Beat the Heat with these simple Interior Design Changes
Good interior design should always be functional and take into consideration of external factors such as temperatures. Particularly in Sunny Singapore, its not a stretch to say temperature control an important factor in determining property prices and value. What if your home is positioned to be prone to heat? Here are a few simple tips that you can adopt to keep your home at your ideal temperature to beat the heat!
1. Air Circulation is Key
One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to ensure your home is well-ventilated. Opt for an open concept floor plan to minimize any obstructions to the flow of air. Decluttering is key to allow air flow and circulation throughout the home.
This also helps to keep humidity levels low to avoid that uncomfortable sticky feeling we are familiar with. For rooms that struggle with this, consider installing ventilation fans in humid areas.
2. Select the correct materials for beds and textiles
Bedding and textiles are very important design elements when it comes to coping with the heat. Breathable, lightweight fabrics that can wick away moisture are ideal choices for those scorching days.
For materials selection, cotton is always a great and safe choice. It’s also a lot more affordable than some other natural textiles out there. Choosing cotton sheets, duvets and throws will give you breathability and moisture wicking properties that are all so very important. Two other alternatives worth exploring are bamboo and silk. Bamboo sheets are super smooth and comparable to cotton in terms of properties. Silk is a bit more expensive but its sleek lightness makes it luxurious choice that many people have become accustomed to.
3. Colors Matter
Managing heat isn’t just about the fabrics that you pick. Colors also play a very important role in maintaining a pleasant ambiance.
Light colors are always a safe choice because they reflect rather than absorb heat. This principle applies to all aspects of interior design, including the selection of the right textiles.
White, beige, yellow and even pastel orange are all perfect choices for bedding and home textiles. Light green and blue also rank among the top colour choices. Light colours will absorb much less heat during the day then dark tones. As a result, sheets will feel nice and cool when you’re ready for sleep.
The same applies to curtains. You don’t want dark curtains that absorb and hold a ton of heat. Thermal insulated curtains are also a good choice that will keep your home cool (even if you’re not employing air conditioning all the time).
4. Strategic Placement of Fans and Air-conditioning Units
Having a ceiling fan or air-conditioning unit in your home definitely helps to cool the space down quickly. However, placing it at ineffective spots may produce less results than intended. Make sure to place it in the most strategic place possible to ensure that you maximize the cooling effect. For example, avoid obstructions – so that the cool air can circulate freely within the space. Install your air conditioning unit at an appropriate height to have coverage of the whole room, but not so high that the convection current is not effective. For fans, opt for larger blades on your ceiling fan for better circulation if you have a larger room.
With these simple interior design changes, the changes are long-term and can be felt immediately without touching the air conditioner. If you are still struggling with the alternate ways of heat control elements, do reach out to Dreamakers Interior. We will break it down the different steps that will help your specific home achieve the best ventilation and humidity levels, along with personalized advice to achieve the best home you can achieve.
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