An Ideal Home Topic: Creative Writing

Essay by KingleonardoHigh School, 11th gradeB, October 2004

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Nowadays, house owners and designers emphasize immensely on greenery and capaciousness. Plants adorn the area and embellish the freshness of air, while open space creates an ambient and spacious feeling. However, I feel that an ideal home needs to have a theme as its base to enforce it into a conducive environment for both studying and enjoying. An ideal home does not need to have an ambitious framework. I think simplicity is archetypal.

Personally, I like a house which collaborates a tinge of both Italian and Japanese styles. Therefore, I like a house which uses a lot of natural wood like pine and bamboo. I have a great affinity towards wood because it not only enhances the freshness of air, but also reinvigorates the sense of depression and stress. I believe trees form the core of nature, and thus, it is also seen as a representative of existence and vigour.

An Italian style comprises of a few elements. Firstly, it stresses on the usage of stone and marble. I think a stone floor provides openness and is able to relieve an individual's stress and trauma. Stone seems to knockdown the four walls and releases an aura of nature. Since stone is obtained from mostly parched and desiccated area, it also seems to dissipate the humidity and closure to the house. Secondly, an Italian style employs the usage of indentation, especially on walls. Indentations are small dents deliberately hammered. These indentations give a 3-dimensional effect and are able to send its looker into a perpetual trance, abolishing his worries and apprehensiveness.

Besides having plants to aerate the home, we need ample amount of natural light and even uplifting sounds. By placing mirrors on the corners of our walls, we will be able to envisage more natural light. This clear light...