Having a good flow in your home includes having free flow of movement around your furniture, a harmonious transition from one room to another, and visual space. Good flow can impact your everyday mood, as well as the functionality of your home. Improve the flow in your home by following the tips below.
For the dining room,
make sure you have enough space around your dining table, so that your guests can enter and exit easily.
Don’t try to squeeze an overly large table into a room, it will create congestion and give a feeling of being cramped. Tip: For smaller rooms, why not try an extendable table?
In the bedroom,
make sure you leave enough space on either side of your bed to allow space for you to enter and exit your bed comfortably. Maximise space by installing sliding cupboard doors for smaller rooms. If this isn’t possible, make sure your cupboard doors can easily open and close and are not obstructed by your bed or bedside table. Tip: For smaller rooms, make use of the space above the bed for a storage unit or shelf in lieu of a headboard.
Work towards creating a space that is free from clutter and obstructions and focus on free flowing movement in your home
When considering your living room,
make sure your furniture pieces aren’t touching each other and there is enough space to move in-between the couch and coffee table, for example. For smaller rooms, try using different furniture solutions such as stools or ottomans. Tip: A round or irregularly shaped coffee table works well in a smaller room, as eliminating sharp corners can help substantially.
For your bathroom
, look at hiring an expert to assess your space before going ahead with the plumbing and fitting as there are many clever ways of making the best use of this commonly smaller room. Tip: A sliding glass shower door will save space in a small room, as opposed to having to navigate around a swinging door.
flow is one of the most important aspects to consider from a function and safety aspect. If you have a kitchen island, you need to make sure you have enough space from your counters to the island, allowing easy back-and-forth movements. Also ensure that there’s enough room for kids and guests to walk through without coming in close contact with the stove or oven. Keep your most used items in an easily accessible place near to where they are used. eg: Keeping pots and pans near your stove or teacups near your kettle. Tip: For smaller kitchen spaces, try using open shelves opposed to cupboards that open and close.
Overall, work towards creating a space that is free from clutter and obstructions and focus on free flowing movement in your home, allowing you to create a harmonious home environment.