When designing your home, there are many important factors to consider: aesthetic, comfort and usability, just to name a few! But for those who lead busy lives, practicality is vital in order to be as productive as possible with a limited timeframe. Here are our tips for styling your home around a busy lifestyle.
Find a floor that works for you
Cleaning our home is one of the last tasks we want to do when we are balancing a busy lifestyle. That is why it is so important to choose a flooring that is easy to maintain. For this, we would recommend Luxury Vinyl Tiles. These tiles are resistant to scratches and stains and are therefore perfect for families with kids or pets.
It is exceptionally easy to clean an LVT floor – a quick sweep with a mop and broom will do the trick! Furthermore, our Luxury Vinyl Tiles are waterproof making them a brilliant choice for use in any room in the house, including the bathroom and the kitchen, allowing you to create a cohesive style throughout your home.
Create open-plan spaces
An excellent option for people who are maintaining busy lifestyles is to create open-plan spaces. Blending multiple rooms into one allows for ease of movement through your home and also creates an accessible and welcoming environment (which is perfect for entertaining guests!). To achieve this design, use the same flooring throughout in order to create a seamless flow. A chevron parquet would be ideal for this as it is a style that elongates any room in which it is laid.
We also recommend the use of ramp or T profiles – these flooring accessories are designed to join floors together where they meet (normally at a doorway). This allows you to create a smooth transition between flooring as all our door thresholds can be matched to your floor.
Save time with storage
Although it may seem counterproductive, spending time tidying up will save you time in the long run! In order to accommodate your busy lifestyle, make sure that everything in your home has its own place – that way, you know where to find things when in a rush. It also enables you to tidy up quickly and efficiently. The last thing you want when in a hurry is to trip over mess or items left out all over the place – having an efficient storing system is therefore a huge advantage.
Make the most of minimalism
Minimalism is a bit like marmite – you either love it or hate it! For some, it is the epitome of ‘zen’ and calmness but for others it represents a wholly impersonal style that does not represent the individual or their taste. However, if done correctly, a house designed in a minimalist style can become a perfect home for those with busy schedules.
Firstly, it is necessary to avoid over-cluttering your space. Try prioritising your favourite items and those which are essential to a home. Don’t over-complicate your décor either – make sure to choose simple pieces that complement your overall design. An easy way to strip back your possessions is to throw away any broken or unusable items. Don’t forget to check whether your items can be recycled or, if they are still in good condition, consider donating to a charity shop.
Have Your Say
What do you prefer in home décor: minimalism or something with more character? Let us know in the comments below!
Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and discussions. We’re always finding new ways to improve our stock, so keep up to date! Check out our Chamonix Fawn Oak in the picture above – a beautiful parquet floor which adds a touch of sophistication to any home!
The post How to style your home around a busy lifestyle appeared first on Blog & Advice Centre – Luxury Flooring & Furnishings.
This post appeared first on https://www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk