For Design Enthusiasts

A blog for all interior design lovers

The Art of Arrangement: How to Master Furniture Layout and Transform Your Space

Feeling frustrated with furniture layout? Discover how to master the art of arrangement and transform your space with our comprehensive guide. Learn how to assess your space, create balance and flow, consider dimensions, and apply expert tips for mastering your layout. Plus, get Jan's Corner personal tips for creating functional zones within your room. Say goodbye to furniture chaos and hello to a harmonious, inviting space that reflects your style and personality.

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Unveiling The Power Of Color: A Mom's Guide To
Transforming Your Home

Unveiling the power of color A moms guide to transforming your home

As a mom and an interior designer, I've discovered that color is more than just a backdrop; it's the soul of our homes. It's where the story of our family life unfolds, in every laughter-filled dinner and every quiet bedtime story. Let's embark on a journey to uncover the power of color and how it can transform not just our spaces, but our everyday lives.

10 Instant Home Design Hacks For Busy Parents

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Explore our curated list of 10 quick and effective home design hacks specifically crafted for busy parents. From clever organization tricks to effortless decor upgrades, these hacks are designed to enhance your living space without demanding extensive time or effort. Whether you're managing work, family, or both, these instant solutions will empower you to create a stylish and functional home that perfectly aligns with your busy lifestyle.

Redesigning Homes in the Age of Digital Glam: The Uber of Interior Design

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Ladies and gentlemen, tighten your tool belts and boot up those devices because the interior design runway just went digital! Remember the seismic shifts brought by Uber and Airbnb? Interior design is getting its glam-up moment, and honey, it's show-stopping! Unboxing the Digital Home Makeover Revolution: We've seamlessly moved from taxi-hailing to app-tapping and from hotel booking to home-cooking. Now, it's time to move from brick-and-mortar consultations to chic-and-modern transformations!...

Redesigning Homes in the Age of Digital Glam: The Uber of Interior Design

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Ladies and gentlemen, tighten your tool belts and boot up those devices because the interior design runway just went digital! Remember the seismic shifts brought by Uber and Airbnb? Interior design is getting its glam-up moment, and honey, it's show-stopping! Unboxing the Digital Home Makeover Revolution: We've seamlessly moved from taxi-hailing to app-tapping and from hotel booking to home-cooking. Now, it's time to move from brick-and-mortar consultations to chic-and-modern transformations!...

Create a Peaceful and Budget-Friendly Baby Nursery with These Brilliant Ideas

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If you are in the process of setting up a nursery to wholeheartedly welcome the new bundle of joy in the house, we have a lot of great tips and tricks up our sleeves to make your work easy. Designing a nursery can be quite exciting (and emotional!). While we urge you to find little moments of peace and joy along this journey, we are also happy to take the budgeting stress away and help you create a beautiful space for the baby without getting overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to ...

Create a Peaceful and Budget-Friendly Baby Nursery with These Brilliant Ideas

If you are in the process of setting up a nursery to wholeheartedly welcome the new bundle of joy in the house, we have a lot of great tips and tricks up our sleeves to make your work easy. Designing a nursery can be quite exciting (and emotional!). While we urge you to find little moments of peace and joy along this journey, we are also happy to take the budgeting stress away and help you create a beautiful space for the baby without getting overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to ...

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MAKING THE MOST OF LIMITED SPACE FOR KIDS ROOMS

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If you're a parent, you know that kids come with a lot of stuff. From toys and clothes to books and art supplies, it can feel like their belongings are taking over the entire house. This is especially true when it comes to their bedrooms, which can quickly become cluttered and chaotic if not organized properly. But don't worry, you don't need a huge house or a big budget to make the most of your kid's limited space. With a little creativity and some strategic planning, you can transform their...

MAKE YOUR SMALL KITCHEN FUNCTIONAL AND STYLISH WITH THESE SIMPLE HACKS

For all the busy moms out there, having a small kitchen can be a nightmare. Along with its fair share of challenges, it leaves no room to catch a break – both literally and figuratively. Where else will you hide to hyperventilate in the midst of spilled spaghetti and thrown-up broccolis? Trust me, you are not alone, we’ve all been there! But you will be pleased to know that there are many ways in which you can add style and functionality to your kitchen and utilize the available space without...

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CREATING A PEACEFUL RETREAT: DESIGNING A RELAXING AND FUNCTIONAL BEDROOM

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"The bedroom is our sanctuary, the place where we begin and end our day. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so it's important to create a space that promotes rest and relaxation." – Unknown As parents, we often find ourselves running around all day, taking care of our children, and tending to various tasks. With such a hectic lifestyle, it's crucial to have a relaxing and peaceful retreat to unwind in at the end of the day. That's why designing a peaceful and calming parent's bedr...

