shivani ajmera: Design Tips for Optimizing Space for Millennial Homes

Today’s homeowners are millennials; they are hustlers and multi-taskers who strive to excel in every field possible, while trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance. With so many things ticking off daily to-do lists and trying not to stress about getting everything done, home has become a sanctuary, where one seeks refuge and peace; a place that reflects the person and facilitates all the activities offered there. How do you design such an optimal space for millennials? Disha Bhavsar and Shivani Ajmera, lead designers and co-founders of an interior design company share some tips

Multifunctional spaces

New generation owners refrain from rigid boundaries. With limited space available and fewer users, spaces must reinvent themselves and respond to multiple functions. Therefore, the zones should be designed to assemble activities that delimit different facets of life, such as the living space will serve the functionality of doing yoga in the morning, working from home during the day and answering calls, lounging and watching television in the evening and even hosting people during the weekend.

Open planning

With a handful of spaces catering to multiple needs, spaces should be open and interconnected for better functionality as well as to appear visually expansive. Therefore, open plans have become essential for boutique homes that accommodate nuclear families. Large openings that light up the room and fewer walls to make circulation more fluid and to make the space less square.

Color palettes

The tone of the house, the colors of the walls, the furniture and the decoration together form the atmosphere of the space. The busy lives that millennials lead require a space that cushions their lifestyle. The answer to this is muted color palettes such as beiges, grays and

earthy tones to endow a soothing and relaxing ambience in their homes.

Works of art

Gone are the days when furniture and artwork, be it paintings, pictures, or murals, were just for aesthetics. Each element of Millennium Homes can tell stories that resonate with the user and manifest a larger purpose for being placed in the space.

blurred borders

Due to the pandemic, the experience of being outdoors has become a luxury over the past couple of years. What was also realized was the importance of incorporating greens inside the house. Therefore, millennium homes have blurred the boundary between indoors and outdoors by bringing lush green plants to adorn the homes. By investing in transitional spaces such as balconies, terraces and large patio doors to keep the connection with the outdoors intact

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