Did you know there are design choices that make your home easier to clean and organize? Try one of these design ideas for an easy-to-clean and low-maintenance home.
Typically, we design and furnish our homes to reflect our personality and sense of style. We don’t really design our space based on our cleaning routine because how we decorate the space actually dictates how we should also clean the space. You might be aware of the usual cleaning chores, like dusting, wiping, mopping, and vacuuming. However, did you know there are design choices that make your home easier to clean? So lessen your cleaning time, or should we say design and decorate your way to a quicker cleaning routine with these design choices and ideas.
Choose the Right Paint Finish
One of the design choices that make your home easier to clean is to avoid matte paint finish, especially if you have kids or pets who love to leave prints and smudges on the wall. Instead, opt for a smooth and shiny paint finish, like eggshell or semi-gloss, since these paint finishes are easier to clean and wipe with just a damp cloth and dishwashing liquid.
Opt for Elevated Furniture
Design pros suggest choosing elevated furniture pieces or floating cabinets that you attach directly to the wall. This makes it easier to vacuum and mop the floor. You could make your cleaning routine so much easier if you invest in a robotic vacuum.
Select a Durable Sofa
Choose either leather sofa or sofas with stain-resistant fabric if you have pets or kids. This is one of the design choices that make your home easier to clean since the leather sofa can be cleaned by simply wiping the stains with a damp cloth and cleaner. Additionally, protect your sofa by covering it with a slipcover so you can toss it in the washing machine.
Skip the Open Shelving
We know that open shelving is a big trend in the kitchen, but let’s be honest, it’s difficult to stay on top of the cleaning and dusting. If you love open shelves but hate the extra dusting and cleaning, cover them with glass cabinets. It still looks open, and you could still show off your favorite things while keeping the area dust-free.
Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!