Clutter is Key
The most discerning of Sim builders and interior designers know that there is a fairly simple trick to make a room look warm and inviting: clutter.
What is clutter? Clutter is a subset of Sim decor which often serves no purpose but to take up space. However, it is in these varied odds and ends that designers give their living spaces life.
Consider Farhana Norhisham’s cafe! By adding items such as prepared meals, wooden trays, utensils, a rack of clean dishes, a stack of pies, and decorative flowers, Hana makes her space appear /lived-in./ You can imagine her Sims bustling around her shop drying dishes, sleepily brewing coffee, or grabbing a cold pressed drink on a warm day.
🏡 Fill the wall space with shelves
🏡 Experiment with large, medium, and small table decor.
🏡Add a pop of life and color with houseplants
🏡Note that not all decor is created equal: the salt and pepper shakers take up far less counter space than a pot of flowers, so you may find unexpected places to fit small clutter.
🏡Make use of kitchen hatches: enclosed shelves that house dishes
🏡Note that /modern/ builds do not need to appear “homey,” and therefore do not need clutter.
What is your favorite clutter? Comment below!