The Best Home Design Trends in Nigeria
The Nigerian economy is growing and as a result, there has been an increase in the number of people who are now able to afford to buy their own homes. This means that home owners have more money at their disposal which they can use on making renovations or expansions. It also means that those who want to build from scratch can do so without worrying too much about how much it will cost them. As a result, there has been an upsurge in the number of design trends across Nigeria. The best part is many of these designs are affordable for most Nigerians which makes it easier for homeowners to enjoy these new trends without going bankrupt!
Section 1: What are the best home design trends?
1. Jawa Shag Palace
This iconic dome home is located in Ado Ekiti, a city in Ekiti state in the southwestern part of Nigeria. It is the oldest structure in the city and it has stood the test of time. The dome was originally built by Dr Olusola Oyewole as the spiritual home of the Yoruba people. It is still used for spiritual ceremonies and festivals. Dr Oyewole was the first African to be awarded a doctorate degree in Philosophy and also the founder of a Nigerian Nigerian political party called The Ekitiland People's Party. The House is remarkable because it combines cultural heritage with a modern minimalist style. All the interiors are done in shades of white, wood and plastic and so it looks very clean and fresh.
The Nigerian Home Design Trends
Keep it simple
Nigerians are creatures of habit and as a result, they will not move away from their comfort zone very easily. People who are into simple, neutral designs will continue to prefer that. For them, putting on anything more than that will simply not do. Neutral colours, wooden floors, clean-cut furniture, and other simple design items are always loved and cherished by this generation of Nigerians. The average Nigerian is not interested in excessive colours or designs that will end up being an eyesore for the next generation.
We live in a fast-paced world where stress is the order of the day. In the face of these, decorating your home can become a source of anxiety.
The Design Element That's Growing Fastest
This is the interior design trend that people in Nigeria are currently obsessed with. The trend involves using more color in the interiors of your home. Red, orange, yellow, green, purple, blue, etc. are the most common and popular color schemes for most designers. The interior design trend is called Zenithi.
This is one trend that has become a favorite of people in Nigeria, as most homeowners now prefer to have their homes and other buildings decorated by professionals instead of trying to do it themselves. This is because many Nigerians are illiterate and when they try to add colors to their homes or even change the style of their homes, they end up making huge mistakes that would not be able to be fixed easily.
How to Budget for Home Design
When a homeowner is renovating or building from scratch they need to know how much they can really afford to spend on the job. When a homeowner is in the middle of a renovation or construction project they don't have the time to scour all the design trends that are currently trending in the Nigerian marketplace. This is why they need to learn how to budget for the projects they want to complete. There are several budgeting options that homeowners can consider when building a home including:
Einstein Principle: Make sure you don't have more than 6 months of living expenses or about half your annual salary at your disposal when constructing your new home.
The Nigerian economy has grown and there are more people who now have the money to buy their own homes or even renovate their current home. This has led to an upsurge in the number of home owners in the country which means more people are able to afford unique design trends. This is what makes home designing trends in Nigeria interesting and also the best part is that you don’t have to break the bank if you want to upgrade your home. These design trends can be bought from a variety of stores around Nigeria without going broke!
Abi Williams is the founder of the One Room Challenge, an online platform designed to encourage young designers to create unique spaces in a bedroom, an office or even a bathroom, making them affordable for the average Nigerian home owner.