Constantly maintaining the upkeep of your home can be a huge hassle, especially if you’ve already invested in a complicated design that requires extensive cleaning. So if you want the best of both design and maintenance, today we’ll be sharing some design tips that are surely going to make your life easier in the long run!
1. Simple furniture
Whether you’re outsourcing, buying or going for in-built furniture, the key to a successful easy to maintain home is always in the simplicity. Don’t opt for overly intricate design options or you’ll totally end up regretting that decision when scrubbing through the intricate detailing in the wee hours of the night just because you cannot stand the small specks of dirt in between!
2. Smooth surfaces
The best interior design surfaces to clean are the ones that are smooth in texture. They’ll never get as dirty, and are super easy to maintain as well. All you need is a tall feather duster to wipe off the thin film of dust once in a while. Other than that, you don’t have to go anything extra. If you want to go the extra mile then you can even clean with a wet cloth – but make sure not to completely soak the laminate as it might ruin the surface.
3. Go for paint
Another no hassle surface is simple wall paint – especially the washable kind. If you’re a busy parent with naughty kids, you’re definitely going to appreciate being able to wipe the crayon scribbles away with a simple scrub with a wet rag. You can also experiment with color and paint patterns in the process as well, if you truly want something complicated,
4. Fighting stains
Using stain resistant fabrics and materials are the best option for those who want easy to maintain homes. So avoid plush fabrics like velvet and suede’s that’ll be absolutely ruined if you ever get a stain on them!
5. Go flush with the walls
If your furniture height and base are flush with the floor and ceiling, it’s drastically going to reduce the amount of time you spend sweeping for dust in small nooks and crannies. Similar is the case with furniture like beds, sofas and tables. If they’re flush against the floor, then all you need to do is sweep and mop around them!