More Commonly Asked Questions
In our last blog, we talked about trends, challenges, and mistakes in interior design in South Florida homes. Today, we will cover how the South Florida lifestyle and climate influence interior design.
Living on the water, whether you are by the ocean in Delray Beach, or on a manmade canal in Coral Springs lends itself to magnificent views. Many residents in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton enjoy looking out onto nature, with towering trees and splendid shrubs. In places like Plantation Acres, Davie, and Parkland, you do not have to look far to see a horse meandering down the street. It is no wonder that so many homes feature floor to ceiling windows. No matter where you call home in South Florida, your interior design should reflect your likes, needs, and surroundings.
Reflecting the South Florida Lifestyle with Interior Design
How does lifestyle influence interior design in South Florida?
Lifestyle plays a significant role when it comes to influencing interior design, no matter where you live. Here in South Florida, our abundance of sunshine and water can impact your furnishings. This is especially true if you live close to the ocean where saltwater can cause permanent damage.
For example, if you place furniture close to a window that gets a significant amount of sunshine, you could notice fading and damage to your furnishings. Window treatments and products that help control the light are something to consider. Changes in the positioning of the furniture may also help. An interior designer can help you rearrange and redesign your room to make the most out of your South Florida lifestyle. Bedrooms that get the early morning sun can benefit from blackout shades or drapery.
LED lighting is not only efficient, but it does not give off heat. That is an added benefit here in South Florida where summers are often hot enough without any unnecessary help. Fans are another plus for rooms that get a southwest exposure to help keep the air and AC moving.
Climate and Interior Design in South Florida
All of this brings us to our next question: how does climate influence interior design in South Florida?
Two words – window treatments! Seriously, window treatments do much more than beautify your home. They help control light and block the heat that can send your power bill soaring higher than the thermometer during our long, hot summers.
Also, year-round outdoor entertaining is commonplace throughout South Florida. Investing in higher end patio furniture that will last up to the hot, humid summers and rainstorms is important. You also want to consider the weight of the furniture, as storms can often necessitate bringing everything indoors.
Make sure to check out our last blog in this series that focuses on interior design common requests, downsizing, and advice for packrats and collectors.
Contact HK Interiors to discover how our interior design services can help you transform your home or office into the vision you desire. Call 954-401-8542 today for all your interior design needs.