Home Tidiness

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Mess in the home is the enemy of all. It’s not just in how often you dust your surfaces, vacuum your fabrics, or wash your windows. Tidiness is dictated by décor. Dust clings to corners, light makes a space look much tidier, balance appeals to the eye. Here, we’ll look at a lazy approach to making the home look a lot cleaner.

Curb your clutter

First of all, we have to get rid of the notion that adding more knickknacks and making more use of the space available improves the look of a home. Take on the minimalist approach, instead. Start eliminating the unnecessary pieces of furniture in the home. It gets rid of a lot of those nooks and crannies, meaning that it’s a lot easier to get rid of dust. But it also lets light travel better through the room. Speaking of.

Light up your life
Light makes a room look tidier. It doesn’t necessarily have to be natural light, either. Instead of shades or gaudy lighting fixtures, the Casablanca fan company creates lighting that’s a lot less obtrusive, while also keeping a room cooler. But you should consider how you arrange furniture according to your lighting, as well. Any furniture not against the walls should be as close to directly under the light as possible. Otherwise, you’re creating long shadows that make a room look dingier.

The benefit of balance

Sometimes, tidiness is just a trick of the mind. So, trick the mind. One of the best ways to do that is to make the room more symmetrical. You don’t want an unnatural and unloved in-looking mirror image. However, if you weigh the balance of furniture and fixtures across the room evenly, it creates a much more natural balance to the room. This might mean that you have to allow for more space in the bigger part of an asymmetrical room compared to a slightly busier smaller end, too.

Contain those cords

With the tips above, you’ve hopefully got rid of a lot of the unnecessary furniture, but clutter still finds a way. Look at the walls of the living room, to begin with. A lot of homes deal with a lot of messy wiring that you could easily bring order to with some cable ties. But your bedroom might be the worst culprit. Don’t let the clothes pile on the table and don’t let books pile on the nightstand. You can add a lot more space to a smaller bedroom with multipurpose furniture like Brayden Studio’s storage beds.

Skim, don’t sterilize
As mentioned before, you want to avoid that unloved in-look. You don’t want your home to feel like it’s entirely comprised of showrooms. Allow your personal touches to shine in a focal point in the room. Don’t clog up the walls with tons of family photos, but instead consider a single display in a space that needs it the most.

Lazy or not, you’re still going to have to dust down your home regularly. Beyond looking cleaner, however, the tips above are also going to make the home a lot easier to clean. With a home so classy and fresh, you’ll want to make sure you maintain it anyway.]

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