Incorporating this classic color in your home, while employing the basics of interior decorating, can help improve the quality of life. It helps one relax and de-stress after a long day. De Guzman-Grey, whose designs and styling works are featured regularly on various magazines and TV shows, shares her expert advice on decorating homes this 2020 with classic blue. Back to basics Evaluate certain considerations such as your preferences and lifestyle. Knowing these factors will make your home decorations work better for you and your family. If your family has small kids, consider that your space should be child-friendly. It would be better if there are no sharp edges, the space is always safe, and there are rooms where they can play freely. Design according to functionality It is also essential to design spaces according to the use of your area and rooms. Certain portions of the house which are used for specific tasks require details appropriate for it. That’s why if you are going to decide the specifics such as lighting and furniture, always consider the room’s function, and if it will help you perform your tasks easily. Incorporate blue in places where you want to be relaxed
De Guzman-Grey mentioned that classic blue is a calming color, thus best to put it in rooms where you want to be relaxed. However, she also emphasized that you need to be careful in putting it in places like the kitchen or dining room as blue is known to be an appetite suppressant.
It is important to decorate your home as this can affect your family’s comfort and purposive use of space. Whether it’s a house or a condo, this experience becomes much more fulfilling when it’s a home that you can call your own. IDR Kathleen “Peaches” De Guzan-Grey is the principal interior designer of KDG Interiors and currently a member of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID).