With the emergency degree extending towards the end of May, it seems we’ll be staying in for a while longer. As we get accustomed to moving our entire lives — from work, to rest, and play — into our homes, now marks an ideal time to give your space a little pick-me-up.
Implementing a few simple changes could do wonders to your abode, but for first-timers, it can also come as a rather daunting challenge. Which is why we spoke to Veekrit Palarit, Managing Director of Norse Republics, to get his take on how to redecorate like a pro. Here are a few of his top tips, to creating a comfortable, happy home.
Think of what you’re using your space for.
According to Veekrit, the first step to all great interiors is understanding its purpose. Whether you’re trying to create a cozy space for Netflix marathons and family time, or a make-shift work corner that encourages focus and productivity, it’s extremely helpful to start with an idea of what room you’re trying to create, and make your choices around it.
Each room just needs one focal point.
Once you’ve gotten your motive figured out, it’s time to begin deciding on the layout of your space, and what furniture you’ll be including. According to Veekrit, his tip to overcoming this, is by going by a rule that there only needs to be one focal point in each room. Another tip he shares, is to opt for loose furniture over built-in designs, as that leaves more room for changes, when you’re beginning to feel bored and ready for something new.
Home accessories can go a long way.
Once you’ve established a layout, and chosen your furniture items, your space is pretty much complete — except, it often feels like there’s just something missing. Veekrit explains that this is because furnished rooms can come across as cold and rigid. To fix this, he recommends his secret solution — home accessories. For instance, just placing a furry rug in your living room can go a long way in adding that homey touch.
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To find out more about Veekrit Palarit’s tips to home-decorating, and creating your perfect #StayIn space, watch the full interview on our IGTV.