First Thing a Designer Asks – How do you want your home to feel?

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The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More

Change your relationship with your house for the better by focusing on the answer to something designers often ask.

By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor.

It’s a deceptively simple question that nearly all designers ask at the start of a project: “How do you want your home to feel?” Focusing on this question yourself can work wonders. Defining the feelings you want to cultivate in your home will give your home a purpose. It will help you zero in on the results you want and worry less about each little decision along the way. Ready to give it a try? First you will have a chance to answer the question for yourself, and then we will move on to suggestions for bringing those feelings to life in your home.

Ask the question. Ideally, ask the question of yourself, and have each person who shares your home also answer the question. Below I have phrased the question a few different ways — sometimes a slightly different angle can help unlock your answer:

How do you want your home to feel?

How do you want to feel when you walk through the front door?

What do you wish guests would think about your home when they come over?

What are the top three words you would use to describe how you want your home to feel?

Once you have your answers, continue to the tips below for bringing out those feelings in your home.

If you want your home to feel relaxed … A relaxed home is somewhere you don’t have to be afraid to put your feet on the furniture, snuggle the dog on the sofa, and come to breakfast in your PJs. In other words, it’s part attitude and part easy-care materials. Click to Read More

 



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