8 Decorating Tips for a Unique Home
Interior designer Wilmer Lopez shares decorating ideas for a space that reflects your personality
For homeowners that don't know anything about decorating, furnishing their own space can be a scary and intimidating task. If you have no design experience, it can be tough to know how and where to begin. What theme should you choose? What piece should you purchase? How can you create a beautiful, stylish, and functional home?
For a house that reveals our character and passions, interior designer Wilmer Lopez shares 10 useful and practical tips that we should all keep in mind.
One of the first things that you should ask yourself is what kind of design you would like for your home. Will you choose a traditional Filipino look or a classic Victorian one?
For this living and dining area at Real Living Space 2013, Wilmer opted for an updated mid-century modern feel.
Wilmer explains that in decorating, you should draw inspiration from your lifestyle, hobbies, and interests. He adds that you should complete your space with things that have sentimental value and personal connection.
In this area, he chose mid-century modern and vintage-inspired pieces that show his love for all things retro.
Wilmer says that you shouldn't always follow trends. He explains that it is more important to focus on telling your own story and sharing your own ideas.
Wilmer reminds homeowners to remove pieces that they no longer need. He says that you can always replace them with things that are more useful and attractive.
Changing your decor can instantly update the look of your home. To make sure that you can replace home decor quickly, Wilmer suggests opting for pieces that can easily be installed or removed.
In this living area, the colorful wall prints can instantly be removed and replaced.
It may be tempting to fill up your home all in one go but Wilmer says that you should be more patient! He says that homeowners should always have extra space for artworks, collectibles, and other items that you may encounter along the way.
In this particular corner, he topped a wooden console table with a blue rotary phone and a few well-chosen accessories.
If you can, set aside space for plants and pets. Wilmer shares that these can soothe your senses and uplift your spirits.
An aquarium from ADA Nature Aquarium Philippines brightens up this area. To learn more about their specially-designed aquariums, you can visit their Facebook page.
Wilmer also says that homeowners must be courageous in decorating their spaces. He says that you can be as creative and imaginative as you like. "That is you and no one can stop you," he adds.
Interior Designer Wilmer Lopez specializes in residential and commercial interiors. He is also the designer and co-owner of furniture and lifestyle store Space Encounters and eclectic coffee shop Subspace Coffee. You may contact him at (02) 655-6806, (0917) 872-1459, (0917) 894-6192 or info[at]wlopezdesigns.com
To see more of his projects, click the links below.
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