Ajoya Cabanatuan’s houses are designed in such a way that they facilitate your creative self. Here are a few fundamental interior design tips you can follow.
When it comes to your home’s interior design, there’s more than just choosing a good looking centerpiece or wallpaper that matches the floor. Apart from changing the way your house looks, it can also be considered a valid expression of yourself. Whether it’s through a selection of items that can be a room’s focal point or its overall aesthetic, there’s one important consideration to make when making these choices: will it make you feel comfortable?
Of course, comfort isn’t only limited to having enough space to move around or if your sofa is soft or sturdy enough. How you feel when you’re in the vicinity of your home also matters. Do you feel like you belong there or is it just another home that you moved into? At the end of the day, a home where you feel comfortable living is affected by how much agency you have over how it looks. This is where interior design comes into play and if you’re not a professional, then these beginner tips are for you.
“Does it spark joy?” These words from Mari Kondo explain how best to both live your life and how to approach interior design. Simply put, the minimalist lifestyle is founded on the principles of just having what you need and living a purposeful life in a purposeful home. When it comes to your home, particularly when it comes to what goes into it, you have to ask yourself the same question – will doing this and/ or that make you happy?
Decluttering is going to be your first step if you already have a house with furnishings in it. It’s an important part of the minimalist lifestyle that you need to do both from a tangible point of view in health and home and in a spiritual perspective, in mind and soul. When it comes to your home, indicate what items in it you still need. Determine which ones you want to replace or totally get rid of while, of course, asking yourself if doing so would make you happy.
When it comes to choosing focal pieces or center points in your home, you have to ask yourself the same question. Is having your action figure collection as this room’s focal point spark joy? Would building a trophy and medal rack serve as an excellent background for the living room? All of these questions will completely depend on your personal choice.
Select Your Preferred Colors
Choose your colors based both on preference and practicality. Of course, you’d like to live in a home where when you wake up, you see a comfortable hue that works well with the rays of the sun from the comfort of your bedroom. You can choose to have the same hue in the hallways and the rest of your home’s walls. Alternatively, you can have different colors for different parts of your home to either set a specific mood or just become an indicator of where you are and what the room is for.
For example, as mentioned above, you can have comfortable colors of light blue or green when it comes to the bedroom since that is where you supposedly rest. You can have neutral colors of black, white, beige or gray when it comes to hallways, work from home rooms and the like. When it comes to the living room, you can get more creative and use colors that evoke a sense of life or just have the same neutral tone.
Selecting color palettes obviously doesn’t apply to walls and floor only. They also apply to the furniture and set pieces that go into the space. In this regard, you can feel free to use dramatic color to add a little bit of color in more neutral toned spaces.
Stick With A Theme
Consider using modern Filipino designs to match the overall aesthetic of your abode. WHen it comes to the materials that constitute your house’s curtains and carpets, use local fiber because they’re not only good to look at, but they’re also quite durable. Use bamboo fixtures for your lights and wooden chairs and tables.
Given that Ajoya Cabanatuan’s homes are inspired by the Filipino Bahay na Bato concept, sticking with the Modern Filipino interior design choice makes sense. It’ll also make you feel at home both in a literal and figurative sense.
Keep Things Well-Lit
Lighting is an important part of interior design. After all, if a room is dark without a purpose for being so, it might give off a particularly sad or unproductive vibe. Apart from the obvious reason of being able to see where you’re going, it’s also important because light is what essentially gives life to a room from a visual standpoint.
When it comes to lighting, make it a point that each section of your house can be reached by natural light. This can be easily done by strategically placing mirror pieces near or adjacent to light sources so they can bounce light across the room. Alternatively, if you want to have agency over how much light a room has, you can choose to invest in a light fitting that allows you to dim or intensify light. Given that Ajoya Houses have ventanillas and a porch, natural lighting won’t be hard to come by when it comes to your home.
Have An Abundance Of Space
When doing interior design, it’s important to consider having an abundance of space. Not only for the practical and important reason for having enough space to move around, but it’s also because it puts special focus on the furnishings of that room. It gives your eyes and your body the room it needs to breathe and move around in while, at the same time, allows your creative spirit to roam free.
When it comes to creating more space in your home, a good practice would be to not push any furniture or item (that’s not supposed to be hanging on a wall) fully against a wall. It allows your eyes to breathe and relax. It’s also a good recommendation to get furniture that can serve another function like a container or another piece of furniture (like sofa beds).
At the end of the day, interior design is an expression of yourself and how your home can compliment the way you live. The best thing about it is that you have the agency to choose how it’s going to look and feel like.
However, it can be a little daunting if your home lacks the space to facilitate your creative spirit. Enter Ajoya Cabanatuan, AboitizLand’s residential development in Central Luzon. Located in Brgy. Valle Cruz, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines’ main rice growing province. It is easily accessible through the Emilio Vergara Highway. It will eventually benefit from the government’s infrastructure projects like the Central Luzon Link Expressway and the North Luzon East Expressway, once they get completed.
Designed by Buensalido+Architects, an award-winning architecture firm, Ajoya Cabanatuan’s houses are inspired by the Filipino bahay na bato which is characterized by a heavy foundation and climate-responsive materials for the upper part of the house like ventanillas which let the breeze flow freely into the house, and a porch, letting you enjoy the fresh air without leaving your home.
Ajoya Cabanatuan’s house units also have the space ranges you need to shelter your family and facilitate your creativity in terms of interior design. For example, the 3 Bedroom Single Attached Parkside has a total of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 levels. It also has a total lot area of 88 square meters and a floor area of 78 square meters – this unit is good for medium to large-sized families.
If you’re looking for an excellent place to nurture your family and unleash your creative self, Ajoya Cabanatuan has proven itself to be a cut above the rest. Get a sneak peek of this 19-hectare master-planned community in Ajoya Cabanatuan by taking a virtual tour here: http://bit.ly/AjoyaCabanatuanVirtualTour.
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