The popularity of condos shows no signs of slowing down. Condos offer lower maintenance, manageable floor plans, and easier living for homeowners. As people look to engage in experiences they had to set aside during the pandemic, we can expect to see more and more homeowners choosing to purchase condos.
Whether you’re considering buying a condo in the future or already own one, you’ll want to decorate it in a way that makes sense for the size and layout. Today, we’re sharing our top tips for modern, luxury, and space-maximizing condo interior design.
Ideas for Modern Condo Design
Condos are a fantastic setting for experimenting with modern design. The smaller square footage of these homes lends itself well to the clean, straight lines found in this interior design style. For a modern condo, think straight-legged furniture, glass side tables, acrylic coffee tables, sputnik light fixtures, and geometric patterns.
Making use of natural light will also help to make your space feel more up-to-date. Instead of using drapes, try roman shades or simple valance curtains. These window treatments pair well with the clean lines in your furniture. You can also make a big statement with art. Abstract canvas paintings, eye-catching prints, and even sculptural pieces can bring in a modern feel.
How to Make the Most of Space through Interior Design
You can maximize your space in a studio or one-bedroom condo by following a few design best practices. First, zone and define your spaces. One room can be used for multiple purposes. Take stock of what spaces you need in your home. Then, break up each zone with furniture, rugs, and similar color palettes. This technique works especially well in small condos with an open concept.
Next, you can trick the eye to give the illusion of a larger space. Place window treatments from the ceiling to the floor to pull the eye up. Place mirrors on a wall adjacent to a window to open up the space. You can also use furniture with long legs for a light and airy feel (think Midcentury Modern).
As far as color palettes, neutrals tend to work best for large items such as sofas, coffee tables, and dining tables. Soft colors will also make your condo look bigger, especially when paired with a lighter color on your trim.
Use hidden storage to maximize your condo’s space. In a small space, you always want to create storage options vertically. Add additional bars to your closet to hang clothes. Use under-the-bed storage to store off-season shoes. Place racks on doors to hang items. You may also use custom cabinets to tuck away necessary items.
Tips for Creating a Luxurious Feel in Your Condo
Looking to create a more luxurious feel in your condo? Luxury doesn’t have to mean just gold or glittery designs. You can add a sense of luxury through texture, glass, marble, and eye-catching fixtures. Currently, soft, warm blush colors, off-white tones, and platinum shades are trending for luxury condo design. If you want to go bold, you can also experiment with brass and emerald.
No matter the color palette you choose, always look for ways to add texture. This may look like wallpaper with intricate motifs, plush throw blankets, or seagrass baskets. Don’t forget to play with light in your space too. Candles are an easy way to add warmth and light. Similarly, work with sconces and chandeliers to really play up focal points in your condo.
No matter your ideas for your condo, we’re here to help with the interior design. Our team of designers will create a space that’s not only beautiful but also functional. To learn more about our services, get started with a free consultation.