Moving to the Sunshine State and ready for a sunnier interior design than what’s in your current home?
Many people are! Lightening up and paring down are popular strategies for many new Florida homeowners. The living generally is more informal here compared to other North American locales, and many ICI Homes customers take that approach.
Our advice? Versatility is key when it comes to planning your new living area. These hacks show you how.
There are no rules…
It’s Florida. It’s a living space. Consider the easy, outdoorsy lifestyles inherent in a subtropical climate and plan accordingly.
Stiff, formal furniture might not be the firsts choices unless there’s a cherished antique that’s been inherited. Heavy draperies, or floors and furniture that can’t take moisture and sandy feet, are other examples of things you might be used to from living elsewhere, but feel stilted in a more relaxed climate
And don’t think you can’t enjoy beautiful — even dressy — furnishings and decorative objects because you now live in the sub-tropics. Blanket assumptions on either end of the formality scale aren’t accurate or helpful. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!
Instead, keep the pieces you love and pull in some