Functional and Decorative

Tips to Make Your Interior’s-Functional & Ornamental

An ideal home must not be a lifeless furniture showroom but a cosy place you can enjoy spending time in. To do so, you need to plan the appearance and functional floor design well in advance. The decor should continue to please your eyes and serve the purpose to gain value.

Let’s learn how to make an Interior’ Functional and Ornamental’. Ask yourself—

-What are you going to do in every room?

-How vital is each action for you?

-How do you plan to achieve the above?

It would help if you had a clear idea of your own needs and lifestyle. Many people who love interior design magazines underestimate the functionality aspect of furniture and decorative items. They want to see furniture pieces, get inspired by their futuristic forms but forget that furniture’s primary purpose is to serve a need daily and not for mere fashion. Eventually, they buy a great-looking sofa that perfectly fits and graces the room and its aesthetics. So, plan an interior with a reason to eliminate buying unwanted materials.

A simple formula is – Comfortable Interior = design +serviceability. Remember that design and serviceability are interconnected concepts.

How do you define the functionality of an interior?

A functional Interior is a space where you can comfortably perform the most significant actions. It means that you have enough storage space, functional areas for your routine activities, doors and cabinets open freely, and you can easily walk into your apartment without squeezing up things. The functional interior gives you space to move freely around.

How can we make the Interiors’ Functional and Comfortable’?

By paying attention to the following–

Routine activities-

Jot down your daily routine for both the working day and weekends. Jot down all actions you do indoors. This step is fundamental, without which other design plans are of no use. At Design Vegha, we aim to create a design layout that performs more functions in one area and increase the available space.


Designing a floor plan is an essential step. It let’s you notice the features of the layout. For example, move the location of your bedroom and combine it with a reading area. There are various possibilities to improve the functionality of your interiors. Most of the time, all you may need is to move furniture around without additional investments.

Surface Area-

Many furniture and interior design inclined people make the mistake of pushing many furniture pieces into a limited space, striving for functionality. The idea is, in fact, the opposite. The abundance of free space defines and enhances the interior’s functionality. It is required to clear the aisles, especially around the table and the kitchen, where people usually spend most of their time.

As we are talking about functionality, the storage system is the next vital topic. Tall cabinets, drawers, and built-in wardrobes all help us use the room’s maximum height and free up space from unnecessary additional boxes on the floor. So, placing furniture with extra storage space makes your apartment more functional.

The dressing tables can be made more attractive by placing table lamps, candles, vases, plants, and more. Walls can also be decorated with wall hangings, mirrors, pictures, photo galleries etc. It helps to free the floor space from these accents and keep these as decor items poped away so you can move freely but still enjoy seeing them.

Think about your indoor actions-

Now it is time to simulate your actions. Imagine you are cooking in the kitchen. Make sure there is adequate space between the working area and the shelves. Do you feel at ease walking around while cooking? By asking and answering questions, you understand what kind of furniture you need to fulfil these functions.


Composition plays a significant role in the way we visually perceive space. Selecting furniture that harmoniously works with everything else in the room is complicated. Instead of enhancing the interior design and creating more storage, wrong decisions can imbalance the composition.


Contrast is interior design artists’ working principle, even when the interior’s colour is predominantly light. The differences help interiors to look different and make them exciting and stylish visually. It is called the principle of contrast.

Do not forget the use of decorative lighting techniques for furniture and accessories. Glass, crystal, lampshades in the form of nightlights, floor/wall or table lamps will help you decorate the interior without taking away your precious functional space.


Design cannot exist without being functional, so an adequately planned layout solves many issues. Your home is not a showroom, where furniture and other elements live with the unique purpose of pleasing people’s eyes. Furniture and decorative elements should be functional and give you enough space to perform your daily actions.

At Design Vegha, we create design plans that people would love to use for decades, eventually making them comfortable in their homes. Design Vegha’s finest interior design software creates stunning designs to choose from. 

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