Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Designing for Your Family’s Unique Personalities
If you’re a parent like me, you know that each member of your family has their own unique personality. From the kids to the adults, everyone has their own style, preferences, and quirks. As an interior designer, I believe that a home should reflect the personalities of the people who live in it. Here are some tips for designing for different personalities and tailoring your decor to your family:
The first step in designing for different personalities is to get to know each member of your family. What are their favorite colors, patterns, and textures? What kind of decor makes them feel happy and comfortable? By understanding what each person likes, you can create a space that everyone will love.
In a family home, it’s important to have spaces that are dedicated to different activities and moods. Create a cozy nook for reading, a play area for the kids, and a space for hobbies or work. Each zone can be tailored to the personality of the person who uses it, with decor and furnishings that reflect their interests.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and decor elements to create a space that’s unique to your family. A vintage rug can add charm to a modern living room, while a bold accent wall can add personality to a more subdued space. By mixing and matching different elements, you can create a space that’s eclectic and interesting.
Personal touches are what make a house feel like a home. Display family photos, artwork, and mementos throughout the space to add a personal touch. Let each family member choose a piece of artwork or decor item that reflects their personality and interests.
While it’s important to create a space that reflects your family’s personalities, it’s also important to keep functionality in mind. Make sure that each space is designed with its intended use in mind, and that it’s comfortable and practical for everyone who uses it.
Designing for different personalities can be a fun and rewarding challenge. By taking the time to understand what each member of your family likes and incorporating personal touches throughout the space, you can create a home that’s truly unique to your family.
Here are some of my favorite ways to personalize your home.