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How Home Decor Affects Your Health


For decades, countless psychology studies have proven that our mental health greatly depends on our surroundings, including the places we live and the inside or our homes. In fact, practices such as Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui circle around the concepts of having the best possible interior solution for good energy and positives. Therefore,  within the home, certain types of interiors are meant to uplift or de-stress us. In other words, interior design is more than just decor and aesthetics, it affects our mood, behavior, and mental well-being. Below are some key aspects of interior decor and design that can affect our well-being

 

Lighting: Lighting is key within a home. The best form of lighting is natural lighting, coming in through the windows. It creates a more welcoming atmosphere and instantly brightens up a space. Natural light has also been known to increase productivity. However, for darker days and evenings, the right type of lighting is essential. In a place like the kitchen, having task lighting is needed for moving around and doing chores. For more on kitchen lighting, check the previous blog post. However, for areas such as the living room or bedroom, lighting is best if certain locations are lit up rather than the entire room at once. Overhead lighting makes it difficult to relax at the end of the day, but if a specific area is more lit whenever required, then it allows for better relaxation and de-stressing towards the end of the day. Spot lighting works very well for those who require a brighter light to read a book or get some work done.

Dim overhead lighting with spot lighting in living room. Image Credit: Interior Design 4

Textures: Many textures bring a calmness to a space. For example, natural wood adds warmth and also signifies strength, but stone signifies health. Even the types of textures within a space subconsciously affect the thought process. If a room has countless rough textures and uneven surfaces, then it is a sign of independence. A key example is the hard flooring and stiff furniture that is visible in an office lobby. That whole ambiance automatically creates a tense atmosphere.

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Colors: As mentioned in countless other blogs, colors definitely impact the mood. For more blogs on color, especially within the kitchen, check out our colors blog category. All colors have different meanings. Warmer colors such as red, orange, and yellow, are bright and vibrant and give off a lot of energy. They even increase appetite and creativity. Greens and blues and pastel pinks are more calming shades, making them optimum choices for more private or quieter space such as the bedroom. Then the neutral shades such as whites, greys, and browns add an elegance and communicate stability and comfort, which is why these shades are always used to balance out the brighter shades within a room!

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In a home, all colors, textures, and lighting come together to create a cohesive unit. This cohesive makes an interior solution your home. Therefore, finalizing your home interiors, start at the first point: what makes you feel good and go from there!

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