The practice of Simply Better Living inside your home relies on a variety of factors, but none could be more important than the arrangement of your furniture and the air you breathe. While the two may not seem related to one another, they’re intertwined in a way that presents many opportunities for ingenuity at home!
As you know, highlighting the importance of cleaner indoor air quality is one of our top priorities, and we love a beautifully designed living space – with a little thought and rearranging, Sharp air purifiers can fit into just about any layout and design concept. Before we suggest any specifics, we need to establish the rooms most in-need of cleaner air.
- Kitchen: Gas stove cooks beware. Every time the stovetop is lit, noxious fumes escape into the surrounding environment and pollute the air in your kitchen. Combine this with the smell of cooking and cleaning, and you could have a moldy, smelly situation without an air purifier.
- Bedroom: It’s where we typically spend most of our time at home (though that may have changed during the pandemic). No matter what, most of us will spend at least 8 hours breathing in our bedroom air – why not make it refreshing?
- Living Room: The gathering place of our homes, and a favorite destination for dust, pet dander, and bacteria. Giving the family a breath of fresh air while you spend quality time together isn’t a bad idea.
- Bonus – Saunas, Lounges, and At-Home Bars: For anyone enjoying these less common amenities, the collection of steam, smoke, and other common pollutants warrants active air purification to keep these areas feeling fresh every day.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, we can take a look at the best ways to arrange an air purifier in these rooms!
In the Kitchen
Starting off in the kitchen, we’ll obviously want to steer clear of placing your air purifier in and in front of cabinets, as this would be clunky and a hindrance to both the unit’s function and your movement in the kitchen. Look for spaces underneath windows next to your cabinets or kitchen range. Keeping your air purifier out of the way, but adjacent to your kitchen furniture, allows it to properly filter and clear the air around you while feeling like a natural part of the room. I adore my Sharp Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier and keep it towards the entrance of my kitchen right next to my wine rack. Because I have a two-toned, white, and cherry wood furniture set, my white Sharp Air Purifier blends well into my space. The carbon-based filter inside my Sharp Air Purifier is designed to remove common household odors, including smoke, cooking odors, and pet odors, and VOCs, so goodbye onion and garlic smell!
In the Bedroom
Clean sheets and cleaner air make for a good night’s sleep; that much is always true. We recommend keeping your air purifier near the bed – not only for your breathing benefit but a Sharp Air Purifiers’ sleek white design makes them a perfect match for white and neutral sheet sets. Additional bedroom decor and furniture, such as white nightstands, also look great standing next to an air purifier! Can I again say that my air purifier is incredibly quiet and even has a Library Quiet mode for when I am getting ready for bed!
In the Living Room
Family time and fresher air can go hand in hand with a well-placed air purifier. There’s a variety of ways to integrate one in your living room without sacrificing style and design. Surrounding the unit with a shrine of greenery and potted plants can give your space a taste of pristine outdoor air. For those without the green thumb (like me), try making your air purifier part of the entertainment area and surrounding it with similarly sleek tech. When thinking of color schemes, Sharp air purifiers’ color and shape make a delightful contrast to darker colors and earthy tones – design accordingly!
As for the wild cards, give your air purifier a thematic space – a tropical pedestal and surroundings near the sauna (not inside), or geeky regalia in the man cave, and she shed. We’ll pass this one to you as an open-ended invitation to share your ideas!
If you have a desire for cleaner air and a keen eye for interior design, Sharp air purifiers are already destined to be an integral part of your living space. So break out the measuring tape and your creative pants, and let’s breathe some new life into your home!
Check out how Sharp Air Purifiers rank in HVAC training 101’s “Best Air Purifier and Humidifier Combos” article HERE.