Whether your budget for beautifying your home is big or small does not really matter. You can achieve well put-together interiors in any case. Here are 5 tips to get you going in the right direction.

1. Clean your way to sparkling interiors

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For me, a sparkling clean home is a priority. Who doesn’t want to come home to a place that looks clean, smells clean, and IS clean. Make it a habit to clean up after yourself (still failing at this). My experience is if I don’t quickly clean my mess, stuff piles up on most surfaces fairly quickly. Also, things will be blocking ways which are meant for foot traffic. So, put away those that don’t belong out there in a space. There is wisdom to the practice of spring cleaning.

2. Make room for negative space


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Like bowerbirds that want to fill their nests with decoration like flowers, berries, sticks, etc. to create an elaborate home for the female of the species that they want to attract, we also want to fill our homes with things that we find beautiful. That’s natural. But then keep in mind that if you fill up your room with too many things, there will be no rest for the eyes. With too much stimulation for the eyes, we lose focus, just like too much information causes brain overload. Highlight beautiful things by putting a space around it. If there is too much clutter, curate, then arrange.

Click on this link to know more about negative space.

3. Group your collection


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Group similar things together, instead of scattering them around the room, to create an impactful vignette. Choose things that have something similar. In the photo above, the similarity could be color, material, the rough texture, or the subject (rustic, handcrafted, simplicity in shape). To make it more attractive, mix the height or shape. Many people collect things like plates, teaspoons, ornate keys, coins… If you are collecting plates, for example, put them in a china cabinet hutch. Or hang them up a wall so that it becomes wall art as well as a talking piece.

4. Have a focal point

For shoebox condos, it is fairly easy to decide what the spaces are for. There’s a master bedroom, a home office which could double as a guest room, the living area, and so on. For these spaces, it is fairly easy to define them with furniture and accessories. But for big spaces, or open spaces like a studio, there is a need to demarcate the spaces according to their use. One knows where the kitchen is because that is where the water or gas connections are. But then for the rest of the space, there is a need to demarcate the functional spaces properly then create a focal point for each one. Click on this link to watch the video on how Morfosis designed a 25 sqm space in Mandaluyong.

5. Repaint your walls with a restful hue

Nothing can change the look and feel of a space fast than (re)painting the walls. Choose light neutrals or pale pastels to make your interiors look calm and inviting. If you cannot decide from the thousands of colors that Boysen offers, hone in on the 32 delicate off-whites that can be found in the Boysen Color Palette fan deck. You can order a fan deck in this link. This only makes sense though if painting is your business. If not, then you can visit a Boysen Mix and Match station and check out the color swatches.

Choosing a color physically from a color swatch or digitally through this blog for example, has its pros and cons. Check out this post to know more. There are also instructions about how you can download and use the Boysen app. It’s like having paint colors at one’s fingertips, among many other useful things to know about Boysen products.

Achieve a well put-together home with these 5 tips, and get it ready for the sunshiny months.

If you have questions that are about paint, just give our technical team a call at (02) 8363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours. You can also send an email to ask@myboysen.com.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions (https://talkinglions.com). She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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