Homes of Comfort
What makes a comfortable home?
I love watching HGTV shows that help people decorate, renovate or completely redesign their homes. Having a COMFORTABLE new place is always at the forefront of the lucky homeowner’s mind. Their wish list for the project includes words like comfy, cozy, cushy, easy, soft, and snug as if their home was a bathrobe. They want a stress free environment that will give them contentment and security.
That’s why in show after show we hear homeowners utter the same words, “We want it to be comfortable”. And that’s when I start yelling at the TV, “Do you really think the designer would purposely create an uncomfortable place? Duh, we all want our homes to wrap us up in comfort like it is a big bathrobe!”
The problem is most people don’t know what will make them comfortable. And comfort is different for everyone. What makes one person at ease will cause another to go into anaphylactic shock. So before you say you want something comfortable, take some time to define what COMFORT means to YOU! Then when you start to decorate, purchase only what fits your definition. If this sounds too difficult, find a good designer who will listen to you and help you answer the question, “What makes you comfortable?”
Lisa Stewart is an interior designer serving the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.
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