What makes a good and wholesome interior design? What do you think?
Is it the aesthetic? Is it efficiency? Is it comfort? Or is it all of those elements combined?
Ergonomic design is basically a fancy term for user-friendly. It entails that most of the interior design that is ‘ergonomic’ must be comfortable for the user in terms of psychology, physiology and anatomy.
Briefly, the best interior design should be comfortable, efficient and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. It cannot value one of these element than the other, if not, the space would be ergonomically incomplete.
In this post, 5 simple ways are shown; thus, you can have an ergonomic home. Let's check them out!
1. Flexible planning
So what is flexible planning? A layout of your home that is easily adaptable to change at a moment’s notice. This means that you cannot have some fixed base-walls that make up the blueprint of your space. Instead, create spaces that are very flexible with the function. Modular plans are a great ergonomic design venture. So some basic research on them before presenting the idea to you consultant.
2. Comfort of movement
One of the things that you should always prioritize in an ergonomic design is the ease and comfort of movement. Yes, your space is probably going to be small; but this does not mean that you get to compromise on the ease of movement. Trust that it is going to help you live in comfort in the long run, because who wants to live in cramped, small spaces anymore?
3. Focus on aesthetics
Physical comfort is very important, but what about psychological comfort? You cannot have a home that is very efficient and functional, but has mediocre aesthetics. It is automatically going to affect your mind in a negative way. So always consider the aesthetics of a space very carefully and do not place function over form. Remember that both are equally important for you.
4. Physiological comfort
Spaces that are designed for the physical comfort of the body are the best. Did you know that there is an entire book called the Time Savers Standards that tell you how much space you require for the ease and comfort of the human body in all architecture and interior design ventures? So always consider the minimum and maximum requirement of space usage before finalizing your home layout.
5. Functional comfort
Imagine this; you have to retrofit a study room in a space that was previously used as a store. Doesn’t sound hard, right? But what if that store is super large or super small? What if you cannot retrofit your dream study shelf in that amount of space? This is what defines the functional comfort of a space. You have to be very careful about designing these elements to make the most of your space!