When you were little you were probably being constantly told to put your things away after you used them and not to just leave them ‘lying around’. I was anyway. However, while this made sense when you were younger and your ‘things’ consisted of mostly Lego and Power Rangers/Barbies, as you get older you may find that sometimes leaving your things out makes more sense. Suddenly you can find that the items that you use every day make a lot more sense when they’re kept constantly on display, and that this makes your rooms a lot more personal and a lot more practical. Here we will look at how and why this is the case.
It Says a Lot About You
One of the aims of any property design is to communicate something about the person who lives there. You want your property to be very ‘you’ and you want it to tell people about who you are, and by leaving your belongings out you can accomplish this. For instance if you like weight lifting, then rather than investing in a folding bench press you might want to consider leaving your bench press out in the corner of one of your rooms. Suddenly this tells people that you’re someone who enjoys weightlifting and they will know a little bit more about you right away as a result.
It’s a Conversation Piece
As well as telling people a little about you and what you like to do when you come around, having your hobbies and interests on display this way can also be a great way to get a conversation going and to talk about something you love. Just watch out that you don’t get asked for a demonstration.
Of course leaving things out can also be practical. If you use them regularly. If you like playing guitar for instance, then having to get out your electric guitar, your pedal, your amp and then set it all up every time you want to play can be very inconvenient and even result in your ending up not playing as often. By having it easily accessible by leaving it ‘out’ on the other hand though, you can ensure that it’s always easy to grab it and to just start playing meaning you’ll get more practice in more quickly.
It Can Look Cool
Many of the ornaments and items we have have a danger of looking a bit too much like ‘trinkets’ and can look cluttered and messy if we have too many around our rooms. The thing is that we tend to spend a lot more money and time choosing our toys, tools and gadgets for our hobbies, and as such these often look a lot more impressive and premium. You might not think of your super powerful laptop, or your telescope, or your sketchbook as ornaments, but actually they can make a powerful visual statement and look very cool. You can then turn these into your centrepieces and design the rest of the room around them – around what’s most important to you.
The article is written by Anne Warren who is a home decor blogger and professional interior designer. She advises you to use heating boilers for heating your home and cut your energy bills significantly.