How interior design affects mood

Posted by Alison Johnson on

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We all know that different colours are associated with different moods or emotions. For example, red means anger, yellow means happiness and blue can make you feel calm… you get the jist. How about interior design, does the way you arrange a room affect your mood? The overall appearance of your home and the objects you place inside it, from furniture and accessories to décor all impact your emotions. Here are some ways that you can make your home a happier place to live in.

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Accessories galore

In order to have the greatest impact, first think about the most important rooms in your house. The kitchen and reception rooms are the most common places where families congregate, so make a start here. You can begin small by adding some bespoke tissue box covers to match your colour scheme, or you can think outside the box and add some bright art to one of the walls.

The key thing to remember with accessories is to start slowly by adding small pieces. A cluttered home is never particularly inviting, and can spark negative emotions. Also try to stick to one particular colour palette that compliments your current décor. By adding matching accessories that you love, your home will start becoming a happy place.

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Colour schemes are important

Colours are extremely powerful, and are often used in marketing campaigns in order to trigger specific emotions. Choosing the right colours for your home is essential if you are wanting to create a warm, calm and happy environment.

Yellow is a great colour for triggering happiness and creativity. You only have to look at our yellow daffodil tissue box cover to be reminded of summer sunshine and the lovely memories you created with your family.

Green is another colour to consider. As it is the colour of nature, it brings a sense of soothing and calm. Mixed with striking blue tones of the ocean, you can really set the tone of peace and harmony. This colour combination is perfect for rooms that are entrances - bringing a sense of nature into the home.

Natural lighting

Although internal decoration is key to improving your mood, don’t forget the beauty of natural daylight. Exposure to natural light keeps our bodies in regular day and night routines, and can therefore increase alertness. Opt for large bay windows and skylines where possible to increase the flow of light into your home.

Furniture & layout

Furniture should be carefully chosen to bring out the very best of each room. Space should be utilised effectively - again be careful not to add too much solid furniture as the room will feel cluttered. Your sofa and dining table are statement pieces that should reflect your personality. For added calm you could pop a lilac trinket box on a side table to store all of those small bits and bobs that soon become clutter.

Try positioning your furniture in a slightly different way too. Rather than having your coffee table directly aligned with your TV stand, think about putting them at angles. Having furniture backed against a wall creates dead space, and can often add a sense of negativity to the room. The best thing to do is experiment. See what works for you, and explore different colours and textures of furniture. Glass and mirrors create a more relaxed, spiritual vibe.

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Final thoughts

In summary, there are many different ways that interior design can affect your mood. It is all about trial and error, seeing what works for each room. Of course your home needs to feel positive and relaxing for you and your family, but also consider how guests feel when they enter your house. Does adding some plants near your front door help to bring the outdoors in? Will your child’s bedroom feel uplifted with the addition of a love fairy? Give things a try. We would love to see any pictures of our products enhancing your interior decor too.


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