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How Does the Shape of Your Home Impact Your Interior Design?

Published: 11/12/2019

Country: Australia


When decorating and furnishing our home, there are lots of things we need to take into consideration – from our favorite furniture and our preferred layout to the storage options and maneuvering space. With so many variables you have to think about and a bunch of things you need to take into consideration, coming up with the perfect interior design can turn into a rather challenging task. This is particularly true if you’re a layperson with no previous knowledge, but there’s something that might help you – the shape of your home. If you pay attention to this aspect of your living space and include it in your designing process, you could end up creating an impressive interior space quite easily.

Spacious rectangle homes

It doesn’t really matter what the shape of your home is – the rectangle, the square, the “L” and “H” shape are among the most popular shapes out there – as long as it’s spacious and big enough for your entire family. These homes allow you to play with the interior design options and layouts as much as you want, combining several separate spaces into one giant living area where you’ll spend the majority of your time. This is why so many homeowners prefer open-concept spaces that incorporate the kitchen, the dining room, and the living room into one unique rectangular space.

With big homes, you can move the walls any way you want, tearing down old ones and building new, but you shouldn’t be doing this on your own. Unless you know a thing or two about construction, architecture, and design, you won’t know which walls you can and can’t touch, so leaving this to the experts might be a better idea. What you need to keep in mind, though, is that bigger homes always give you more design options and could help you find your perfect interior style more easily than a tinier home.

Tiny square homes


Still, don’t think that tiny homes give you no options at all when it comes to interior design. On the contrary, you’d be surprised how many people decide to simplify their lives by moving out of a massive home and into a tiny one. These homes are cheaper, cuter, and require less maintenance, which is why the tiny house movement is so popular today.

A reason for this is the interior design too, especially the fact that tiny homes encourage their owners to think outside the box. This means you can’t rely on traditional ideas and designs, but need to come up with alternative layouts and space-saving solutions. Tiny homes usually have just enough space for all your essentials, so you have to use all the vertical space you have, especially in the kitchen, but don’t forget to design the loft as well. This is where you can fit your bed and give yourself a space to spend the night comfortably and get some rest. It’s all about ingenuity, basically, so plan ahead, and make sure your tiny square home has everything you need.

The “L” shapes

These homes are among the most popular ones in the entire world, and the reason for that is quite simple: they give you lots of maneuvering space, and a chance to view your surroundings from different angles. This is particularly important if you have a front yard and a back yard because you’ll be able to see both at almost the same time.

But, if you want to be able to do that, you need to update all doors and windows on your “L”-shaped home. Start by installing those eye-catching entry doors that aren’t just visually appealing, but protective as well, which can mean a lot to people living in a bad neighborhood. After that, go for one of those sliding doors that will open up your interior space even more and connect it to the back yard, taking your interior design to a whole new level.

The “H” shape


As the most traditional and most expensive alternative out there, the famous “H” shape has always been popular with people who want to live in an impressive home that wows all passers-by. However, you can’t leave things at that, and you need to make your interior just as impressive as your exterior space.

Going back in time and opting for traditional décor is a great way to do that, especially if you live in a home that was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Vintage décor isn’t just visually attractive, but it’s also very inspiring, and you’ll surely be able to find a few ideas that might work for your home too and accentuate every corner of it.

In the end, the size and shape of your home aren’t really that important. It’s all about finding the right decorating style and giving each part of your living space the attention it deserves.

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