The increasingly limited land makes smaller houses, or often referred to as minimalist homes, increasingly in demand. Currently, simple minimalist homes are increasingly in demand by the public. However, that does not mean a small house is not comfortable to live in.
There are nine tips to make your small house feel more comfortable, spacious and modern looking:
1. Maximize Existing Space
Don’t make your already cramped house even narrower by placing unnecessary items in it.
Another thing that you should also pay attention to to maintain a minimalist home is not to put too much furniture on the floor of the house. You can try to use a wall shelf to store books instead of a table, or a wall mounted TV shelf instead of an old TV set that takes up space in your home.
2. Avoid Excessive Room Dividers
Making a room divider must definitely be considered when forming a minimalist home design concept. What you have to remember is that if the room divider is installed excessively, it will make the house narrower. To work around this, several rooms can be combined without wall partitions and replaced with furniture with the same function, which is to become a barrier.
3. Using the Right Colors
Painting your room with white or a lighter color will give the impression of being spacious and airy. Don’t use too many colors. The combination of white, light gray and wood accents is trending right now. You can try home designs with simple and bright colors if you want to renovate a room or if you are currently buying a new residence.
4. Use Mirror
The bigger the mirror, the better. Why? Mirrors that reflect shadows will help create an optical illusion that makes the room seem bigger. This will be very useful for your minimalist home, because it seems as if it will add a new room in the house.
5. Buy Unique Home Appliances
Now there are many types of unique furniture available, both in terms of design and color. A modern minimalist house must also have a furniture or display concept that has a simple but unique shape. You can see in the picture above there is a bird display that is very minimalist, but creates a different impression. You can also pay attention to the plant vase model used in the picture.
6. Good Lighting and Air Circulation
If your house faces the rising sun, that’s great because you can benefit from the morning sun. Besides being good for health, it can also reduce the humidity in the room. You can use a wide window to get optimal benefits. In addition, the use of lighting in the house must also be sought so that it does not look gloomy. Use sufficient lighting, so the room will feel more spacious.
Also make sure that the air circulation is working properly to prevent your home from getting stuffy. By maximizing the use of air vents, you can also save on the use of air conditioning.
7. Diversion Objects
In addition to making your home more attractive, this will also distract guests from the narrow condition of your house.
However, you need to remember, do not use large furniture to put on the floor, because this can take up a lot of space from your room.
8. Always keep the house in a clean condition
As with the explanation above, avoid the use of items that are not important in your home. If it accumulates too much, it will give the impression of being complicated so that it will make homeowners bored and even stressed.
Pay attention to the placement of things by making a simple impression. Make conditions in such a way as to make it easier for you to clean the house. A clean house will make you feel happy and can avoid stress. Then, cleaning items such as mops, brooms, vacuum cleaners, soap, and so on, you can also make storage cabinets so that your room remains neatly organized.
9. Design the Slimest Stairway Possible
If your simple minimalist house has a ladder, make it as slim as possible, and place the ladder at the end so it doesn’t interfere with the view and take up space in the main room.
In addition, you can also design stairs in various directions, and they don’t have to be straight. You can do this to save space, because straight stairs take up relatively more space, both on the floor below and above. The choice of an L-shaped or circular staircase can be the right choice for you.