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5 Ideas For A Modern Korean Style Home


05 October 2017

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For those who have seen Korean dramas or movies, chances are you might’ve noticed how the characters’ homes are decorated at some point. Regardless of the size of the space, a modern Korean style home typically welcomes plenty of natural light, a minimalist way of home décor, smart use of space, medium or large pendant lighting that’s not only functional but is also aesthetically pleasing, and the use of soft or subtle pastel colours in certain rooms or throughout the house. If you’re decorating your home for the first time, or are planning to redecorate, check out these tips:


Plenty of natural light

Plenty of natural light

Great sources of natural light throughout your home can benefit your health in the long run. Natural light boosts your body’s vitamin D storage and can prevent certain types of cancers or even depression. If you work from home, it’s especially important for you to work in a space where natural light is in abundance, to avoid vitamin D deficiency due to a lack of outdoor sun exposure. Make sure your home office gets plenty of natural light, and have your desk as close to the window as possible.


Minimalist decor

Minimalist decor

Keep clutter out of your home! Whether it’s the living room, your bedroom, or the kitchen, keep it simple, neat and tidy by decorating like a minimalist. That means using as little colours as possible (stick to the ‘3 Palette Rule’ or use different colours that complement each other), chic storage boxes that look good on the shelves, and less than 10 decorative objects in a room. Hang a wall art in each room if you’d like.


Smart use of space

Smart use of space

Smart use of space is a must particularly if you have limited spaces or live in a space with no rooms. For example, if you live in a studio apartment, be creative and use whatever items you want to divide your studio apartment into multiple rooms. Consider your floor plan to decide which areas and corners will be your kitchen, dining room, living room, and bedroom. DIY shelves using recycled wooden crates or hang thin curtains to serve as partitions.


Medium:large pendant lighting

Medium/large pendant lighting

For modern homes, pendant lightings are definitely in trend, especially if you’re going for the modern minimalist theme. Choose medium or large pendant lightings for your kitchen, living room and dining room. Use small pendant lightings for your bedroom and the bathroom. Have fun when choosing the style, shape and size of your lighting.


Soft:subtle pastel colours

Soft/subtle pastel colours

Soft and subtle pastel colours have major calming effects, and contrary to popular belief, they’re not overly childish or girly. Don’t limit pastel colours to your nursery room or your children’s bedroom! From pastel coloured wallpaper, paint, to decorative objects, you can use pastel colours in any way you like.

 

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Written by Dayana Sobri

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