Our homes have never worked so hard.
Over the past year, they have become school rooms, gyms, cafeterias, offices, shopping malls, movie theatres, and quite literally chaotic.
Our living room has now been introduced as the backdrop on Zoom meetings sharing our personal style through a window, or screen, into our space. This intimate view of our lives can inspire us to reconsider our home’s softscape interiors and create the one that suits us.
And since we’ve all been spending so much time inside, surely we need our homes to emanate a sense of well-being, hope, and happiness—keeping us on track to live our best life.
What is softscape?
The softscape is best explained as “the visually appealing things you can change or take with you”. These would include artwork, decorative lighting fixtures, rugs and custom window treatments. Naturally, sofas, tables and chairs, armoires and other furnishings also fall into this category of design.
Unlike hardscape, the beauty of the softscape design process is that each color choice, fabric, texture and piece can easily be moved or restyled to function with your changing needs from season to season, and year to year.
A major consideration of softscape design is knowing when to make your investment.
For example, would it be custom bedroom furniture, that stunning chandelier, or curated hair on a hide rug? You will want to consider your evolving lifestyle as well as the way you spend time in your home.
If you have young children and pets, choose durability and performance, and plentiful storage areas. If you enjoy entertaining, add a splash of color on your dining room chairs that will be sure to delight at your next themed dinner party and add art and ornamentation that inspires and creates conversation.
Select layers of softscape textures and fabrics to provide dimension, elegance, and flair to each room. Don’t forget – a true design experience explores tastes and styles that you may not have considered before.
Curating unique pieces is all about exploring you, too! Our homes are the outlet to express ourselves freely and it’s positively encouraged to evolve the softscapes as you journey and share your space with family, friends, coworkers and clients.
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