Interior Design: 3 Secrets to a Comfortable Living Space

 

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Is there anything better than a comfortable relaxing space at the end of a long day?  Not for me.  That’s why my focus at home and with interior design clients is just as much about comfort and function as beauty.  So here are my three tips for creating a comfortable interior design.

1. Comfortable seating.  To begin make sure that you’re selecting upholstery that’s comfortable for long periods such as the custom furniture shown.   When seated on a sofa or chair ensure your legs are able to touch the floor and that your thighs fit the seat depth so you’re not having to lean back uncomfortably. Plus consider adding an ottoman for a late afternoon snooze or to relax while watching TV.
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2. Layer in texture  in everything from area rugs and/or soft window treatments to accessories like pillows or throws remembering that each layer of texture creates a cozier feel.
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Photo courtesy of Century Furniture

 3. Select a color scheme that includes elements of warmth whether that’s on walls, ceilings, floors, windows, or accessories.  For example on a wall you might add textural wallpaper or go with a warmer color.  On the windows you might introduce a bamboo window shade under draperies.  And finish off the room with textural pillows.

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