Three key factors in home design

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Style, comfort and practicality are key factors in home design.

You want something that represents who you are and is suitable if you have younger children.

What if I told you there is a way to create spaces with all of those things in mind. It will make mom happy and the kids won’t be afraid to step foot into the living room.

Here are three tips for home design, ensuring it’s comfortable, stylish and practical.

Your design choices should serve a purpose in designated space

Scale and function are key factors in home design. In small spaces, I suggest using pieces that are versatile. Storage can is achieved by purchasing the right furniture. Those furniture pieces can be beautiful statement pieces, too.

Make sure you understand how your home flows. Your purchase decisions should be based on that. Keep the natural pathways throughout the home clear. Less can sometimes be more.

Choose materials wisely.

There are a lot of amazing fabrics, solid surfaces, flooring and even paint options.

When making decisions about materials, consider where the items are used. For example, I love marble. I love the crisp white that you get in marble. It’s unlike any other solid surface material. Marble is not great in the kitchen for a high use cook. I’m a high use cook! I have had marble in my kitchens and love how it aged and patina. 

For our latest kitchen remodel I wanted something that was a bit less work and I realized that marble in my past kitchens was not a great choice. I knew I wanted a natural stone and wanted something light. Quartzite is a better option. It gives my design a beautiful look. 

Choosing our material wisely is important. Make sure the intended use and the constraints of the material are compatible.

Have fun

Your home is a reflection on you and your personal style. Amp that up. Sometimes people can go too far, purchasing items strictly based on function, lacking aesthetic appeal. Know that you can have both. Designers and makers are thriving with beautifully crafted items for our homes that serve multiple purposes. I don’t think you ever have to skimp on style to achieve comfort.

The best of both worlds 

Choosing carefully for the right items can be time consuming. The payoff is greater when it represents your style and saves money in the long run. Doing your research and looking around is the way to go. Unique pieces that are special to you, and functional for the space and use in your home goes a long way. Design is meant to be fun. Take a few chances as you go!

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