Interior decor ideas for lazy people, so you can remain energy efficient
Lounge all day on the couch but make it look classy too
You may call us lazy but we prefer the term ‘energy efficient’. Especially when it comes to our homes. You’d think all of us live in hovels surrounded by KitKat wrappers, empty tissue boxes and dirty laundry, but the truth is that when it comes to home decor for lazy people, we’re a lot more creative than you think.
Those who think walking from one room to another and back counts as physical activity come up with impressive jugaad to cut down on any extra effort. Perhaps because we don’t want our homes to reflect the mess we are very possibly bottling up on the inside.
Decor for lazy people is all about multitasking. Ask the laziest person you know about how they get things done and you’ll uncover a world of hacks.
Lucky for you, we’re not selfish. We’re willing to share all our home decor ideas, multitasking home accessories and the house hacks that have gotten us by.
Think multifunctional accessories, smart storage and quirky decor tips that just about pass as intentional messes for that ‘I’m-not-trying-but-trying’ cool aesthetic.
When it comes to home decor for lazy people there is one mission. To make life as easy and low-maintenance as possible.
Our guide to home decor for lazy people
Get creative with lighting
Look at lighting up your space with more than just one purpose. Depending on your budget, you can pick up lamps and lights that are as much a statement or design piece as they are functional.
Our pick would be a sleek contemporary design that will make your lamp the talk of the party and not Harman the hairball you’ve snuck under the carpet.
You won’t need more than one to get the job done and it makes a good investment.
Wall lights that double up as decor and a party game. Why not? Just keep an eye on your electricity bill.
A sofa throw is not useless
At first, you’ll think, “what purpose does this serve other than adding to my laundry pile?” But a throw can easily zhuzh up your living room.
Bonus, you won’t have to get off the couch to get a blanket in case you decide it’s nap time halfway through TV time.
You can get fancy with prints, materials and a pop of colour to add some vibrancy to an otherwise neutral room or keep it simple with comfort and cosiness being your goal.
The right bedroom accessories
We’re not talking about the BDSM kind here, though if you want to get your kink on, we’re all for it.
Picking the right accessories when it comes to bedroom decor for lazy people is all about easy accessibility. Think to yourself, what would require me to get off the bed the least?
There are two mainstays in our bedroom, some of them are even portable.
TV remotes get lost as easily as lip balms and there’s always a moan fest. There’s one for the TV, the TATA Sky box, DVD player and the various accoutrements that comprise modern living. This addition is a handy one to keep it all organised and in one place.
If you want to take it to the next level then we’d suggest a bedside caddy. This one will hold all your belongings – iPad, Kindle, remote controls, books, reading glasses, headphones and more.
It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing accessory, but hey, you’re less likely to lose things and you can move it around from your sofa to your bed and back, whichever spot you’ve chosen to make your island for the weekend.
Stick on wallpaper to cover up your mistakes
A drag mark from your sofa corner, chipped paint and water seepage marks, or you’re just bored of the same old plain wall. Stick-on wallpaper can add style and warmth to a room that paint just can’t get unless you’re willing to really bring out the big bucks.
They last long, can be removed and changed if you get bored of it.
And if you have children, your heart doesn’t need to skip a beat every time they’re too close to the wall with a crayon in hand. Pick a vinyl-coated wallpaper, they’re washable and easy to clean.
You pretty much have endless options to choose from depending on the mood you’re trying to create in the room. Do up an entire room or pick one wall to make it a statement piece of its own.
There’s a variety of textures, prints and colours so let your inner crazy kid imagination loose and go wild.
Storage multitasking as furniture
Storage boxes don’t have to be just that. Picking the right kind can serve as showpieces, foot rests, even a small table and small seater if done right.
We love a good box ottoman that hides its storage capabilities well in its design. There are sturdy enough to hold two people, serve as a linen container or toy box but also be aesthetically pleasing. What more can you ask for?
When in doubt, go faux
Us plant murderers know better than spending money on delicate creatures we’re just going to end up neglecting. Until we bring ourselves to develop that green thumb, we’ll fake it.
When someone says ‘fake plants/flowers’, you’re getting flashbacks of the dusty purple and white orchids in your grandmother’s house but faux indoor greens have come a long way since.
The modern fake foliage can easily trick the untrained eye to believing you’re a true connoisseur of the indoor greenhouse.
Place a couple of succulents on a shelf and a big fake money plant in another corner of the room and forget they even exist.
It will take a master of destruction to ‘kill’ these house accessories. Just remember to give them a dusting every now and then and let your flatmate know they’re fake too so they don’t keep watering it like this lady here.