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Interior Design Factors for Your Dream Living Space

Get creative with colors, patterns and shapes that can bring a pop of personality

Crafting Comfort: Interior Design Factors for Your Dream Living Space

Every home has a place where company gathers and the family spends time together. A place where comfort meets style. An area of the house that acts as the central hub of both rest and activity. We used to call these “living rooms,” but in essence, it’s more than that – it’s the focal point of the home. Creating a space that reflects your personality and offers a welcoming atmosphere is essential. Let's dive into the key interior design factors that can transform your central living space into a haven worthy of both relaxation and entertainment.

The Art of Arrangement

The layout of your living area sets the stage for its overall vibe. Consider the natural flow of the space, ensuring that furniture is arranged in a way that promotes conversation and easy movement.

  • If you are going to purchase furniture, a furniture plan is very important. Even if you do not have an interior designer to do this, take measurements. Most furniture stores can help you lay furniture out.

  • The scale of the furniture is also very important.

  • Pay attention to your focal points. Also think through the aesthetics of the arrangement — awkward angles and contrasting styles in close proximity may be off-putting.


Statement Furniture Pieces

Invest in quality statement furniture that not only looks good but also provides comfort. A plush sofa, stylish coffee table, and well-chosen chairs can be the foundation of your room design.

  • Don't be afraid to mix textures and materials for added visual interest.

    • All your upholstery should not be leather or in one fabric

  • Avoid sets and more than a couple pieces from one collection.

  • Smaller pieces like occasional tables can often make a statement if they are little out of the norm.

  • Modern options are getting creative with colors, patterns and shapes that can bring a pop of personality in tasteful ways.

Color Palette Harmony

Colors have a dramatic impact on the mood of a room. Choose a color palette that reflects your style and evokes the desired atmosphere. Soft neutrals can create a serene ambiance, while bold colors add a touch of vibrancy. Also think through how the colors flow with adjacent rooms so that you avoid any dissonance.

  • Many designers including Laura Gills, have a minimal size project requirement:

    • i.e.:  all adjacent spaces should be designed in unison to create cohesion to the home.

  • Remember, it's not just about the wall color; consider the hues in your furniture, decor, and accessories for the total look.

Lighting Magic

Color cannot exist with light. Lighting can make or break the feel of a living space. Mix ambient, task, and accent lighting to get a layered and inviting feel. A bold chandelier or classic pendant light can be a focal point, while strategically placed lamps offer both functionality and a cozy atmosphere during evenings. With new technologies, playing with light has never been more fun.

Texture Play with Interior Design

Introduce a mix of textures to add depth and warmth to the room. Soft throws, plush rugs, and textured cushions can create a tactile experience. Mixing materials like wood, metal, and fabric in your furniture and decor adds visual interest and makes the room feel curated.

Personalized Decor Touches

Infuse your personality into the room with meaningful decor items. Whether it's artwork that speaks to you, family photos, or unique souvenirs, these personal touches make your living space uniquely yours. Just be mindful of not overcrowding; balance is key.

Functional Storage Solutions

Speaking of overcrowding, clutter can seriously dampen the beauty of any space. Opt for furniture pieces that offer hidden storage solutions to keep items out of sight. This not only maintains a clean and organized look, but also maximizes the functionality of the room. Custom built-ins can really stream line the storage issues.

Natural Elements and Greenery

Bring a touch of the outdoors inside by incorporating natural elements. Indoor plants add a pop of color while contributing to a healthier indoor environment. Consider natural materials like wood and stone for a timeless and refreshing feel.


Creating the perfect living space with interior design in mind is a delightful journey of self-expression and design exploration. By paying attention to these key interior design factors — from arrangement and color palettes to lighting and personal touches — you can turn your room into a sanctuary that reflects your style and offers comfort to all who gather there. 


If all these aspects seem a bit overwhelming, then hiring an interior designer may be the way to go. An interior designer dives deep into getting to know you, your lifestyle, and taste. Designers analyze the spaces involved, and start designing a vision for your living spaces. A new home designed just for you.

If your living areas need a new direction, call Laura Gills to discuss the possibilities.


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