by Melina Neonaki
18 Jan, 2022
A HOUSE DESIGNED FOR US
Our home is the place where we spend most of our lifetime. It is not just a structured space, it has emotional value for the person who lives there and significantly affects his life. There is no recipe for the perfect home, because every home should be designed to serve the needs and desires of those who live in it. However, there are some directions that can contribute to the space functionality. Examining each space separately we can identify many of them.
- The importance of furniture choice -
Apart from the above directions that concern each space separately, there are some instructions that generally concern the choice of furniture and can improve both the aesthetic result and the functionality of the house. The furniture and objects that decorate a space must have the suitable size in relation to the dimensions of the space. Very large furniture do not fit in a small area, due to they tend to make the room look smaller, take up space that could be used by storage furniture that can serve the functionality while often prevent the free crossing in the space. It is important that furniture to be placed opposite or perpendicular to the openings and to be selected in dimensions that do not block the motion, in order to create a fictitious line between the openings. Thus, beside the free motion, it is achieved the best lighting, the best energy flow and the space looks bigger.
- The importance of the objects position -
Except for the furniture choice, the object position in a room is very important. The right object allocation is necessary to achieve balance. Objects should not be placed only on one side but in different parts of the space. But this doesn't mean that we give the same emphasis to each side. It is good to have a main composition in each space, ideally opposite to the entrance space, so that it is the first thing that someone sees when entering in it. Otherwise, the main composition can be placed at the side where is most visible to the user of the space. It is also suggested to repeat the decoration elements in two or more parts of the space in order to create a rhythm. A pattern, a color and / or a fabric can be repeated on two or more surfaces.
- Personalized design -
In closing, I would like to remind you that there is no formula for the ideal home. All of the above directions are just recommendations. So, before we start to design our home it is important to understand our needs and habits. The only solution is personalized design, so the house will serve us and not us the house. Thereby, the house will become the place where we will share beautiful moments and we will give us rest.