Good Design: Creating Your At-Home Haven

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Whether you work from home or value your home as a refuge from work, the right design choices for your living space can turn your home into a true haven of comfort, no matter what your personal style is. If you’re considering a living room update, make sure you consider how all of your interior design choices will work together.

Read on to learn more about how to style your living room to create the perfect atmosphere.

The Big Picture of Good Design

Before working on your living room design, take a moment to really consider your goals. What do you value most about your living room – the cozy couch for snuggling with your dog? The chair tucked away in a sunny reading nook? The TV hung in just the right spot for a binge session or movie night? Or do you like to wow your guests with stylish elements? Think about the personal aspects that make your space, well, yours.

The best part of great design is that you can achieve your goals while staying within your desired aesthetic. The right design elements can create a comfortable space that still maintains a modern or more formal aesthetic, or elevate a space with a more rustic, laid-back style. Colors, textures, furniture styles, and lighting combine to make your living space comfortable, functional, and personal.

Color and Texture

It’s no secret that color has a major impact on how a space makes you feel. It can make a room feel tranquil or energetic, and color can even make a small room feel larger. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the endless color options for your living room, you may want to work with a designer to establish the perfect color palette for you. Don’t forget about texture, too–whether it’s a textural element added to painted walls or the fabric choices for your furniture and rugs, texture can work alongside color to create the atmosphere you’re looking for.

Layering Design Elements

A well-styled room is dressed in layers. Unless your aesthetic is strictly minimalist, layering the elements of your living room design is a necessary way to give the room a “put-together” feeling. The right area rug on a hardwood floor adds comfort and style, while colorful throw pillows on a neutral sofa give it a refreshing pop of personality. Layers help turn a room into a cohesive space, and you should consider how your design choices interact with each other at every level.

Light is Everything

One of your most important design elements may not be a piece of furniture or paint color, but the light that fills your living space. You have a lot of decisions to make about your artificial lighting choices–there are many options for lamp and fixture styles, as well as bulb brightness and warmth. You definitely want lighting that elevates all of your design choices.

And just as important, you’ll need to consider how natural outside light plays into your room’s design. You’ll want window treatments that let in the right amount of light during the day while still providing privacy at night. A combination of drapery and motorized shades can help you create your haven, allowing you to easily control your room’s lighting and adding a luxe touch to any aesthetic.


If you need help selecting the right window treatments to complete your living space in the Northern DFW area (Denton, Southlake, and Keller), contact us today for a complimentary consultation. Made in the Shade Blinds offers collections for the selective homeowner seeking a high-quality and unique experience. We bring the showroom to you and take the hassle out of choosing window treatments.

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