From a Jacuzzi to Functional Art: How to Elevate Each Room in Your Home
Gone are the days of people decorating their houses with knick-knacks that needlessly add clutter. Homeowners are drawn to clean minimalism, and interior décor trends tell us that this is the direction in which the world is moving. Everything from the refrigerator to the outdoor jacuzzi has become a form of functional art – and nothing is without practical use. If you are tired of a busy, jumbled home full of odds and ends that you never actually use, then it may be time to tidy up.
What is Functional Art?
Functional or utilitarian art are pieces within your home that count as both décor and practical tools. In recent years, living clean has become a movement that focuses on wasting less, saving the environment, and making use of functional art. Nowadays, artwork is less about just looking good, and more about how it can benefit the residence. If you would like to get into the habit of streamlining your household, then below are some ways to elevate each room with useful décor.
Rethink Your Kitchen Appliances
Modern kitchens are perhaps some of the most stunning visual statement rooms in the home. What was once known as the messy area of the home is, in recent years, a perfect example of how functional art works. From refrigerator doors that allow you to see the appliance’s contents, to stovetops so seamless that they match the counters, your options are endless. To update your kitchen, start by upgrading each appliance at the end of its lifespan. Choose replacements that look beautiful and match the rest of the kitchen’s aesthetics.
Modern Living in Your Lounge
The lounge and living room areas are where you can introduce a few truly innovative pieces and even some DIY projects. For example, think about building a bookshelf into the sides of your couches, or investing in a television that doubles as a framed painting while off. The lounge is the ideal place to show off your love for functional art, as family members and friends alike often interact in this space.
Comfort and Convenience in the Bedroom
Often, it can be quite challenging to decorate a bedroom without having it look too cramped. Functional art is the perfect way to add some visually pleasing aspects to your room while still creating the illusion of ample space. Decorated lampshades, an alarm clock that looks like a valuable trinket, or a heated carpet are all ways to innovate this area. Pack unused items away and only designate an area to pieces that you use often enough. This will clean up the room.
More Than Just a Garden
Outdoor spaces, such as patios, yards, and braai areas often see a lot of guests and family members. It is in these places that we relax with loved ones and have a little fun. You spend a lot of quality time outside, so why not renovate this often-neglected stretch of your home? Add a luxury portable jacuzzi, landscaped garden, or upgraded braai facilities to this space to enjoy every summer party and weekend at home.
Why Not a Jacuzzi in the Bathroom?
Life is getting busier, work hours longer, and pressures harder to tackle. Bathrooms are no longer just rooms to wash up in – they are now a welcome respite from daily stress. We spend quite a bit of time freshening up each day, why not do so in luxury? Having a jacuzzi in your bathroom comes with a few benefits, such as:
- A relaxing, deep tissue massage administered by the powerful jets of the jacuzzi.
- Warm water stimulates blood flow, which helps muscles and injuries to recover.
- Cool water (when you change the temperature settings on the jacuzzi) refreshes and revitalises the body while helping to ease inflammation.
- Steam from the warm water clears sinuses and makes breathing easier.
- Hydrostatic pressure from being immersed in the jacuzzi will calm the mind and soothe pain.
Modern hot tubs and spa baths are also beautifully designed and will look spectacular as the statement art piece of your bathroom.
How We Can Help
At Summer Place, we have been upgrading bathrooms since 1968. Each jacuzzi and spa bath in our range is geared towards hydrotherapy and relies on sleek, elegant design. If you would like to transform your bathroom into a work of art, get in touch with us today to find out more about our products and services.