Whether you are contemplating a design or remodeling your dream home, your choices in layout, furnishings and finishes will all impact the tones of time you spend cleaning. So, sit down, put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of wine and check out the easiest ways to create an interior design, which will help you maintain your home clean. Even if you’re not a DIY person, you can still find some interesting and cheap alternatives. Read the tips below and see if some of these will work for your home.
Besides, these eight home design methods will save you a lot of trouble and give you more time to focus on things you actually enjoy doing.
Start With The Floor
This is the area that gets dirty faster. You can choose stained concrete. The minimal seams and the non-porous seal make it simple to sweep or mop and pretty much impervious to anything that you may spill. Other flooring decisions are laminate or luxury vinyl tile in a wood-look plank. Hardwood floors are easy to mop and sweep too. A good sponge mop and dust mop are all you need for all the above.
Carpet Tiles or Large Area Rugs
Hard floor options have some good alternatives, but the carpet tiles have some of their own too. They are as easy to vacuum as any other area rug. The coolest thing – if a tile gets stained, you can take up that one tile and literally wash it. And after it dries, you put it back on its place.
Rethink Wall Coverings
Do you like wall coverings but they are very hard to clean? You can choose vinyl wall coverings because they have improved so much over the past several years. They are affordable and easy to clean.
Choose Upholstery Fabrics That are Durable and Easy to Clean
Leather upholstery is favourite for people with children because it is easy to clean. But you have to stay away from ivory and white leather if easy cleaning is your primary concern, because things like mustard and red wine will stain the leather. I have white upholstery and each five months I have to hire a cleaner to get rid of the stains with their professional machine. So, there are better colour choices like black, grey, taupe, brandy and chocolate.
Upholstery Choices Beyond Leather
Vinyl upholstery has come a long way from the very plastic-looking black or white we are all used to see. Good designer brands have upholstery fabrics that look like leather. If the leather look is not for you, they have textures that imitate any fabric very convincingly.
Send in The Slipcovers
Another good choice for easy-to-clean upholstery is opting for machine-washables. If you are having custom slipcovers made, you can select machine-washable fabric and have the fabric washed before the slipcovers are sewn together.
The Right Place For Your Furniture
Find the perfect place for your furniture, because this is one trick to speed up sweeping, vacuuming and mopping. Just roll the table out of the way and open a space that you’ll easily clean. But make sure those casters could be locked into place, so the table doesn’t roll away while you’re having a meal.
Reducing the Total Size of Your Home
If you’re planning to buy or build a new home, really think about how much space you’ll need. If you maximize the functionality of your home, you may not need so much space as you think. If you’re not moving to a new home, then you can get rid of all unnecessary stuff, which will also help a lot. Wherever it makes sense, purge, declutter, organise a garage sale and divest yourself of things that take up your time and energy to care for.