If it doesn’t bring you joy, then it belongs in the trash: this is the new mantra of modern people. Whether we’re talking about clothes, office space or even friends and acquaintances, more and more people are adhering to a simple and minimalistic way of life.
This philosophy is especially useful when it comes to decorating your Winnipeg luxury apartment. Regardless of its size, clutter can add to your stress and require more maintenance. Keep it simple and give your home a sleek and fresh look.
If you don’t know where to start, here are some helpful tips.
Get Rid of Any Unnecessary Items
Let’s be honest for a second: you probably have a few things that you don’t use anymore but keep around for no real good reason. We’re talking about that ugly vase that you got on your birthday and that you keep hidden in the corner of the bookcase. Or the piles of magazines that gather dust on the coffee table.
Start by getting rid of all this clutter. Use garbage bags and cardboard boxes to sort and store the things you want to keep. Donate or sell the things that are still usable. The rest should be recycled properly and put away.
Rethink the Color Scheme
Something as simple as giving the walls a fresh coat of paint can enliven your home.
As a rule of thumb, opt for light, warm colors, preferably neutral to make the rooms look bigger than they are. You can add bold colors too, but make sure to use it in small accents. Otherwise, it will overpower and clutter the room.
If you opt for statement accents, keep the entire color scheme in harmony and choose complementary colors. Be careful, though: a white wall with golden finishes may sound good on paper, but it may look kitschy when executed. So, use color swatches to see how the result will look before making any decision.
Rearrange Your Furniture
You don’t have to move every piece of furniture, but changing the layout of the room will help. If you are the type of person that likes to plan everything down to your meals and what you’ll wear for the week, you can use a software that allows you to simulate your interior and get a virtual replica of the room. That will help you avoid any bad decisions and extra effort in moving heavy objects around.
One important thing to keep in mind when deciding how to move everything around is to consider what you are doing every day. Arrange the furniture so that you transition from one activity to another smoothly. Play with angles until the arrangement looks natural. Don’t worry; you will get used to all this very quickly.
Invest in Décor Items and Organizers
If you can’t afford a radical makeover that involves changing your furniture, then you can spruce up your luxury Winnipeg apartment adding some organizers, such as boxes, baskets, shelves, and so on.
You can choose your decorations by building up around a certain theme or by trying to find harmony in the ensemble. Before adding something, ask yourself if it works with the rest of the decor or not. An old silver teapot may look great but does it really go well with your high-tech living room?
Another great and simple way to change the look of a room is adding an accent wall. It doesn’t require a massive investment, and it’s something you can do yourself during a weekend. Or you could hang a big painting that adds a bit of drama to the room. Dress up your sofa or armchairs to make them look like new and buy new curtains to give the space a fresh look.
The Final Touch
After putting it all together, try it out. See how it feels to be in your newly decorated apartment and adjust if needed. Go on with your daily routine and make sure you feel comfortable and have a great view while you’re having breakfast, drinking your coffee or enjoying a movie on a rainy Saturday night.
The final touch: invite your friends over and break in your new home decor in a fun way! Throw a small party and share your work and vision with your close ones.