Interior Design and Peace of Mind Go Hand-in-Hand
We call a place our home where the heart and mind are at peace. Be it moving to a dream house or making an attempt to revamp it, the process of beautifying the home makes you content from the inside and reflects your personality. The knowledge of interior design gives you the sense of autonomy to play around with colors, lights, furniture, home decor, and whatnot. Above all, it integrates you to your inner-self, reduces anxiety, and brings harmony. From as pleasing as statement luxury furniture to as soothing as basic wall lighting, interior design is immensely therapeutic to the mind and soul.
For interior design to satisfy you from within, it is important to be specific about your choices and make them work around each corner of the home. The right decision may be painstaking and stressful; however, it becomes satisfying when done with patience and creativity, resulting in a relaxing mind and a happy heart. Read on the tips below to make interior decorating fun and functional.
Paint your heart out
The shade of color for different areas of the house helps a lot in balancing your mind’s state. Dealing intelligently with the combination of whites and vibrants not just streamlines the sense of hues around but also keeps you at ease. Let’s start with the vibrant shades of orange, red, and yellow. Stimulating exciting emotions, these colors are best suited in playrooms and home gyms. Also, if you have a traditional decor scheme, you can make them functional on garden walls or perhaps, a small reading nook. Whites are directly proportional to calmness, purity, and simplicity. But, here’s the catch: whites can be tedious to work with as they have several undertones ranging from yellow to pink, purple, and more. These shades are extremely popular in modern homes and make the most of interior design. Be it dreaming of a serene atmosphere in the living room or the bedroom, warm white color selections work wonders!
Get the glow
A balanced combination of natural and supplemental light is the key to a perfectly glowing home. Not just your mood but your appetite also gets affected if the light in the room is improper or not enough. Make way for sunlight wherever possible to have a delightful effect on the colors/tones of the room walls and your mood, for that matter. On the other hand, artificial light can decently change the overall visual appeal if installed wisely. Try layering your lights and save yourself from depending upon the heavy overhead units. For example, table lamps and floor lamps alongside wall sconces make a huge difference in your perception and the overall look of the space. For an out-and-out aesthetic, play around with different lighting solutions.
Soften features and have comforting textures
When it comes to interior designing, the sound is mostly overlooked. It’s the type of surface that calculates the sound’s intensity. Shiny, hard surfaces deflect sound more, while wooden surfaces are a little quiet. To dampen the sound of your floors, spread large area rugs. For bare walls, big art pieces and wall frames help soften excessive noise.
If there’s anything that completes your space, it’s the textures. A place to unwind and relax, fabrics have the power to change the mind game. A soft carpet helps stimulate positive energies when you’re meditating. No second thoughts with velvets, though! Be it enjoying your favorite literature with a hot cup of coffee or taking a small nap between work; you can never go wrong with velvets. Along the same lines, your comfort is also scaled on the way a piece of furniture is fabricated. Advancements in upholstery materials on luxury living room furniture and outdoor loungers have made it easier for the customers to have class and comfort altogether.
Declutter and be happy
To make your areas respite, clearing the clutter is a must. No matter how hard we try to keep places sorted, ‘stuff’ gets stuffed at bookshelves, coffee tables, nightstands, and almost everywhere in the house. Take a hard look at these spots to make your interiors more mindful. Repurposing areas creatively elevates the home’s look in a matter of minutes. For instance, a mini cabinet can be installed at the hall’s entryway to dump your shoes, unused clothes, coats, bags, etc. Using spaces with a lot of attention can make you load them with items that you don’t want to be visible. Mindful designs also allow you to organize all the items on the cabinets or shelves with a purpose. You can layer your books as per genres, clothes as per their usage, kitchenware as per colors, shapes, and sizes. Leaving ‘white spaces’ makes your shelf look spacious and more welcoming. It also gives you the clarity to choose objects.
Jagadeesh Kumar Chinthapalli is a Technical writer and blogger. A keen interest in digital publication shaped his professional career. He specializes in helping analytic users with Home decor, furniture, gadgets, and many more streams. He is a regular contributor to That's Living. He loves to visit historic places and natural tourist attractions.
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