The Advantages of Living in White Spaces
‘White space’ is a term that many designers have used. And people looking for properties and bespoke home interior designs may have also come across this term. But what exactly does it mean and does it really have an impact on the way we live our lives? It turns out that white space is more important than you might think and there are many advantages to living with more of it.
But first, let’s examine white space and what it actually means.
What are white spaces?
White space is often known as negative space in art and design. Although the use of the word makes it sound like a negative design element, in reality, it’s far more complex to both understand and use.
Negative space refers to the space in between subjects. For instance, negative space might mean the gap between your bed and your wall closet, or it could mean the empty space on the walls behind your bed. It’s the place where nothing sits. Where there’s no furniture, no decor and just nothing in general. Designers call this negative space because, despite there being nothing there, it still creates a sense of “something” being there.
The goal of utilizing white space correctly is to ultimately make a room feel more balanced. With the perfect furniture, art and usage of negative space, you’ll find that your rooms can feel calmer, larger and even more sophisticated. Far too many people rely on filling their rooms with furniture, trinkets and decorations in order to personalise it, and this ultimately creates a loud and cluttered room that doesn’t make much sense and isn’t comfortable to live in.
Negative spaces are usually planned when they’re used for design purposes. For example, a designer might calculate the negative space on either side of a bed in order to centre it in a bedroom. This creates a sense of balance and makes your bedroom look bigger because there is more negative space. This is just one of the many advantages of living in white spaces, and below, we’re going to go into more detail.
Advantages of living in white spaces
White spaces can be used to your advantage in many different ways. In this section, we’ll be going through a couple of the main advantages that you can expect when you focus more on creating negative space.
Creating a calmer mood in your home. Calming moods are highly sought-after and they can easily be achieved by utilising white space. With less clutter around your home and more open spaces, you’ll feel more tranquil and relaxed.
A feeling of minimalism and Zen
Minimalism is a design choice that was highly inspired by Zen environments. Rich empty spaces that promote a sense of peace and gives your body and mind a place to relax. These are the key design points a Zen-like environment will impart:
- A timeless and modern design choice. White space has been used for many years. It’s a timeless design choice that oozes with a modern feeling.
- A more consistent decor feel across your entire home. Negative spaces benefit from other negative spaces. By keeping a consistent theme across your entire home, you can easily achieve this and transform your property.
- Make your home look larger. Large homes look more expensive and relaxing. Negative space can deal with clutter to make your home look larger and decorated.
- Less clutter to deal with. A large part of minimalism is removing all the associated clutter with it. This helps to simplify your life and makes it easier to clean and tidy your home.
- As you can see, white spaces can be advantageous if you know how to utilise them correctly. Simplify, minimise and balance your rooms in order to achieve a modern and Zen-like feel. With our lives being as busy as they are, it’s a great idea to switch gears and focus on relaxing. When you come back home, the last thing you want is to be tripping over clutter on the floor or lay down on your bed and feel irritated because you’re not at peace.
- Utilising white space correctly is a good design choice. It creates balance in our lives and manages to highlight the beauty of negative spaces. Our Victoria Park project is a great example of using white space effectively. You can create a beautiful home decor arrangement with white space, and it’s simple to do once you realise how cluttered your home is and start removing unnecessary things to create more white space.
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