Most people assume that living in a show-home status property is unattainable. However, you do not have to spend a fortune on revamping your home in order to bring it up to show-home standard. Depending on the style you’re going for, giving your property in Dubai a little make over can be quick, easy and affordable.
1) Pick an eye stopping feature
When you first enter the room, what are your eyes drawn to? If there is a dominant wall or a fireplace in the centre that catches the eye, this should be made to be the eye-stopping feature. By having a focal point of the room, all other furniture or features can be designed around it. A plain wall can be transformed into a statement or a picture collage, or a plain window can be framed to make it an architectural feature.
2) Choose furniture before you paint the walls
Choose the statement pieces of furniture you would like in your home, such as a great sofa or a stunning dining table. Once you have found these, you can plan the colour scheme. The best thing is to keep the walls neutral, so you do not get bored of them over time. When you also come to sell your house, having neutral colour palettes will also work in your favour.
3) Know your limits
Over-doing the design of the room can kill it. You have to know when enough is enough, and when to stop buying accessories or design pieces. If a room looks overcrowded, it will look bad, no matter how great the furniture pieces are. Plus filling a room with too much ‘stuff’ will also make it look cramped and small.
4) Never forget about your outside space
Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, the outside space should never be left alone. By adding some stylish furniture and some pot plants, even the smallest balcony can become an extension of your home. For larger gardens, make sure you go for landscaping that can be easily maintained, so that your garden can look like it is straight out of a magazine, all year long.
5) Accessorize with care
Many people ruin the design of their home by accessorizing too much or not enough or buy adding touches that do not go with the overall look and feel of the room. Only accessorize with things that add to the design, and make sure that each piece goes with the look of the room. For example, if you have a shabby chic kitchen, having ultra modern, abstract art will not go. Likewise, if you have an ultra modern bedroom, having too many rustic touches will look odd. Think of the theme of each room and try to stick to it, while blending the whole house together.
By using these easy tips, your home will be up to show-home standards in no time! For investment advice on a new home, call our team now on +971 55 883 9600.