CREATE A VISUALLY PLEASING SPACE WITH TEXTURES AND PATTERNS

“I regard texture similar to the function of taste buds in our mouths. But in a visual form. Texture does create a specific flavour which affects our senses.” Adamo Macri The two oft-neglected but crucial elements of interior design are texture and patterns. They work independently and are some of the trickiest design components to work with. However, the results are truly rewarding! Imagine seeing a carpet from afar. Its colour and design will entice you, but when you let your bare feet touc...

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ARE YOU CHOOSING THE RIGHT KIND OF FABRIC FOR YOUR HOUSE?

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Fabrics bring their own character and drama – don’t you think? From the homely and comforting quilt passed down from generations to the lavish silks and shimmery velvets you got stitched for the wedding season, fabric imparts a personality and becomes a part of your house (and wardrobe) in ways you wouldn’t have imagined. So why is it then that we don’t pay enough attention when making a selection for the right kind of fabric for the upholstery, rugs, throws, pillows, and whatnot? Not only th...

SET A STATEMENT WITH THESE FABULOUS COLOUR THEMES

“Change is my favourite colour.” With changing colours of the season, your house deserves a refreshing new colour theme too! The coming year in the world of home interiors is expected to be filled with eccentric surprises, twists and turns, and movements that leave room for innovation and transformation. As the world is evolving with more people working from home, virtual reality taking over, and metaverse taking the technological advancements by storm, it’s more important than ever to focus ...

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ELEVATE YOUR HOME INTERIORS WITH COLOUR MATCHING

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“Happiness doesn’t always come in pink. Learn to appreciate the rainbow.” – Richelle E. Goodrich Colour matching is all around us! When you are awestruck by a mesmeric sunset, you are actually seeing a seamlessly flawless blend of yellow, orange, and red. Similarly, the breathtaking northern lights won’t have the same impact if it wasn’t for the brilliantly luminous yellow, green, and playful hints of red and blue. Likewise, colour matching can do wonders to your home décor, making everything...

ENRICH YOUR WORLD WITH BOLD ACCENTS

“Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful.” – Amy Leigh Mercree Colors have a huge effect on your mood and the general ambiance of a room, but mood changes, isn’t it? Committing to one theme is risky when there’s so much at stake. I mean, let’s admit it, you can’t reach for that bucket of paint for a clean slate every time you wish to impart a different vibe to your house. It’s neither easy nor affordable. Here’s the good news – color accents help you mix and match without having to com...

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CHANGE YOUR MOOD WITH COLORS

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Let’s talk colors! Picking out a color for your home seems like one of the most obvious steps in home décor, right? Haven’t we all imagined a quaint sky-blue cottage that matched the color of the sky, or perhaps a soothing eggshell white that your family can never tell apart from powder white? *scoffs* Yes, we all have the color part sorted during the most preliminary part of home décor, but we rarely ever think about the impact of colors in our living space. For example, that instant uplift ...

HOW TO TURN MY HOUSE INTO MY DREAM HOME

Perhaps you’ve just bought your dream home, or at least the one that’s going to get you closer to your dream home? Maybe you’re making plans to refurbish or are even busy renovating right now? Either way, change is exciting, but sometimes comes with some frustrations! And that’s where Mondän, the best online interior designers come in! We are filled to the brim with tips to help you declutter your house with ingenious solutions for clutter in children’s bedrooms plus storage ideas for small h...

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HOW TO PERSONALIZE MY RENTAL TO MAKE IT MINE

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Is your rental home feeling a little dreary and tired?Does it still feel like it's not really yours and your belongings just don't fit in? Perhaps you're desperate to inject a little more of your personality into the space but don't know where to start, after all it's not like you can pick up a paintbrush and just go for it! Take it from us, living in a rental home does not need to be drab! In fact, personalizing rental properties is one of Mondän's specialities. As the best online interior d...

EASY SOLUTIONS TO REVAMP MY AIRBNB TO DELIGHT MY GUESTS

Whether you're a seasoned host or about to take the plunge into sharing your home using Airbnb for the first time, you'll no doubt be aware that your customers are likely to be discerning lot! Airbnb has come a long way from its inception as a site for travelers with few other options but to camp out on an air mattress on someone's floor! It's now the world's most popular accommodation website and is used by everyone from backpackers to people seeking a luxury home away from home. Although in...

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QUICK ROOM MAKEOVER FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT

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With the popularity in interior design shows on TV it's not surprising that many people are inspired to take interior design into their own hands and get busy with some DIY.But let's face it, TV is all about making things look terribly easy and many people come unstuck when they try using the same design or organization techniques at home. Why you may ask? Well TV shows don’t really reflect reality do they? Not only are there a team of people sourcing products, creating design plans, working ...