A home is a family’s biggest pride and most valuable possession, so many homeowners are often investing in and upgrading their humble abode to boost its look and comfort. However, knowing where to invest in order to achieve better home functionality is the real trick! Here are a few interior design ideas that will make your home a practical and functional yet beautiful space.
Install additional storage
One of the best ways to add both aesthetics and functionality to your home is to install some additional storage. For instance, built-in shelves are an amazing way to cover an empty and boring wall. Go floor-to-ceiling and you’ll have a beautiful display shelf for your book collection and decorative pieces. If you want to add some depth to the space, paint the back of the shelf a shade darker than your walls and you’re basically done. Now you have extra storage for clutter and a gorgeous place to display décor. Switch up your book arrangement and accessories every once in a while and your room will always look fresh and new.
Employ double-duty furniture
If you often find yourself lacking storage, another great idea to boost functionality in your home is to add some double-duty furniture. There are amazing store-bought and custom-made pieces with under-seat storage like ottomans, benches and even beds. Replace one of your armchairs with a cozy double-duty ottoman and use it for storing linen, books or kids’ toys. A bedroom bench is also a great addition to any home. It very useful when you’re getting dressed or ready for bed and can store all sorts of linen, towels and out-of-season linen and clothes.
Upgrade your windows
Not many people think about the functionality of their windows—windows are just windows! But, really, they can be upgraded to make your home much more functional and practical. For instance, if you love to keep your home very airy and light, you might want to get some practical vertical blinds and ditch your old curtains! These offer much better closure in the evening, but welcome all the light inside when you put them aside. Plus, they take up a minimal amount of space! You can also add window and terrace awnings. These will block the sun, make your home more comfortable in the summer and allow you to use your outdoor spaces even when the sun outside is relentless!
Technology is becoming a big part of our lives, and for all the right reasons. It makes our life easier and many things faster and more practical. So, don’t hesitate to invest in some home tech. For instance, heated floors can make your colder spaces (such as bathrooms) much more functional and cozy in the winter. Mirrors with embedded TVs are other amazing additions. They serve as regular mirrors when not in use and provide you with amazing viewing experience when you feel like watching some Netflix. Mirror TVs are also great for bathrooms. Some bathroom mirrors can display weather, traffic and latest news while allowing you to get ready to start your day!
Install an island
If you want to add some workspace to your kitchen, think about adding an L-shaped kitchen island. An island in this shape will give you more usable space for meal prep, storing kitchen gadgets and eating. One person can easily use one arm of the island for catching up with work or homework while you use the other arm for cooking! And if you love to use your island for meals, the L-shape will give you more space and allow you to have a more comfortable quick bite instead of getting elbowed all the time.
It’s quite easy to boost functionality in your home. Just these few interior design tips will instantly make your home more comfortable, practical and beautiful!