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Ultra-Functional Decor

More so than ever our work and personal lives have become more flexible meaning our homes need to be equally as multifunctional

The cost-of-living crisis has left many homeowners looking for cost effective home décor options. This paired with us spending more time at home than ever, means we are seeing a shift toward ultra-functional spaces.

Workplace of modern freelancer leading healthy lifestyle: open generic laptop computer, cactus in pot, smart phone, copybook and glass of green smoothie on wooden desk in stylish home office interior

What is Ultra-Functional Decor? Put simply, it’s a space where you can integrate different purposes or items that have more than one use. It’s about your home being flexible and adapting to your everyday life and activities.

This, some might say, ‘covid-induced’ interior trend, means we have a need for multiple functions in our home. For example, a living room that needs to be a work from home space during the day but still somewhere to wind down and relax in the evening. Rooms that are designed to be ultra-functional will see the most use in 2023, used for rest, solitude, entertaining or productivity will mean maximising space is a top consideration. 

How do you create a multifunctional space?

A beautiful shot of a modern house kitchen and dining room

Clever furniture placement 

Pull furniture away from walls to create space and separate zones in larger spaces. For example, placing a sofa away from the wall backed by a console table for more storage or item placement. Use the position of your furniture according to how you want the room to flow. 

Broken plan living 

Zone large spaces into smaller areas for multipurpose. Using colour and how you arrange the rest of your furniture to create zones. Rugs can be used in the same way as walls, and mirrors, and lighting can help anchor newly created spaces. 

Make the most of smaller spaces 

In a smaller space created zones would have the opposite effect, instead clear spaces to create flow and to feel more open. Use dual function furniture for example a dressing table which are typically slimline could double up as a desk space when you’re working from home. This drawer console table is a great example...

ultra-functional-decor - swedish style desk with wood paneling

Multipurpose furniture and storage 

It could be a dressing table that doubles up as a desk or a coffee table with hidden storage. Use sideboards instead of a console when extra storage is needed or bookshelves with built in cupboards.

ultra-functional-decor stylish desk with mac

Cosy reading corners

Corners of rooms or open spaces under the stairs can be transformed into cosy spaces to snuggle up in. All you need is a small armchair, a cushion, a side table, and you’ve created a separate nook from the rest of the room. 

 

Picture frame with abstract art by a pink velvet armchair. ultra-functional-decor

You may not even realise the impact that the design of your home has on your everyday life, but the truth is its likely to factor in many situations. Good interior design has the power to make spaces feel more compelling and elevate your experiences within them.  

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