Interior design is about so much more than a well-chosen sofa or carefully curated pictures on a wall. How you decorate your home has a profound effect on your day-to-day mood.
Read on to learn more about how interior design influences your mood, and how you can design your home for maximum calm and positivity.
Color me happy
Award-winning kitchen and bath designer Kristin Whalen says, “Color has the power to revitalize, to soothe, to inspire creativity and even stimulate the appetite.” Bright reds and oranges can promote energy, and soft blues and greens evoke calm. Earth tones can be uplifting and de-stressing at the same time, because of their associations with nature.
Let there be light
Therapist Traci Bank stresses the importance of light—preferably natural. She says that light “can help mitigate depressive symptoms” by stimulating cells in the retina that are connected to a part of your brain that regulates circadian rhythms. In other words, exposure to natural light not only improves your mood, it also helps you get better sleep.
A space filled with plants can help you feel both relaxed and focused by connecting you to nature. No green thumb? Artificial plants can look great as well.
Want to decorate a home that puts you in a good mood, but don’t know where to start? Sherwood Studios is here to help. We offer full interior design services in the Oakland County area that take into account your personality, lifestyle, tastes and budget. Call us today at 248-855-1600, so we can design spaces that make you feel good.