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The most upvoted rooms in this subreddit are typically those where both function and form are interconnected: if it’s a part of a building in the countryside, you often get enormous, panoramic windows that blur the line between outside and inside.
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Essentially, balance is what's most important. "If you can get function and form to meet, then that's a great design, but I think you need to strike a compromise between the two when they're in conflict. No space is going to be completely perfection function-wise, and you may have to shift away from your dream scheme if it means your space is going to be less usable."
"Of course, there are design styles where form and function sit perfectly together," he added. "The Bauhaus movement, which has seen a style revival over the last few years, prioritized function over form in furniture design, but now these designs are coveted more for their good looks than their functional nature."
Still, the function is not what makes people excited. It's form. "This part is more creative and less measured than the functional aspect of the space," Wells told the reporters.
"It's about creating a space that reflects you and offers a sanctuary from the outside world when you need it. While functionality is at the core of a scheme, that doesn't mean that you can't opt for objects that contribute to the aesthetic more than they fit the purpose of the space."
The designer referred to a coffee table in his own living room as an illustration. It's enormous, blockish, and heavy—not very functional. But he loves the design, so he decided to accept the drawbacks.
Luke Arthur Wells is a designer, stylist, and content creator. He believes that function has got to be a foundation room design. "No matter how good a room looks, if you haven't got the basics right including the spatial planning and the flow of the space, you won't enjoy using it and you'll want to change it again quickly," he said.
"The details, such as ensuring there's enough room between furniture and walls and doors for you to traverse the space, or getting the layout of your kitchen appliances right so that you can cook efficiently, don't necessarily have to have a negative bearing on the aesthetic of the room."