Christmastime is here once again! Usually, we would enjoy going out of our homes around this time to feel the holiday vibe through the colorful decorations we see in malls and parks all over the city. But sadly, because of our current situation, we have to stay at home for the health and safety of our families.
That, however, does not mean we can’t revel in the beauty of Christmas decorations at home — especially if you live in a condominium.
Here are some ways you can make your condo feel more Christmas-y with decorating ideas that let you maximize precious space:
Set the mood with fairy lights
Twinkling lights and warm indoor lighting help give off that cozy Christmas Eve feel in your home. Even though we don’t get snowy Christmas evenings here in the Philippines, you can still get that vibe out of your home decor.
Yellow or white fairy lights are always a good investment because you can also use them to decorate your home all year round. Multi-colored Christmas lights are good, too, depending on the theme or look you’re going for with your decor.
Create a Christmas nook
The limited space inside a condo always poses a challenge for the holiday decor lover. The way to deal with this without making your condo look overcrowded and tacky is to designate a specific area to put in your Christmas baubles. It could be a table, shelf, a blank portion on your wall or a little corner in your condo that you can turn into a Christmas nook.
Start off by picking a theme that matches the overall aesthetic of your home. Then, get manageable-sized pieces of decor that go along with your theme. You can also go rustic and mix together old decorative pieces with new ones.
Put them all together and add some lighting to make it more festive.
Get a Christmas Tree in tiny
No space for a large Christmas tree in your condo? Don’t fret. Miniature Christmas trees look just as festive as life-size ones, if not even more chic.
Check out these cool modern Christmas tree ideas:
Use holiday-themed fabrics
If you’re not keen on adding more decor to your condo because perhaps it makes you feel like the place is cluttered, you can opt to switch up your furnishings and fittings instead.
Get holiday-themed pillows, curtains, blankets, rugs, and table runners to bring a bit of Christmas spirit into your home.
Invest in Christmas-themed dinnerware
Christmas, of course, is all about spending time with your loved ones and what better way to do it than bond over a good meal?
Make your Christmas dinners even more fun and festive with gorgeous tableware and an elegant setup.
With these easy tricks, you can feel the Christmas spirit right in your condo while overlooking breathtaking views of the city.
Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc, has move-in ready units in Manila, Pasig, Quezon City, and Makati that are within close distance to malls and shops that sell fabulous holiday decor.
Symphony Towers in Quezon City, for example, is situated in the South Triangle area, where you can easily access top shopping hubs like Cubao and North EDSA, and is also less than a 30-minute drive to Dapitan Arcade, which is a top shopping destination for holiday decor.
The Scandinavian-style home interior has been a go-to aesthetic of many people for years now. Honestly, how can one not fall in love with its clean and cozy minimalistic look that never goes out of style?
Scandinavian interiors are defined by minimalism that uses a blend of textures and soft hues to make sleek, modern decor feel warm and inviting. It emphasizes clean lines, utility and simple furnishings that are functional, beautiful and cozy.
This look is perfect for condo dwellers who can benefit a lot from its muted color palettes, cozy accents, and modern furniture design. Whether you’re a young family, student, or young professional giving condo living a try, the Scandinavian interior design is perfect for your little urban home.
Here are some tips to infuse your condo space with authentic Scandinavian flavor and achieve that look for your condo in the middle of the city.
Play with natural light
Windows in Scandinavian homes are usually left uncovered or curtained with white or light-colored fabric to let natural light in. This makes your home interior bright during the day and airy at night, giving feelings of warmth and comfort. You can also add candles to create a relaxing and calming ambience.
One of the most interesting features of a Scandinavian-inspired condo is its clutter-free environment. It’s all about having tidy spaces that would also equate to less stress and anxiety despite being in the middle of the city.
Blend neutral tones and pops of color
Warm wood tones and sepia hues are very popular in Scandinavian interior design. To ace that Scandinavian look, make sure that the surfaces in your condo are mostly in soft hues or in natural color and choose accent pieces in bright colors for that warm and sunny vibe.
Go for functionality
Tying into the clutter-free nature of a Scandinavian home, storage spaces matter a lot in designing your condo’s interior. Given the limited space, dual-function furniture that can also serve as storage would be the perfect pieces for your home. Remember that condo living doesn’t mean living with less but living with better space and carefully chosen pieces to achieve that minimal, well-organized look without getting rid of all your belongings!
Get minimal decorative accents
Less is more when styling a Scandinavian-inspired condominium unit. Scandinavian interiors often feature a mix of periods and styles to create a more open, airy feeling that gives you a sense of peace. So make sure to keep your decorative accents to a minimum!
Bring the outside in with flowers and plants
Decorate your condo unit with pieces of nature for a very Scandinavian look and an instant mood boost!
Add warm and organic textiles
Scandinavian homes are big on textured pieces, especially when it comes to fabric. Add nature-inspired elements into your condo to add to that warm and cozy vibe.
Brighten up space with light flooring and walls
Nothing can brighten up a space like all-white walls and light flooring. Choosing the right shade of white paint and mixing it with natural elements throughout the space can add warmth and texture and can also make the condo unit look bigger.
With these simple tips, you can be able to turn your condo unit into a welcoming home in the city.
Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc, has move-in ready units in Quezon City that are within close distance to premium universities and developed business districts.
These top-tier properties include Wil Tower and The Symphony Towers along Eugenio Lopez Drive in Diliman and Pine Crest in New Manila, Quezon City.
For more information on Vista Residences properties, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph, follow @vistaresidencesofficial on Facebook or call Vista Residences Marketing at 09089148457.