Although home comfort is a subjective, a good starting point is to design with a luxury custom home in mind. From there, you can fill it with your own creature comforts and apply the full spectrum of interior design that touches on these general elements of a comfortable home:
Effortless room temperature
You shouldn’t have to work to keep your home warm in winter or stay cool in summer. That’s because all the work should be done up-front through proper insulation. The closer you can get to net-zero energy housing, the better. By combining that with the latest smart home tech such as smart thermostats, you won’t even need to think about adjusting the temperature yourself.
Space to put up feet
Apart from lying down, the most comfortable posture is to stretch out in a reclining position. If everyone usually hangs out in the family room, make sure the room is large enough for all to lean back in recliners or to put up feet on ottomans.
Place for relaxed sit-down meals
We’re so busy with work and life that everything seems to be on-the-go these days. When you do have the opportunity to actually sit down for a meal though, make sure you have a place to do so. This is why dining rooms are still relevant in modern homes. As for the seating arrangements, they should be comfy and not too cramped while creating enough intimacy for deep conversations.
Lighting with purpose
Think about how you use each room so that you can customize the lighting levels and sources accordingly. For instance, you may want bright lights in the kitchen and soft lighting in the bedroom. The family room may straddle the happy medium with cheerful and dimmable-on-demand lighting.
Every room its own colour
There should be individual colour schemes for each room so that they’re physically and visually distinct. This is where you can play with wall colours, furniture fabrics, window treatments, and even artwork to anchor the room’s colour palette.
Bed that’s just right
A good night’s sleep is crucial to how productive your next day is so it’s worth it to spend more on high-quality materials for your bed. That means Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. It also means memory-foam or pillow-top mattresses and premium pillows that feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud. On top of all that, spread a heavy wool blanket or quilt since studies have shown that heavy blankets work wonders for deep sleep.
Invitation to nature
Bring nature inside! A little bit of greenery in every room will purify the air and add liveliness to your home décor. If you’re stuck deciding which plants to keep in the house, try these 12 that are healthy and low-maintenance.
What ties everything together into a comfortable home is that you feel at ease being you when you come back from work at the end of the day. And for that to happen, you have to make sure that every design choice you make throughout the house is an expression of your personality and tastes. So go ahead and be picky because it really is all about you when it comes to your home.