How many of us are into open floor concepts that allow us to think out of the box?
I sure am.
The importance of actual space cannot be underestimated. You may think that a completely open area is just an “empty” space, but empty space matters. It is your creative playground.
Open spaces allow us to implement our imagination for all different kinds of potential. The thought of not relying on walls to define the space falls directly on you. And if you think about it, walls actually are the barrier in between our private spaces that distance each room, so the idea of having all of that in the open intimidates some people of course, because that’s not something we’re used to.
Our homes are our safe havens, our true scared space. We unwind after a long day and take mental breaks away from the world here. It’s very important like any other thing in our lives that we surround ourselves with things that keep us full. That fulfill all of our needs even if it’s the smallest bit of happiness. It all truly matters at the end of the day.
So lets break away from the anxiety that comes with the unfamiliar territory of the open space concept, and think about how we can utilize it to our benefit.
Rooms need focal points, which areas that draw in the most attention. Whether it’s lighting, artwork, furniture or any other architectural elements, focal points are important to distinguish your area. Always think statement pieces.
A few tips:
1. Avoid clutter. In open concepts, too many things in one space has the power to minimize the room. Strategically space objects out. You want to magnify your space and decorating abilities.
2. Create an area where you’ll be able to focus on your work. An area that allows you to focus freely without distraction is critical because you train yourself to tune in when you're in that space.
3. Free your mind. Don't be so attached to any one layout that you're not willing to change it or see it differently as you grow.
4. Clean ALWAYS equals calm.
No matter how big or small the space is, It’s YOUR space. A home is a sacred place so love it and treat it as such, take pride in it and have it be a direct reflection of you.