Living Space: How to Create the Perfect Family Home

Perhaps you want to decorate a brand new living space or refresh your current home with some up-to-date new furnishings. Either way, you want to create an environment that will be comfortable for your loved ones and inviting for your friends and guests. These tips will help you learn how to create the perfect family home.

Home furnishings and tile work are two elements that can really distinguish a home and make it a unique and personalized retreat.

Home Furnishings

You’ll want to choose your home furnishings with several different considerations in mind. For starters, the furnishings and décor should complement the style of the structure in which your family lives.

For example, if you live in an adobe brick home in the southwest, you’ll want to choose complementary furnishings that are either southwestern style, contemporary or modern. You’d want to avoid choosing other styles that would break the harmony of the look; elaborate European antiques and fancy formal furnishings would be inappropriate. On the other hand, if you live in a vintage home with high ceilings and elaborately carved crown molding on the walls, you would want to choose more formal furnishings that would complement the space well.

Your family’s lifestyle is another important consideration. If your family enjoys casual entertaining and casual living, it would be a mistake to furnish your home with overly formal home furnishings. Choose furnishings made from easy-care materials that can withstand every-day wear and tear.

Tile Work

Tile is appropriate in any style of home. It can be effectively utilized in any room of the home, but it is most frequently installed in kitchens and bathrooms. Professionals, like those at All American Stone & Tile Care Inc. know that tile makes outstanding flooring for either the kitchen or bathroom. In the kitchen, tile can also be used for creating a backsplash or kitchen counter. In the bathroom, many homeowners install tile surrounding the bathtub or as a backsplash to complement the vanity. In hot regions, tile flooring can be used throughout the entire home to create a cooling effect.

Tile is available in many fabrications including glass, natural stone, porcelain and ceramic. Any of these materials would be an excellent choice for today’s home; you can select tile based on performance needs, personal preference and desired price point. These are a few of our favorite tips for creating the perfect family home. We hope these tips will inspire you to create an enticing living space that your family will enjoy coming home to every day.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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