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These 6 Tweaks Can Create a "Wow" Effect to Your Home!

December 5, 2019
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No matter your budget, you can transform your dull-looking home into a modern abode that looks straight out of a design magazine! Check out our interior design ideas below that will add an extra flair of style to your home.

The Veo Show Unit Type E2, KL East by SQFT Space Design Management

1. Install ambience or mood lighting for your home

While standard lights do the job well enough, they don’t really create a "wow" factor to your home. To set the right mood for your home, consider installing different forms of ambience or mood lighting fixtures such as task lighting in your kitchen, recessed lighting on your hallway or accent lighting on your kitchen cabinets to help highlight a certain area of your home.

Cool accent lighting makes a major impact in highlighting the crockery in the kitchen cabinet of this modern home designed by SQFT.

The Veo Show Unit Type E2, KL East by SQFT Space Design Management
The Veo Show Unit Type E2, KL East by SQFT Space Design Management

2. Install backsplash on your kitchen or bathroom walls

Whether you prefer to go for a dramatic gold mosaic tiles or opt for understated subway tiles, tile backsplashes never fail to inject personality in any kitchen or bathroom walls. Backsplash not only serve as a decor focal point, but it can also help to protect the wall against water splashes and spills. Plus, it is also a great affordable home decor to jazz up your space without breaking the bank.

The homeowner of this three-bedroom condo really shows off her kitchen with a statement-making gold mosaic tile backsplash that looks totally swanky and sophisticated!

Metropolitan Square, Damansara by JeeHan Lee Design

Interior Firm: JeeHan Lee Design

Metropolitan Square, Damansara by JeeHan Lee Design

Interior Firm: JeeHan Lee Design

3. Replace doorknobs, handles and drawer pull

A quick and easy way to instantly add a "wow" factor on an outdated home without spending a lot of money is by replacing old fixtures such as doorknobs, handles, drawer pulls and light switch plates around your home. You can also streamline your entire home with the same type of drawer and closet pulls to create a level of continuity between each room, like this modern home designed by Lora Kitchen design.

Vina Residency, Cheras by Lora Kitchen Design

Interior Firm: Lora Kitchen Design

Vina Residency, Cheras by Lora Kitchen Design

Interior Firm: Lora Kitchen Design

4. Add design elements on your ceiling

Looking for that extra-modern touch to bring to your living room, dining space or bedroom? You can create a “wow” factor by adding design elements to your fifth wall - the ceiling. In this Balinese themed home, the panelled wood ceiling matches the dining table and makes the open space living room look more elegant!

Setia Mayuri by Sachi Interiors

Interior Firm: Sachi Interiors

Setia Mayuri by Sachi Interiors

Interior Firm: Sachi Interiors

5. Install wood panelling on your walls

If your walls are bare besides the occasional paintings, consider updating your existing walls with wood panelling to create a major “wow” effect to your home. You can keep your walls simple and install wood panelling just behind your TV walls in your living room area - It'll help it stand out, and make it the focal point of your room.

The wood panelling in this three-bedroom condo does not only enhance the overall look of this living room but, it also lends a very inviting relaxing atmosphere to the entire space.

28 Boulevard, Pandan Perdana by Wo Design Studio

Interior Firm: Wo Design Studio

28 Boulevard, Pandan Perdana by Wo Design Studio

Interior Firm: Wo Design Studio

6. Replace or repaint your front door

If you want to make small changes that create a “wow” effect on your property, consider replacing your home entrance door. Getting a new entrance door will give your home a whole new look from the outside and differentiate your home from other cookie-cutter units in your neighbourhood.

If you can’t afford to replace your entrance door, consider repainting your existing door with dark hues to add style and to transform this particular space. This small change can make a huge difference in your property’s appeal!

This heavy-looking front door in dark wood creates a dramatic grand entrance in this urban contemporary condo designed by Nevermore.

Latitude (Type C) by Nevermore Group

Interior Firm: Nevermore Group

Latitude (Type C) by Nevermore Group

Interior Firm: Nevermore Group


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