A well-designed home is one that provides the functionality, comfort and desirability that fits your lifestyle. So how can you create all that… and more?

Imagine, you have just brought your first home and are striking out into the world on your own (or maybe with a flatmate). Is a well-designed home in the mix for you? It should be.

As an independent individual, you want a home that is both functional and beautiful, perfectly reflecting who you are and coming across with a strong personality when family and friends come to visit.

A well-designed home is somewhere you look forward to coming back to at the end of a long day of work. So this handy guide is going to give you all the essential information you need to make the home of your dreams.

Why is a well-designed home so important?

You may well be one of those people who simply see a home as a place to rest your head at night, but there are actually many reasons why having a well-designed home matters. Put in the time to create a seamless and comfortable home for you to unwind but also entertain your friends and family in.

a well-designed home
Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash

Firstly, a well-designed home can actually lower your stress levels (the phrase ‘tidy home, tidy mind’ turns out to be true).

Having a sense of order in the place you call home helps you to maintain that order in other areas of your life.

Having a home that is unique with a well thought-out design will help to improve your confidence as you will be more inclined to invite friends over and maybe even have the odd business meeting there.

Best laid plans

The best place to start when making the house of your dreams is to remember to sort out all the practical requirements before you start buying the finishing touches.

A good way to do this is to use a floor plan software by www.metropix.com. Use Metropix so that you get a complete view of your home with the correct dimensions.

a well-designed home
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

This software is perfect for people who are taking on their homes as a DIY project as you don’t need any specialist training to use it.

Getting this 3D plan will help you to choose the best fitting and fixtures for each part of your home.

Colors that make a home

Once you have the practical side of things sorted out with Metropix, you can start to think about how to choose a color scheme for your home. Having a color theme in place makes it so much easier to create a coordinated design throughout every room.

a well-designed home
Plush Design Interiors

Try to choose your design by having these components:

  • Two complementary neutral colors
  • Two complementary bold colors
  • One pattern/texture

Once you have this in place, you can paint your rooms (or wallpaper them if you fancy going for the pattern as an accent wall).

Complete the look!

To complete the look of your house, use these tips for choosing the right furniture to have a well put together home.

a well-designed home

Choose things that go with your color scheme, but that also offer comfort and functionality.

Need Help To Design And Plan Your Home or Extension

My business is interior design and floor plan services. Please visit https://plushdesigninteriors.com.au for expert interior design services, floor plan design and 3D imagery of your desired project. Plush Design Interiors will plan your interior design and outdoor living spaces using easy-to-view 3D floorplans, images and interactive videos.

a well-designed home
Imagery by Plush Design Interiors for an open plan kitchen/living renovation with enclosed outdoor kitchen adjacent

You can see what your desired home or extension will look and feel like before you start building. PLUS, use my interior design expertise to choose colours and fabrics to furnish and style your home.

Header Image: Photo by Daniel DiNuzzo on Unsplash