At all times, you want to make sure that your family home is as fun and functional as possible. To create this space, you will need to put in the hard work and preparation. Rooms and spaces do not simply fall together. A home that is fun and functional is somewhere that will be loved, used and enjoyed by all family members. So, to make sure you get everything just right, what must you start focusing on?
Focus on Function
How are the rooms and spaces used within your home? What spaces and areas are heavily used and by whom? To create a better family home, you need to work with those that live in the space. Think about what is useful, essential, and beneficial to them. For example, is a space underused, or is a guest bedroom only used occasionally by visitors? If so, then can this be turned into a chill-out space for older children or a playroom for those younger kids in the home? Looking at how spaces are used and thinking about how they could be used better guarantees fun and functionality.
Focusing on Interior Design
The interior design of your home says a lot about your personality and about how you live, and what you love. When you are focusing on the functionality as above and the purpose of the home and your rooms, it can be easy to get swept away and focus solely on use or function over design. However, this can lead to a disjointed feeling home, and it could leave you with bland yet functioning rooms. Striking a balance with interior design and function is important. Remembering what you are creating and why will help you keep interior design prominent throughout all your home makeover.
Purchase Items that Aid Functionality
To make the spaces and rooms in your home so much more functional, you have to purchase items that aid functionality. For example, to keep the bedrooms in your home clutter free and tidy, you could look at purchasing plastic hangers in bulk so there is no excuse for spaces to feel disorganized and cluttered. If bedrooms are heavily cluttered and space is an issue, look at storage boxes and units that can be used in conjunction with organization and decluttering. Items that make your life easier as well as make your home easier and more enjoyable to live in, should always be at the top of your list of priorities.
Create Spaces and Rooms with Personality
To get the most out of your family home you want rooms and spaces to have personality. Your family is different to every other out there, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Bring these into your design and how each space is used. Ask the other people in the family to pick out something the like to add into the design as you’re decorating. You can even ask them to bring some of their favorite items together at the start of the process to help spark ideas. This doesn’t have to be restricted to their own bedrooms either – having a lamp chosen by one child and a rug chosen by another will make the room design unique to your family and make it special.