Designing a Stylish Home That's Also Easy to Clean

Designing a Stylish Home That’s Also Easy to Clean

Lydia Lohshini by Lydia Lohshini on Jan 24, 2017
Why you should care

Pretty can also be practical.

Don’t we all wish our homes could look like show houses all day, every day? Unfortunately, we’re almost always on a quest to keep our space clean and tidy.

Instead of searching for all those cleaning hacks, we suggest you start at the foundation and consider these low maintenance designs.


Floors make up a large area of your home and are the most susceptible to dirt, especially with kids, pets, and guests.

We recommend floors which are non-porous and with minimal seams. Concrete and vinyl floors best suit low maintenance homes because they’re incredibly easy to clean. Limit carpets to bedrooms and other spaces that don’t see a lot of mess.


Aside from floors, your walls take up large surface areas in your home. We often overlook walls but they get dirty easily, especially when there’s a party where spills can occur, or if you have kids who are budding Picasso’s.

Consider investing in high quality paint, preferably ones that can withstand moisture, making it easier to clean with wet cloth. Although stain-resistant paints are pricier, they’re a good investment for the long run.


Kitchen countertops are prone to food spills and stains, be it from cooking or hovering guest plates.

Choose countertops that are sealed and have a clean finish. Stainless steel, quartz, granite, and laminated surfaces are easy to clean and almost never stain.


kravet fabric furniture


When picking seating, it’s important to keep in mind that even chairs are vulnerable to stains and spills.

The upholstery should be stain-resistant or easy to clean. Leather is a fan favourite but white and ivory leather are magnets for red wine and mustard. Another option would be faux leather, better known as vinyl – they’ve come a long way from looking like cheap plastic. If leather and vinyl aren’t for you, there are stain-resistant fabrics like this special line of Kravets.

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Feel inspired by some of these ideas? Get free quotations from Malaysian interior designers. You can also check out other local interior design portfolios.

Why you should care

Pretty can also be practical.

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