Design Your Home Around Your Lifestyle

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If you are reading this, you are probably already considering redesigning your living conditions. Before doing anything, though, it’s important to determine what kind of lifestyle you live and the type of person you are because this will be very helpful when choosing colors and designing rooms.

Although colors don’t affect everyone, in the same way, there is something for everybody, depending on their tastes. The goal is to make sure that your home fits both your needs physically and emotionally since a space that doesn’t feel like ‘home’ will be nearly impossible to enjoy living in.

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Here is a list of eight tips anyone can use when redesigning their living conditions:

Tip #1:  Who Lives in the House?

When redesigning your living conditions, it’s important to consider who will be occupying the house. If you are lucky enough to have roommates or a family, keep their needs in mind before doing anything. This means that if the other people in the home are messy and constantly leaving dishes out, you can design your kitchen so that it is easier for them to clean up while also maintaining an area of space for yourself.

Tip #2:  Consider Energy Efficiency

Since energy costs can get expensive quickly, it’s important to think about this when redesigning your home. If you plan on being very eco-friendly or if you have environmentally conscious friends or family members who may often visit, then find ways to reuse materials whenever possible and purchase items that are energy efficient.

Tip #3:  Design Around Your Hobbies

If you enjoy reading, consider creating a space with lots of storage to house your books. If you love playing video games or watching movies, make sure that there is ample room in your home to fit all the necessary furniture and equipment. This will give you the most enjoyment when using your living requirements. It may even be helpful to label each area according to its function so that everyone is aware of where activities take place.

Tip #4:  Get Organized!

One of the best things about designing around one’s lifestyle is staying organized. Just because it’s okay for someone else not to have an organized living space at home doesn’t mean you should allow yourself to be unorganized too. If you are constantly running out of time, spend some time thinking about how to best arrange your living requirements so that it is easier to stay organized and find what you need when necessary.

Tip #5:  Be Comfortable!

Everyone should agree that comfort is key no matter what you do or who lives in the house with you. This means considering color schemes for all aspects of your home. People tend to remember colors more than words, so thinking about ways to incorporate comfort into every room will make a huge difference over time. For example, if your bedroom always makes you feel happy, then there’s a good chance that the rest of the rooms in your house will feel the same way too.

Tip #6:  Aesthetic Appeal

Some people think that this is an important aspect of living in a house, while others don’t care at all about aesthetics. If you are very creative, it’s likely that you see the world differently than most, so when designing your home, try to envision how everything will look together to determine if it meets your vision or not. The colors and items chosen are important for this step because they have to work together to achieve what some consider beautiful and gaudy.

Tip #7:  Get the Right Furniture

To have furniture that is not only functional but beautiful as well, some people choose furniture stores where they can find furniture that matches their particular tastes. Whether you go for a more traditional or contemporary furniture style, it’s important to purchase furniture that works best for your home and lifestyle, so be sure to think through the process. Hence, there are no surprises later on.

Tip #8:  Intentional Details

Once you have redesigned your living conditions according to all the above tips, keep thinking about how you can add details throughout your home which will tie everything together. This means adding plants near windowsills in rooms because plants always remind people of nature and therefore evoke positive emotions. Keep in mind what type of plants would work best with the rest of the design, such as a snake plant, which grows in low light and emits oxygen.

Designing your home around the lifestyle you want to live is a great way to create an environment that will provide more enjoyment and comfort. As mentioned in this article, many aspects of life need consideration when designing your living space, such as hobbies, organization, furniture selection, and adding intentional details throughout your home.

Editor-in-chief of M’Lady Records. Loves to laugh, lives to love.

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