Easy Living: Top Tips For Low Maintenance Interior Design
Having a beautiful home is all well and good, but when planning your house’s interior, don’t forget that it’s you that will be doing the cleaning. You may dream of stylish lighting, luxurious fabrics and chiffon carpets, but don’t forget the practicalities of maintaining your home’s standards, day to day. That’s not to say that you can’t have an attractive interior which is also easy to maintain. If you consider minimising cleaning time when planning your home, you could get the best of both worlds. Here, Wood Flooring Surbiton offer our top tips for a home which is stylish and low maintenance, giving you more time to relax.
When planning your lighting, avoid lampshades as they can be a magnet for dust. Instead, install recessed lighting – spotlights installed directly into the ceiling – which require no maintenance except for changing the bulbs.
Your walls should be easy to clean as well, particularly if you have young children who like to draw on them. When painting your walls, take the time to select a high-quality paint with a good finish, which should be easier to wipe down – it could save you hours in the future. Also, avoid fabric wall hangings and try vinyl ones instead.
A lot of fabrics can get dirty or stained easily, and if they’re attached to your furniture this can make for an especially tricky cleaning job. It’s most important to consider fabrics when selecting your sofa and chairs. More and more people are turning to leather for their sofas, as it is durable and easy to wipe down.
The popularity of hardwood flooring has increased in the past decade – and we should know! This is mainly down to its durability and low maintenance in comparison to traditional carpeting. If anything is spilt on wood flooring, it can be mopped straight up with no danger of stains. Replacing carpet with wood flooring also stops nasty smells from lingering and harmful fumes being released from the floor.
We offer wood flooring across Guildford, Surbiton and the surrounding areas. To find out more about our products, get in touch today.
Posted by Editor on July 4, 2013