After a tiring day at work or school, the only place most of us would want to go back to is home. The concept of home varies from one another as everyone has their own ideas of how or where they want their home to be; it can either be a place, a person, or a country. However, for this context, let’s take a look at home, the building.
Everyone possesses their own unique style and taste, and these will reflect in their own personal space, which is normally at home. Some likes it dark, some likes it light, some like to have more of a masculine ambience, some prefer a more feminine ambience, and some like filling up their walls with the pictures of their favourite celebrity crushes or fictional characters.
What is the function of a house/a home?
Like any other building, a home provides us the sense of settlement and safety. Having a home and our own personal space also gives us the sense of belonging, and a space for us to heal both physically and mentally.
Other than that, a home protects us from dangerous weather like strong wind, thunderstorms and drought. Without a proper shelter, we would suffer from mother nature’s wrath and would not be able to constantly feel safe. Moreover, having our own personal space at home also provides us the time and space for us to reflect on our lives, and to express ourselves by decorating or modifying some part of the house to suit our comfort goals.
Working from home also started to be significant since the pandemic that struck in 2020, so, having our own personal space provides us both a place for us to work and rest, as well as providing us the space for us to hold gatherings with friends and family members.
How many kinds of home designs are available to choose from?
When it comes to designing a comfortable home, be it from the outer design or interior design, there are various designs to choose from. It all depends on an individual style, or a style that’ll suit a family. As aforementioned, styles and interests differ from one another, hence it is absolutely up to you to choose which house design suits you more.
Some of the house design available to choose from are as follows:
- Greek Revival
- Cape Cod
- French Country
- Mid Century Modern
If you’re someone who has been eyeing for a neat and minimal style for your first or next home, then let’s take a closer look at what to do and how to maintain a minimalistic style for your home.
What is minimalistic design?
Minimalist design has been around for quite some time and has spread to many other areas of design, including but not limited to architecture, interiors, art, graphics, and fashion. The goal of minimalist architecture and interior design is to highlight just the most crucial details.
Any structure, item, or space designed with minimalism in mind is pared down to its essentials, with few decorative flourishes and a focus on the product’s or space’s primary function. Achieving such potent simplicity is not easy, despite the fact that the ultimate manifestation of a minimalist design may look as straightforward as a poetry and as clear as a bell.
What should I keep in mind about minimalistic design?
From the word itself, it is essential to remember that you want your home to be as minimal as possible. This will provide a cleaner and organised space to your home, and you would not need to worry about the amount of clutter and things going on in your home.
Less is more
One characteristic of minimalistic design is less is more. What this means is, you focus more on the functionality of a product, instead of filling your personal space up with items that do not provide you the function you need. Decorations can be placed, but in a minimal manner since you do not want your space to be drowned with a lot of things. When that happens, it will lead to maximalist style instead.
Colour, ambience and space
The colour theme for minimalistic design creates a calming and comfortable environment. This is achieved via the use of a monochromatic, restricted colour palette with occasional pops of accent colour. The ambience a minimalistic design aims to achieve is having decor that is open and airy, with convenient built-ins and no unnecessary obstructions; or in other case its called an “open concept”.
Lights and materials
Another thing that you need to consider when it comes to minimalistic design is adapting your home to natural light as much as possible. Do make sure to decorate and place furniture accordingly so that it does not look too bare, or look too much. You can add sports lighter in your backyard to provide light during the evening or night. With sports lighter, it can produce an aesthetic minimalistic style outside your home too.
Flowers and plants
To make your home more aesthetically pleasing, you can add suitable and safe plants and flowers to provide more oxygen and greenery in your home. Coming home to a little bit of nature in your home will give you a sense of relief, simultaneously boosting your creativity, focus and recovery.
It doesn’t matter what design you choose in the end. The only thing that matters is to always maintain and clean your personal space.
It goes without saying, having a comfortable home will definitely improve your mood and health. A well-maintained home provides you with safety and comfort, as well as giving you the peace of mind to relax and recover in peace.
The environment around you will be more conducive to effective work if you keep your own living quarters clean and pleasant. In the event that the necessity arises, you have everything at your disposal to do business without leaving the comfort of your own home. If you have a comfortable setting in which to complete your tasks, you will be able to get a lot done.