Friday, November 8, 2013
Moving out to live on your own can be both exciting and full of hassles. You’ll have to take care of your bills, your groceries and your cleaning. But with that comes the freedom of being able to design your place however you want it.
If you have dreams of perusing the streets of London, looking at the architecture and immersing yourself in the culture, then bring those elements into your condominium unit. Look for European elements like an Eiffel Tower silhouette or a Big Ben inspired clock or even some romantic French words painted on the wall.
If you’re one of those types who thrive on nostalgia, then in order for you to achieve that, you can transform a plain wall into a Polaroid photo wall. All you need is to attach a few nails to the wall, put some string or yarn around the nails and then attach your photos with cute and decorative clips.
If you were born and raised in the city and you want your new home to reflect that, then stick to an achromatic color scheme and play with textures - concrete floors, white painted walls, black leatherette seats and a zebra printed rug. Stick to the cooler colors and just go crazy with the prints.
To achieve the ultimate boho chic look, then the best option would be to go shabby chic
Grab some old furniture from your mom’s place and have it refinished to have a distressed, white-washed finish. Add a personal touch and hand paint some of your walls or cabinets and for the final touch, add a sunflower on your night stand.
Whichever you may be among the aforementioned, just keep these simple tips in mind to help you ease into the idea of living on your own, into your new place. - Michelle Alyssa Tiu