Dezine Tip of the Day – Curing Clutterbugs
Curing the clutterbug!
What is a Clutterbug?
A clutterbug is a compulsive collector (or hoarder) who can’t bear to put worthless things in the bin (garbage)or throw anything away that is broken. They feel secure with all their possessions around them, and this means a dusty cluttered home interior. At first glance their rooms look like a garbage pile, but digging deeper they are often well ordered just very busy and crammed full.
How to fix a clutterbug?
Action 1 – pretend you are about to move home. Take everything out of the rooms. (Do this one room at a time or the clutterbug just won’t cope!) Give the room a good scrub and clean. The clutterbug won’t recognize the room or realize just how big the space is!
Think about the light in a room before you start planning, visit a few rooms and physically look at the space and see if the lighting works, sit down and try and read, look at the walls, are the paintings highlighted, does the room have movement and focus.
Light in the room requires contrast and/or shadow or else it will become bland. The room will feel flat and lifeless and there will be no focal point and it will not be functional. This applies to your home interiors but in commercial situations lighting is far more complex and often a studio, office or classroom will require a bright overall ambient light for concentrated work.