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A sad apartment gets a joyful revamp

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The Gyeonggi Province in South Korea has it all – urban wonders, the splendid countryside and plenty of tourist attractions. We were busy relishing its varied delights and on the lookout for homes that incorporate a global flavour while keeping the simplicity of the region alive. The makeover of an old apartment to a new and practical urban space is what caught our eye this time, and we invite you to take a look. Designed by Design Brides, a group of interior designers and decorators, this apartment is now an amazing contemporary abode a far cry from its original dull and cluttered avatar. The residence now makes lavish use of wood and smart neutral tones to create a style statement like no other. Join us below as we see how it was done!

Before: drab and dingy kitchen

The home was previously dull with a kitchen wedged in at the far end of the main hall. Meanwhile, gloomy walls and abundant clutter made this a space where it was impossible to cook happily. The outdated cabinets also needed a sharp upgrade!

Before: complete lack of design

This bedroom had no coherent design scheme before its makeover. The lack of style made it a chaotic space filled with features which simply did not match with one another. Furthermore, storage seemed to be a problem with a huge, unsightly closet taking up an entire wall and a desk squeezed into the corner.

After: a new way in

The entryway now ushers us in with a black industrial-style door. This immediately sets the monochrome design in motion, albeit with cream-hued walls for a more soothing effect. The light hardwood floor now looks more at home in these sleek yet understated environs.

After: the chic living room

The designers decided to do away with the chaotic mayhem and bring in a simple style that is all about cream and pale wood. These touches mix perfectly and complement the black frames and doors, creating a sleek effect that brings an open look to the space. Modern furniture and a glass coffee table exhibit a soothing urban ambience.

After: kitchen with industrial touches

A slightly rustic aesthetic has been brought in thanks to the wooden table with the black metal legs and industrial black lamp. The bench set against the wall now makes for a better use of space, and the kitchen is a vision in white at one end. A sleek black shelf sits high on the wall as another stylish addition.

After: simple and inviting bedroom

With a breakfast nook on an elevated platform and a pale wooden bed unit with black bedding, this bedroom could not get more relaxing! Natural light infiltrates through the smart blinds and brightens up the entire area with ease.

After: practical use of space

A narrow slice of the bedroom has now been stylishly cordoned off with the help of a wall and glass detailing, making way for a space which houses a closet and easy-to-use storage niches!

This home is now all about practical good looks with sleek finishes and a strong urban vibe. Clutter and dinginess no longer have a place, all due to the brilliant new design and planning. Looking for more ideas? Here’s another home makeover story for you to enjoy: From black-and-white to colour: a tiny home brightens up.

What do you think of the industrial touches in this small home? Are you a fan of monochrome decor? Tell us your thoughts!
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