What lessons can be learning in The Sims that can be applied to designing a real life condo?
- Leave no room unfinished
- Stick to a color scheme
- Add a rug and/or curtains to make rooms feel complete
The Sims is a lovely game that simulates life, although Sims addicts would argue that life imitates The Sims… but we digress. Even non-players can benefit from trying out The Sims, as it allows you to create not just your dream life but your dream condo as well.
With near-endless customization options and semi-realistic repercussions on the characters, virtually seeing how your dream condo would look like is literally as easy as playing a game. You can plot out exactly how you want the furniture to be placed when you finally move into that condo for sale in the Fort. Along with this feature is the AI of the characters, which you have to make sure is always satisfied to keep them happy and alive.
Truly, The Sims is a game that can teach many life lessons in a compact and less-stressful environment. Here are a few things you can learn from The Sims that you can apply in real life to figure out what you want your dream condo to look like:
Good Lighting is Key
Let in the light! Letting in enough natural light can lift anyone’s mood, AI or not. You’ll also need enough good lighting fixtures for the nighttime. In addition, no wall should be left unpainted as it will leave the whole unit feeling unfinished, no matter how beautiful your decorations are.
Good lighting and beautifully painted walls are two often overlooked factors can affect the mood of anyone living there. And you don’t need us to remind you that having a better mood and stimulating environment allows a person to perform simple and complex tasks to the best of his or her ability. They’re also great for OOTDs if you’re into that sort of thing!
Stick to a Color Scheme
The Sims are quite a judgmental bunch, especially considering they’re AI. When you overload a Sim’s with colors and patterns, they’re likely to express their disapproval. Not only that, you’re bound to experience headaches while playing after a while. This is because your brain is experiencing an overload of the visual sense.
Now, when you add way too much colors and patterns to your real-life condo unit, this is also bound to happen. You don’t want that, especially since your home is where you’re supposed to relax! It’s for this same reason that art exhibits usually for only last for an hour or so; artists want you to be able to appreciate their work while your eyes and brain still are still functioning at its best.
When you are designing your dream condo, decide on a theme and color scheme. Make “less is more” a rule of thumb.
Everything is better with a Rug and Curtains
Sometimes you look at a room you design in the Sims and just feel like it’s missing something. The missing ingredients are more often than not a rug and/or curtains! These simple items really tie a room together. It also does a lot to set the mood of a room. Thus, this should be on your mind when you’re finally designing your real life condo.
Although it’s a game and real life is much more versatile, The Sims is the perfect trial and error designer that you when thinking of the future. You don’t want to be making design mistakes in real life; that could be really expensive! So grab a copy, play the game and try it out for yourself. Eventually, you will have an idea of what to do and what not to do when you finally buy that condo for sale in the Fort. Who ever thought that visualizing could be so fun?