With many Filipinos spending more time at home as a result of the epidemic, your home may now be functioning as an office, classroom, gym, and community center — and it’s easy to become bored by your surroundings after occupying the same place all day. But all is not lost: there are simple and low-cost solutions to revitalize your condo and convert it into a new and engaging atmosphere.
Give your house some TLC with these seven interior design, feng shui, and design suggestions from interior designers, feng shui experts, and design aficionados.
‘Compartmentalize’ your home
When you work from home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by competing duties. Designate separate spaces for certain activities to help you remain on track. It is critical to ‘compartmentalize’ your living environment. If you live in a studio, you may create the illusion of different “rooms” by dividing the area with curtains, bookcases, or other furniture.
Play with colors
Painting the walls is one of the simplest and cheapest methods to instantly revitalize any house. In addition, cool neutrals are a traditional aesthetic that can go with nearly any decor; if you like something more dramatic, consider adding a burst of color to a focal wall. Greens and blues are commonly linked with health, tranquility, and well-being, according to certain feng shui experts. If you aren’t ready to commit to painting, experts recommend adding color to your room using accessories such as throw cushions, an area rug, curtains, or artwork.
Streamline and clean your home.
With millions of people now living and working alongside family members, significant others, and roommates; our homes may appear more crowded than ever. Therefore; decluttering is the best method to achieve spatial harmony. It works tremendous magic in that it brings your entire environment up to speed with you. Experts suggest that beginning with a tiny, enclosed place, such as a bathroom, will give you a fast sense of achievement and motivate you to complete the next space. Also, the benefits of a clean area go beyond aesthetics; studies have shown that removing clutter may reduce stress levels.
Do a digital detox
The digital detox movement is not new; but in this environment of nonstop COVID-19 news and social media buzz, it is worth considering. Though it is critical to keep updated about the health problem, it is all too simple to go from a healthy level of participation to compulsive monitoring. Hence, set reasonable limitations based on time or place to reduce screen dependence. For example, create a phone-free dinner hour or remove mobile tech gadgets from your bedroom for a daily reset.
Revitalize your condo with scents
A scent is a vital tool for elevating your mood. Every space should have a distinct smell track to score your moment. Utilize woody smells such as cedar, palo santo, oud, copal, and frankincense to ground yourself; rosemary for good energy; and incense to focus and meditate. The scent may be added to a space in a variety of methods; including candles, oil diffusers, air mists, and fresh flowers, to mention a few. To have a more subtle impact, open a window and let in some fresh air to balance out your selected smell.
Greening and purification to revitalize your condo
There’s no better time to bring the outside world in while you’re staying put. If there is one thing that makes a place feel more habitable, it is the presence of greenery. Plants not only offer light and color to your house; but they also add oxygen, which many of us could use more of while we burrow down indoors. Consider the degree of attention you wish to provide. Some people may choose a less fussy plant; whilst others may prefer a more ‘high-maintenance’ plant that demands daily attention. Whichever plant you pick, the process of caring for it may be very therapeutic.
Revitalize your condo by brightening it up.
According to a study, natural light is the best office bonus. If your house is now your office, you have more influence over the lighting conditions of your workday than ever before.
Position your workstation near a window and leave your curtains and shades open during the day to optimize your exposure to natural light. If you don’t get a lot of natural light, experts recommend installing aluminum mini-blinds on your windows. You can use them to direct or shut out light (and nosy neighbors across the street) as required; and when the sun strikes them just so, you can utilize them to send light into the room without being dazzled.
Experts also advise adding reflecting surfaces, such as a mirror, lacquered table, or chrome lamp, to brighten dark spaces.
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Complementing The magnificent British design of the Northpoint is complemented with an assortment of imported New Zealand pine trees; which offer a pleasant Kiwi touch. This produces an average of 78,000 pounds of oxygen, ensuring that the occupants have access to enough fresh air.
Located at JP. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City, this pine estate condo is a “10-minute community.” Northpoint Davao is within a stone’s throw from business hubs, places of worship, health centers, universities, malls, and a future commercial strip of its own. It is a 2-hour flight away from Manila and a 15-minute ride from Davao International Airport.
The residents of Northpoint Davao will have their best value-for-money; indulging in amenities and lifetime perks such as the salinized pool, kiddie pool, wellness area (gym and meditation area), sky courts, atriums, kids’ playground, clubhouse terrace, verdant landscapes, nearby tourist spots and a 24/7 security for everyone’s peace of mind. The Northpoint also has a solid bedrock ground. Its soil structure has a foundation resistant to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
The Northport was also heralded as the Best Residential Development in Davao during the Philippine Property Awards 2016.
The 5,220-sqm condo village has five towers: Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bradford. The units are ready for occupancy.