Three key factors in home design

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Style, comfort, and practicality are critical 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 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 versatile pieces. You can allow room for more storage 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 focus on that. Keep the natural pathways throughout the home clear. Less can sometimes be more.

Choose materials wisely.

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


When making decisions about materials, consider where you use the items. 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 significant in the kitchen for a high-use cook, and I’m a high-use cook! However, I have had marble in my kitchens and love how it aged and patina.


For our latest kitchen remodel, I wanted 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 is essential. Make sure the intended use and the constraints of the material are compatible.

Have fun

Your home is a reflection of you and your style. Amp that up. Sometimes people can go too far, purchasing items based on function, lacking aesthetic appeal. Know that you can have both. Designers and makers thrive 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 correct items can be time-consuming. The payoff is more significant 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 special to you and functional for the space and use in your home go a long way. Design is fun. Take a few chances as you go! 

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