE PLANTS
Nowadays, the use of plants in modern interior design is becoming more and more popular. Not only do they make spaces more inviting and lively, but they also play a role in your overall health. Indoor plants can be used as accents, softening areas, or even to create some expression. However, don’t clutter your space, keep an open plan so the design has enough space to breathe and circulate.
4. DON’T FORGET THE ACCESSORIES
In addition to the basic elements of the interior, accessories are essential to take design to the next level. It adds style and warmth to any space, like your living room. A simple, basic space can be stylishly transformed into a chic, modern space with the right accessories. Accessories reflect style, trends and personality. Accessories – like wall art, decorative lights, potted plants and mirrors – should contribute significantly to the overall design.
5. MAKE IT YOURS
Following all the tips and trends on interior design can be important but always give the space your own touch. It’s always good to add your personal stamp and be bold with your choices, either through patterns, textures, or wall coverings. It helps to build a stronger sense of connection with your home that cannot be replicated anywhere else.